I found the Harford (nee Bel Air) Book Festival


    I found the Bel Air Book Festival. It had assumed a new name: the Harford Book Festival. That’s why it was a little hard to find. Also, instead of being a festival devoted to books at Shamrock Park — as it was two years ago when we went and Kimmie Meissner read a story to my daughter — it was showing up around town disguised as an event at other festivals. This weekend, it makes an appearance at the Havre de Grace Art Show:

    August 16th to August 17th
    45th Annual Havre de Grace Art Show
    Tydings Park; Presented by the Soroptimist International, over 250 artists and crafters from throughout the U.S. display and sell work. Food and entertainment all weekend. Free shuttle from designated parking to the show, downtown, and attractions. Boat accessible; Sat. and Sun.
    Phone: 410-939-9342
    Email: hdgartshow@hotmail.com

    You can find the Harford Book Fair at these events as well:

    Bel Air Festival for the Arts September 21st

    Darlington Apple Festival October 4th

    Swanfest at Swan Harbor Farms October 12th

    According to the county’s website, the festival — created by the Highlands School and the Bel Air Arts Commission in 2003 to promote literacy — decided to start showing up at lots of different events in order to make itself more visible. The festival kicked off its season with an event at Barnes & Noble in April. For more information, visit http://www.harfordbookfestival.org/ or check out this press release on the county’s website.