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August Events in Caroline County
August 1 @ 8:00 am - August 25 @ 5:00 pm
Chesapeake Culinary Center Farmers’ Market
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 • 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
512 Franklin Street, Denton
The Caroline-Dorchester County Fair
August 1 – 4
Caroline County 4-H Park, 8314 Detour Road, Denton
This fair offers fun for the whole family, including the Dress a Goat Contest, the Greased Pig Contest, amusement rides, vendors, pet shows, live entertainment, food and more. Visit Caroline-DorchesterCountyFair.org for more information.
Annual Wheat Threshing Steam & Gas Engine Show
August 3 – 5 • 10 a.m.
5946 Federalsburg Highway (Route 313), Federalsburg
Get a glimpse of antique farm equipment in action. This event features antique car and equipment parades, a flea market, a blacksmith shop, steam and gas engines, tractor games, refreshments, live entertainment and more. Visit Threshermen.org for details.
First Saturday Guided Walk
August 4 • 10 – 11 a.m.
Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely
Explore the Arboretum’s diverse plant communities on a guided walk led by an Arboretum docent naturalist. Explore the bottomland forest and upland paths, meander through majestic beech trees, traverse the native meadows, and follow the narrow Tuckahoe Creekside path. Guided walks are free for members and free with admission for the general public. Tours begin at the Visitor’s Center and last approximately one hour. Visit AdkinsArboretum.org or call 410-634-2847 for more information.
Friday Night Cruise In
August 10 • 6 p.m. until dark
200 Block of Market Street, Downtown Denton
Step back in time with a Friday Night Cruise-In. Spend a summer evening strolling the streets of Downtown Denton and enjoying the classic cars parked along Market Street. There will also be DJ spinning oldies tunes. Call 410-829-6493 or visit DowntownDenton.com for more details.
Second Saturdays at the Artsway
August 11 • 2 – 4 p.m.
The Denton Artsway, Fourth Street, Denton
Second Saturdays at the Artsway features free artist demonstrations and art activities. The activity is open to all ages. Visit CarolineArts.org or call 410-479-1009 to learn more.
August 17 • 5 – 10 p.m. August 18 • 2 – 9 p.m.
Caroline Summerfest celebrates 30 years of magic. This family arts and entertainment festival in downtown Denton features regional and local entertainment, firetruck rides, a car show, a Saturday firework show, strolling performers, artisans, free KidzArt activities, the Choptank Rivah Run, gaming and food vendors and more. Call 410-479-8120 for more information or visit CarolineSummerfest.com for a full schedule of events.
Choptank Rivah Run
August 18 • Check-In at 9 a.m.
Martinak State Park, Denton
Come experience a fun, two-mile paddling event for children and adults. This event features a Poker Run, great prizes and a free shuttle back to Martinak State Park. PFDs are required, and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $15 per paddler in advance and $20 the day of the event. To register, call 410-479-8120 or visit CarolineSummerfest.com for more information.
Denton Ghost Walk
August 25 • 8 p.m.
Tours depart the Courthouse Green, Market Street, Denton
Join Chesapeake Ghost Walks for a haunted stroll through Denton, one of the most actively haunted towns on the Eastern Shore. Sites on the walking tour include the Caroline Jail and the ghost of Wish Sheppard, the old St. Luke’s Cemetery and the Courthouse Green, where one will hear stories about the old Indian tribes, Marshall Price and the ghost of Annie Belle Carter. Cost is $20 per adult and $15 per child. Pre-registration is required. Visit ChesapeakeGhostWalks.com for details.