Festival Schedule

North American Sea Glass Festival entry fee per day, $7.00 per person, Children Under 12 Free.

Early Bird Tickets available for purchase online for $6.00 (plus $1.00 processing fee) only available until August 31, 2017.  

Includes one FREE Festival poster ($5 value), and a chance to win gift baskets!! (Only available to Early Bird ticket holders!)    

Purchase your tickets here


 2017 North American
Sea Glass Festival

Wilmington, DE

Chase Center on the Riverfront

September 23 – 24, 2017


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 – Governors’ 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 – Governors’ Hall

Shard of the Year Contest & Entry Tickets Sold – Governors’ Hall

12:00 p.m.  Shard Contest entry submission closes
 2:45 p.m.  Shard Contest Winners Announced – Governors’ Hall
 4:00 p.m.  Festival Closes