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Delaware Wild Lands owns and manages over 21,000 acres of land on Delmarva, that’s a big job for a small staff!  If you are interested in helping in our land management or volunteering at events, please fill out our new Volunteer Interest Form to receive updates about volunteer opportunities!


Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival: 
A Benefit for Delaware Wild Lands

  • Five bands & foot stompin’ music all day!

  • Craft Beers & Local Wines

  • Food Trucks

  • Artisan Vendors & Lawn Games

  • Free tours of the Great Cypress Swamp

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Headliner for 2018:

  • Johnny Staats & the Delivery Boys from West Virginia

  • Experience this world-class mandolin, guitar, and fiddle player! Johnny has performed multiple times on NPR’s Mountain Stage and the Grand Ole Opry.

Johnny has been featured on NBC’s Today Show, CBS Evening News, and CNN; in The New York Times and People magazine. He’s also a 3-time winner of the prestigious Vandalia Gathering Mandolin Championships.

More bands will be announced soon!

Sponsorship opportunities are available —

Let us promote your business in our festival publicity!

The 3rd Annual Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival is a benefit event for Delaware Wild Lands (DWL). Festival grounds are on the scenic Roman Fisher Farm at the edge of the Great Cypress Swamp, the largest forest on the Delmarva Peninsula. DWL owns and manages 10,500 acres of the Swamp.

This event is Rain or Shine!

Advance tickets purchased online are $25. Tickets at the gate are $35.

The stage and the front of the seating area are covered under a large tent. Bring a lawn chair.

No outside coolers are permitted. We’ll have lots of good drinks and eats available from our vendors. A personal water bottle is okay to carry in, and we’ll have water stations where you can get a cup of water or refill your bottle.

We have a barn and many picnic tables for indoor and outdoor eating. The barn is also our jamming area, so bring a musical instrument, if you’d like. Stroll around and enjoy craft vendors, games, and local craft brews.

Free bus tours through the Great Cypress Swamp will be looping all day. Experience nature from the comfort of a bus seat.

Stay tuned for updates. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates.