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Caroline County Events in September

September 1 @ 12:00 am - September 30 @ 12:00 am

Federalsburg Museum Open

September 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

100 Covey Williams Alley, Federalsburg

Open Fridays and Saturdays, this museum is housed in the Covey and Williams garage building. The restored structure features unique artifacts and exhibits of local heritage. A new exhibit features Dr. Noble’s reconstructed doctor’s office, which once sat at the corner of South Main Street and Maple Avenue. Learn more at FederalsburgHistoricalSociety.com.

Rural Life Museum Open

September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 • 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

16 North Second Street, Denton

The Rural Life Museum in Denton will be open on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through November. The Rural Life Museum houses WWI and WWII exhibits, an intact sharecropper’s cabin, memorabilia from Franklin Roosevelt’s visit to Denton in 1938 and there are ship models from various eras of shipbuilding in Caroline and on the Eastern Shore, a wedding cake dress from a WWII bridge, among many other historical exhibits. A docent is on hand for tours. There is no fee. Entry is through the Annie Taylor house, built in 1819 by a merchant. For details, visit carolinemdhistory@gmail.com or call 410-479-2055.

Preston Historical Society Museum Open

September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

167 Main Street, Preston

The Preston Historical Society, open Saturdays through December, serves as a doorway to the past for the town of Preston, as well as to the neighboring communities. The museum is housed in the historic circa 1883 Noble House in Preston. Visit PrestonHistoricalSociety.com.

First Saturday Guided Walk

September 2 • 10 a.m.

Adkins Arboretum, 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.

Ridgely Train Station Open

September 2 • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

West Railroad Avenue, Ridgely

Ridgely’s 1892 Train Station is open; Ridgely Historical Society docents discuss how the town persevered and became known as the Strawberry Capital of the World.

Denton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market

September 6, 13, 20 • 4:30-6 p.m.

3rd and Market Streets, Denton

Shop for local produce, flowers, plants, artisan items, eggs, and more. Learn more at DowntownDenton.com.

Friday Night Cruise-In

September 8 • 6-8:30 p.m.

200 Block of Market Street, Denton

Bring the family out to enjoy vintage cars, good food and music. Call 410-479-4445.

Caroline County Garden Club Meeting

September 8 • 10 a.m.

Preston Historical Society Museum, 167 Main Street, Preston

A business meeting will be conducted, and two speakers will give presentations on flowers from around the world and flower bulbs. Light refreshments will be served. New members are always welcome. For more information, call 410-253-9540 or visit Facebook @Caroline County Garden Club-Maryland.

2nd Saturdays at The Artsway

September 9 • 1-2 p.m.

Downtown Denton

Second Saturdays at the Artsway features live artist demonstrations and art activities. Activities are free and open to all ages. Visit CarolineArts.org or call 410-479-1009 for more details.

Research Center/Library Open

September 9 • 1 p.m. Membership Meeting

September 16, 23, 30 • 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Upper Shore Genealogical Society of Maryland Research Center/Library, 12156 Greensboro Road, Greensboro

The Research Center can be visited by special request. For information, email usgsmd@yahoo.com. The Research Center will be open the following dates: October 14, 21, 28; November 4, 18; December 2, 9. The Research Center is usually closed on holiday weekends and dates of membership meetings. Membership meetings will be held at 1 p.m. on November 11. Locations will be posted to usgsmd.org and Facebook @usgsmd.

Caroline Goes Purple Color Run

September 10 • 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Martinak Park, 137 Deep Shore Road, Denton

Following the run ($20, includes snacks, backpack, chalk powder, water bottle and concert), enjoy food trucks, DJ, community resources, and a mini concert. Register at Eventbrite.com.

Birding and Boating the Tubman Byway

September 14 • 2-6 p.m.

Delmarva Birding Weekends, River Run Cruises and Harriet Tubman Tours are teaming up to offer a unique byway experience. Take a two-hour, self-driven tour, learn about the many daring escapes led by Harriet Tubman. After arriving in Denton, explore the Choptank on a two-hour cruise. The next cruise is September 14. Visit https://delmarvabirding.com.

Antiques Extravaganza

September 16 • 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Preston Historical Society Museum, 167 Main Street, Preston

The Antiques Sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; the Appraisal Event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon. Limit two items for appraisal; fee is $10. Antique vendors are invited to participate. For information, call 410-330-3368, email kcgn52@hotmail.com, or visit www.prestonhistoricalsociety.com.

Artisans on the Choptank

September 16 • 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Wharves of Choptank Visitor & Heritage Center, 3 Crouse Park Lane, Denton

Join the Caroline County Chamber of Commerce for an artisan market featuring DIY crafts, a flower bar, craft beer, food, music, and more. The event is free and takes place rain or shine. The next event is December 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. Additionally, watch plein air painters starting at 11 a.m. at various locations in town and a “Wet Paint” Art Exhibition and Sale from 3 to 5 p.m. at The Foundry. A paddling event hosted by the Caroline Chamber, Witches on the Water, will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For details, call 410-479-4638.

Supper at Sunset

September 16 • 5:30 p.m.

Chesapeake Culinary School, 512 Franklin Street, Denton

Enjoy an evening of alfresco dining while helping the local community. Chef David and a local winery will be working together on a four-course meal with wine pairing. Rain date is September 17. Email director@downtowndenton.com.

Concert in the Park

September 16 • 4-7 p.m.

James T. Wright Memorial Park, Preston

Get ready to rock at this farewell to summer concert, hosted by the Town of Preston and sponsored by the Caroline County Council of Arts. Visit carolinearts.org.

Third Thursday

September 21 • 5-7 p.m.

Downtown Denton

Head to downtown Denton on the Third Thursday of every month from 5 to 7 p.m. as downtown businesses extend their hours and offer specials. Come rediscover downtown Denton as restaurants and businesses extend their hours and offer specials. Don’t miss the cornhole tournament starting at 6 p.m. at the 200 block of Market Street. Register at 5:45 p.m. for $5. Visit downtowndenton.com.

Harvest Hoedown at the Mill

September 22 • 5-8 p.m.

Linchester Mill, 3390 Linchester Road, Preston

Support local crafters and grab dinner to take home by Belly Bustin’ Grill and treats from Carrie Sue’s Cupcakery. There will be live music by the KG Band. Visit carolinearts.org.

Beer Garden

September 23 • 1-4 p.m.

Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely

Local beer, food trucks and music by New and Used Bluegrass are all on tap. New and Used Bluegrass is a must-see for anyone who loves fine musicianship, tight harmonies and fun, homegrown bluegrass music. The event is family friendly and will include games, hula hoops and the opportunity to walk the Arboretum trails. Food and drink will be available for purchase, with Bull & Goat Brewery and Ten Eyck Brewing Company pulling premium craft beer and Lucky Heart Bakery, Jimmy’s Fat Rolls, Blue Monkey Street Tacos and Scottish Highland Creamery serving savory fare and sweet treats. The rain date is September 30. Register at adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 100.


September 1 @ 12:00 am
September 30 @ 12:00 am


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