Snow Hill’s 18th Annual Blessing of the Combines is August 6, 2016

May 1, 2016

Snow Hill’s Blessing of the Combines
May 1, 2016

It is not too early to save the date of Saturday, August 6, 2016 for Snow Hill’s 18th Annual Blessing of the Combines celebration. Becky Payne, event chairperson, is enthusiastic about this popular summer event that honors the agricultural community while bringing more than 2000 festival goers into downtown Snow Hill.

There will be craft vendors and food vendors along Bank Street. Information booths will be located along Green Street. Craft vendors and area non-profits are encouraged to contact Diana Nolte at 443-944-4402 or by emailing for space reservations.

Festivities begin on Green Street at 11:00 with live music and street activities. The Parade of Combines sets off down RT 12 to Green Street at 11:15. A “throttle thrust” will signal Master of Ceremonies, Steve Hales, to begin the program with the presentation of colors by the award-winning Snow Hill High School Junior Marine Corps ROTC. After recognitions, a keynote speaker, and the Blessing, the afternoon’s lineup of area musicians featuring the Michael Christopher Band ( will perform.

Children can visit a variety of animals at the Petting Barnyard, then hop aboard a wagon for a hay ride. There will be a Children’s Barnyard of activities and the popular Children’s Tractor Pull as well as a Scales and Tales presentation from the Pocomoke River State Park.

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