Dorchester County Events in October
October 1 @ 12:00 am - October 31 @ 12:00 am
October 1, 9, 16, 23, 29, 30 • 7-9 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.
October 2 • 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Gerry Boyle Park at Great Marsh, Somerset Avenue, Cambridge
Join the local chapter of the American Cancer Society for a fun 5K run/walk to help battle cancers. The theme is Super Hero and participants are encouraged to dress up as super heroes. Proceeds benefit the Relay for Life of Dorchester County. Race starts at 9:30 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
October 2 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Secretary Volunteer Fire Company, 115 Myrtle Street, Secretary
Don’t miss out on the 5th annual Car Show hosted by the Secretary Volunteer Fire Company. For more information, call 410-943-3545.
Hurlock Fall Fest
October 2 • 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Train Station, Hurlock
The day begins with a parade down Main Street at 10 a.m. Ride the Festival Express for $8 with a roundtrip from Hurlock to Federalsburg and back. Trains depart the Hurlock Train Station on Gay Street at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Call the town office for tickets at 410-943-4181. Festivities continue at 12:30 p.m. at the train station with the Little Miss and Little Mr. Fall Festival Contest. Craft vendors will be set up around the train station from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bake sale, silent auction, food, petting zoo, and live music round out the festivities. For more information, call 410-943-4181.
October 2 • Noon-9 p.m.
Johnny’s Tavern, 39 East Main Street, East New Market
The event features mechanical bull riding, axe throwing, and live music from Randy Lee Ashcroft and the Saltwater Cowboys. There will be plenty of food and drink specials.
Corn Maze Adventure
October 2, 3, 9, 19, 16,17, 23, 24, 30, 31 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Emily’s Produce, 2214 Church Creek Road, Cambridge
Explore five acres of the corn maze. Admission is $10 per person. For every ticket sold, $1 donated to the Maryland Food Bank. For details, visit www.emilysproduce.com.
October 3 • Noon-5 p.m.
Layton’s Chance, Vienna
Enjoy food, craft vendors, grape stomping, hayrides, alpaca demonstrations, moon bounce, live music, and more. Cost is $15 per person. For details, call 410-225-1205.
God’s Wild Garden: Methodism on Delmarva
October 6 • 7 p.m.
Robbins Heritage Museum, 1003 Greenway Drive, Cambridge
All are welcome to hear Reverend Joseph DiPaulo’s talk on Methodism on Delmarva, part of the South Dorchester Folk Museum’s series. Free. For more information, call 410-228-7953.
Cambridge Farmers’ Market
Thursdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28 • 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.
Nanticoke River Jamboree
October 9 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Handsell, 4837 Indiantown Road, Vienna
Guests may immerse themselves in 350 years of history with historic craftspeople, docents in period dress, an open-hearth cooking demonstration by African American interpreters, native life skills and the history of the Eastern Shore waterways. Cost is $5 for adults and children 12 and under are free. For details, visit www.nanticokeriverjamboree.com.
Harriet Tubman Live Music Series
October 9 • 6-8 p.m.
Harriet Tubman Mural, Race Street, Cambridge
The Paul Carr Quartet will perform outdoors on October 9. Performances are free but donations are welcome. For questions, call 410-228-0401.
Second Saturday Book Sale
October 9 • 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 email@example.com.
Second Saturday on Pine
October 9 • 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. The event is organized by Groove City Black Heritage & Culture Group. For more information, call 410-330-0055.
2nd Saturday and Art Walk
October 9 • 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.
Christ Church Cambridge Concert Series
October 10 • 4 p.m.
Christ Church, High and Church streets, Cambridge
The Christ Church Cambridge Concert Series will resume this fall. The first concert will be Mark Valenti on piano, October 10 at 4 p.m. He will perform selections of Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Bartok and Beethoven. Mark received his Master of Music from Northwestern University, Bachelor of Music from the Philadelphia Musical Academy and has studied with such notable teachers as Benjamin Whitten, Zoltan Kocsis and Mary Sauer. In addition to giving solo recitals in cities throughout the U.S., Mark has performed abroad as well as for former First Lady Barbara Bush in Washington, D.C. Admission is $10 at the door. You may subscribe for the season, or purchase tickets in advance by calling 410-228-3161.
Bike the UGRR
October 16 • 8 a.m.-Noon
Cambridge South-Dorchester High School, 2475 Cambridge Beltway, Cambridge
Leaving and returning from the high school, participants will bike along part of the Underground Railroad Byway through scenic marsh and farmlands, with rest stops at historic sites. The Alpha Genesis Community Development Corporation launched the ride to raise money for the Harriet’s Journey Home project. Money is being raised for a permanent bronze statue of Harriet Tubman at the Dorchester County Courthouse. Riders may choose from a 25-mile or 43-mile route. For registration, visit www.biketheugrr.com.