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Seven fun things to do this month in Wicomico

Seven fun things to do this month in Wicomico

The October calendar is full of events here in Wicomico County. There are several fun Halloween events to enjoy, along with other ways to celebrate the fall season.Good Beer FestivalThe Good Beer Festival is this weekend, Friday-Saturday, Oct. 8-9, at Pemberton Park. Enjoy craft beer, along with new ...

October 5, 2021 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Join Wicomico County for our third photo walk — this time at sunrise

Join Wicomico County for our third photo walk — this time at sunrise

Wicomico County Tourism is hosting its third photo walk event this month — and this one has a twist. We're inviting you to experience the sunrise in the village of Whitehaven. The upcoming photo walk will be held Saturday, Oct. 23, from 6:45-8:45 a.m. The sunrise is at 7:20, which will ...

October 1, 2021 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Five fun things to do in Wicomico County In September

Five fun things to do in Wicomico County In September

There are a wide range of fun activities happening in Wicomico County this month. Here are some of them! National Folk Festival Visit Downtown Salisbury this Friday through Sunday, Sept. 10-12, for the National Folk Festival. See a variety of performances at this free event. Learn more here. ...

September 10, 2021 by Vanessa Junkin
     
See why the Chesapeake Country All-American Road is a destination

See why the Chesapeake Country All-American Road is a destination

The recently-designated Chesapeake Country All-American Road doesn't just include destinations along the way -- it is a destination. That's what Mark Falzone, president of Scenic America, said as he discussed the All-American Road designation for a 419-mile stretch from Chesapeake City to Crisfield ...

August 24, 2021 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Congratulations to this year's Photo Contest winners

Congratulations to this year's Photo Contest winners

Wicomico County Tourism is pleased to announce the winners of its 2021 Photo Contest.A record number of entries were submitted for this year’s contest. A committee selected the winners from more than 400 entries.The first-place photo, by Chris Moreland, is of a flamingo at the Salisbury Zoo. Second ...

August 19, 2021 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Five things not to miss at the Wicomico County Fair

Five things not to miss at the Wicomico County Fair

The Wicomico County Fair is coming up next weekend, Friday-Sunday, Aug. 20-22, at WinterPlace Park in Salisbury, and there is such a wide variety of eventson the schedule. Here are five things not to miss during the weekend-long, free and family-friendly event put on by the Wicomico Farm & Home ...

August 12, 2021 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Five things to do in Wicomico County in August

Five things to do in Wicomico County in August

It's already August! There are plenty of events on the calendar this month in Wicomico County. Wicomico County FairThe Wicomico County Fair is set for Aug. 20-22 at WinterPlace Park. The Fair is packed with fun activities, from livestock shows to the rodeo, eating contestsand live music. Admission ...

August 3, 2021 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Six fun things to do in Wicomico County in July

Six fun things to do in Wicomico County in July

There are a few Independence Day celebrations and some other fun happenings going on this month in Wicomico County. Mark your calendars for these events. Wicomico County Tourism 2021 Photo Contest Our annual photo contest is open for entries. Submit up to 10 photos taken in Wicomico County ...

July 2, 2021 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Wicomico County Tourism launches 2021 Photo Contest

Wicomico County Tourism launches 2021 Photo Contest

Amateur and professional photographers have the opportunity to submit photos that demonstrate the lifestyle, beauty and assets of Wicomico County for Wicomico County Tourism’s 2021 Photo Contest.Photos can be of anything taken in Wicomico County in the past two years, although some suggested topics ...

June 15, 2021 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Great Outdoors Month: Wicomico County's outdoors by the numbers

Great Outdoors Month: Wicomico County's outdoors by the numbers

Get outside during Great Outdoors Month. Here's a look at Wicomico County's outdoors by the numbers. 1,000+There are 1,000+ miles of waterways in Wicomico County, which means water can be found in pretty much every direction. This also means there are numerous fishing and crabbing spots — ...

June 10, 2021 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Five fun things to do in Wicomico County in June

Five fun things to do in Wicomico County in June

Summer is almost officially here, and there are a lot of fun things planned in Wicomico County this June. Here are a few events to get on your schedule.Salisbury Pride Month EventsCelebrate Pride in Salisbury with numerous events during the month of June, including a public art project, happy hour, ...

