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Dorchester County Events in September
September 2 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
Cambridge Farmers’ Market
Thursdays, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 • 3-6 p.m.
100 High Street, Long Wharf Park, near High and Water streets, Cambridge
More than 20 vendors sell locally grown and made products. Cambridge Farmers’ Market is on Facebook. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.cambridgemainstreet.com or call 443-477-0843.
Vienna Farmers’ Market
Fridays, September 3, 10, 17, 24 • 3-6 p.m.
Nanticoke River Discover Center, 113 Old Ocean Gateway, Vienna
Get fresh summer produce and local eggs along with other goodies. Contact Frank Fluharty at 443-239-0813.
Frederick Douglass Walking Tour
September 4 • 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Long Wharf, Cambridge
Join local historian and author John Muller for the debut of a special walking tour, “Frederick Douglass in Cambridge,” which will share the importance of two visits Dr. Douglass made to Cambridge in 1877 and 1878. The tour will start at Long Wharf and conclude on Pine Street in front of Bethel AME Church. Call 202-236-3413.
Summer Saturdays at Handsell
September 4 • 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
4837 Indiantown Road, Vienna
The interior of historic Handsell will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 4, the last of its Summer Saturdays. If visiting, send an email to email@example.com in advance. Handsell is a National Register Historic Site that honors the three cultures that make up its history: Native Americans, European settlers and African Americans. Learn more at restorehandsell.org.
September 4, 17 • 8-9:45 p.m.
Meet at Dorchester County Courthouse, High and Academy Streets, Cambridge
Take a walk down Haunted High Street in Historic Cambridge – notably the most haunted street on the Eastern Shore. Hear about the ghosts who haunt and strange events that have happened in just a few short blocks. Soldiers, governors, jilted women, oystermen, an eccentric cat lady, a dying daughter, slain war heroes, suicidal bankers, murderous merchants, laughing children and a one-legged sea captain are some of the spirits that hang around High Street. Each walk is led by a certified guide who is trained on the history and folklore as well as paranormal and psychic phenomena. Every tour is suitable for adults and kids. Reserve a tour at chesapeakeghosts.com.
Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester Cruise
September 4, 11, 18, 25 • 1-3 p.m.
Long Wharf, Cambridge
Take a tour on board the Nathan, enjoying local history and an oyster dredging demonstration. Sails are unique depending on wind, weather, captain and crew. For reservations, visit skipjack-nathan.orgskipjack-nathan.org.
Dorchester Chamber of Commerce Centennial Celebration
September 11 • 3-7 p.m.
On the Lawn of Governors Hall at Sailwinds Park, Cambridge
Help the Chamber celebrate its 100th anniversary with live music by local band, Uprizing. Call 443-225-6283 for ticket information.
Second Saturday on Pine
September 11 • 4-9 p.m.
Pine Street, Cedar to Cross streets, Cambridge
Eat, sip and shop on Pine Street in Cambridge on the Second Saturday of the month from 4 to 9 p.m. The street will be closed from Cedar to Cross Streets. Come out and support local businesses and entrepreneurs. New vendors may reserve a spot by calling 410-330-0055. Organized by Groove City Black Heritage & Culture Group, future Second Saturdays on Pine for 2021 continues on October 9. For information, call 410-330-0055.
2nd Saturday and Art Walk
September 11 • 5-9 p.m.
This monthly celebration in downtown Cambridge features an Art Walk with free art gallery receptions, as well as specials in the independently owned shops and restaurants. Shops and galleries are open all day and into the evening, most until 8 or 9 p.m. Live music is on tap at several restaurants later in the evening. As always on Second Saturday, downtown’s restaurants will be busy, so call ahead with dining reservations. Plenty of free parking. For updated information, visit DowntownCambridge.org.
