Save the DATE for the 2015 Nanticoke River Jamboree “FIRE!”

The Nanticoke River Jamboree is an annual event held at Handsell  to celebrate the natural and historic resources of the Nanticoke River watershed area.  Each year the Jamboree features exhibits and demonstration by regional environmental and historic groups, a variety of living history performers and featuring yearly, Daniel Firehawk Abbott’s “Origins” program.  In addition you will find music, food and activities for the whole family including kayaking and biking opportunities provided by Adrenaline High, a local outfitter.

SAVE the DATE:  Saturday October 10, 2015

(raindate:  Sunday, October 11)

The 5th annual

Nanticoke River Jamboree at Handsell:  “FIRE!”

 Exhibitors interested in participating, please contact us at or call Midge at 410-228-7458

 Full details can be found a the Jamboree Website.


Thanks to the 2014 Jamboree Sponsors: Maryland Humanities Council, NRG Energy, Dorchester Center for the Arts, Healing Hands Animal Hospital, and Rob Davis, CPA.

It was a drizzly day, but we live by the motto:

It was a drizzly day, but we live by the motto:

“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about Learning to Dance in the Rain.”

 Thank you to ALL who made the 2013 and 2014 Jamboree a success.  Here are some great photos!



2013JamboreeCollage1JamboreeCollage5 The Jamboree is growing every year, so much so, that it now has its own web site!  Please visit  Nanticoke River Jamboree  for the latest updates on the next Jamboree!


Photos from the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Nanticoke River Jamborees can be found at our Handsell facebook page:!/HandsellHouse/photos

See a short video of the 2012 Jamboree on You Tube:


Daniel Firehawk explains hunting techniques of native people at the 2012 Jamboree!

Art Malestein, interpreting 17th century trader Christopher Nutter, watches the Baltimore United 1812 Volunteers doing a firearm demonstration at the 2012 Jamboree.

One comment to Save the DATE for the 2015 Nanticoke River Jamboree “FIRE!”

  1. […] were priviledged to demonstrate colonial blacksmithing at the Nanticoke River Jamboree, this past Saturday at Handsell to support the efforts to restore the house of Handsell and to […]

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