June 2, 2021 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Here's how to celebrate National Road Trip Day in Wicomico

Here's how to celebrate National Road Trip Day in Wicomico

It's National Road Trip Day! Whether you're heading out for a trip this weekend or planning future travel, here is some inspiration for your next WicomicoCounty getaway. Plan a family trip with ideas from a Washington Post article. Wicomico County and attractions including the Ward Museum of Wildfowl ...

May 28, 2021 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Guest Blog: Nanticoke River Wildlife Management Area is a prime Wicomico birding spot

Guest Blog: Nanticoke River Wildlife Management Area is a prime Wicomico birding spot

We will feature guest bloggers from time to time. Today's post is by Mike Walsh, president of the Tri-County Bird Club. Here, he writes about his favorite place to bird in Wicomico County.My favorite birding spot in Wicomico County is the NanticokeRiver Wildlife Management Area. Located just two miles ...

May 21, 2021 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Visit Poplar Hill Mansion's new pollinator garden

Visit Poplar Hill Mansion's new pollinator garden

On World Bee Day, the ribbon was officially cut for Poplar Hill Mansion's new pollinatorgarden."Pollinators are important because we rely on pollinators for our existence," said David Scheid, professor of practice at Salisbury University. He worksin the environmental studies department, and his environmental ...

May 20, 2021 by Vanessa Junkin
     
See Downtown Salisbury from a photographer's lens

See Downtown Salisbury from a photographer's lens

Photo Credit (above): Stephen MathewsWhether it's your first time to Downtown Salisbury or you'velost track of your trips there, you're bound to see something new if you're trying to focus on things from a photographer's perspective. I've beendowntown countless times and I saw things I've never noticed ...

May 19, 2021 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Go birding in Wicomico County

Go birding in Wicomico County

With more than 300 species of birds spotted here, plus numerous parks and waterways, Wicomico County is a great place for birding. Bring your binocularson your next trip.Birding Resources eBird Birder's Guide to Maryland and D.C. Visit Maryland - Open for Birding Tri-County Bird Club ...

April 13, 2021 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Join us for our second Wicomico County Photo Walk

Join us for our second Wicomico County Photo Walk

Calling all photographers: Wicomico County Tourism is hosting its second Wicomico County Photo Walk this May.We held our first Photo Walk event in October 2020 at Pemberton Park, and it was fun to provide photographers with a venue to meet each other, introduce them to the beauty of Pemberton Park, ...

April 6, 2021 by Vanessa Junkin
     
We gave pie making a try at The Ugly Pie

We gave pie making a try at The Ugly Pie

If you've ever had a pie from The Ugly Pie, you know what the final productlooks -- and tastes -- like. But have you ever seen the process from start to finish?Tourism Manager Kristen Goller had made pie before, but she got to learn new tricks and try new things, like making a lattice top, when she ...

March 26, 2021 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Five free things to do in Wicomico County

Five free things to do in Wicomico County

Wicomico County is home to a wide variety of attractions spanning from animals to the arts, but many of them have at least one thing in common: They'refree to visit. Check out these no-cost activities. Explore a ParkWicomico County has more than 50 parks and outdoor facilities, none of which have ...

March 1, 2021 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Celebrate FeBREWary in Wicomico County

Celebrate FeBREWary in Wicomico County

In Maryland, February is FeBREWary. There are plentyof ways to enjoy craft beer in Wicomico County this month if you're 21+. Here are a few suggestions: Visit a Wicomico County brewery. Wicomico County is home to three breweries -- Evolution Craft Brewing Companyin Salisbury, Tall Tales Brewing ...

February 3, 2021 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Visit these Wicomico places during Black History Month

Visit these Wicomico places during Black History Month

During Black History Month this February, take time to learn about and celebrate Black history at these places in Wicomico County. Charles H. Chipman Cultural CenterSee Delmarva's oldest African American church, which is located in Salisbury at the corner of Route 13 and Broad Street. The Charles ...

January 26, 2021 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Here are a few ideas for celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year

Here are a few ideas for celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year

We are only a few days away from Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and local organizations are offering virtual events to honor King. You can also honor hismemory by participating in a service activity in your community. Tri-County MLK Coalition Inc.'s Birthday Celebration & Commemoration EventCelebrate ...

January 14, 2021 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Ten things to do in Wicomico County in 2021

Ten things to do in Wicomico County in 2021

Happy New Year! I think we're all ready to say goodbye to 2020. Looking for ways to liven up your 2021? We came up with some ideas for things to do herein Wicomico County. At the beginning of 2020, we published a post called Ten Things You Must Do in Wicomico County This Year. The post was written ...

