Gwynn’s Island Festival to be held June 30

- Posted on Jun 20, 2012 - 01:30 PM

The 64th annual Gwynn’s Island Festival on Saturday, June 30 will feature many new attractions, as well as some perennial favorites, according to Gwynn’s Island Civic League president Carol Sharp.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on the grounds of the Civic League on Old Ferry Road, Gwynn. Live musicians are scheduled to perform all day. In the expanded arts and crafts show, newcomers and longtime favorites will be presenting a variety of folk art, nautical fancy, paintings and prints, pottery and jewelry, Sharp said.

Festival goers will be able to see displays and demonstrations of archeological artifacts, oyster gardening, marine life, service organizations, motorcycles and antique cars and more. Culinary treats are in store for festival goers, too. For the family, there will be children’s activities and a pet parade. Registration for the pet parade is at 9:30.

The festival kickoff is the chicken dinner on Friday, June 29 from 4:30 to 7. Dinner tickets are available in advance by calling 725-9536. Newly designed festival T-shirts, 50/50 raffle tickets, and the souvenir booklet will be available at all festival activities.

The Gwynn’s Island Museum will be open on the afternoon of Friday, June 29 and all day Saturday. For more information, e-mail