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Historic Delta Area Events for
Late Spring and Early Summer
by cindy seibel
Saturday Farmers' Markets:
9am-1pm from
May 1 through the end of October, at the
Peach Bottom Township Recreation Center,
5 Pendyrus Street. Produce, flowers, plants,
baked goods, crafts and a variety of foods
from Amish farmers and others. Beginning
June 4, the first Saturday market each month
also includes flea market items.
Old Line Museum:
The museum at 602 Main
Street, Delta, houses collections of Delta-area
artifacts, a unique elaborately-carved historic
slate clock, Maryland-Pennsylvania Railroad
memorabilia, quarrying tools and photographs.
Open from 1-4:30pm Sundays, May 2,
through early fall. During Railroad Month
in June, the schedule changes to
1:30-4:30pm when the Museum features
historian Jerome Murphy.
Call 717-456-7124 for more information.
Mason Dixon Fairgrounds Activities:
Many activities are slated for weekends
in this time period at the fairgrounds at
the state line off of Route 165/74, including
antique tractor and 4WD truck pulls and
motorcycle and 4-wheeler drag races.
Visit: for
dates and events.
Welsh Singing Festival:
Capel Cymraeg
at Main Street/Atom Road and
Pendyrus Street, holds its annual spring
Gymanfa Ganu weekend Saturday and
Sunday, May 1 and 2. Saturday evening
features a Noson Lawen, or talent show,
held at
Ferranti's Italian Ristorante
on Main
Street, at which anyone wishing to do so
may perform; cost is $20 per person for a
full Italian meal; the Irish pub band, The
Boys from Innisfree, will sing.
Sunday activities at the
begin with a
10:30am bilingual worship service which
mirrors the liturgy of the
Church of Wales.
A luncheon provided at 12 noon at
AME Zion Church
across from the historic
chapel is $20 per person. The actual Gymanfa
Ganu, in which the audience joins in
four-part harmony directed by renowned
conductor Jim Cassarino, is set for 2:30pm
and will include special numbers by Cor
Cymraeg Rehoboth, the church-affiliated
concert choir, and other soloists. Along with
the hundreds of people who love the music
of Wales who are expected to attend the
weekend activities are members of the
National Welsh-American Foundation, who
will hold their annual meeting as they visit
the community. For information or meal
reservations, call 717-456-7379.
Delta & Cardiff Heritage Festival:
May 1,
9am-4pm at
Peach Bottom Township
Recreation Center.
In a change from its usual
fall date, the 14th annual heritage festival has
as its 2010 theme "We Celebrate Vintage
Race Cars and Drivers". Nationally-known
auto-racing legend Johnny Mackison Sr., who
drove in 18 NASCAR races, will be on hand
to talk and sign autographs, and 8-12 vintage
race cars will be on display. Organizations and
individuals will sell food and other items;
musical numbers will be performed by the
Welsh-oriented Cor Rehoboth, Irish Boys
Innisfree, Kennard-Dale High School,
a bagpiper and an organist. Slate-splitting
demonstrations, historical displays, a silent
auction and a fire company hose obstacle
course are among the countless activities.
The entire event is free of charge, although
those attending are invited to donate cash or
non-perishable food items to
Community Services
and its food locker or
Delta Area Community Senior Center.
more information call 717-456-7124 or
Welsh Cottages Tour:
A tour of two of the
National Register Welsh cottages at
Coulsontown, several miles outside of Delta,
is set for 1-2pm on May 1. View the ongoing
restoration of the dwellings at 28 Green
Road, off of Ridge Road, traveling on a
shuttle from the festival or parking at
the cottage site.
Triple-Village Rummage Sale:
Business Organization
sponsors the
community-wide flea market event
8am-3pm Saturday, June 19. Homeowners,
organizations and others will line Main
Street in Delta, Cardiff and Whiteford to
sell yardsale items, crafts and food. For
information, call Tracey 443-207-1491
or visit
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