Friday, September 5, 2008

Delaware Delight

I've been looking forward to this wide open week-end sans plans to head up to Wilmington to check out the Brandywine Arts Festival, finally get to see the tree houses at Longwood or even head down to the Nanticoke Tribe Fest, however the torrential downpours the weatherman is calling for may means Saturday is looking more like a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle, Sudoku puzzles, and catching up on my DVD rentals. However, this weekend entails some fantastic Delaware Delights that if the event is rain or shine, I suggest you throw on your parka and head out.

Annual Brandwine Arts Festival, Brandywine, DE, Saturday (10am to 5pm) and Sunday (10am to 4pm)

One the best annual art events in Delaware, held since 1960, held in Brandywine Park. Over 250 artists exhibit/sell at this festival. Lots of vendors selling glass, clothing, paintings, jewelry, furniture, galor! There will be food to keep you energized all day and live entertainment to keep you striding care free through the aisles of artist huts. I wouldn't suggest shopping for a watercolor in a tropical storm, so Sunday might be your best best for Brandywine.

Nanticoke Indian Tribe 31st Annual Pow-Wow - Saturday and Sunday, Millsboro, DE
An educational and stellar experience for all ages is the annual Nanticoke Pow-Wow. A Pow-wow is considered a gathering of a Native American Tribe. This event follows tradition with each day beginning with a Grand Entry Dance Session (Saturday at noon and 4 and Sunday at 1:30pm) and follows with a full day of music and live entertainment by performers from all over the country. There are over 50 vendors serving both traditional and non-traditional too. I would definitely be there Sunday browsing the much talked about jewelry stand (can you say, turquoise stone?!) but I shall be ad mist purple camouflage at the Ravens season opener (go Baltimore!)
Taste of Dover - Dover Art League Annual Fundraiser- Saturday, Dover, DE
The corner alley adjacent to the Dover Art League on Lockerman will transform into Van Gogh's night cafe for Taste of Dover, Dover Art League's Annual Fundraiser. There's a high chance that any Doverite that loves art and creating it has participated in one of their beloved summer art camps. This is a chance to come support the Art League and also enjoy boat loads of food from local eateries. Participating restaurants include The Village Inn, Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House, Thompson Hospitality from Delaware State University, Wesley Catering, Michele’s Restaurant, Some Guys Bagels, La Fontana, Texas Roadhouse, Buffalo Wild Wings, Roma Italian Ristorante and Dickie’s BBQ.The event starts at 6:30 p.m. is $35 per ticket. If things get rowdy enough, they may even break out the pottery wheels. Just kidding.

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