Polka Beach PartyEnjoy the fun and merriment of a...

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August 26, 1999|By Karin Remesch

Polka Beach Party

Enjoy the fun and merriment of a traditional Slovenian festival, including dancing, polka bands, sing-alongs, great food and barrels of beer, at a Polka Beach Party, today through Saturday at the Convention Center in Ocean City. Bands include Jack Tady, Del Sinchak, Polka Quads, Bob Kravos, Herb Eberle and the Polka Jets. Adjacent to the Polka Beach Party, artists and craftspeople will offer an assortment of creative gifts.

The Convention Center is at 40th Street and Coastal Highway, Ocean City. Hours for the Polka Beach Party are 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. today and 1 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. tomorrow-Saturday. Admission is $8 today, $10 tomorrow-Saturday and $25 for a three-day pass. The free arts and crafts show runs from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. Call 410-524-7020.

Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival

For a star-studded lineup of legendary and contemporary bluegrass artists, attend the 40th semi-annual Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival today through Sunday at Granite Hill Family Campground. Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder headline the four-day event. Other performers include Ryan Holladay, Longview, the Lewis Family, the Lonesome River Band, the Gibson Brothers, Lynn Morris, Blue Highway and Continental Divide. Workshops, crafts, food and family activities also are part of the festivities.

The campground is at 3340 Fairfield Road. While camping is available on-site, there's plenty of free day parking for non-camping ticket holders. The festival starts at 1 p.m. today and runs through 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission at the gate, cash only, is $80 for a four-day pass; $75 for three-day pass; $55 Saturday-Sunday; $20 Thursday and Sunday; $30 Friday; and $35 Saturday; half price for ages 12-16; free for kids under 12. Call 800-642-8368.

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