December 30, 2020 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Ever wanted to learn to carve a decoy? We Tried It.

Ever wanted to learn to carve a decoy? We Tried It.

TheWard Museum of Wildfowl Art is home to the world's largest public collectionof decoys. But what actually goes into making a piece of wood look like a bird or duck? We decided to give it a try — and decoy carving is the first topic in our new We Tried It video series. We'll be taking a ...

December 10, 2020 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Jimmy the Elf is coming to town! Find him and win prizes

Jimmy the Elf is coming to town! Find him and win prizes

Wicomico County has a visitor from the North Pole. While he’s here, he’ll be on patrol.Keep an eye out for that red elf hat. You just may earn a prize for that.Christmas is three weeks away, and our visiting Elf on the Shelf, Jimmy, is bringing holiday spirit to Wicomico County — and ...

December 3, 2020 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Get these fun in-person and virtual holiday events on your calendar

Get these fun in-person and virtual holiday events on your calendar

This holiday season is certainly different, but there are still fun activities happening in Wicomico County, both in-person and virtual. We've found someevents to add to the calendar that will get you in the holiday spirit. Because of the changing situation surrounding COVID-19, we would recommend confirminghealth ...

November 30, 2020 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Where to find holiday gifts in Wicomico County

Where to find holiday gifts in Wicomico County

With Christmas just a month away and Hanukkah coming up in 15 days, it's time to start thinking about holiday shopping if you haven't already. We askedFacebook and Instagram followers where they like to shop for gifts and got some input — plus, we found some deals happening this week. Here ...

November 25, 2020 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Visit the 'tiny but beautiful' village of Whitehaven

Visit the 'tiny but beautiful' village of Whitehaven

The Whitehaven Schoolhouse hasn't been open for daily classes since the mid-1930s, but it's still a place where visitors can go to learn. Step inside and see historic items such as documents and photos, an organ, desks and a bell. There is also information to read about the history of thearea.Another ...

November 24, 2020 by Vanessa Junkin
     
See Pemberton Park from a new perspective in Photo Walk photos

See Pemberton Park from a new perspective in Photo Walk photos

Photo Credit (above): Shelby Doyle, @shelsheldphotography on InstagramOur recent Wicomico County Photo Walk was a fun opportunity to bring a small group of photographers together at Pemberton Historical Park in Salisbury.Once the event itself was over, it was also interesting to see the park from ...

October 29, 2020 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Plan a Wicomico excursion during MATPRA's Mid-Atlantic Road Trip Week

Plan a Wicomico excursion during MATPRA's Mid-Atlantic Road Trip Week

This week, the Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance, of which we're a member,is celebrating the first Mid-Atlantic Road Trip Week. We weren't able to gather with fellow destination marketing organizations and travel writerslike we normally do each September, so we're connecting with writers ...

October 19, 2020 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Explore Pemberton Park during Wicomico County's first Photo Walk

Explore Pemberton Park during Wicomico County's first Photo Walk

Join Wicomico County Tourism for its first Wicomico County Photo Walk, set for Saturday, Oct. 17, at Pemberton Historical Park. The event runs from 10 a.m.-noon and is free. Photographers of all levels of experience and camera types — from phone to digital SLR — arewelcome. Interact ...

October 6, 2020 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Wicomico Tourism partners recognized at the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards

Wicomico Tourism partners recognized at the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards

Wicomico County’s tourism division recognized its strongest partners during the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards on Thursday, Oct. 1, atthe Wicomico Civic Center. The mission of the Wicomico County tourism division is to attract visitors to stimulate the economy and enhance quality of ...

October 5, 2020 by Nicole Wheatley
     
Discover history during a walking tour at Parsons Cemetery

Discover history during a walking tour at Parsons Cemetery

With more than 13,000 graves, Parsons Cemetery is so large that you might not know where to start. Thankfully for visitors, the cemetery has several self-guidedwalking tours to choose from. After visiting for an award presentation in August,I decided to return to the Salisbury cemetery for a walking ...

September 14, 2020 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Congrats to our 2020 Photo Contest winners

Congrats to our 2020 Photo Contest winners

Congratulations to our Wicomico County Tourism 2020 Photo Contest winners, which were announced today. A committee selected the winners from more than 300 entries.The first-place photo, by Dar’Juan Pitts, was taken at The Cove. Second place was awarded to Robert Freeman for his photo of a butterfly ...

