Area Artists Sought For Annual Festival

BERLIN — The Assateague Coastal Trust (ACT) is celebrating the 14-year anniversary of the ACT Native Plant Festival on Saturday, May 11 and is inviting area artists and craftspeople to exhibit at this year’s event.

On the second weekend in May, and the day before Mother’s Day, hundreds of area gardeners will fill their trunks with native flowering plants, tomatoes, and herbs, and will be looking for last minute Mother’s Day gifts at this year’s festival. ACT is encouraging local artists and craftspeople who create nature- and garden-related items to join in to make their wares available to gardeners and Mother’s Day gift seekers.

The festival will be will be held in on the lot adjacent to the ACT office, steps from the corner of Old Ocean City Boulevard and North Main Street in Berlin.

The goal is to promote the work of local vendors who make gardening items like pots, trellises, wind chimes, garden sculpture, jewelry or anything that is plant and nature focused. To complement the native plants that will be available, the emphasis is going to be to support the work of local artists and craftspeople as well.

There will be no charge to participate as a vendor. Displays, which must be provided by the vendors, will be arranged on the grounds adjacent to the ACT office. The hours of the sale are 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Artists and craftspeople who wish to participate should contact Kim Fehrer by phone at 410-629-1538 or by e-mail at

About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.