Dorchester County Events in September
September 1 @ 8:00 am - September 29 @ 5:00 pm
Cambridge Farmers’ Market
September 6, 13, 20, 27 • 3-6 p.m.
Long Wharf, High and Water Streets, Cambridge
The Cambridge Main Street Farmers• Market operates from 3 to 6 p.m. at Long Wharf on Thursdays with local plants, produce, meats, seafood, coffee, wine, soap, and more. Watch for updates about the market on the Cambridge Farmers’ Market on Facebook.
Historic St. Mary Church Open
September 1 • 9 a.m.
St. Mary Church, 917 Hoopers Island Road, Church Creek
St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church has been chosen as one of the nine historic Pilgrim Churches to be featured during the 150th year Celebration (through March 2019) of the founding of the Diocese of Wilmington. The church, with its original historically restored Tubman Chapel, was founded in 1767. St. Mary Star of the Sea will be open to visitors the first Saturday of the month though March 2, 2019. The church buildings will be open from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be displays, information, hospitality and tours. The chapel dates to 1767; the church was built in 1872. Passports for stamping and details for each church’s openings are to be found on the website of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington at www.cdow.org. For more information, contact Tom or Mary Jo Bosley at 410-397-3417.
Sail on a Skipjack
September 1, 8, 15 • 1-3 p.m.
September 29 • 10 a.m.-Noon (County Boat Basin)
Nathan of Dorchester, Long Wharf, High & Water streets, Cambridge (except September 29)
Experience a sail on the scenic Choptank River aboard the Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester, a traditional oystering vessel and an icon of the Chesapeake Bay. On most sails, watch the crew demonstrate dredging for oysters. Each sail is unique depending on wind, weather, captain and crew. For tickets or details, visit www.skipjack-nathan.org.
Ship’s Company Chanteymen Concert
September 7 • 7 p.m.
Sailwinds Park, Cambridge
This free concert takes place outdoors in front of the Choptank River. The group portrays the musical part of nautical life in the 1700 and 1800s.
Cambridge Ghost Walk
September 8 • 7:30 p.m.
Departing from High Spot Gastropub, 305 High Street, Cambridge
Walk along the most haunted street in Maryland. Learn the spooky and fascinating stories of lives lived and lost along this historic street. Stops include Christ Church graveyard, Richardson Maritime Museum, Governor Goldsborough’s House, Congressman Laird’s House, Manaydier House, LaCompte House, and more. Advance reservations are a must at www.chesapeakeghostwalks.com.
2nd Saturday & Art Walk
September 8 • 5-8 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 great dining. The Art Walk starts at 5 p.m. Live music is on tap at several restaurants later in the evening. Plenty of free parking. Updated information available at DowntownCambridge.org.
Dorchester Center for the Arts, 321 High Street, 410-228-7782.
Jewelry by Cottage Studio, 410 Race Street, 410-924-1356.
Main Street Gallery, 518 Poplar Street, info@MainStGallery.org.
Downtown Frame of Mine, 319 High Street, 410-228-7977.
Leggett Gallery at Chesapeake College, 416-418 Race Street, 410-228-5754.
Maryland Dove Visits
September 8-9 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Long Wharf Park, Cambridge
The Richardson Maritime Museum presents the Maryland Dove, a re-creation of the late 17th century trading ship that brought the first settlers to what is now Maryland. The visit coincides with the ship’s 40th anniversary.
Groovefest: Blues, Brews & BBQ
500 Block of Poplar Street and 400 block of Race Street, Cambridge
September 15 • 5-10 p.m.
Featuring the music of Josh Christina, Hoppie Vaughan and the Ministers of Soul and SoulTET. Cost is $5 to enter at Gay, High and Muir Street intersections. Call 443-477-0843.
Native American Festival
September 15-16 • 10 a.m.
Vienna Ballfield, 214 Middle Street, Vienna
Featuring traditional dancers, singers, drumming, crafts, artists’ demonstrations, authentic Native food, a silent auction, and more. The pow-wow is organized by the Nause Waiwash Band of Indians. Cost is $5 for adults. Call 410-228-0216 for details.
Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race
September 22 • 9 a.m. Parade of Boats
Long Wharf Park, Cambridge
Witness history as this event features the traditional oyster dredging boats that are unique to the Chesapeake Bay. About 26 actively sailing skipjacks exist today. The Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race expects 10 to 12 to participate. A small Skipjack Festival will also be held at Long Wharf Park, with food vendors, and exhibitors. The Choptank Heritage Skipjack race is one of only two such events worldwide. It attracts regional and maritime historians, boating enthusiasts and professional photographers from all over the country. This a free event and everyone is invited to see these historic boats, including several that are more than 60 years old, as well as a few that are over 100 years old. Call 410-228-7141.