The 10th annual Salisbury Festival, May 1 through May 3, promises three days of fun, food and entertainment. Several activities are planned, including a block party May 1 at the Riverwalk area of the Sheraton Inn, a fun walk, model train display, raft race, boat show, hayrides and a golf tournament.
Arrive hungry because the food booths will have everything from crab cakes and clam strips to steak sandwiches and funnel cakes. Salisbury Festival T-shirts will be for sale, along with festival flags and banners. Several activities are planned in different locations throughout Salisbury. Call (410) 749-0144.
Furnace Town concert
Furnace Town's 1992 Mini Concert Series begins today with a performance of country and blue grass music by Kindred Spirits. Also at Furnace Town, visitors can see demonstrations of crafts, such as broom-making and blacksmithing. Admission to the concert, which begins at 3 p.m., is $2 for adults and $1 for children. Historic Furnace Town is about 16 miles south of Salisbury. Call (410) 632-2032.
If you're interested in how art can imitate nature, visit the Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition at the Ocean City Convention Center. Today is the final day of the event, which began Friday. The show and competition features paintings, carvings and other items dealing with nature and wildfowl. Hours today are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (410) 742-4988 for more information. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and students.
Author to speak
Berlin and Ocean City's Friends of the Library are sponsoring the sixth annual Book and Author luncheon today at 12:30 at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club in Berlin. The featured guest is Sun film critic Stephen Hunter, whose novels include "The Master Sniper," "The Second Saladin" and "The Spanish Gambit." His latest book is "The Day Before Midnight." Tickets for the luncheon are $16. Call (410) 524-6534 or (410) 641-6295. Proceeds from the luncheon will be used to purchase books for Berlin and Ocean City libraries.