These three events have your name on them this weekend.
Merry for berries
WHAT 7th Annual Strawberry Festival
WHEN 10 to 4 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Fifer Orchards, 1919 Allabands Mill Road, Camden-Wyoming
COST Free admission
INFO Fiferorchards.com or call (302) 697-2141
For the seventh time, Fifer Orchards will proudly paint Camden-Wyoming red with its annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday.
At the festival you'll swear Willy Wonka is the mastermind behind it all, since there will be an array of strawberry treats such as hand-dipped strawberry ice cream, chocolate covered strawberries, crab sandwiches with strawberry relish, pulled pork with strawberry barbeque sauce, strawberry shortcake and strawberry smoothies. For those of you wanting to channel your inner Paula Dean or Robert Irvine, you can do so by submitting your most creative and tasty strawberry recipe.
The top two winners will receive a $30 Fifer Orchards gift card, and the third place winner will earn a snazzy apron. Recipe entries must be made Saturday by 11 a.m.
In addition to the berries, families will enjoy a handful of activities including barrel train rides, hayrides, pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting and a rock-climbing wall. Not to mention, John Sell (10 to 11 a.m.), George and Ossi (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and Miss Jackie (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) will supply some pretty sweet tunes.
WHAT Black Dog Alley in concert
WHEN 8:30 p.m., Friday
WHERE The Green Stinger Sports Bar and Grill, 492 Walnut Shade Road, Dover
INFO Facebook or call (302) 698-3300
Your Dr. Doolittle-skills will come in handy tonight when Black Dog Alley barks from the stage at The Green Stinger Sports Bar and Grill.
Inspired by the likes of Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix, the tale (pardon the pun) behind Black Dog Alley is simple. After tackling a few open mics, Pat Donohue (drums) and Erik Baier (guitar) discovered they both shared the same passion for performing. Then came Brandon Dowling (bass) and the outfit was born.
The crew has since performed throughout the Eastern Shore of Maryland and in the Delmarva region. Black Dog has also been inducted in the Delmarva Band Co-Op, a partnership formed to provide bands an opportunity to network, assist one another with landing gigs and more.
Planting a 'Love Seed'
WHAT Love Seed Mama Jump in concert
WHEN 9:30 p.m., Friday
WHERE Fire & Ice at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 North Dupont Highway, Dover
INFO doverdowns.com or call (302) 674-4600
Love Seed Mama Jump plans to leap so high it'll appear to fly during its gig at Fire & Ice at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino tonight.
The pop rock-driven LSMJ is a six-piece band from Dewey Beach. LSMJ has released five CDs and sold a trove of copies independently. The outfit's tunes have also appeared on MTV, ESPN, ABC and the old school Xbox video game "Project Gotham Racing." What's more, Love Seed earned the title of "The Official Rock Band of the Washington Redskins" many years ago and have played a bevy of games at FedEx Field in Landover, Md.