Jun 05 2015

4th Annual ‘Great Eastern Shore Tomato Festival’ August 22, 2014

Tomato Festival Event of August 2014
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This is the 4th Annual ‘Great Eastern Shore Tomato Festival’ and we expect to enjoy local tomatoes and traditional foods along with live musical entertainment!

This year the ‘Great Eastern Shore Tomato Festival’ will be held on August 22, 2015 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Vienna’s park on the waterfront of the Nanticoke River, a rain date has been scheduled for the 23rd, just in case. See map below and directions to Vienna are available by clicking here…

Schedule of Events

‘Big Boy’ At the Gazebo

    Tommy Tomatoe of the 4th Annual ‘Great Eastern Shore Tomato Festival’10:00 am     Opening Ceremonies
    Tommy Tomatoe of the 4th Annual ‘Great Eastern Shore Tomato Festival’11:15 am     Unity

    Tommy Tomatoe of the 4th Annual ‘Great Eastern Shore Tomato Festival’12:00 pm    Shelley Abbott

    Tommy Tomatoe of the 4th Annual ‘Great Eastern Shore Tomato Festival’2:00 pm     New and Used Bluegrass

Games & Contests

    Tommy Tomatoe of the 4th Annual ‘Great Eastern Shore Tomato Festival’12:15 pm   Watermelon Rolling
    Tommy Tomatoe of the 4th Annual ‘Great Eastern Shore Tomato Festival’1:15 pm     Peach Pit Spitting

    Tommy Tomatoe of the 4th Annual ‘Great Eastern Shore Tomato Festival’2:15 pm     Watermelon Eating

    Tommy Tomatoe of the 4th Annual ‘Great Eastern Shore Tomato Festival’4:00 pm    Tomato Wars — Download the Form to register your team to participate in the Tomato War…click here

Tractor Parade 3:30 pm

‘Chow Chow’ At the Tomato Tent

    Tommy Tomatoe of the 4th Annual ‘Great Eastern Shore Tomato Festival’11:00 am “The History of the Canning Industry” by Joe Secrist
    Tommy Tomatoe of the 4th Annual ‘Great Eastern Shore Tomato Festival’12:00 pm “Cooking with Tomatoes & Herbs” by Julianna Pax

    Tommy Tomatoe of the 4th Annual ‘Great Eastern Shore Tomato Festival’1:00 pm “Shipping the Produce”

    Tommy Tomatoe of the 4th Annual ‘Great Eastern Shore Tomato Festival’2:00 pm “Tomatoes: The Lifestyle and Culture” by Bill Jarmon

Parking and Transportation

Vienna\'s Free Tram provides free rides during the Tomato FestivalAs you may have noticed, there are no vehicles parked on the street. The Town of Vienna will have designated areas to park, without any cost, and will have trams available to bring you to the Park on the Nanticoke River - at no cost!

Map of Vienna, Maryland\'s Park on the Nanticoke River for most Events
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Proudly presented by the Dorchester County Historical Society and the Town of Vienna.

For more information and questions please call (410) 228-7953.

Read about The 3rd Annual ‘Great Eastern Shore Tomato Festival’ by clicking here

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May 15 2014

Vienna’s 2014 ‘Music on the Waterfront Series’

'Music on the Nanticoke' Free Summer Concert Series in Vienna Maryland

The ‘Vienna Arts & Music Council ‘ is sponsoring ‘Music on the Waterfront Series’ which is part of the ‘Music on the Nanticoke Free Summer Concert Series’.

Music on the Nanticoke Free Summer Concert Series

All concerts are free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Each event are scheduled for 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm with featured bands performing at the gazebo, every other month on the 3rd Saturday of the month.

Seating is on the lawn so be sure to bring a chair or blanket. Concessions are available through the Vienna Volunteer Fire Company although many choose to bring a picnic.

Spend the day exploring by land or by sea. The Nanticoke river is beautiful and boat dockage is free.

Saturday, May 17th - ‘Barren Creek Band’

Barren Creek Band May 17, 2014 Free Concert in Vienna, Maryland 21869 The first concert is Saturday, May 17th, on Water Street featuring The ‘Barren Creek Band ‘.

This group of talented, experienced musicians plays classic tunes from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s; as well as a touch of country. The ‘Barren Creek Band’ has been providing dancing and entertainment for audiences across the Delmarva Peninsula.

Saturday, July 19th - US Navy Electric Brigade

US Naval Academy Electric Brigade FREE Concert July 19, 2014 in Vienna, Maryland, 21869 - Established 1852 Electric Brigade (EB), the Navy’s premier popular music group, has been entertaining audiences around the world since 1979. Acting as the United States Naval Academy’s musical ambassadors to the nation.

With its unique brand of high-energy performance, this elite group has set the standard in popular-music entertainment for United States Navy Bands all over the world.

Dance to the Music by Sly Stone

Electric Brigade’s repertoire has grown to include the most current and popular music, as well as rhythm and blues, dance, Motown, classic rock, modern rock, soul, hip-hop, swing, country, and disco. The group excels at reaching young adults, but appeals to all audiences. EB is well-suited for performances at high schools and colleges, state and county fairs, art festivals, and community concerts.

Come to Vienna, Maryland to hear the great Navy Band Electric Brigade, but in the meantime, you can hear more here: http://www.usna.edu/USNABand/groups/eb.php

September 20th - The Winstons

Come on out and let ‘The Winstons: Greatest Motown Review’ take you down memory lane with their memories of Motown and soul revue, featuring the classic hits of the Temptations, The Four Tops, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and other Motown & soul legends.

The Winstons are a funk and soul music outfit from the 1960s who are most notable for recording a track called “Amen, Brother” (a B-side to the single “Color Him Father” edited in 1969). “Amen, Brother” is probably the most sampled record of all time. Midway through the track there is a drum solo which contains the “Amen break ” which has been sampled and used in thousands of hip-hop, drum and bass and jungle tracks.

The Winstons were * G.C. Coleman (vocals, drums) and Richard Spencer (lead vocals, tenor saxophone).

Learn more about the band here: http://www.last.fm/music/The+Winstons and here: http://thewinstonsband.wix.com/the-winstons-music-page

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Jul 31 2013

The 3rd Annual ‘The Great Eastern Shore Tomato Festival’, August 23, 2014

News article refering to The Great Eastern Shore Tomato Festival on August 17, 2013 in Vienna, Maryland in Dorchester County.

3rd Annual Tomato Festival

This is the 3rd Annual Tomato Festival and we expect to enjoy local tomatoes and traditional foods along with live musical entertainment!

This year the event will be held on August 23, 2014 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm along the waterfront of Vienna.

Presented by the Dorchester County Historical Society and the Town of Vienna, you may call (410) 228-7953 for more information.

Here we present a couple of videos about past year’s Festival. Oral histories were given, arts and crafts offered for sale and demonstrations given including dance instruction for Salsa, crabbing techniques and competition, and, of course, a tomato fight too! Continue Reading »

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