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Day Two of River and Rails Festival

August 24th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

The Second Annual Canal River and Rails Festival, a free two-day event, kicked off Friday. Canal Place is one of 13 designated heritage areas in Maryland. Dee Dee Ritchie, executive director, said the festival is a way to raise awareness of Canal Place, the scenic railroad and the river park. The River and Rails Festival will take place on the Canal Place festival grounds and include live music, food vendors, historical reenactors, children’s activities and arts and crafts. Several live bands are scheduled for Saturday, with the event beginning at noon. Musical entertainment includes Ally Norris, Kenneth Swanger, Jason McDonald and an evening performance at 7:30 p.m. from Queen City Funk and Soul.  Throughout the day, festival-goers will be able to enjoy kayaking, fishing demonstrations, a climbing wall and children will have a special area for activities. The day will end with a fireworks display. The festival will also have performances from historical reenactor Rich Pawling and “speeder car rides” from the train station platform. 

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