MARSH Fest was introduced to the world on Saturday, and while it might have been the premiere festival of its kind on Wallops Island, it went off without a hitch.
Part of MARSH Fest’s success has to be due to the sheer variety of what the festival offers. Do you want to watch a guy paint a vase with horse hair and then buy the horse hair vase? You can do that at MARSH Fest! Want to pet a four-month-old pig? You can do that, too. Do you want to send your kids inside a hand-made model of a killer whale? Why not? Most importantly, do you want to sample the last (and best) of the summertime craft brews from all over Delmarva and the DMV? You can do that, too.
There aren’t many beer festivals that can provide an entire day’s worth of fun for people of any age or proclivity, and MARSH Fest just might have accomplished the nearly impossible. All you need to enjoy the day is sunscreen to repel the horse flies and cash to a.) buy all the unique clothing, art and bags of coffee that your heart desires and b.) support local businesses.
Here are just a few photos that sum up the day and what the festival is all about.