September 2, 2020 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Parsons Cemetery honored with Best of Maryland award

Parsons Cemetery honored with Best of Maryland award

Visitors to Parsons Cemetery can learn a lot about the area's history — far beyond the names on the graves. That's thanks to the work of the ParsonsCemetery Advisory Committee, which was honored this week with a Best of Maryland Community Choice Award from Preservation Maryland. Carol Smith, ...

August 27, 2020 by Vanessa Junkin
     
The Salisbury Zoo is back open. Here's what you need to know for your next visit.

The Salisbury Zoo is back open. Here's what you need to know for your next visit.

Want to visit the new bear cub at the Salisbury Zoo, see your favorite animals or spend time with the family outside? The attraction is back open for visitors. I visited on a Friday a couple weeks ago, and it was fun to see the bear cub for the first time. Sinchi, the cub, seemed playful, taking ...

August 20, 2020 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Locals: Enter to win a Wicomico County staycation

Locals: Enter to win a Wicomico County staycation

Wicomico County Tourism is offering a chance to get away — without going too far. We're giving away two staycation packages to people who live and/orwork in Wicomico County.The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on everyone, so we're hosting this giveaway to support our community.Each of the two ...

July 15, 2020 by Vanessa Junkin
     
What it was like to participate in the inaugural Pemberton 24

What it was like to participate in the inaugural Pemberton 24

In September of 2019, Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism and Algonquin Ultras Inc. introduced the Pemberton 24, the area’s first 24-hour festival of 5Ks. This year's event is set for Sept. 25-26, and registration opens Friday, July 3, at 7 p.m. There will be new precautions in place because ...

July 1, 2020 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Five things to do this summer in Wicomico County

Five things to do this summer in Wicomico County

Saturday marked the first day of summer. This summer is a little different because of COVID-19 restrictions, but that doesn't mean it won't be a fun one.Here are a few ideas for enjoying the season. 1. Go out for ice cream. Summer and ice cream are the perfect pairing. Cool down with treats ...

June 22, 2020 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Join us and Evolution for a virtual beer tasting Wednesday

Join us and Evolution for a virtual beer tasting Wednesday

Enjoy a beer tasting from the comfort of your home this Wednesday, when Wicomico County Tourism hosts Tom Knorr, founder of Evolution Craft Brewing Co.,for a virtual event.The tasting will be shown live on the Wicomico County Tourism Facebook pageat 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 17 (the event can be found ...

June 16, 2020 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Get Photo Contest inspiration from some of Wicomico County's most Instagrammable spots

Get Photo Contest inspiration from some of Wicomico County's most Instagrammable spots

With so many scenic places here in Wicomico County, it would be a shame not to bring your phone along and snap a few photos. Here are some of our favoriteplaces to grab a pic. Be sure to follow us at @wicomicocountymdand share your photos with us using the hashtag #FunWicomico. Entries for our ...

June 11, 2020 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Nine ways to enjoy the outdoors in Wicomico County

Nine ways to enjoy the outdoors in Wicomico County

June is National Great Outdoors Month. Get outside in Wicomico County and have fun with some of these activities -- which can all be enjoyed while keepinga social distance from others. 1. Make Some S’Mores Get the family together and reserve a campsite at three different locations across Wicomico ...

June 9, 2020 by Josephine Noonan
     
Enter Wicomico County Tourism's Photo Contest

Enter Wicomico County Tourism's Photo Contest

The Wicomico County Tourism Photo Contest is back for 2020, and we want to see your photos that demonstrate the lifestyle, beauty and assets of WicomicoCounty.Amateur and professional photographers ages 18 and up are invited to submit up to 10 photos taken in Wicomico County during the past two years ...

June 3, 2020 by Vanessa Junkin
     
It's National Road Trip Day! Here are 16 places less than a mile from Route 50 to put on your to-visit list

It's National Road Trip Day! Here are 16 places less than a mile from Route 50 to put on your to-visit list

While many attractions aren't open at this time because of COVID-19, National Road Trip Day is still a good time to plan future trips. And, Wicomico Countyoffers many attractions that are less than a mile from Route 50. Make a plan to see some of these places next time you're traveling. Of course, be ...

