Wicomico County 150 Year Celebration


Wicomico County is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, and for this sesquicentennial occasion, the County has planned a variety of events and promotions. Residents and visitors are invited to take part in the County’s 150 Year Celebration.

Brothers of the Brush Contest
In commemoration of Wicomico County's 150 Year Celebration, a facial hair growing contest will take place Saturday, June 3 - Friday, Sept. 15. Registration is open now through Friday, Sept. 1. This contest is open to public and participation is free!
Download Contest Rules
Download Registration Form or Register Online
Thanks to Uncle Jon's Soap and Eric Ludwig's Downtown Barbershop for their support of this contest.

Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture: Wicomico at 150 Exhibit
Salisbury University's Guerrieri Academic Commons
The Nabb Research Center will be celebrating Wicomico County's 150th anniversary with an exhibit in the Guerrieri Academic Commons. The exhibit is on display in the first floor of the GAC from June 12 - July 28. It will then be moved to the fourth floor until the end of September. The exhibit space is open during regular building hours. The display will feature photographs highlighting people and places of the past, fun facts about some of the cities and towns throughout the county, and a glimpse into the centennial celebration in 1967 – they went all out!
The Nabb Center also has copies of the book "At the Crossroads: The Architectural History of Wicomico County, Maryland" by Paul Touart available for $25, and "Wicomico County History" by George H. Corddry available for $10. Click here for more information.

Wicomico County Presents Jimmy Charles at the Wicomico County Fair
WinterPlace Park
Friday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m.
Country music recording artist Jimmy Charles will headline the fair's opening ceremonies.

Parade of Towns at the Wicomico County Fair
WinterPlace Park
Saturday, Aug. 19 at 1:50 p.m.
The County’s municipalities and other regions will represent their areas in the Parade of Towns, which will travel down Blue Ribbon Road. The parade will feature everything from antique vehicles to modern day floats.

Historic Village at the Wicomico County Fair
WinterPlace Park
Friday, Aug. 18 - Sunday, Aug. 20; open during regular County Fair hours
Learn about Wicomico County’s historic attractions.

Delmarva Shorebirds $1.50 Night
Arthur W. Perdue Stadium
Thursday, Aug. 24 at 7:05 p.m.
The Delmarva Shorebirds celebrate Wicomico County's 150th anniversary with $1.50* tickets for upper reserved seating.
To purchase tickets, visit the Shorebirds tickets page, select the Aug. 24 game, and use code WICO150 for upper reserved tickets.
*Fees may apply.

Historical Pub Tour

Sponsored by Chesapeake Tours & Promotions
Downtown Salisbury, in conjunction with 3rd Friday
Friday, Sept. 15
Tours begin at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Tours take approximately 1 - 1 1/2 hours.
Costumed tour guides will explore the history of Wicomico County on this walking through Downtown Salisbury. Tours will start at the courthouse and travel to the River Walk, Market Street Inn, Roadie Joe's and the Brick Room.
Participation is free! Participants receive a wristband for $1.50 off drink specials at participating bars and a goodie bag filled with swag and coupons to local businesses.
Register on site in front of the courthouse. Each tour is limited to 50 participants. 

Courthouse Unveiling / Brothers of the Brush Contest Judging

Downtown Salisbury, in conjunction with 3rd Friday
Friday, Sept. 15
Details coming soon!

The Greater Salisbury Committee Gala
On Saturday, Sept. 16, the Greater Salisbury Committee, which is observing its’ 50th year in service to the community, is hosting a black-tie optional gala to celebrate Wicomico County and its’ 150th Celebration. The gala will be held at Salisbury University, in the Academic Commons. More information about the gala, including how to purchase tickets, will be coming.

West Wicomico Heritage Day
Saturday, Sept. 23
Pemberton Historical Park
West Wicomico Heritage Day features the 22nd annual West Wicomico Heritage Bike Tour, the Historians Scavenger Hunt, guided tours of the History Trail and an open house at Pemberton Hall, including a special 150 Year Celebration exhibit. Fees may apply to some activities. Visit the Pemberton Park website for complete details.

The 150th anniversary will also be celebrated at Wicomico County’s annual signature events, with special promotions at the Good Beer Festival on Oct. 14-15 and the Autumn Wine Festival on Oct. 21-22.

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