Poplar Hill Mansion Festival Set for May 5

People gathered around inside a mansion

Salisbury, MD – History, games and fun combine at the annual Poplar Hill Mansion Festival, a free event set for Sunday, May 5.

The festival is held at Poplar Hill Mansion, Salisbury’s oldest home, from noon-4 p.m. It will feature War of 1812 reenactors, the Chesapeake Independent Blues; live dancing and music featuring the Dover Country Dancers; educational displays; a children’s activity area; and a maypole. The Community Curators’ Tent returns for a second year, and people interested in displaying any kind of collection can email curator@poplarhillmansion.org to get involved.

New this year are eight different carnival games, including Plinko, ring toss, “When Pigs Fly,” frog-flinging, family-friendly axe throwing, a pie toss featuring people in the pillory, and more.

“In addition to the returning favorites, we’re always thinking of new activities to add to our festival,” said Curator Sarah Meyers. “The games will be a lot of fun for the whole family.”

There will also be a Market Square with craft vendors, along with food trucks. Attendees can also take tours of the historic home.

Poplar Hill Mansion is located at 117 Elizabeth St. Parking for this event is available in the Bethesda United Methodist Church parking lot at 406 N. Division St.