May 22, 2020 by Vanessa Junkin
     
For International Museum Day, experience Wicomico's museums virtually

For International Museum Day, experience Wicomico's museums virtually

Today is International Museum Day, and while museums in Wicomico County are closed because of the coronavirus, you can still experience some aspects oflocal museums virtually.The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art is offering gallery tour videos; Drop in Art,Jr. videos with crafts; photos; and articles on ...

May 18, 2020 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Enjoy Wicomico wine with dinner and a virtual tasting

Enjoy Wicomico wine with dinner and a virtual tasting

This week is Wine & Dine Maryland Week. Pick out a favorite bottle of local wine and enjoy it in the comfort of your home with some carryout. Wine & Dine Maryland is an initiative of the Maryland Wineries Association and the Restaurant Association of Maryland, and it is taking place now ...

May 14, 2020 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week with us

Celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week with us

We can still honor the #SpiritofTravel even when we can't take a vacation. During National Travel and Tourism Week, which takes place May 3-9, we're joining with the U.S. Travel Association and destinations across the country to celebrate our industry.Here are a few ways you can celebrate with us:Join ...

May 4, 2020 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Celebrate Earth Day with Wicomico County

Celebrate Earth Day with Wicomico County

Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22, and it's a holiday you can celebrate from your home — or nearby outdoor spaces that are open to the public andnot crowded. Celebrate the outdoors and our planet with these ideas. 1. Pick up trash as part of Wicomico County Recreation & Parks and Joceanic's ...

April 21, 2020 by Nicole Wheatley
     
Cover Wicomico County in chalk

Cover Wicomico County in chalk

During these uncertain and unhappy times, we can all help make people’s days a little brighter. Wicomico County Recreation, Parks, Tourism & CivicCenter is challenging our community to see how many Wicomico County sidewalk squares and driveways we can cover in chalk. Neighbors can enjoy the artwhen ...

April 16, 2020 by Vanessa Junkin
     
People share what they're looking forward to doing in Wicomico

People share what they're looking forward to doing in Wicomico

After about a month of staying at home and having limited in-person interaction with other people, we wanted to know what you're looking forward to doingor places you're looking forward to going in Wicomico County once we can get back to "normal" — or at least, as normal as we can after livingthrough ...

April 13, 2020 by Vanessa Junkin
     
How much do you know about Wicomico?

How much do you know about Wicomico?

Even if you aren't doing virtual learning like students across the country, you can take a pop quiz and see how much you know about Wicomico County. We'vecreated questions featuring various attractions across the County. There are no grades, and if you get an answer wrong, then you have the opportunityto ...

April 6, 2020 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Four Eastern Shore-inspired things to enjoy while you stay at home

Four Eastern Shore-inspired things to enjoy while you stay at home

Gov. Larry Hogan has ordered Marylanders to stay at home beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, March 30. You've likely already been at homefor a while, so maybe you're looking for something new to try. Here are a few Eastern Shore-inspired ideas. Feel free to share your ideas with us, too! 1. Relax ...

March 30, 2020 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Seven ways to be a tourist in your own town

Seven ways to be a tourist in your own town

As the United States and many other countries try to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus,people are encouraged, or in some cases, mandated, to stay home.Wicomico County residents, this post is for you: It's about how to be a tourist in your own town. If you're healthy, the following activities ...

March 27, 2020 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Go for a bike ride in Whitehaven

Go for a bike ride in Whitehaven

With miles of flat roads and beautiful scenery, Wicomico County is a great place to go for a bike ride.Travel writer Jody Arneson, who runs the MidAtlantic DayTrips blog, just publisheda post on cycling in the Whitehaven area.Read her post, which has plenty of photos, here.She has also written about ...

February 25, 2020 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Take a look inside the Perdue Family Farmhouse

Take a look inside the Perdue Family Farmhouse

The home in the Perdue Farms branding is a real place – and it's located right here in WicomicoCounty.It hasn't always been a place that people can visit. But this year, during which Perdue is celebrating 100 years,visitors can take tours of the Perdue Family Farmhouse for free on Thursdays from 1-4 ...

February 12, 2020 by Vanessa Junkin
     
Ten things you must do in Wicomico County this year

Ten things you must do in Wicomico County this year

Whether you're interested in visiting Wicomico County for the first time, you've driven through on the way to Ocean City or you've lived here for years,there's probably something you don't know about our area. Our new Wicomico County Tourism blog will share the stories of our area. Get an inside lookat ...

January 22, 2020 by Vanessa Junkin
     

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