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September TBD, 10 a.m.—Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan

Date: Sunday, September TBD, 2022 at 10 a.m.
Location: Christ Church, Episcopal Parish

Don’t miss the pageantry of this great Scottish tradition.  Don your tartan and come join us!  Plan on meeting up at 10:00 AM to process in for the 10:15 AM Service. All are welcome to enjoy the service and listen to the bagpipe and drum selections. Ice Cream by Highland Creamery will follow immediately on the lawn.

September 25, 2022 — St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance

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Location: Talbot Country Club
Date: September 25, 2022

Come to Maryland’s Eastern Shore for a day of grand classic motoring, classic wooden speed boats, and casual elegance along the Chesapeake’s Tred Avon River on Sunday, September 25 for the 15th Annual St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance.   

Presented by Jaguar Land Rover of North America and sponsored by Bentley, this year’s event returns to the Talbot Country Club. Founded in 1910, Talbot Country Club holds the prestigious distinction of being the oldest continually operated golf and social club on the Eastern Shore, with an idyllic setting along the banks of Trippe Creek in Easton, Md. 

“Talbot Country Club’s beautiful landscape is the perfect backdrop for an event which has style, luxury, and elegance at its core,” says Concours Chairman Luke L. Phipps. “We’re glad to be back to the waterfront lawn and fairways for this year’s show.”  

The Country Club’s show field on Sunday will feature rare, pre-war European and American coach-built automobiles, as well as significantly important post-war sports and touring cars. For the first time, special classes of Post-War American Cars and previous Best in Show winners are being presented, along with a Best in Show exhibition of senior award-winning automobiles from significant Concours events throughout the country, including Pebble Beach, Amelia Island, Boca Raton, and Radnor Hunt.     

SMCDE_1957 Chrysler 300C.jpg“Experiencing Talbot Country Club’s friendly membership, General Manager Rob McWilliams’ compassion and caring attention to detail along with Chef David Hayes’ culinary expertise and commitment to local ingredients, makes for a welcoming and grand setting,” Phipps says. “We’ll be offering our enhanced exclusive VIP and Entrants gallery, which will feature live music, and flowing champagne.”     

Phipps says new for 2022 is a Collector Car Park where ticketed attendees may park and show off their special cars located just off the show field.        

“I’ll be selecting and presenting a special trophy during the award ceremony for the Best Collector Car in the Park as a fun bonus,” says Phipps.  

Enhancing the mood of stepping back in the tradition of St. Michaels Concours, the exhibit of automobiles will be complemented by an additional display of classic wooden speed boats moored at the pier and on trailers along the show field.        

SMCDE_Classic Boats_Creidt Photo_Ken Visser.jpg“The historic Tidewater Inn of Easton is returning as our official host hotel,” said Phipps. “The Tidewater has traditionally set the standard for accommodations on the Eastern Shore, and our entrants appreciate the stately accommodations and being in the heart of town.”       

More information about the event, including discounted general admission tickets and limited VIP tickets that include special parking, a gourmet lunch, and exclusive Entrant’s Gallery access are at www.smcde.org.

Upper and lower left photos by: Ken Visser

September 30,2022 – October 2, 2022 —Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival XXXIX

MASCF_02CBMM_ModelExpo_01 copyDates: Friday- Sunday, September 30, 2022 – October 2, 2022, 10am – 5pm

Please note: Public dates for this event are now Friday & Saturday. Participant dates are still Friday – Sunday. Please check back for details. Admission is good for both Saturday and Sunday and is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $6 for children ages 6 to 17, and FREE for CBMM and children 5 and under. All museum exhibitions will be open throughout the event.

Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

On Friday & Saturday, September 30, 2022 – October 1, 2022, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will host one of the nation’s largest gatherings of small boat enthusiasts and unique watercraft at the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival XXXIX.

Hundreds of amateur and professional boatbuilders and enthusiasts come from all over the region to display their one-of-a-kind kayaks, canoes, and other traditional small craft.

Sailing skiffs, rowing shells, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, prams, and one-of-a-kind boats will be on display and in the water throughout this family-oriented event. Small craft owners hailing from all over the country will also be available to share their knowledge and boating experiences with guests.

Scenic river cruises aboard the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle will be available Friday & Saturday, along with food, and beverages on Saturday.

Museum shipyard staff and Chesapeake Wooden Boat Builders School instructors will be on hand Saturday to offer boatbuilding workshops and maritime demonstrations. Beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, a lively Miles River race of small craft can be watched from the museum’s waterfront and docks. Festival-goers can also vote for their favorite boat, with the People’s Choice award and others announced among participants on Saturday evening. Visit CBMM HERE for more info!

For safety reasons, non-service dogs need to be kept home during the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival and all CBMM festivals. Leashed dogs are only permitted during non-festival days.

September TBD, 7:30 p.m.—Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park!
Directed by Kyler Taustin, Brown Box Theatre Project

ST. MICHAELS: Saturday, September TBD, 2022
Muskrat Park | 207 Willow Green Street

Free Outdoor Shakespeare returns! Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Bringing a chair or blanket is recommended.

For more details visit www.brownboxtheatre.org

This program is funded in part by the Town of St. Michaels, the Maryland State Arts Council and the Talbot County Arts Council.

TBD, 8:30 a.m.—Conversation with a Commissioner

Join Commissioner Mike Bibb for coffee and discussion of current projects, ideas, and citizen concerns.
Usually held on the third Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the Boy Scout Cabin at 407 St. Mary’s Sq.

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 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday 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 12, 7 a.m.—Fire Department Flea Market

The Fall Flea Market will be Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the St. Michaels Fire Department. 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, 1 p.m.—Annual Auction to benefit Fire Departments

Date: 38th Annual Volunteer Firefighters’ Auction, Sunday, October TBD, 1 p.m.- til
Location: Harrison’s Eastern Shore, 1216 S. Talbot Street

We are pleased to announce that the 39th Annual Volunteer Firefighters’ Auction will be held at Harrison’s Eastern Shore Restaurant. 100% of the proceeds of this auction will benefit the St. Michaels and Tilghman Island Volunteer Fire Departments. This is the largest fundraiser of the year for both departments, and it would not be possible without the generous donations that we receive from our local community partners. Our goal this year is to raise $70,000!

Please consider supporting our event by donating a gift certificate(s), merchandise, and/or a service(s). In addition to our traditional live auction, we are hoping to add a silent auction this year. All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. A receipt will be delivered to you when your item(s) is picked up.

A donation form for auction items is attached. Please complete the form and then call or email us and we will arrange a time that is convenient for you! We would like to receive all donations by Sunday, October 21st.

Thank you for your continued support! We hope to see you Sunday for food, fun, and fundraising!

Contact Jessica Boyd Kastel, Auction Committee Chairperson, auction@stmichaelsfd.org

October 22-23–Fall into St. Michaels Weekend

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 22-23, 2021
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 22. Participating area businesses are competing in the Third 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, this year on the lawn at the St. Michaels Inn, for the annual Jack Russell Races. This year’s races are on Sunday, October 23rd 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. 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 23–Jack Russell Races

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2022
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 St. Michaels Inn
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 St. Michaels Inn 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 HERE.