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Connecticut. The Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival 2013, 42 Pierce Rd., Preston, is May 3 to June 2. It promises first-rate bluegrass artists as well as musicians' workshops, on-site camping, children's activities, and more. Admission is $20 to $60 by the day; full weekend pass, $130. http://bit.ly/Zv4ZJk

Delaware. Horseshoe Crab and Shorebird Festival is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 25 at Milton Memorial Park & Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. The festival celebrates horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds. Enjoy arts, crafts, boat rides, exhibits, games, music, and great food. A shuttle bus will be available to transport visitors to and from the refuge. www.historicmilton.com

Maine. The 10th Annual Downeast Spring Bird Festival is May 24 to 26 at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, in the Cobscook Bay area. www.cclc.me/page/911-1304/birdfest

Maryland. The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference is May 31 to June 1 at Chesapeake College in Cambridge. There will be Tubman historians, scholars, and fans; keynote speaker is internationally known genealogist, author, and lecturer Tony Burroughs. TubmanUGRR.net.

Massachusetts. Boston Calling Music Festival, May 25 & 26, is a two-day, two-stage festival. It will be one big party with easy access to both stages, food, services and more. All ages are welcome and children under 10 are free. bostoncalling.com

New Hampshire. Paddle into the Past on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail on May 25-26. Visitors can take a 1- or 2-day, self-guided cultural heritage tour up the Upper Ammonoosuc River in New Hampshire's Grand North territory, to the picturesque town of Stark. 802-496-2285. http://www.northernforestcanoetrail.org/PlanaTrip-3/Itineraries-59#nh

New Jersey. The 7th Annual Bluegrass & Barbecue Festival is May 19 in Tuckerton. Start off the summer with down-home sounds and smells, along with crafters, vendors, family activities, demonstrations, decoy carvers, boat building, and boat rides. www.tuckertonseaport.org/

New York. The Sugar Loaf Spring Fest is May 25 and 26 in Hudson Valley. Join the resident artisans in this celebration of spring when the streets of this historic art and crafts hamlet are filled with music, craft and food vendors, and a mix of family activities. www.sugarloafnewyork.com/fun/events/

Pennsylvania. Hyner Hang Gliding Club hosts its Memorial Day Fly-In May 23 to 27 at Hyner View State Park in central Pennsylvania. At 1,300 feet, Hyner View has been home to both hang gliders and paragliders and is the highest active site in Pennsylvania. www.hynerclub.com

Rhode Island. Gaspee Days Arts and Crafts Festival, May 25-27 on Narragansett Parkway in Pawtuxet Village, Warwick, annually attracts approximately 50,000 people a day to shop the wares of more than 150 craft exhibitors. There will also be a food court, rides, games, and live entertainment. www.gaspee.com/ArtsandCrafts.htm