Corsica River Day brings fall festival to riverfront on Sunday
CENTREVILLE — The Corsica River Conservancy will host a new community festival, Corsica River Day, from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at the riverfront at Corsica River Yacht Club, located at 589 Conquest Road, off Spaniard Neck Road in Centreville.
The event is free and is a celebration the Corsica River, bringing family fun, food vendors and live music to the waterfront.
Family activities will include free kayaking and canoeing on the Corsica River, a fishing derby, pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, pumpkin art and educational activities.
It’s the Pits and the Commerce Street Creamery will offer barbecue, burgers, ice cream and sweet treats for sale. Music will be provided by bluegrass band Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass.
After a decade of holding a fall festival at Bloomfield Farm to promote watershed awareness, the Corsica River Conservancy moved the event to the waterfront to showcase the beauty and recreational opportunities of the Corsica River.
“We’re excited about the new partnership with the Corsica River Yacht Club that made this event possible and helps us introduce more people to what the river has to offer,” said CRC President Steve Miller.
Miller said the goal of Corsica River Day is to foster understanding about what can be done to improve the health of the river, while bringing the community together for an enjoyable fall festival.
For more information, call the Queen Anne’s County Office of Tourism at 410-604-2100 or visit www.corsicariver conservancy.org.
Pumpkin art and other free activities, including kayaking, pony rides and face painting will be at the Corsica River Day festival Sunday, Sept. 18.