Celebrate Watermen Heritage at Winter Watermen’s Festival in Pocomoke City
Enjoy a day out on Saturday, Jan. 21, to celebrate the rich heritage and tradition of the working watermen on the Chesapeake Bay.
The fourth annual Winter Watermen’s Festival is taking place at the Delmarva Discovery Center and Museum in Pokomoke City, Md. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event will feature activities for all ages, live music, local seafood samplings and live demonstrations from local watermen. Children can even make a raft for the museum’s North American River Otters, Mac and Tuck.
President and CEO of the Delmarva Discovery Center, Stacey Weisner, said that the festival’s mission statement is to preserve and promote the heritage of watermen workers.
“We strive to keep our events very interactive, so you can come and learn about the heritage of a watermen, and learn how to pick a blue crab or shuck an oyster too,” Weisner says.
One of the main succeeding goals the watermen’s festival sets is to educate people in the community about the rich history the Chesapeake Bay holds.
“This is a fun family event at a low cost, with big educational benefits,” Weisner says.
The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children, members are free.