Water Family Fest & Native Plant Sale

30048 Cedar Neck Rd. Ocean View, DE 19970


Thank you to everyone who made the 2023 Water Family Fest and Native Plant Sale a huge success! Stay tuned for details regarding next year’s event!

The Water Family Fest and Native Plant Sale, which started in 2019, is free and family-friendly. It features “feet-wet, hands-dirty fun,” outdoor recreation and educational opportunities, multiple exhibits, food trucks, and a native plant sale.

Organizations and nonprofits will be at James Farm Ecological Preserve the entire span of the festival so attendees can take their time exploring activities and exhibits.

Local plant nurseries will be there to answer questions on the importance of native species and will have a variety of native plants for sale to the public.

Educational exhibits will help people explore environmental topics such as seagrass, shellfish, waves, beaches, wetlands, tax ditches, rain gardens, and more.

Throughout the event, there will be a series of short talks on diverse topics such as diamondback terrapins, invasive species, coastal ecology, plants and more. There will also be fun family activities including horseshoe crab tagging, fish seining, bird identification, and a guided walk through the Preserve’s trails.

For more information on the event, please contact Caitlin Chaney, by email at cchaney@inlandbays.org, or at 302-226-8105.

Exhibitors, Sponsors, and More

New to the 2023 event is music by the Homestead Bluegrass Band!

View Event Program

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors that help make this community event great!

Food And Beverages


For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mark Carter, by email at mcarter@inlandbays.org, or at 302-226-8105 (x 717).




James Farm Ecological Preserve