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Springfest in O.C.Get a jump start on...


Springfest in O.C.

Get a jump start on summer with a visit to Ocean City's Springfest 2001, four days of entertainment, arts, crafts and plenty of food, today through Sunday. Festivities begin with a welcoming ceremony at 10 a.m. today at the festival site. Arts and crafts will be displayed by 200 vendors, all under festive big-top tents and throughout the midway. Music, ranging from country to zydeco, will be provided in the entertainment pavilion and on the festival grounds. Springfest favorites Sh-Boom, Randy Lee Ashcrafts and the Saltwater are returning, along with the Temptations, Ricochet, Jerry and the Juveniles, Mary Lou and the Untouchables and others. While admission to the four-day event is free, there is a cost for headline concerts each evening. Tonight's concert is free, but tickets are needed. Fireworks will light up the sky tomorrow evening.

Hours for Springfest are 10 a.m.-10 p.m. today-Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. The festival site is at the Inlet Parking Lot and the Beach. Parking is limited and visitors are urged to park and ride buses to the festival grounds. Ocean City offers a 24-hour, ride-all-day-for-$1 service. For a complete schedule, call 800-OC-OCEAN.

May Day Fairie Festival

Celebrate the return of the Earth's abundance in spring and the impending bounty of summer Saturday and Sunday at the 10th Annual May Day Fairie Festival at Spoutwood Farm, an organic farm in Glen Rock, Pa. Maypole and Celtic dancing will be featured throughout the day, along with bagpipes, fairie-wand-making and garland-making, fairie-lore garden tours, storytelling, a fairie market place, herbs and flowers, a petting zoo, tea party, plenty of food and more.

Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m each day. The rain date is May 12-13. Parking is at Susquehannock High School, Fissel's Church Road, off Route 216 - a short shuttle from the festival site. Admission is $5. Call 717-235-6610.

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