Events


September 23—St. Michaels Concours d’ Elegance

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Location: Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond
Date: September 21-23, 2018

Now in its 12th year, the St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance showcases some of the finest automobiles from around the world every year. Last year’s Best in Show winner was a 1928 Auburn 8-115 Speedster that took owners Albert and Barbara Mason 15 years to personally restore. Collectors compete on an invitation-only basis and to qualify, their luxury cars must meet strict standards, such as having won similarly prestigious awards previously. The St. Michaels Concours has been dubbed by some as one of the top 10 such events in the United States, and Walish has called it the “Pro-Bowl” to Pebble Beach’s “Super Bowl” of classic motorcar competitions.

Local volunteers of the St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance celebrated an historic return home to St. Michaels in 2016 through a partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and are delighted by their recent partnership with the newly founded Classic Motor Museum of St. Michaels.

“But in order for the Concours to reach its full potential,” says Phipps, “it has to be back at Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond. The Inn’s historic nature, its beautiful 200-year-old gardens and its grandeur are the perfect backdrop for an event that has style at its core.” Phipps adds, “With Chef MacDonald’s culinary expertise and commitment to local ingredients, we’ll be able to debut in 2017 an enhanced VIP and entrants gallery, which will feature a gourmet garden party with live music, flowing champagne and passed hors d’oeuvres.”

The Concours will continue its partnership with the Maritime Museum in 2018, too, with plans to continue to host the classic and antique boat showings at the Museum’s Fogg’s Cove Landing, as well as additional activities including, for the first time, classic automobiles for sale.

“That partnership remains particularly important to us,” adds Phipps, “as the beneficiary of the 2018 Concours will be the Classic Motor Museum of St. Michaels, and both the Motor Museum and Maritime Museum prioritize education for local kids and young adults. The lack of vocation-technical education in our tri-county area is a real concern of ours, and when the Motor Museum opens in March, we look forward to launching an automotive educational program much like the Maritime Museum’s boatbuilding one.”

Tickets for the 2018 St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance will go on sale in July and be available on the event’s website at http://www.smcde.org/.

Mark your calendar for a day of casual elegance, Senior Award winning automobiles, food, refreshment, and celebration.

Tickets will go on sale June 1, 2018 at www.smcde.org.

All proceeds benefit the new Classic Motor Museum of St. Michaels.

October 6&7—Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival & Maritime Model Expo

MASCF_02CBMM_ModelExpo_01 copyDates: October 6-7, 2018
Sat. & Sun., 10 am-5 pm

Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is hosting the 36th Annual Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival and the Maritime Model Expo as a combined event on Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 5pm.

Hundreds of amateur and professional boat builders, model boat builders and enthusiasts come from all over the region to display their skiffs, kayaks, canoes and maritime models. Check out the model pond and boats on land or watch many of these one-of-a-kind vessels race along the Miles River along CBMM’s 18-acre waterfront campus. The event is free for CBMM members or with general admission and features small craft both on and off the water, a demonstration pond, model races, engaging exhibits, kids’ activities, food and more. More info on the CBMM Events Calendar or call 410-745-2916.

October TBD—Christ Church Fall Rummage Sale

a8f4bbcd128d4a93a98ee7195a8efe56Dates: Donations will be accepted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, October TBD from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Parish House. SHOPPING HOURS: Friday, October TBD from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, October TBD from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
Location: Christ Church, Episcopal Parish

The time has come to clean out your closets, your attic, and your garage while giving back to our community. We are looking for furniture, kitchenware, and linens, gently used fall/winter clothing for women, men and children, shoes, jewelry, books, art work, and toys. And if that “special outfit” is no longer special, please donate to our women’s boutique. We are also looking for volunteers to join us in this fun and worthwhile event to assist during the week by accepting donations, setting up and organizing, providing lunch for the our hard working team, and working during the sale itself. We also encourage everyone to come and shop—you may find that hidden treasure! And remember, all proceeds from the sale are donated to charities assisting children, families and the elderly. For more information, contact Judy Sandground, 703-408-1890. www.christstmichaels.org

Fall Rummage Sale! THE MOVIE! Watch a fun video here!

