The Snow Hill Volunteer Fire Company’s annual Canoe Joust provides a new, and slightly wetter, spin on a favored sport from the Middle Ages.
This Saturday in Sturgis Park teams consisting of a pair of paddlers, along with the prerequisite jouster, will compete with foam-tipped sticks to see who can force their opponent to take a dive in the Pocomoke River.
The cost for day-of registration is $75 for each trio and begins at 9 a.m. in Sturgis Park. Participants receive free beverages and one meal ticket.
The action commences about 11 a.m. and the games are double elimination. First through third place honors will be awarded.
Howard Stephens, fire company secretary treasurer, said last year the annual event, as usual, was a fun and successful fundraising effort for the volunteer company.