You can claim Dover, Delaware, the capital city of the First State, as your state capital May 3-5, 2013 during the 80th anniversary celebration of the Dover Days Festival!.
This year’s event will kick off the week prior to Dover Days with a series of programs throughout the county in celebration of our heritage, culture and the arts. The festival is a blend of traditions and modern attractions that brings people to Delaware from all over the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Dover Days is the county’s largest festival and one of Delaware’s longest-running events that celebrates First State history. Here are a few fun facts about Dover Days:
• The event was started in 1933 as a home and garden tour. To celebrate the 80th anniversary, a garden tour will be held on Sunday, May 5.
• It is a jam-packed weekend of fun for the whole family — from the Kids Zone to the classic car show and 350 artisans, crafters and food vendors, you’ll find something for everyone!
• You can see 300 children in colonial attire dancing around the maypole on Dover’s historic Green.
• Explore Revolutionary War, Civil War and World War II encampments.
• Visit Woodburn, the home of the Governor.
• More than 40 food vendors will serve up everything from delicious barbecue to popcorn, peanuts and pizza.
For more information, visit http://www.doverdaysfestival.com