Pictured: the Ferris Wheel at the Wachapreague Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival. Courtesy of Jay Diem.


Here’s what’s going on this weekend on the Eastern Shore. The Cape Charles/Northampton African-American Heritage Festival will be held for the fifth year in Cape Charles today.   The festival celebrates the history, legacy and continuing contribution of African-Americans. This year’s theme is “Building our Community-Yesterday,Today and Tomorrow. There will be a Heritage Cookout and Family Fun Day honoring hometown heroes in the Cape Charles Central Park Pavillion from noon until 4 p.m. and on Sunday there will be a Closeout Service at St. Stephens AME Church at 3 p.m.

The Annual Pocomoke City Vol. Fire Department Chicken Barbecue is wrapping up today. You can get half a chicken, baked beans, potato salad and a roll for $9.00 at the site on Rt. 13 south of Pocomoke.

The New Allen Memorial AME Church will host a Fish Fry at the church in Franktown from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The cost is $10 and includes trout, potato salad, green beans, corn on the cob, fried apples and corn bread. Plates can be delivered by calling Carvies Ayers at 757-350-5848 or Helen Kellam at 757-442-9065.

The day wraps up with two carnivals. The Wachapreague Vol. Fire Company will wrap up its carnival season tonight at the carnival grounds in Wachapreague.   Up on Chincoteague the annual Chincoteague Firemans Carnival will be underway weekends until the weekend after the pony swim at the end of the month.

Both carnivals offer seafood sandwiches, French Fries, Pizza and ice cream, rides, games and much more.