Events


September TBD–Classic Motor Museum AutoFest

Autofest 2019
September 28 During Concours Weekend


When: Saturday, September TBD, 2020 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Classic Motor Museum, 102 E. Marengo St. St. Michaels, MD

Do you like old cars? Are you interested in a great story? The Classic Motor Museum will host its first annual Autofest on the museum grounds at 102 E. Marengo St in St. Michaels. Join us for this family friendly, fun filled festival. There will be plenty to see at Autofest! In addition to our museum collection, 20 hand picked Classic Cars will be on display. Kenny Haddaway will perform live, and food will be available. Admission is $15 for non-members. Members are free. Join us for this “all things automotive” event as we raise funds for our education program.

October 3, 10 a.m.—Apple Festival at St. Luke’s

Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: St. Luke’s United Methodist Church on Talbot Street

Join us for our second Apple Festival. It will be fun for the whole family. You can shop our many craft vendors and purchase fresh apples and indulge in an apple dumpling.

Vendor information may be obtained by contacting St. Luke’s Church at stlukeschurch21663@gmail.com or by calling 410-745-2534.

October 3-4—WineFest at St. Michaels NEW DATE!

Date: Friday, VIP evening events. NEW DATE! OCTOBER 3&4, 2020 from Noon-5 p.m. (Previously scheduled for Saturday & Sunday, April 25 & 26, 2020)
Locations: Throughout the town

Visit the WineFest website for information and tickets!

Join us at Maryland’s premiere wine event, featuring over 400 wines from around the globe. Now in its 11th year, WineFest is a streetscape event held throughout the town of St. Michaels. Wine tastings, great food, retail specials, and much more. Wine aficionados will experience hundreds of highly-rated U.S., international, and Maryland wines. Each wine venue will be retailing wine at special WineFest discount pricing. Some of these wines are in very limited supply and in some cases only available at Winefest!

Two VIP tasting venues will be available for tasting premium wines often not available in Maryland. One VIP venue will be on the Patriot Cruise Boat where you will taste fine wines while cruising the Miles River. The other VIP venue will be at the Old Brick Inn. At the conclusion of your two great VIP tasting experiences, all of the wines you have tasted will be available for purchase at the Old Brick Inn.

All attendees will be able to “Walk throughout St. Michaels” using a WineFest map as their guide or ride the shuttle buses provided by WineFest.

October 4-5—Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival XXXVI

MASCF_02CBMM_ModelExpo_01 copyDates: Friday, October 4 &
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 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, October 4 & 5, 2019, 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 XXXVI.

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. VVisit 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.

October 6, 5-8 p.m.—National Night Out


National Night Out
Tentatively rescheduled fo Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 (Previous date was Tuesday, August TBD, 2020) from 5-8 p.m. Walk at 8:15 p.m.
Bay Hundred Community Pool next to St. Michaels Elementary School
This event is FREE

St. Michaels & Bay Hundred is joining communities across the USA to participate in the 2020 National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. The 3rd Annual St. Michaels & Bay Hundred National Night Out celebration will be held at the Bay Hundred Pool next to St. Michaels Elementary School. The event is open to the public with free hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, beverages and cake, swimming, games, prizes, music by a local DJ, safety demonstrations, resource tables, visits from Maryland Food Bank, emergency personnel, exhibits and much more. Food will be served at 5:30 p.m. Free swimming for all at the Community pool is from 6-8 p.m. Guest speakers including members of law enforcement and community leaders will start at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a cake cutting. At 8:15 p.m., all participants will take a lighted walk through the streets of St. Michaels as a show of community. Residents are asked to turn on porch lights as a show of support. For more information, call 410-745-9535.

Schedule
5 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
5:30 p.m. Pool opens to the public
7 p.m. Speakers
8 p.m. Pool Closes
8:30 p.m. Free light sticks for all to walk through the community

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 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 12—Second Saturday “Art Night Out”

Gravely Art Patrons at SMAL exhibitSt. Michaels Second Saturday “Art Night Out” In Fall of 2016, St. Michaels launched their monthly Second Saturday “Art Night Out” celebrations. Take a walking tour of St. Michaels’ six fine art galleries that are all centrally located on Talbot Street.

SECOND SATURDAY EVENTS – OCTOBER 12!

LOVE ART AND ST. MICHAELS?! Check out our Facebook Page “St. Michaels – Art Lives Here”

October 17-18—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 17-18, 2020
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 10. 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, this year on the lawn at the St. Michaels Inn, for the annual Jack Russell Races. This year’s races are on Sunday, October 21st 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.