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70 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 10 - October 16, 1997 "Fangtastic" Sea Witch Fest whirls into Cape Region Oct. 25-26 The annual Sea Witch Festival draws fun lovers from miles around, with highlights including the costume parade, rid- dler's convention and later show. Above, Brian Kurtz of Re- hoboth Beach marches in last year's parade. Pittsburgh arts fest seeking entries The 39th annual Three Rivers Arts Festival will be held June 5-21 in downtown Pittsburgh. The festival presents a national Juried Visual Arts Exhibition (JVA) with more than $7,000 in awards. JVA categories include two-dimensional, photography, sculpture and crafts. Sheena Wagstaff, director of collections, exhibitions and programs at the Frick Art and Historical Center, will jury the two-dimensional category; Fred Wilson, a New York-based artist, will jury the photography and sculp- ture categories; Edward Eberle, a ceramic artist from Pittsburgh, will ju- ry the crafts category. The festival also offers aia Artists' Market, with more than $3,000 in awards per section. For an entry form or for more information, call 412-481-7040 or fax 412-481-8505. Callers should state whether they are apping for JVA or Artists' Market. The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce has once again extended an invitation for Cape Region residents and vis- itors to "sharpen their eye teeth and break out the garlic" as the Sea Witch Festival returns on Sat- urday and Sunday, Oct. 25-26. The festival includes many ac- tivities and events back by popu- lar demand and a new twist or two for the weekend. Highlighting the two-day event will be the Banjo Duster and Fid- dler's Conx(ention, the broom- tossing competition, the "best dressed" pet contest, a costume parade, a laser show, a 5K foot race and Webfooter's walks, and of course, the hunt for that slip- pery sorceress, the Sea Witch her- self, who last year was found lurk- ing in Heaven in a Hand Basket. There will also be plenty of oth- er surprises for visitors to enjoy. The Banjo Duster and Fiddler's Convention will provide a full day of foot stompin' entertainment, as prize money for the best fiddlers and banjo players waits in the wings. After taking in the music, head over to the wacky broom tossing contest, where contestants, divid- ed into categories by age, can heave their broom off the Board- walk, with the longest distance winning. The event is sponsored by Sun Sational Cleaning, and winners will take home a gold dustpan marked "Swept Up at Sea Witch." Then bring your monster to the best dressed pet contest. This event has gone way past dogs and cats and into the unknown with past entrees featuring Leonardo Ninja Turtle, a black goat dressed in a red cape, sporting red-painted horns and named, "Little Devil." Big Dog Spprtswear is the major erea t Fo o d at Entertainment00l HELP WANTED Waiters Waitresses Benefits Available - Apply in Person- Drive On Down Friday, Oct. lOth "Blue Devil" Saturday, Oct. 11th "Wiseguys" Wednesday, Oct. 15th "Karaoki" Thursday, Oct. 16th "Carbon 14" to GOURMET PIZZA - WOOD FIRED ROTISSERIE - BAR sponsor of this activity, offering prizes with a value in excess of $1,000. And everyone gets a rib- bon, proclaiming them a "Big Dog at Sea Witch." The costume parade, led by Nur and Boumi Temples, will consist of more than 700 participants, in- cluding bands, costumed groups, decorated cars, and some surprise entries. Rolling units begin at State Street and merge with walk- ers a few blocks down Rehoboth Avenue at Convention Hall. The parade ends three blocks later at the Boardwalk and bandstand where fun prizes are given for the judges favorites, and all parade participants receive a "Sea Witch Show-Off" ribbon. A laser show sponsored by AT &T, Rehoboth Outlets, BOSE and PNC Bank will offer the latest Continued on page 72 loin us for.our Season l-inale This weekend OurSeason Ends Columbus Day (Mon., Oct. 13) But We'll Re-open in Early April 1998 - - Better than Ever Have a Safe Winter Front & Market Streets Lewes 645-7866 I|1 EARLY BIR-I) D-INNER SPECIALS Served 5 to 6 (Must be seated by 6)