Graw Days Festival

Graw Days Festival (Photo by Nicole Munchel / October 10, 2012)

Horse racing history comes alive in Havre de Grace for the fifth annual Graw Days Festival celebration with live music, delicious food, family-friendly games, hand-crafted items, and of course, horses from the Susquehanna State Park Mounted Patrol.

“This festival combines history with entertainment. La Banque de Fleuve will have historical items like the original paintings of famous horses, racing forms from period horse racing and silks from famous riders,” says co-chair of the Graw Days Festival, Irmgarde Brown.

Entertainment includes a vintage car show and kid-friendly activities that include a bouncy house, pony and carriage rides, and a stage with performances and an enactment of a period bank robbery going on throughout the day.

“We will have a speaker series with Michael Veitch who is a racing historian and trustee of the National Museum of Racing,” says Brown.


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New this year, will be a night of music and dancing and a live auction from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The festival will begin Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 410-939-1811 or visit mainstreethdg.com/artsandentertainment/grawdays.aspx.

Jennifer K. Dansicker