FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 2018
Danielle Jonigan, Marketing and Communications Manager
Phone: (302)-734-4888 X 104
VENDOR AND PARADE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE 85TH ANNUAL DOVER DAYS FESTIVAL
DOVER, DE – The Annual Dover Days Festival sponsored by WSFS Bank is right around the corner. This year marks a special milestone as we celebrate the 85th Annual Dover Days Festival (May 5, 2018). To get prepared, registration is now open for community and business participation in this national award-winning event, which is also Kent County’s largest free family festival. The following applications are available online at www.DoverDaysFestival.com:
Vendor– Crafters, artists and artisans, resellers, nonprofit organizations, food, home and trade exhibitors are wanted.
Parade– Car clubs, marching groups, bands, fire companies, floats, schools, civic organizations and commercial entries are invited to participate in the parade, Kent County’s largest parade, which steps off on Saturday, May 5 at 9:30 a.m.
Sponsors –Entertainment, colonial artisans and several other aspects of the festival need sponsorship. Business and community organization interested in being a sponsor can contact John Doerfler, Sales & Events Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-734-4888 X 103
The 85th Annual Dover Days will start with the annual parade stepping off at 9:30a.m. on Saturday, May 5th, 2018. Dover Days food vendors, programs, speakers, and exhibits are currently being finalized. For more information about the 85th Annual Dover Days Festival, visit www.DoverDaysFestival.com or call 302-734-4888.
BACKGROUND: The 85th Annual Dover Days Festival is one of the largest, longest-running, FREE, popular events in the state of Delaware dedicated to promoting the heritage and culture of Dover and the state of Delaware. Kent County Tourism coordinates the Annual Dover Days Festival at the request of the City of Dover. Dover Days hosts the largest parade in Dover with the Governor of the State of Delaware serves as the Grand Marshal. Activities reflect Delaware’s history and heritage as well as contemporary times and include, but are not limited to, the parade, traditional Maypole Dancing with 250 plus schoolchildren, vintage auto rides, colonial artisans’ village, historic re-enactment groups representing the Revolutionary War, WW II and the Civil War, children’s activities, carnival, fireworks, exhibits and lectures as well all-day entertainment and more.