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Tangier is located in Accomack County
in the Chesapeake Bay
between Maryland and Virginia across from Pocomoke Sound in the Eastern Region
of the state. Discovered and named in 1608 by Captain John Smith, Tangier Island was settled in 1686. Many customs and much of the appearance of an earlier era remain. Natives of the island still speak with a trace of an Elizabethan accent. Until recently it had few visitors because of its inaccessibility; bicycles and motor scooters are popular island transportation. Since the 1800s Tangiers fishermen have supplied the Eastern Shore of Maryland with crabs and oysters; crab farms lie along the island's shore and in open tanks on pilings in the harbor. Duck hunting, fishing and swimming are permitted. Boat trips to the island depart from Onancock and Reedville as well as Crisfield, Maryland.
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12/11 Coming to The area
Dewey Beach PopFest Dewey Beach DE April12-13 Features three nights of showcase performances and two days of demo and mentoring sessions, tradeshow, and industry events.
National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC March20-April14 The nation’s greatest springtime celebration unites for four spectacular weekends including the Cherry Blossom Parade.
Pork in the Park BBQ Festival Salisbury MD April19-21 Follow your nose to the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this Eastern Shore staple will be served up April 19-21st at Salisbury's WinterPlace Park.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 As one of the longest running festivals in the state of Delaware, Dover Days dates back to 1933. What started as a garden tour staged by the Dover Garden Club, has now become an annual time to remember First State heritage with community spirit and an entertaining festival of family events.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 You can claim Dover, Delaware, the capital city of the First State, as your state capital during the 80th anniversary celebration of the Dover Days Festival!.
Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival West Friendship MD May4-5 A fun-filled weekend of live animals, crafts and supplies, entertainment and more.