Delaware Kite Festival Colorful store-bought and...


April 12, 2001|By Karin Remesch

Delaware Kite Festival

Colorful store-bought and hand-built kites will soar into the sky tomorrow at the 33rd annual Great Delaware Kite Festival at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, Del. Established 33 years ago when the Maharajah of Bharatpur, India, challenged Delaware's governor to a kite-flying contest, the festival attracts thousands of kite fliers and spectators each year. Contestants participate in a variety of skill categories, including individual precision kite flying, stunt flying and ballet kite flying choreographed to music. There are also categories for children, teens and adults, and class awards are presented for the smallest and largest kite, the highest-flying kite, the youngest and most senior kite fliers and the flyer traveling the farthest to the festival.

And there's plenty of food to sustain the competitors and spectators.

The state park is on Cape Henlopen Drive off Route 9 East. The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no charge for spectators, but there's a park admission fee of $2 per car. Each competition entry is $2 adults and $1 children. Call 302-645-8073.

Arts and crafts at Ocean City fair

More than 125 artists and crafters will offer handmade creations tomorrow through Sunday at the Easter Art, Craft and Kids Fair at the Convention Center in Ocean City. Browse displays of jewelry, stained- and painted-glass art, baskets, art prints and watercolors, pottery, sculptures, furniture, bath items, floral items and more. And at the kids fair, among many offerings, children can listen to stories, meet Beanny the Easter Bunny, color pictures, have their faces painted, watch puppet shows, receive temporary tattoos, go on an Easter egg hunt and have fun at a moon bounce.

The Convention Center is on Coastal Highway at 40th Street. Show hours are 2 p.m.-7 p.m. tomorrow, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2-$4. Call 410-524-5270 or 800-OC-OCEAN.

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