Country Festival to rock Millsboro this weekend


Coastal Point • File Photos : Left, Jimmy’s Grill participates in the bed races at last year’s event. Bottom right, Joshua Johnson competes in the ‘Redneck Challenge’ of throwing remote controls.Coastal Point • File Photos : Left, Jimmy’s Grill participates in the bed races at last year’s event. Bottom right, Joshua Johnson competes in the ‘Redneck Challenge’ of throwing remote controls.Good food, great music, fun games and more can all be found in Millsboro this weekend.

The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will hold the second annual Millsboro Country Festival on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Held entirely at the Millsboro Little League Complex, attendees may enjoy a day filled with tasty food, crafts, a beer garden and more. All-day tickets for adults cost $5 and children ages 12 and under may attend for free.

Music lovers should bring their lawn chairs and set up for a day of great music. Starting at 11 a.m., Flatland Drive will perform, followed by Brady J at 12:30 p.m. Dirt Road Outlawz will take the stage at 4 p.m., followed by the Bo Dickerson Band. The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band will close out the evening, starting at 7:30 p.m.

But music isn’t the only thing families can enjoy while attending the festival. At 2 p.m. the Delmarva Star, Hillbilly’s Got Talent, and Sharp Dressed Redneck contests will take place, followed by the Mountaire Chickin’ Pickin’ contest.

A Kidz Korner will be set up, complete with inflatables, a train, face painting and many games. At 1 p.m. kids can enjoy gardening with East Coast Garden Center, while potting their very own aloe plant.

New this year is the RC car race track competition, run by Fast Action Motor Sports Entertainment. Attendees can try their hand at a stock car simulator and tire changing.

“The big attraction this year is the motor sports,” said Amy Simmons, the chamber’s executive director.

The event drew approximately 2,500 people to the town last year, and Simmons said they hope to draw more.

“I hope to see a large turnout like we had last year. I’d love for everyone to come out and have a great day of fun.”

Simmons said the event would not be possible without the 60-plus volunteers who have donated time and effort to help make the festival a success.

“A lot of work was put in on this. A lot of time getting it together — it was a labor of love,” she said. “We’re hoping for very good weather, a lot of people, and a great day.”

For more information about the event, contact the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce at (302) 934-6777 or email info@millsborochamber.com. The Millsboro Little League Complex is located at 262 W. State Street, in Millsboro.