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October 2018 Events in Dorchester County

October 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Bluegrass Jam

October 1 • 7-10 p.m.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 303 Main Street, Hurlock

On the first Monday of every month, join in the Bluegrass Jam from 7 to 10 p.m. Bluegrass musicians and fans welcome. Donations accepted for the benefit of St. Andrews food bank.

Recycle Dorchester

October 4-6

Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester, 1003 Greenway Drive, Cambridge

The sale is an important source of operating income for this 60+ year-old nonprofit organization. The sale offers a variety of items, including furniture, linens, lighting, toys, small electronics, artwork, rugs, tools, jewelry, outdoor items, home decor, kitchenware, collectibles, holiday items, baskets, sports gear, antiques, garden pieces, craft materials. For more information, call 410-228-7953 or email dchs@verizon.net.

Cambridge Farmers’ Market

October 4, 11, 18, 25 • 3-6 p.m.

Long Wharf Park, Cambridge

Browse and buy fresh (and mostly local) produce, meats, eggs, as well as flowers, plants, crafts, and more every Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. through October at Long Wharf in Cambridge, near High and Water Streets. Free parking.

Ladies Night Out

October 4 • 4 p.m.

437 Race Street, Cambridge

Join retailers in Downtown Cambridge for the first Thursday of each month from 4 to 7 p.m. for a fun evening just for the ladies. Participating businesses include Calista’s Boutique, Butterfly Boutique, Sunnyside Shop, Cottage Studio, Dropping Acorns, Craig’s Drugstore, The Wine Bar, Thomas’s Fine Jewelry, T’s Divine Sweets, Honey Bee Trading, Black Water Bakery, and more. Shops host specials and refreshments.

One Maryland One Book Tour

October 4 • 7 p.m.

South Dorchester High School, 2475 Cambridge Beltway, Cambridge

One Maryland One Book author Tim Junkin will speak about his book, Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA. Dorchester County native Kurt Bloodsworth, who is the subject of the book, will be present.

Musicians’ Jam

Student Guitarists – October 5 • 6 p.m.

Adult Jam – October 12 • 6 p.m.

Open Mic Night – October 19 • 6 p.m.

Overflow Café, 400 Muir Street, Cambridge

On the First Friday of each month, Overflow Cafe presents a performance by guitarists from 6 to 17 years old who are students at Mike Elzey’s Guitar Studio. On the Second Friday of each month, Overflow Cafe hosts a jam for adult musicians with local guitarist Mike Elzey. On the Third Friday of each month, Overflow Cafe hosts an open mic night for adults and children. All shows are free to the public. It is an alcohol- and drug-free environment.

Corn Maze

October 5, 12, 26 • 5-9 p.m.

October 6, 13, 20, 27 • 10 a.m.-dusk

October 7, 14, 21, 28 • 11 a.m.-dusk

Breckenridge Adventures, 4032 Mill Road, Vienna

Navigate the nine-acre corn maze. This year’s theme of the maze is the 100th Anniversary of John Deere. There is a smaller milo maze for younger children. Find out more at ww.shoremaze.com.

Concert with High & Wides

October 5 • 5-7 p.m.

Sailwinds Park, 2 Rose Hill Place, Cambridge

This performance is free and open to the public. The High & Wides draw from their members’ extensive backgrounds in bluegrass and take the music to a place all their own, recalling an era when old-time, rockabilly, and proto-rock ‘n roll coexisted in a murky soup of hillbilly string band music.

Historic St. Mary Church Open for Visits

October 6 • 9 a.m.-Noon

St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 917 Hoopers Island Road, Church Creek

St. Mary Star of the Sea has been chosen as one of the nine historic Pilgrim Churches to be featured during the 150th year Celebration of the founding of the Diocese of Wilmington. The church, with its original historically restored Tubman Chapel, was founded in 1767. For more information, call 410-397-3417.

Hurlock Fall Fest & Train Rides

October 6 • 10 a.m.

Main Street, Hurlock

The 27th annual Hurlock Fall Fest and Train Rides will begin with a parade down Main Street at 10 a.m., followed by a welcome by Mayor Joyce Spratt at the train station. Train enthusiasts, here’s a rare opportunity to take a round-trip train ride from Hurlock to Federalsburg and back. Train departs from the Hurlock train station at 107 Gay Street. Train rides cost $8 per person. Train rides take place at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 5 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Hurlock Town Office, 311 Charles Street, PO Box 327, Hurlock 21643, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call the Hurlock Town Office at 410-943-4181.

