Pork in the Park Festival
Gather the family for a weekend full of pork, wings, hot air balloons and fun children’s activities at Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism’s 14th annual Pork in the Park Festival.
This year’s festival will be held Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April 23, at WinterPlace Park, located at 6737 Blue Ribbon Road in Salisbury. The festival hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. Free parking will be available on site.
Admission is $3 at the gate for adults and free for children 12 and younger. Some activities have an additional cost, and age and height restrictions may apply.
New this year will be additional activities for children, including an outdoor laser tag arena, a low ropes course and a rock wall.
The Rommel’s Ace Inflatable Park returns this year, offering a dozen bounce houses, slides and obstacles for children ages 12 and younger. The festival also hosts a Kids Corner with different children’s activities and performances.
Balloonville returns this year, and festival-goers will be able to take a tethered balloon ride or sign up for a passenger flight. A balloon glow on Saturday evening will showcase hot air balloons illuminated from within against the night sky.
The Eastern Shore Wing War people’s choice wing competition on Saturday pits local restaurants against each other as the public samples wings and votes on their favorite. The following day at the Eastern Shore Pork War, guests will vote on the best pulled pork from different vendors’ samples.
As always, the festival offers a plethora of delicious food, cold beverages, live entertainment and unique vendors throughout the weekend.
Proceeds from the festival benefit the Friends of Recreation & Parks Tomorrow Fund. This fund provides scholarships to youth participating in County child care programs and youth sports programs.
For more information and a full schedule of events, visit www.porkinthepark.org.