creek fest 2013

The Fifth Annual White Clay Creek Fest boasts record attendance!

8717492931_de2c529fea_cSaturday May 4th White Clay Creek State Park held the 5th annual Creek Fest and had record attendance!  With a car count of 400 they conservatively estimated attendance at 1000 people! This is the highest attendance we have seen at Creek Fest, second was 2012 with an attendance of 800. The first 300 people received BPA free water bottles to encourage people to choose tap over bottled water, and White Clay Creek watershed passports were given out to encourage children and families to get out in nature and enjoy the many things that make the White Clay Creek watershed unique. Creek Fest is put on by Delaware State Parks, White Clay Wild and Scenic Program and the National Park Service to celebrate our precious natural resource – the White Clay!  It is supported by Suez United Water, The Friends of White Clay Creek State Park, the City ofNewark and The American Mushroom Institute.  In addition, the PA Friends of the White Clay Creek Preserve led 40 attendees on a pre-fest Mason Dixon Hike. Saturday brought beautiful weather, together with great music by Unity Reggae, the Juggling Hoffman’s and a live bird show by Animal Behaviors and Conservation Connections. We even had a special guest announce the band, Paul Baumbach Delaware State Representative for the 23rd District.

Families who attended enjoyed crafts, face painting, and watershed related exhibits by local organizations such as Delaware Nature Society, Tri-State Bird Rescue, Wilmington Trail Club, Hale Byrns House, Southeastern Lyme Association, OH Farm and more. New this year were local artists whose work were on display for purchase. People also enjoyed food by Homegrown Cafe, Wood Fired Pizza and UD Creamery.

View photos at: Creek Fest 2013 Flickr and on the White Clay Creek State Park Facebook Page.

Beautiful Weather Forecasted for Creek Fest!

phung imageBring your sunscreen and grab some friends and family to celebrate the White Clay Creek this Saturday, May 4! Commemorate Mason Dixon's arrival in Philiadelphia 250 years ago with a hike to Arc Corner and the Tri-State Marker. Relax in the sun and take in the live performances on stage. Kids will receive a watershed passport to fill with stamps while visiting exhibitors and learning more about the White Clay Creek! Live music, performances, animals, great food, and more...See you there! SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

11:00 a.m.  -  Pre-Fest Hike to Arc Corner & Tri-State Marker with Friends of the    Pennsylvania Preserve.


11:45-12:30                 Unity Reggae

12:30- 1:00                  Jugglers

1:00 -1:45                    Unity Reggae

1:45-1:55                     Bird setup / Announcements

1:55-2:40                     Conservation Partners Live Bird Presentation

2:40-3:10                     Jugglers

3:10-3:55                     Unity Reggae

3:55-4:00                     Concluding announcements

Map to White Clay Creek State Park, Carpenter Recreation Area, 880 New London Rd, Newark, DE 19711.The event is free, but park entrance fees will be in effect (3$/vehicle DE resident, 6$/vehicle out of state).