Main Street Fes­ti­val set for Satur­day

Dorchester Star - - Front Page - By DUSTIN HOLT dholt@ches­

CAM­BRIDGE — Down­town Cam­bridge will play host to the Main Street Food and Mu­sic Fes­ti­val from 5 to 10 p.m. Satur­day, July 9, on Poplar and Race streets.

Cam­bridge Main Street re­cently an­nounced the an­nual Taste of Cam­bridge fes­ti­val would not be held this year, but a food and mu­sic would be held in its place.

“Due to cir­cum­stances be­yond our con­trol, we will not be hav­ing the tra­di­tional Crab Cook-Off part of the event,” Cam­bridge Main Street an­nounced on its Face­book page. “The good

news is that a great fes­ti­val will still go on. That means great food, six mu­si­cal acts, a pro­fes­sional crab-pick­ing com­pe­ti­tion, con­tests and ac­tiv­i­ties for kids, craft ven­dors and more.”

The fes­ti­val is free and will fea­ture food from lo­cal restau­rants and non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tions, in­clud­ing the Fred Flint­stone grilled turkey legs by Res­cue Fire Com­pany, and bev­er­ages from down­town restau­rants, in­clud­ing RAR Brew­ing.

Ac­tiv­i­ties will in­clude street danc­ing from the East­ern Shore Dance Academy, a Kid’s Fun Zone hosted by Coastal Hospice fea­tur­ing Car­los the Jug­gler and a wa­ter­melon-eat­ing con­test.

The fes­ti­vals will have two per­for­mance stages, the Main Stage at 409 Race St. and the Can­nery Way Stage at 432 Race St. At the Main Stage, Dead­wood will kick off at 5 p.m., with Justin Ryan at 6 p.m., the wa­ter­melon-eat­ing con­test at 6:45 p.m., crab-pick­ing con­test at 7 p.m., East­ern Shore Dance Academy at 7:30 p.m., Waverun­ner at 8 p.m. and Skribe at 9 p.m.

At the Can­ner y Way Stage, Bobby Reed and Friends will play at 5:15 p.m., with Lisa Rowe at 6:15 p.m., Wyes Guys at 7:15 p.m. and the hula-hoop con­test at 8:15 p.m. ----On­line:­bridge­main­

www.face­­bridge Main­Street


Fire­works on Tuesday, July 5, light the sum­mer sky above the Choptank River wa­ter­front at Long Wharf Park in Cam­bridge with the Choptank River Light­house in the fore­ground.


Down­town Cam­bridge will host the Main Street Food and Mu­sic Fes­ti­val from 5 to 10 p.m. Satur­day, July 9, on Poplar and Race streets.

Cam­bridge Res­cue Fire Com­pany will sell its turkey legs at Satur­day’s Main Street Food and Mu­sic Fes­ti­val in down­town Cam­bridge. Here, Ricky Travers holds two legs.

The East­ern Shore Dance Academy is sched­uled to per­form July 9 at the Main Street Food and Mu­sic Fes­ti­val in Cam­bridge.

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