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Wicomico's Backyard Bonfire Night

Wicomico's Backyard Bonfire Night

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Join the Wicomico Recreation & Parks team (virtually) on Friday, May 29 from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. for a backyard camping night. Set up a tent in your own backyard, or a fort in your living room and settle in for a night of fun. We'll be starting a campfire, setting up a tent, toasting s'mores, introducing some of our staff and reading your ghost stories!

Before setting up a campfire, be sure it is permitted. Check with your local fire department for rules and regulations regarding your location. Never leave fires unattended and follow all safety precautions outlined by the National Fire Protection Association. 

Ghost Stories to Tell in the Backyard Writing Competition
Have a scary story to tell? A bone-chilling tale to share?
Submit your best original ghost story for a chance to win!
Winning stories will be read aloud during the virtual Wicomico Backyard Bonfire Night. 
To enter, email your submission to program director Jamie Nichols at

- Story must be your own original work.
- Story must have a title.
- Story must be 500 words or less.
- One entry per person.
- Story must be submitted before 5 p.m. on May 28.

  • Age Group(s): Everyone
  • Date(s): Virtual campout on Friday, May 29
  • Time(s): 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Location(s): Your own yard or living room
  • Program Fee(s): Free
  • Contact: Jamie Nichols,

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