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September 18, 1997|By Karin Remesch

Sunfest, O.C.

Celebrate the start of fall with fun, food, arts, crafts and music when Sunfest '97 shines on Ocean City's Inlet parking lot today through Sunday. The 23rd annual event opens at 9: 30 a.m. with a Boardwalk parade from 13th Street to the Inlet where four big-top festival tents are set up. Offering throughout the four-day event include music, live animals and nature stories, demonstrations by the National Aquarium of Baltimore, a fun run, bonfire on the beach, hay rides, pony rides, a kite festival and plenty of food, ranging from traditional Eastern Shore seafood to German, Italian, Polish, Mexican and good-old American. The Sunfest Boat Show sets sail just across the bay at the Shantytown Village.

Concerts in the entertainment tent feature The Coasters at 7 p.m. today, followed by The Drifters at 8: 30 p.m. SH-BOOM opens Friday's concert at 6: 30 p.m. and Johnny Rivers continues at 8 p.m. K.C. and the Sunshine Band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday. Ty Herndon plays Sunday at 4 p.m.

Sunfest hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, but tickets must be purchased at $10 each for the three special evening concerts. Call 410-289-2800 or 800-OC OCEAN.

It's Brigadoon-For-a-Day when you visit the magical, mystical Scottish village Saturday in the heart of Alexandria, Va., a city founded by Scottish merchants. The annual Scottish Heritage Fair will feature men in skirts, lassies fiddlin', piper's piping and all the Scottish soul food you can eat. Scots brew will be offered to adults, and kids can get their face painted Celtic, take a wagon ride, or listen to ancient Scottish fairy tales. You can also see Scottish arts and crafts, horse around with the Clydesdales and Shetlands or dally with the wee dugs -- from Scotties to Deerhounds.

Admission is "Scot Free." Fair hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Alexandria's historic Fort Ward Park, 4301 W. Braddock Road. Call 703-883-4686.

Pub Date: 9/18/97

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