Annual Events


The Easter Bunny is laying eggs all over Pemberton Historical Park! Hop on over to Wicomico Recreation's Annual Eggstravaganza event. Activities include an egg hunt, crafts, egg toss, bunny hop, egg dyeing and more. Mark your calendars for this EGG-cellent time!

  • Registration: Onsite Registration
  • Program Fee: Ages 3 & Under: $2.00; Ages 4 & Up: $4.00
  • Age Groups: All ages welcome!
  • Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
  • Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Details: Four egg hunts will take place for children twelve and under. Please bring your own basket. The whole family can take part in crafts, egg toss, bunny hop, egg dyeing and more.
  • Contact: Email Cortney Kline, Program Director at or call 410-548-4900 ext. 109.

West Wicomico Heritage Ride

For many years, riders from all over the region have enjoyed the West Wicomico Heritage Ride and helped to preserve our Eastern Shore heritage. This bike tour of western Wicomico County takes riders across 300 years of Maryland history. Begin your day at Pemberton Historical Park, named for Pemberton Hall, a plantation home built in 1741 by Isaac Handy, one of the founders of the city of Salisbury. From there, explore such towns as the scenic riverfront community of Whitehaven, with the United Methodist Church (1891-1892), Whitehaven Hotel (1810) and Ferry (1685). Discover the historic communities of Hebron and Quantico hold too, as well as Bivalve's beautiful Cedar Hill Marina.

  • Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014
  • Time: 7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: Begins at Pemberton Historical Park
  • Registration Fees:
    • Adults - $35 ($40 after 8/15/14)
    • Children (Ages 8-18) - $20 ($25 after 8/15/14)
  • Contact: Andy Kitzrow at 410-548-4900 x114 or
  • Brochure and Registration Form – Coming Soon
  • Become A Sponsor – Coming Soon
  • Register Online – Coming Soon

Additional Information: Helmets are required. Choose from a 32, 50 or 62 mile ride. Riders receive a T-shirt, map and cue sheet upon check-in. Rest areas are conveniently placed throughout your tour complete with sports drinks, iced water and healthy snacks to fuel your journey. SAG service is available as well. End your memorable day back at Pemberton Historical Park for an outdoor picnic and live music until 2:30 p.m. Beer will be available for purchase (valid ID required).

Proceeds of the tour go directly to historic preservation and education. Pemberton Historical Park's goal is to rebuild many of the plantation's outbuildings and become a working 18th century plantation. The Whitehaven Heritage Association has used the proceeds to restore the 1886 Whitehaven Schoolhouse and gather artifacts and records of the village history. It is raising funds to rebuild the village church steeple to its original height (it was destroyed by Hurricane Hazel in 1954).


Eastern Shore hospitality is evident in the many types of hotels, bed & breakfasts and other accommodations in Wicomico County. Click here to explore our accommodations.

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Annual Turkey Trek

Before you gear up for your big Thanksgiving feast, come run the Turkey Trek 5K along Pemberton Historical Park's beautiful nature trails in Salisbury Maryland. The race winds through Pemberton Park's forests, meadows and wetlands. The course is mostly flat, with one or two small hills. Participants can enjoy healthy refreshments as well as pie and ice cream afterwards (it is Thanksgiving after all)!

All proceeds from the race will go directly towards Pemberton Historical Park's environmental education programs. Thank you for your support of the Park.

  • Date: Thursday, November 27, 2014
  • Time: Registration Opens at 7:30 a.m. / Race Begins at 9 a.m.
  • Registration Fee: $25 Per Person
  • Gift certificates and awards will be handed out in the following categories:
    • Best Thanksgiving Costume
    • 14U M, 14U F
    • 15-19 M, 15-19 F
    • 20-30 M, 20-30 F
    • 30-40 M, 30-40 F
    • 40-50 M, 40-50 F
    • 50-60 M, 50-60 F
    • 60+ M, 60+ F

Registration Options

  • Online Registration - Coming Soon
  • Download a registration form and mail it to:
    Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism
    Attn: Turkey Trek
    500 Glen Avenue
    Salisbury, MD 21804
  • Bring a completed registration form and payment to the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Box Office (500 Glen Ave., Salisbury, MD; Open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • Register on site the morning of the event.


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