Second Saturday Book Sale
September 11 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dorchester County Public Library, Cambridge
Second Saturday Book Sales have resumed and will be held inside on the first floor of the library in the Book Cellar and the Meeting Room as well as the lower level lobby. There are thousands of books to browse and buy. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hooper’s Island Watermen’s Rodeo
P.L. Jones Marina and Boatyard, 2560 Old House Point Road, Fishing Creek (about 40 minutes from Cambridge)
The Hoopers Island Volunteer Fire Company will host its annual Watermen’s Rodeo boat docking contest on Sunday, September 12. Watermen will compete against each other by backing their boats into a slip, as they do every day for work. After backing into the slip, the watermen will hoop four lines on four separate poles. The fastest times win and there will be a team competition and a youth competition, too. The grand finale will be everyone competing against each other for the fastest overall time. There will be T-shirts for sale, raffles, and food and drinks available. Proceeds benefit the Hoopers Island Volunteer Fire Company. No outside coolers or drinks will be allowed. For more information call 410-397-3631.
Native American Festival
September 18-19 • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ball Field, 214 Middle Street, Vienna
Join the Nause-Waiwash Band of Indians for its Native American Festival on September 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival features traditional dancers, singers, drumming, crafts, artists’ demonstrations, authentic Native food, a large silent auction and more. This event is organized by the Nause-Waiwash Band of Indians, made up of descendants of local Nanticoke Indians. They pride themselves in preserving their history, enhancing our culture and maintaining their traditions through education, now and for generations to come. Tickets cost $5 in advance and $7 at the gate.
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge
At IRONMAN Maryland, participants are known as Crabbies, who compete in “Crabby Nation.” The Crabbies explain, “Race day does not make us individuals that are competing against ourselves. When we toe the line, we become a team of athletes that join forces to overcome whatever challenges race day brings. We are allies that stick by each other and offer words of encouragement. And most of all, we are a community of finishers who are grateful to experience the comradery of Crabby Nation year after year. We are Crabbies and this is Crabby Nation. Embrace the journey to becoming an IRONMAN. Embrace the journey to becoming a Crabby.” Visit ironman.com/im-maryland.
Outdoor Shakespeare – “Much Ado About Nothing”
September 22 • 7:30 p.m.
Long Wharf Park, Cambridge
Join the actors of Brown Box Theater for a live performance of William Shakespeare’s, “Much Ado About Nothing.” Watch a group of soldiers returning from war where life and love are not so black and white. Through witty banter and dastardly deception, this beloved comedy debates the preconceived notion of how to love and the value of trust. No tickets are needed. Lawn seating, blankets, and lawn chairs are welcome. Contact 443-808-1215 for ticket information.
Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race
September 25 • 9-11 a.m.
Long Wharf, Cambridge
See traditional oyster dredging sailboats compete in a race on the Choptank River on Saturday, September 25. The skipjack is Maryland’s state boat because of its role in the maritime heritage of the Chesapeake Bay. There is a parade of boats at 9 a.m. followed by the race at 10 a.m. Best viewing is from Long Wharf Park, at High and Water Streets, in Cambridge. The Bay was once home to thousands of skipjacks; today fewer than 20 skipjacks still sail and only two skipjack races survive. Visit skipjack-nathan.org.
Showcase Art Walk and Street Festival
September 26 • Noon-5 p.m.
High Street, Cambridge
Join the members of the Dorchester Center for the Arts for the Annual Showcase Art Walk & Street Festival on Historic High Street in Cambridge. Take in all the sights and sounds of this beautiful waterfront venue filled for the day with creative and unique artwork for show and sale. This juried fine arts event showcases painting, photography, ceramics, drawing/pastel, fiber/textiles, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture, and watercolor creations; even heritage arts such as boatbuilding and blacksmithing. Also offered are food and refreshment vendors along with local musicians and performers providing entertainment for all ages. Rain or shine. Admission is free! Sponsored by the Dorchester Center for the Arts and generously supported by the Nathan Foundation. For more information, call 410-228-7782.
Lez Zeppelin Live Concert
September 26 • 5 p.m.
Governor’s Hall at Sailwinds Park, Cambridge
Join the folks from WHCP to welcome Lez Zeppelin, an all-woman band playing all Led Zeppelin music. Cost is $60, which includes dinner, cash bar, auction and door prizes. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit WHCP 101.5 FM, the Mid Shore’s only non-commercial community FM station. Visit whcp.orgwhcp.org.