Dover Days: Celebrating 80 years of First State history

Come join in the fun, as Dover, Delaware celebrates the exciting history of our First State's Capital City!

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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