Nanticoke River Jamboree

Nanticoke River Jamboree 2019-01-01T11:19:36-04:00

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The Nanticoke River Jamboree — Dorchester County’s largest living history event — will be held at historic Handsell in Vienna, Maryland on Saturday, October 12, 10am to 5pm.

This fun-filled celebration for the whole family features performers and historical re-enactors, demonstrations, traditional 18th and 19th-century crafts, puppeteers and puppet-making, kite flying, Native American culture, musical entertainment, and food and refreshments.

You can also tour the Handsell house — open only a couple of times a year to the public until its restoration is complete. The Native American longhouse will also be open.

Admission is $4 per person; children under 12 are free. View the complete schedule of performances and exhibitors at

The Jamboree happens at the historic Handsell site on Indiantown Road, north of Vienna. DIRECTIONS: From Route 50, take the exit for Vienna (Route 331 North) near the Nanticoke River Bridge. Turn left at end of ramp. Take first right onto Indiantown Road. (“Scenic Maryland” sign is here). Road makes sharp turn to left, follow over the Chicone Creek bridge, up the hill. Handsell will appear on your right in the field, about a quarter-mile down the road.

Nanticoke River Jamboree