Once again, one of the highlights of this year’s festival will be Andre Viette hosting his national "In the Garden" radio program (WXGM 1420 AM) on Saturday morning from the colonial courthouse. He will then give a talk, titled "Gardening should be easy; gardeners should have fun," at 1 p.m., according to Denise Carter, special events coordinator with Gloucester’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism department.
"We’re also going to have a lot of cool displays at the festival this year," Carter added. She said the representatives from the U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal will again demonstrate the procedure for disarming explosives, in front of Harry Morris’s law office during the day Saturday.
This year, there will two car shows instead of one, Carter said. The Model A Ford Club will have its cars on display Saturday and then will putter along Main Street at 4:30 p.m., while the Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers vehicles will be parked on display Sunday before also motoring along Main Street at 4:30 p.m.