October TBD, 7 a.m.—Fire Department Flea Market

The Fall Flea Market will be Saturday, October TBD, 2018 doors open at 7 a.m. Rain or Shine, 75 tables of treasures, something for everyone, all under one roof! For more info, visit www.stmichaelsfd.org

October TBD, 10 a.m.—St. Michaels FaithFest

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FAITHFEST WILL TAKE A BREAK IN 2017. Hope to return!

Date: Saturday, October TBD, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: St. Luke’s Methodist Church, St. Michaels MD

St. Michaels FaithFest showcases a variety of local Christian musical talent, outreach ministries, children’s activities, blessing of the animals, food, fun, and fellowship.

Faith Fest was started in 2010 by St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in St. Michaels, MD to help spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music and ministry. It is a faith-based music and arts festival held at two venues in St. Michaels, MD, St. Luke’s Church grounds and Muskrat Park. Church representatives from St. Michaels, Easton, Tilghman and surrounding communities are encouraged to participate.

For more information, visit http://www.stmichaelsfaithfest.org

October TBD, 1 p.m.—Annual Auction to benefit Fire Departments at Awful Arthur’s

Committee-PictureDate: Sunday, October TBD, 1 p.m.- til
Location: Awful Arthur’s, 402 S. Talbot Street

Awful Arthur’s St. Michaels and the committee for the 37th Annual Firemen’s Auction are pleased to announce this year’s auction will be held on Sunday, October TBD, 2018 starting at 1:00pm at Awful Arthur’s. The event is open to the public and will feature live auctioneers and special food and drink items.

The committee is currently seeking donations for this year’s auction including donations of trips, services, art or other creative and unique items. Last year’s auction, the first for Awful Arthur’s, after 35 years at Carpenter Street Saloon was a huge success, raising over $73,000 with all proceeds benefitting the St. Michaels and Tilghman Volunteer Fire Departments.

To donate, please call event chairperson Donna Pierson at 410-822-5866.

Pictured: Josh Poore, Jeanne Bryan, Donna Pierson, Arthur Webb, Alan Faulkner, Terye Knopp, Keith Graffius, Julie Irimie, Marianne Yeager Stallsmith, Robin Harrison

October 20-21—Fall into St. Michaels

EventPhotoMini_Carpenter street halloweenAnnual Fall into St. Michaels has fun for all ages!

Events & Activities:
Fall into St. Michaels scheduled for the weekend of October 20-21, 2018
St. Michaels, Maryland

The change of the season brings excitement and vibrant color to the Town of St. Michaels, as residents and businesses celebrate their annual harvest festival “Fall into St. Michaels”.

pirate scarecrowThe Fall into St. Michaels festivities begin with the town-wide scarecrow contest on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Participating area businesses are competing in the Second Annual St. Michaels Scarecrow Contest, where each sponsoring business will have the chance to win first place in one of the following three categories: Traditional, Whimsical or Humorous and will seek the coveted People’s Choice award. Walk along the streets of St. Michaels, where you’ll find the scarecrows displayed in front of participating businesses and hung along the telephone poles on Talbot Street. Visitors can vote for the People’s Choice award online. The People’s Choice winner will be announced on Monday and can be seen on the “Visit St. Michaels” Facebook page and www.stmichaelsmd.org.

kimThe following weekend, the Fall into St. Michaels festivities go into full swing on Saturday with the start of the Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest held at the St. Michaels Community Center early Saturday morning. Participating businesses sponsor the pumpkins, which are carved by experienced and novice carvers alike, each striving for the top spot in one of the four pumpkin categories. The pumpkins are judged from 1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. and then will remain on display until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. thru 2:00pm on Sunday.

