Fishing tournament opens
The largest fishing tournament of the summer in Ocean City, the annual White Marlin Open, runs Monday through Friday. More than 200 boats are expected to fish for white marlin, blue marlin, tuna, wahoo, dolphin and shark and compete for $50,000 in prizes. Spectators are welcome at afternoon and evening weigh-ins at the Harbour Island Marina, 14th Street and the bay. Entry fee is $650 and includes captain, mate and four fishermen. For information, call (410) 289-9229.
Worcester fair gets going
The Worcester County Fair begins Thursday and runs through Saturday at Furnace Town, off state Route 12 outside of Snow Hill. The fair features livestock, dog show, fashion review, competitions, exhibits, demonstrations, games and food. The fair runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children. A two-day pass costs $3 for adults and $1.50 for children. Snow Hill is less than 30 minutes south of Ocean City, off state Route 113. For more information, call the Cooperative Extension Office at (410) 632-1972.
If you prefer the comfort of air conditioning, check out the World of Wheels Car Show Friday through Sunday at the Convention Center, 40th Street and the bay. On exhibit will be custom show cars, exotic sports cars, classic antiques, street rods and trick trucks. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. For information, call Jack Hennen at (410) 257-0028.
Ocean Pines boat parade
Celebrate Worcester County's 250th anniversary by watchinthe Ocean Pines Boat Parade. Boats will be decorated in various themes with an emphasis on the county's anniversary and history. The parade takes place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday on the canals of Ocean Pines and the St. Martin River. For information, call the Ocean Pines Tennis Club at (410) 641-6511.