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Announcing the 2019 Model Boat Show
November 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The 2019 Model Boat Show (MBS) will be held on Saturday, November 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oxford Community Center (OCC) in Oxford. This show coincides with the Easton Waterfowl Festival and the Oxford Firehouse Antiques Fair
This year marks the seventh Model Boat Show at OCC, an event that always ranks as one of the most popular throughout the year. About 45 nationally recognized boat modelers from the Delmarva Peninsula and beyond will share their enthusiasm, skills, techniques, and stories with each other and with the interested public. Some boats are made from “scratch,” others from kits. Some are display-only models, while others are intended to actually sail.
The displays range from Chesapeake-style watercraft such as skiffs, skipjacks, bugeyes and log canoes to historical sailing ships, motorboats and much more. Many of the techniques used to build these model ships and boats are identical to those developed by master shipwrights over a century ago, while others are thoroughly modern, including photogrammetry, laser cutting, and 3D printing. There will be models and books for sale, an opportunity to win a few kits and other surprises in the raffle, and special events for children.
New this year is an oyster raw bar and refreshments tent out on the front lawn. The tent will be near the bridge that connects to the Oxford Firehouse, so when enjoying your firehouse lunch, add some oysters and a Bloody Mary to the menu.
The oysters provided will be the Fisherman’s Daughter Brand Oysters. They are a local Chesapeake Bay farm raised oyster harvested off the shores of Tilghman Island. One will taste a medium to light saltiness with a sweet finish within the meat. The oyster features a deep well with rolled edges for easy shucking.
The Fisherman’s Daughter Brand’s parent organization, Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, is a local non-profit charged with promoting education and stewardship for the Chesapeake Bay. All proceeds from oyster sales fund education and aquaculture training programs for a sustainable future for the Bay and its many working watermen.
Additional sponsor support for the 2019 Model Boat Show are Campbell’s Boatyards, Cutts and Case Shipyard, Aloft Aerial Photography, Attraction magazine, Tidewater Times and The Talbot Spy. This program is funded in part by a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council.
Tickets are $5 at the door, children under 12 are free. The oysters are “a buck a shuck” with the revenue going directly to Phillips Wharf Environmental Center. Refreshments are available for sale to benefit the OCC. For more information, visit oxfordcc.org or call 410-226-5904. The Oxford Community Center is a non-profit organization aimed at enriching lives with history, culture, education, entertainment and community.