pieThe Bay Hundred’s Annual Pumpkin Pie Competition will be held during the Pumpkin Carving Contest at the St. Michaels Community Center. The Pumpkin Pie Competition is open to professionals, home bakers and children. Each group will be judged on traditional or creative creations. Cash prizes will be awarded to top three winners in each category, and of course, bragging rights and a plaque go to the winners. Each contestant must submit 2-3 pies of the same recipe. The St. Michaels Community Center will be selling pieces and whole pies of those entered. Judging will begin at 10:00 am and sales will begin at 11:00am. Proceeds of the bake sale will benefit the programs and activities of the St. Michaels Community Center. Please contact Trish at the SMCC 410-745-6073 for more information or to register as an entrant. The St. Michaels Community Center is located on the corner of Railroad Street and Fremont Street.

Jack Russell RacesEvery year, dog owners from all over Maryland join the residents of St. Michaels on the lawn at the Inn at Perry Cabin for the annual Jack Russell Races. This year’s races are on Sunday, October 22nd and will begin at 11:00 am. Registration is available online on the event Facebook Page and at 10 a.m. that morning at the event. You can also register at St. Michaels Pet Supply, All Pets Veterinary Hospital and The Urban Pup. The proceeds from the benefit will go to the St. Michaels Community Food Pantry and Pet Pantries of Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester Counties. The races will be broken down into categories: Jack Russell, Dachshund Dash and the famous “So Your Dog Thinks He’s a Jack” race. All dogs are welcome at the event, big or small, racing or not, to mingle with other dog lovers in Talbot County. Dogs under 25 pounds are welcome to race. The event will be held, rain or shine! Refreshments, including Coffee & Donuts and a Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar, will be available on-site. There will be live raffles of items from area restaurants and retailers between races! No Dog? No Problem- Fun for humans, too!

The St. Michaels Museum at St. Mary’s Square will offer one of their signature walking tours. The walking tour is $10 per person and also includes admission to the museum. Please visit the museum’s website for more information and to reserve your space: www.stmichaelsmuseum.org

Lastly, as a way to give back during the harvest months, the St. Michaels Business Association is combining their “Fall into St. Michaels” festivities with their Second Annual Food Drive for the St. Michaels Food Pantry. The St. Michaels Food Pantry, which is housed in Christ Church, is supported through individual food and financial contributions as well as donations from area businesses and organizations. It serves Talbot County residents requiring food assistance. A satellite program on Tilghman Island operates out of the Tilghman United Methodist Church. The St. Michaels Food Pantry also provides complete Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners to those in need. “Many members of our community struggle with providing healthy, nutritious food for their families. We hope our first annual food drive is the first of many to come that will help fill the shelves of the St. Michaels Food Pantry and help Talbot County residents in need.” said Kim Hannon, Secretary of the St. Michaels Business Association. While the St. Michaels Food Pantry appreciates every single food donation, they strive to offer a variety of food items that help balance nutritional intake, especially important to children, seniors, those with health challenges and those with culturally diverse diets. Drop off your donation items at the St. Michaels Community Center on Railroad Ave. during the hours of the Pumpkin Carving & Pie Baking contest.

Shop. Eat. Play. Stay – Visit St. Michaels www.stmichaelsmd.org or call 410.745.0411.

October 21, 10 a.m.—Jack Russell Races

Jack Russell FB headerDate: Sunday, October 21, 2018
Time: Registration at 10 a.m., Coffee & Doughnuts and a Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar at 10 a.m., Races start at 11 a.m.
Location: On the lawn at the Inn at Perry Cabin
More info: Visit the Facebook Page
REGISTER your pup for the races! Link to come as event nears.

Every year, dog owners from all over Maryland join the residents of Talbot County St. Michaels on the lawn at the Inn at Perry Cabin for the annual Jack Russell Races. This year’s races will begin at 11:00 am. Registration is available online and at 10 a.m. that morning.

