Saturday, August 3, 2013 for Snow Hill’s 15th Annual Blessing of the Combines celebration. Becky Payne, event chairperson, is enthusiastic about this popular summer event to honor the agricultural community while bringing between more than 1500 festival goers into Downtown Snow Hill.
There are opportunities for Craft Vendors along Bank Street, and Information Booths along Green Street. Craft Vendors and area non-profits are encouraged to contact Diana Nolte at 443-944-4402 for space reservations.
Festivities begin on Green Street at 11:00 with live music and street activities. The Parade of Combines sets off down RT 12 to Green Street at 11:15. A “throttle thrust” will signal Steve Hales, master of ceremonies, to begin the program with the presentation of colors by the award-winning Snow Hill High School Junior Marine Corps ROTC. After recognitions, a keynote speaker and the Blessing the afternoon’s lineup of selections featuring area musicians will begin.
Children can visit a variety of animals at the Petting Barnyard; then hop aboard a wagon for the hay ride. There will be a Children’s Barnyard of activities, and the popular Children’s Tractor Pull as well as a Scales and Tales presentation from the Pocomoke River State Park