Sail on a Skipjack

October 6, 13, 20, 27 • 1-3 p.m.

Long Wharf Park, Cambridge

Experience a sail on the scenic Choptank River aboard the Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester, a traditional oystering vessel, which is an icon of the Chesapeake Bay. On most sails, watch the crew demonstrate dredging for oysters. For more information, visit www.skipjack-nathan.org.


October 6 • 3-9 p.m.

Governor’s Hall, 200 Bryn Street, Cambridge

Highlights include live music by a German band, local restaurants serving up sauerbraten, potato salad, schnitzel, and other German fare, as well as Eastern Shore favorites including steamed crabs, German, American, and craft beers, face painting, schuletüte-making, crafts, and games in the Kinder Garten (Kids’ Park). There will also be a Best Dressed Costume (wear your dirndls and lederhosen) and a Corvette Car Show presented by the Eastern Shore Corvette Club. Admission costs $10 per person. For more information, visit crabtoberfest.com or contact the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce at 410-228-3575 or info@dorchesterchamber.org. Crabtoberfest is an annual commemoration of the sister county partnership between Dorchester County, and Dueren County, Germany.

Holland Island ‘In Their Words’ and Exhibit

October 13 • 10 a.m.

Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester, Cambridge

The Holland Island Heritage Group presents “In Their Words” where Holland Island descendants will share the personalities, work and life of their ancestors. The Holland Island Exhibit will open as well.

Nanticoke River Jamboree

October 13 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Handsell, Indiantown Road, Vienna

This fun-filled celebration for the whole family features performers and historical re-enactors, demonstrations, traditional 18th and 19th-century crafts, puppeteers and puppet-making, kite flying, Native American culture, musical entertainment, and food and refreshments. Tour the Handsell house, open only a couple of times a year to the public until its restoration is complete. Admission is $4 per person; children under $12 are free. View the complete schedule of performances and exhibitors at www.nanticokeriverjamboree.com.

Harvest Festival

October 13 • Noon-7 p.m.

4225 New Bridge Road, Vienna

Layton’s Chance Winery, 4225 New Bridge Road, Vienna

Enjoy a daylong celebration of the harvest season at Layton’s Chance Vineyard and Winery. Food vendors, craft vendors, hayrides, pony rides, agricultural demonstrations, grape stomping, moon bounce, and more. Live concerts and food available.

Second Saturday and Art Walk

October 13 • 5-9 p.m.

Downtown Cambridge

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. Live music is on tap at several restaurants later in the evening. More info is available at DowntownCambridge.org.

Cambridge Ghost Walk

October 13, 26, 31 • 7 p.m.

Historic High Street, Cambridge

Historic High Street is known as the most haunted street in Maryland. Learn the spooky and fascinating stories of lives lived and lost along this historic street in Cambridge. Stops include Christ Church graveyard, Richardson Maritime Museum, Governor Goldsborough’s House, Congressman Laird’s House, Manaydier House, LaCompte House, and more. Register at chesapeakeghostwalks.com.

Schooner Renezvous

October 20-21 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Long Wharf, Cambridge

Come to Cambridge to view beautiful tall ships up close. The public is welcome to board some of these historic vessels for a tour or sail. There will be local fare, maritime music, re-enactors, walking tours at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and one-of-a-kind maritime-related items. Weather permitting there will be a ship parade at 2 p.m. on October 21. Call 410-221-1871 for details.

Beckwith Apple Festival

October 20 • 9 a.m.

Neck District Volunteer Fire Hall, 954 Cook Point Road, Cambridge

Satisfy your sweet tooth early in the morning and sift through bargains at the Beckwith Apple Festival on October 20, held by Beckwith United Methodist Church. This event features a large flea market (7 a.m.) as well as crafts, apples, apple dumplings, apple pies, apple cider, homemade soups, chicken salad sandwiches, hot dogs, and fried oyster sandwiches starting at 9 a.m.

Kite Festival

October 28 • Noon-4 p.m.

Sailwinds Park, 2 Rose Hill Place, Cambridge

This free festival features kites of all shapes and sizes. Bring a kite, buy one, or watch expert kite flyers with huge kites. Also enjoy a bungee bounce, face painting, food, music, and more. Call 410-228-1000 for more information.


October 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am
October 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


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