JRT pole signThe races will be broken down into categories: Jack Russell (flat and hurdles), Dachshund Dash and the famous “So Your Dog Thinks He’s a Jack” race. All dogs are welcome at the event, big or small, racing or not, to mingle with other dog lovers in Talbot County. Dogs under 25 pounds are welcome to race.

The event will be held, rain or shine! Refreshments, including Coffee & Doughnuts and a Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar, will be available on site. There will be live raffles of items from area restaurants and retailers between races!

No Dog? No Problem- Fun for humans, too!

The proceeds from the benefit will go to Community Food Pantry and Pet Pantries of Talbot, Caroline, and Dorchester Counties. Want to make a donation? Buy a bone to be displayed on poles on Talbot Street! (see at left : ) Donation site to come.

October 27—CBMM OysterFest

OysterFestDate: Saturday, October 27, 2018 — 
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Admission to OysterFest is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $6 for children between the ages of six and 17. 
Children five years and under and CBMM members are admitted free. Food and boat rides are an additional cost. 
For more information, call 410-745-2916. Please leave your pets at home.

On Saturday, October 27, the Chesapeake’s oyster will be celebrated at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s (CBMM) OysterFest in St. Michaels, MD. The event features live music oysters and other local fare, children’s activities, boat rides, oyster demonstrations, harvesting displays, retriever demonstrations, cooking demonstrations, documentary films, and an oyster stew competition among regional chefs.

TCWA volunteers will be serving freshly caught and shucked Chesapeake Bay oysters. Aquaculture raw oysters, steamed oysters, oyster fritters, and fried oyster sandwiches will also be available. For those who prefer to celebrate oysters rather than eat them, pit beef, hot dogs and hamburgers, along with cold beer, caramel apples, warm apple cider, and more will be offered. Festival-goers can take part in or just watch an oyster slurping contest, while others enjoy sampling oyster stew by local restaurants and chefs beginning at 11am and while the limited tastings last.

The stew competition takes place along the museum’s Fogg’s Cove side of campus, with bragging rights awarded to the chef who gets the most votes among participants. Local restaurants will also perform cooking demonstrations of signature oyster dishes throughout the day. OysterFest boasts plenty of family-friendly, educational, and fun waterfront activities designed to help kids to know how important the oyster is to the Chesapeake Bay. Families can play “Oyster Jenga,” explore an oyster nursery, participate in a scavenger hunt or face painting, or watch dip-net making and knot-tying demonstrations. Build-a-boat activities provided by the Model Guild will be available for a $3 fee. Even dogs can have fun, with retriever demonstrations taking place along the Museum’s waterfront, and don’t miss the scenic river cruises and on-the-water oyster tonging demonstrations with Chesapeake watermen.

Conservation groups including Tilghman Islanders Grow Oysters, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Oyster Recovery Partnership, and The Nature Conservancy will be on-hand to discuss efforts to clean and preserve the Bay. In addition, Phillips Wharf Environmental Center’s Fishmobile will offer visitors the opportunity to see live sturgeon, diamondback terrapins, horseshoe crabs, and other Bay creatures.

The event is generously sponsored by Maryland Public Television (MPT) with two MPT documentaries screened in the Van Lennep Auditorium during the event. Festival-goers can explore the CBMM’s exhibit buildings, including Oystering on the Chesapeake and Waterman’s Wharf, where visitors can try their hand at tonging or nippering for oysters. CBMM’s bugeye, Edna E. Lockwood, an 1889 log-bottomed oyster dredge boat and National Historic Landmark, will be dockside on display.

The festival takes place from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, October 27. Admission to OysterFest is free for CBMM members and children five years and under, otherwise it’s $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $6 for children between the ages of six and 17. Food and boat rides are an additional cost. Visit CBMM online or call 410-745-2916 for more information.

October 31—Halloween

images-4Date: Monday, October 31st for Halloween “Trick-or-Treating” for children 12 years and under from 6-8 p.m.

St. Michaels is a fun place for kids and adults to celebrate the spooky night. Residents and businesses have (almost) as much fun as the kids.

Be safe!