Romping by the river
With summer nearly behind and autumn on the way, it's time for the Bayside Toyota Waterside River Romp.
Sunday, on the Calvert Marine Museum grounds in Solomons, visitors can participate in the carnival atmosphere while singers, dancers, jugglers and musicians parade through the grounds. Food and beverages will be available.
In the evening, River Romp will feature Irish folk artists Celtic Thunder, traditional contemporary vocalist Maura O'Connell and Cajun specialist Rosie Ledet, "The Zydeco Sweetheart."
River Romp concert tickets are $20, $15 and $12 (lawn), and are available daily at the museum store or through phone charge at 800-787-9450. Gates for the evening open at 5:45 p.m. Afternoon activities, which are free, run from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. To get to Calvert Marine Museum, take I-695 to Routes 3/301 south, then follow Route 4 to Solomons. For more information, call 410-326-4881 or 410-326-2042. Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to take in a celebration of American craftsmanship at the second annual Craft Festival at Winterthur Museum in Delaware. Crafts for every age, taste and price; outdoor crafts; indoor crafts; clothes; and jewelry will be for sale.
Music by the Wild Colonials and the Delaware Symphony Orchestra is scheduled, and the Lancaster Cannon Company will perform Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" on Sunday.
Children's activities will also be available, including Middle Earth Theatre, Krafts R Kids and Dr. Bumstead's Celebrated Lenape Liquid Show.
The festival will also feature demonstrations and museum tours.
Gates open at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Advance tickets are $10; $12 at the gate. Children under 12 admitted free. Tickets are sold at Winterthur and at all Happy Harrys 32 locations in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Parking is $3. Winterthur Museum is on Route 52, six miles northwest of Wilmington, Del., and five miles south of Route 1 in Pennsylvania. For more information, call 302-888-4600.