From the Havre de Grace Office of Marketing & Tourism:
Displays, demonstrations, and contests highlight the 30th Annual Decoy & Wildlife Art Festival sponsored by the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum to be held on May 6th, 7th, and 8th . Nearly 150 exhibitors will travel from coast-to-coast to participate in one of this country’s largest festivals focused on the historic art and traditions of decoy and wildlife carving. In addition, retriever dog demonstrations and duck calling demonstrations for kids and adults by members of Ducks Unlimited will be held. The festival is held at the Decoy Museum, Havre de Grace Middle School, and Havre de Grace Activity Center.
A free shuttle service will run among the event sites and downtown. Door prizes, and raffles, ensure all festival visitors will have numerous opportunities to win a prize just by attending.
Festival hours are Friday 6pm-9pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, and Sunday 10am-4pm with a live auction Saturday at 5:30. Admission is $8.00 for a weekend pass. Children under 12 years of age are admitted free.
The first weekend in May also brings excitement on the Havre de Grace waterfront. The British will once again attack Havre de Grace during the annual, War of 1812 battle reenactment, at the Susquehanna Lock House Museum. On Saturday, May 7th witness a simulated attack and defense, musket drills, infantry drills, cannon demonstrations, and a Star – Spangled Banner demonstration.
On Friday, May 6th, downtown Havre de Grace offers First Fridays with free live entertainment, extended merchant hours, and restaurant specials.
The Havre de Grace Farmer’s Market opens May 7th and continues every Saturday from 9am-noon located at 450 Pennington Ave. The market offers fresh produce, flowers, cheeses, potting plants, and more. May 7th also celebrate National FREE Comic Book Day. Washington Street Books at 131 N. Washington St. and Just for Fun on Franklin Ave. in Havre de Grace will be handing out free comics. Visit www.hdgtourism.com for an entire list of 2011 events.