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Caroline County October Calendar of Events

October 1, 2022 @ 12:00 am - October 31, 2022 @ 12:00 am

Enchanted Fairyfest

October 1 • 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely

Bring wands, wings and costumes for a day of magic. Fairyfest revelers can follow a trail of fairy houses along enchanted forest paths, climb aboard a Neverland pirate ship and kick up their fairy feet in a meadow maypole dance. Elven archery, a labyrinth, fortune telling and magic games are all part of the fun, and natural materials will be on hand for a spellbinding take-home craft. Don’t forget a camera for photos with the Fairy Queen. For details, visit adkinsarboretum.org.

Museum of Rural Life Open

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 • 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

16 North 2nd Street, Denton

The Annie Taylor House, c. 1819, serves as the entry to the Museum of Rural Life. The museum also has WWI and WWII rooms and an intact sharecropper’s cabin inside the museum, among other artifacts from Caroline’s historic past, including items from FDR’s visit to Denton in 1938. A docent is on hand for tours. Free to the public. For more information, visit carolinemdhistory@gmail.com or 410-479-2055.

First Saturday Guided Walk

October 1 • 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. For details, visit adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847.

Celebration of the Horse

October 1 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tuckahoe Equestrian Center, 619 Crouse Mill Road, Queen Anne

Celebrate everything equine with multi-discipline demonstrations, including jumpers, drill teams, western pleasure dressage, driving, jousting, barrel racing, trick riding, mounted archery, western dressage, performance mules and therapeutic riding. There will be plenty of food, vendors, a parade of breeds, and more. Cost is $3 for parking. Visit www.tuckahoeequestriancenter.com.

Preston Historical Society Museum Open

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

167 Main Street, Preston

Open Saturdays through December, the Preston Historical Society 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. Learn more at PrestonHistoricalSociety.com.

Birding for Beginners

October 5 • 10:30 a.m.

Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely

Learn more about the birds you see every day. Focusing on size, shape, behavior and song, birder Jim Eilson will provide the basics of identifying common birds. Also learn about the most demanding aspects of a bird’s life: migration, breeding and feather molt. Contact wlsngang@verizon.net with questions.

Friday Night Cruise In

October 14 • 6-9 p.m.

200 Block of Market Street, Denton

Bring the family out to enjoy Denton’s Friday Night Cruise-In. There will be a DJ spinning oldies, food vendors, and more. To participate, call 410-479-4445.

Soup ‘n Walk

October 15 • 11 a.m.

Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely

Following a guided walk with a docent naturalist, enjoy a nutritious lunch along with a brief lesson about nutrition. Listen for migrating geese and watch for changing color on native trees. For details, visit adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847.

Bicentennial Sneak Peek Party

October 15 • 7 p.m.

Federalsburg Historical Society, Federalsburg

Federalsburg is turning 200 and the Town invites the public to an evening, “200 Years in the Making Party,” to include food, drinks, entertainment and details about upcoming events for 2023. Tickets may be purchased at federalsburg200.simpletix.com or at the Town Hall, located at 118 North Main Street, Federalsburg. Tickets will not be sold at the door. For details, email 200years@federalsburg.org.

Preston Historical Society Membership Meeting

October 17 • 7 p.m.

PHS Museum, 167 Main Street, Preston

Guest speaker Gene Harris will give a presentation on the history of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The public is invited to attend. For more information, visit www.prestonhistoricalsociety.com or call 410-924-9080.

Howl-O-Ween 5K Run/Walk

October 22 • 9 a.m.

Martin Sutton Memorial Park, Ridgely

This flat-loop course includes the town’s tail trail and scenic farmland. All recipients receive a T-shirt. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m. Learn more at seashorestriders.com. The event benefits the Caroline County Humane Society.

Indoor Craft & Yard Sale

October 22 • 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Caroline County 4-H Park, 8230 Detour Road, Denton

Proceeds from the sale of table spots will benefit the Caroline County 4-H Programs, including scholarships, club needs, leadership and service learning activities. Food will be available for purchase. Vendors include crafters, direct sale consultants, household items, furniture, jewelry, antiques, horse tack, tools, pet items and more. *Direct Sale Consultants will be kept to one consultant per venue. For more information or to reserve a space, call Joanne Wooters at 410-479-0565.

Meet the Authors

October 26 • 7 p.m.

North Caroline High School Auditorium, 10990 River Road, Ridgely

The Caroline County Public Library is proud to present an evening with Pulitzer Prize winner Kathryn Schulz and New York Times bestseller Casey Cep, author of Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee. The two New Yorker staff writers will be discussing Kathryn’s new memoir, Lost & Found, and taking questions from the audience. Free and open to the public. Visit carolib.org.

The Market at Linchester Mill

October 28 • 5-8 p.m.

Linchester Mill, 3390 Linchester Road, Preston

Come support local crafters and grab dinner to take home. Activities will be available for children. All proceeds will be donated to Linchester Mill. Call 443-786-8173.

Outdoor Tack Swap

October 29 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tuckahoe Equestrian Center, 619 Crouse Mill Road, Queen Anne

There will be many equine-related vendors. This event will be held in conjunction with a Fun Days Horse Show. Food will be available for purchase. For more details, call 410-310-8934.


October 1, 2022 @ 12:00 am
October 31, 2022 @ 12:00 am


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