Annual Festivals

Seasonal Celebrations and Annual Events

 

   

DUMCEvents

Celebrate The Seasons!

DUMC hosts several events throughout the year that celebrate local seasonal blessings from God in a fun and festive atmosphere. Crafts and crafters, fun family activities, fantastic live music, FABULOUS food, and more are a part of our annual seasonal traditions.   As always, please check the calendar for exact times as event locations, times, and themes change throughout the year.


 

Strawberry FestivalStrawberry Festival

  DUMC's Annual Strawberry Festival is typically held in May or as soon as the Strawberries are ready.  The theme ingredient for this festival is of course the strawberry.  As such many products made from or about them are offered by our bakers and crafters.  Accompanied by grilled food items (hot dogs, brats, hamburgers) and the famous Tongues of Fire BBQ team offerings which can include ribs, pulled pork, and BBQ chicken among other goodies.  A smoothie stand (non-alcoholic - this is church remember!?), and water and soft-drinks are always available.  Event dates, times, musical performances and activities vary from year to year with one constant among them being FUN and FELLOWSHIP! Check the calendar for exact times and dates.


Peach FestivalPeach Festival

DUMC's Annual Peach Festival is typically held in August or as soon as the Peaches are ready.  The theme ingredient for this festival is of course the peach.  As such many products made from or about them are offered by our bakers and crafters.  Quantities are limited and it is recommended you get your orders in early for pies and other goods. When we started running out of pies at the festival the bakers decided to sell pies a week before the festival date.  These pies are made and picked up the same day (you cannot order pies to be picked up at the festival).  Check the local paper mid July for the date for ordered pies.  These goodies are accompanied by grilled food items (hot dogs, brats, hamburgers) and the famous Tongues of Fire BBQ team offerings which can include ribs, pulled pork, and BBQ chicken among other goodies.  A smoothie stand (non-alcoholic - this is church remember!?), and water and soft-drinks are always available.  Event dates, times, musical performances and activities vary from year to year with one constant among them being FUN and FELLOWSHIP! Check the calendar for exact times and dates.


Fall Festival

Autumn Jubilation

DUMC's Fall Festival is typically held in October.  2008 was the first year for this newcomer to the DUMC list of annual events.  The theme ingredient for this festival is the apple.  As such many products made from or about them are offered by our bakers and crafters.  Accompanied by grilled food items (hot dogs, brats, hamburgers) and the famous Tongues of Fire BBQ team offerings which can include ribs, pulled pork, and BBQ chicken among other goodies.  Hot and cold cider, water and soft-drinks are always available.  Event dates, times, musical performances and activities vary from year to year with one constant among them being FUN and FELLOWSHIP! Check the calendar for exact times and dates.


Tongues of Fire BBQ MinistryTongues of Fire BBQs

The Tongues of Fire (TOF) BBQ Ministry ("Spreading the Gospel One Bite At a Time!")  sets up roadside BBQ sales during the warmer months of the year - generally on the first or second Saturday of each month.  The team additionally participates in local competitions such as Pork in the Park in Salisbury MD.  The menu varies from event to event but standards are pulled pork (Boston Butts), BBQ chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, sodas and water.  They occasionally do pit-beef and ribs as well!  The typical season runs from April through October.  Check the calendar for exact times and dates OR check the TOF website HERE.


Snack Shack at Homestead GardensUnited Methodist Men Snack Shacks at Homestead Gardens

The United Methodist Men man the grill in the Snack Shack at our neighbor; Homestead Gardens Nursery several times a year during warmer months.  Burgers, dogs, and other 'shack' fare are served up to hungry shoppers.   Check the calendar for exact times and dates.


Mother/Daughter BanquetUnited Methodist Men's Mother-Daughter Banquet

The United Methodist Men host an annual 'show' of sorts for Mothers and Daughters.  Showing off very limited talent a program of comedy and food are served up in good Christian fellowship.  Everyone is welcome - this 'event' is a must see for sure and is typically held in May on the Saturday closest to Mother's Day.  Check the calendar for exact times and dates.


Lenten Dinner ProgramsLenten Dinners
Sponsored by various church ministries and/or committees, our annual Lenten Dinner Program is typically five weeks starting with the last Wednesday in February.  Meals are followed by worship, teaching, discussion and prayer.  Each evening will end no later than 8pm and full programs will be provided both for children and youth. Child Care is available.  Check the calendar for exact times and dates.