The Nanticoke River Jamboree is an annual event held at Handsell to celebrate the natural and historic resources of the Nanticoke River watershed area and three cultures who have occupied this land. Each year the Jamboree features exhibits and demonstration by regional environmental and historic groups, a variety of living history performers and demonstrations by spinners, sheep-shearers, wood turners, open hearth cooks and more! In addition you will find music, food and activities for the whole family.
NOTICE: The 2023 Jamboree was cancelled due to weather. Please consider donating your admission fee to help us defray pre-event expenses.
The 2024 theme will celebrate the Maryland’s ratification of the Emancipation Proclamation 1864.
Exhibitors interested in participating in 2024, please contact us by email or call Midge at 410-228-7458
Full details can be found a the Jamboree Website.
This year Janice Canaday, an Interpreter on staff at Colonial Williamsburg will be featured in the Handsell Kitchen. Stay tuned for more exciting new and returning living history presentations!
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: http://www.facebook.com/#!/HandsellHouse/photos
See a short video of the 2012 Jamboree on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HS8kZwmCxs&feature=plcp