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Sizzlin Summer Calendar

Worcester County

Posted 5/24/2000

INFORMATION

Worcester County Department of Economic Development and Tourism, 105 Pearl St., Snow Hill, (800) 852-0335.

Ocean City Convention and Visitors Bureau, 4001 Coastal Highway, (410) 289-8181.

ATTRACTIONS

Assateague State Park and Assateague Island National Seashore, (800) 852-0335. The perfect antidote to neighboring Ocean City, Assateague offers miles of undeveloped coastline where wild, wild, wild horses (actually ponies) roam the dunes.

Maryland Nature Conservatory, Snow Hill, (410) 632-2032.

Ocean City, (410) 289-8181. Loud, crass, hot, crowded--what's not to love about this barrier-island resort town? The beach and the boardwalk are the main attractions, of course, but other highlights include Jolly Roger Amusement Park, ([410] 289-3477], where you can watch all that taffy and ice cream you ate come back up, and the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum ([410] 289-4991), which chronicles the work of the gals and guys who keep an eye on you while you're splashing around in the ocean. Sit for a spell by taking an Ocean City Water-Taxi Tour, ([410] 289-3783), which makes stops at Harbor Island, West Ocean City, Shantytown Village, and elsewhere.

EVENTS

Delmarva Chicken Festival, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. June 9-10, Main St., Berlin, (410) 641-4775. This 52nd annual festival celebrates the largest industry on the Eastern Shore with food, music, contests, and educational displays.

Annual Cypress Festival, June 15-17, downtown Pocomoke City, (410) 957-1919. This family festival features rides, an antique-car show, and entertainment.

Jamboree in the Park, Noon-11 p.m. July 4, Northside Park, 125th Street, Ocean City (410) 250-0125, (800) 626-2326. Arts and crafts, food music, children's carnival games, and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Fireworks Celebration, 8:30 p.m. July 4, Caroline Street beach, Ocean City, (410) 250-0125, (800) 626-2326. This fireworks display on the south side of town is accompanied by the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra.

Worcester County Fair, Aug. 11-13, Furnace Town, Show Hill, (410) 632-1972. This old-fashioned county fair includes livestock, crafts, exhibits, children's games, and entertainment.

Labor Day Weekend Arts and Crafts Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 1-3, Ocean City Convention Center, 40th Street and the bay, (410) 352-5851. This annual arts-and-crafts show also includes food and entertainment.

SPORTS & RECREATION

Assateague State Park and Assateague Island National Seashore, (800) 852-0335.

Ocean City Paintball Beach Attack, 12605 Ocean Gateway, West Ocean City, (410) 213-2500. For "extreme" fun, this outdoor game has two playing fields on 11 acres.

Ocean City Golf and Yacht Club, Berlin, (410) 641-1779.

Ocean City Health and Racquet Club, 6103 Sea Bay Drive, (410) 723-2323.

Pocomoke River State Park, 3461 Worchester Highway, Snow Hill. (410) 632-2566. This park includes a play area, boat launch, pool, picnic area, and nature trails. Canoe and rowboat rentals are available too.

Skate Park, Third Street and St. Louis Avenue, Ocean City, (888) 626-3386.

Sky High Watersports, Shantytown, West Ocean City, (410) 213-1181. Get your mind out of the gutter--the watersports Sky High offers include parasailing over the Atlantic Ocean or the bay.

GETAWAYS

Atlantic House Bed and Breakfast, Ninth Street and Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, (410) 289-2333.

Fenwick Inn, 138th Street and Coastal Highway, Ocean City, (410) 250-1100, (800) 492-1873.

Inn on the Ocean, 10th Street and the boardwalk, Ocean City, (410) 289-8894, (800) 226-6223.

Woodlawn Family Camping, Delmar, (410) 896-2979.

Ocean City Factory Outlets, Route 50 and Golf Course Road, (800) 625-6696, (800) 733-5444. You're at the ocean blowing tons of cash on a hotel and food and booze--why not go whole hog and waste even more money on clothes you don't need?

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