Events


April to November—Farmers Market

Market

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When: Saturdays starting in April, 2022, from 8:30am-11:30am

Where: 206 S. Talbot Street St. Michaels MD (between Knotty Living and Pemberton Pharmacy)
Market opens with special precautions

Saturday rain or shine, with the first hour reserved for our most vulnerable customers. Public parking lot next to Pemberton’s. Local fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, flowers, booze, and more, all grown or made within a 60-mile radius. Our vendors are all eagerly awaiting the opening of the Market season and we might even have a few new vendors in our Pop-up Tent…..come check it out.

It takes a village and WE NEED YOU!
EMAIL: stmichaelsmarket@gmail.com

June to September, Thursdays, 6 p.m.–Summer Concerts in the Park

Location: Muskrat Park on Green Street
Times: June to September, Thursday nights from 6-7:30 p.m.

If it’s summer, it’s Summer Concerts in Muskrat Park. These free Thursday night concerts are sponsored by the St. Michaels Community Center. So, bring a chair or a blanket and a picnic and enjoy our beautiful waterfront park and great music!

Please, no alcoholic beverages in Muskrat Park.

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

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

Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

From Friday-Sunday, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will once again host one of the nation’s largest gatherings of small boat enthusiasts and unique watercraft at Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival XXXIX.

Over the three days, CBMM guests can marvel at the craftmanship and innovation used in traditional and contemporary small craft while enjoying CBMM’s waterfront campus and indoor and outdoor exhibitions. Hundreds of amateur and professional boatbuilders and enthusiasts, hailing from near and far, are set to showcase their boats at the 39th annual festival.

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, and small craft owners from across the country will be available to share their knowledge and boating experiences with guests.

On Saturday, CBMM Shipyard staff and Chesapeake Wooden Boat Builders School instructors will be on hand to offer boatbuilding and maritime demonstrations. Also, beginning at 1pm on Saturday, there will be a lively Miles River race of small craft, which can be viewed from CBMM’s waterfront and docks.

Festival-goers will be able to vote for their favorite boat, with the People’s Choice award and others announced among participants on Saturday evening. Limited offerings will be available for the public to see on Sunday.

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For safety reasons, dogs are not permitted on museum grounds during CBMM festivals, with the exception of certified service dogs.

Public entrance to the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival is included with CBMM’s general admission, which is good for two consecutive days and free for CBMM members. Hours are 10am-5pm each day. For more information, visit cbmm.org/smallcraftfestival. Anyone looking to participate as an exhibitor should visit cbmm.org/mascfparticipants.

Photos by George Sass

September 30 & October 1—Christ Church Fall Rummage Sale

a8f4bbcd128d4a93a98ee7195a8efe56Dates: Donations will be accepted Wednesday & Thursday, September 28 & 29 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Parish House. SHOPPING HOURS: Friday, September 30 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, October 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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 the Parish Office, 410-745-9076. www.christstmichaels.org

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

October 22-23–Fall into St. Michaels Weekend

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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.

October 29, 2022–OysterFest

OysterFestDate: Saturday, October 29, 2022 — 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Click here for visitor information and tickets for this event!

Get ready to sip, slurp, and savor at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s OysterFest, taking place on Saturday, October 29, 2022, in St. Michaels, Md.

CBMM’s OysterFest features oysters served a variety of ways, along with other local fare, craft beer, and spirits; live music on two stages, scenic river cruises aboard Winnie Estelle (weather dependent); an oyster stew competition; cooking presentations; Chesapeake Bay retriever and oystering demonstrations; children’s activities, and more.

Festival-goers can savor Chesapeake Bay wild and aquaculture oysters served steamed or raw, plus oyster fritters, crab cakes, fried shrimp, clam strips, pit beef, pit turkey, and pulled pork, among other offerings. Lyon Distilling Company will serve a specialty rum cocktail, with other drink options including oyster shooters and Chesapeake-style Bloody Marys, featuring George’s Bloody Mary mix. Sweets and treats include ice cream, funnel cakes, kettle corn, and more.

Local chefs will offer cooking demonstrations of signature oyster dishes throughout the day. Beginning at 11am, attendees can vote for their favorite oyster stew in a competition among local restaurants and chefs. Participation is limited to 500 people on a first-come, first-served basis, with a commemorative OysterFest mug and the tastings offered for $10. This blind taste test awards bragging rights to the chef with the most votes, with the People’s Choice winner announced at the festival and later to the public.

Family activities include Chesapeake-themed games, activities, and demonstrations; a scavenger hunt; face painting; and a chance to build a take-home model boat for $3. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever Relief and Rescue club will also present retriever demonstrations on CBMM’s Navy Point.

Guests will also be able to explore CBMM’s exhibitions, including Oystering on the Chesapeake and Waterman’s Wharf, where they can try tonging or nippering for oysters. A spirited oyster slurping contest has competitions taking place on the hour from 1–3pm.

Food, drinks, and boat rides are available for an additional cost, with carry-on alcohol prohibited. Proceeds from the event support CBMM’s education, restoration, and exhibition programs.

For safety reasons, non-service dogs need to be kept home during CBMM festivals, including OysterFest. Carry-on alcohol from dock or land is prohibited.


October 31–Halloween

Little ghosts and goblins 12-years-old and younger will haunt the streets of St. Michaels for trick-or-treating from 6-8 p.m. Have fun and be safe!

November 19-20–Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival-Holiday Edition

Dates: November 19-20, 2022, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. & Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ticket info: HERE
Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

The Eastern Shore Sea Glass Festival will feature more than 90 artisans featuring coastal and sea-glass related jewelry, home décor, art, and more. The two-day festival ticket includes entrance to the Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival, educational lectures, live music, and all of the exhibitions and historic structures on the campus of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

Boat rides, food and beverages will be available for purchase, including beer, wine, and cocktails. Additional free event parking will be available at St. Michaels High School, with a complimentary shuttle service to and from CBMM running throughout the day.

Tickets to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum are two day tickets, there will be no single day tickets available.  The purchase of the tickets include all of the CBMM exhibits.

Tickets will also be available at the door.

For safety reasons, non-service dogs need to be kept home during CBMM festivals, including the Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival. Carry-on alcohol from dock or land is prohibited.

PLEASE NOTE: For the safety and comfort of our guests, CBMM staff and volunteers will be masked at all festivals and special events. Guests—both unvaccinated & vaccinated—are encouraged to wear a mask indoors due to high community transmission and current guidance from the CDC. Masks are available at the Museum Store & Welcome Center

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December 3–Midnight Madness Shopping

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Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022
Location: Talbot Street and throughout the town shopping area

Each year, the town of St Michaels is transformed into a picture perfect holiday postcard, the shops, restaurants and B&B’s are decorated with stunning greenery, lights and festive cheer.

The holiday spirit is felt throughout town, which makes coming to St Michaels during the holiday season a special experience, year after year, and provides a wonderful backdrop to shop for the holidays.

More details coming soon HERE!