12th Annual North American Sea Glass Festival

Sep 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM - Sep 24, 2017 at 4:00 PM


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Event Details

The 12th Annual North American Sea Glass Festival will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 and Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware. The North American Sea Glass Festival is the premier sea glass event in the country celebrating the history and beauty of sea glass.

The event will be held on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Dedicated Online Ticket Admission lines at the door!

Please Note:

Children Under 12 Free.

You will need two tickets if you are coming both days.

Sea glass artisans, jewelers, authors and crafters from all over the country will travel to Wilmington to showcase their beautiful handcrafted wares. As always, the 2017 North American Sea Glass Festival will have much to offer the whole family and this year we are expanding our children’s education area to include a treasure hunt!

Prized sea glass collections from all over the world will be on display in the Collectors area, where attendees can speak to the collectors to learn more about their travels and collections. The Shard Identification experts will help attendees learn more about their sea glass, pottery and other beach combing finds, so don’t forget to bring your beachcombing treasures!


Saturday, September 23, 2017

9:30 a.m.

Ticket counter opens
10:00 a.m.

Festival Opens

Exhibitors – Wilmington Hall

Shard I.D. / Collectors /beachcombers movie – Governor’s Hall

Shard of the Year entry tickets sold all day

11:30 a.m.

Fake Versus Genuine Sea Glass Across the Globe

Richard LaMotte and Mary McCarthy

Dravo Auditorium

1:30 p.m.

Amazing Journeys: Glass Fishing Floats, from the East and the West

Dr. Deacon Ritterbush
(aka Dr. Beachcomb)

Dravo Auditorium

3:30 p.m.

What Makes Sea Pottery Regionally Distinct?

Connor O’Brien

Dravo Auditorium

5:00 p.m.
Festival Closes

Sunday, September 24, 2017

9:30 a.m. Ticket Counter Opens
10:00 a.m.

Festival Opens

Exhibitors – Wilmington Hall

Children’s Treasure Hunt Begins

Shard I.D. / Collectors – Governor’s Hall

Shard of the Year entry tickets sold and submission begins

12:00 p.m.

Shard Contest entry submission closes
2:45 p.m.

Shard Contest Winners Announced
4:00 p.m.

Festival Closes

Venue Information

815 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
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Organizer Information

Kim Hannon
[email protected]

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