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Queen Anne’s County October Events
October 1 @ 12:00 am - October 27 @ 12:00 am
Historic Sites Open House
October 1 • 1-4 p.m.
Queen Anne’s County
Historic sites in Queen Anne’s County are open for the season the first Saturday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m. The sites are also open to the public free of charge on September 3, and October 1. Donations are graciously accepted. Visit historicqac.org for hours, locations, and a heritage guide map.
Museum of Eastern Shore Life Open
October 1 • 1-4 p.m.
Museum of Eastern Shore Life, 126 Dulin Clark Road, Centreville
The museum’s theme this year is “The World on Wheels.” Tour the museum, which is located on the grounds on the 4-H Park near Centreville. For more information, call 410-758-8640.
Centreville Farmers’ Market
October 2, 9 • 9 a.m.-Noon
Lawyers Row and Courthouse Green, Centreville
The Centreville Farmers’ Market is held Sundays through October 9 from 9 a.m. to noon. It is a producer-only and artisan/maker market. All participants must grow, make or bake what they sell. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-758-1180.
Corsica River Day
October 2 • Noon-4 p.m.
Corsica River Yacht Club, Centreville
Hosted by the Queen Anne’s County Parks and Recreation and the Corsica River Conservancy, experience fishing, kayaking, and games as well as learn from environmental educators from across the state. To learn more, call 410-758-0835.
Kent Island Farmers’ Market
October 6, 13, 20, 27 • 3-6 p.m.
Cult Classic Brewing Company, 1169 Shopping Center Road, Stevensville
The Kent Island Farmers’ Market features a wide variety of food and goods. Choose from olives and olive oil, balsamic vinegar, herbs, Kombucha, baked goods, local spirits, nuts, chocolates, dog treats, sprouts, yogurt, milk, sustainable wild caught Alaskan seafood, shrimp, naturally raised pork, beef, lamb, turkey, goose, duck and chicken, local artisan breads, free range eggs, ice cream, wheatgrass and wheatgrass shots, smoothies, local organic and IPM heirloom fruits and vegetables produced mostly by farmers and artisans from the Chesapeake Bay region. Visit kentislandfarmersmarket.net.
“True Colors” Art Show
October 3-7 • Exhibit
October 7 • 2-8 p.m. Reception
Todd Performing Arts Center, Chesapeake College, Wye Mills
Crossroads Community and Corsica River Mental Health Services are hosting True Colors: Mental Health Awareness Art Show. Enjoy artwork, to include paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures, mosaics, and poems. Prizes will be given to Best in Show. Visit ccinconline.com.
Beef and Brew
October 15 • Noon-4 p.m.
Patriot Acres Farm Brewery, 1621 Millington Road, Sudlersville
Enjoy brews and beef to raise money for the Sudlersville Volunteer Fire Company. There will be vendors, live music by Justin Singleton, a corn maze, and an activity area. Munch on pit beef and pit ham, burgers and dogs and cold beer will be served. Call 410-708-5424 or visit www.patriotacresfarmbrewery.com.
Fall Fun Festival
October 22 • 10 a.m.-4 pm.
A Little Farm and Nursery, 100 Davidson Road, Stevensville
Visit the pumpkin fields, take a walk around the farm, visit the animals and purchase apples and late fall crops. Call 443-249-3151.
Most Excellent Dance Party
October 22 • 6 p.m.
Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department, 1610 Main Street, Chester
Celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council at a dance party with an 80s theme. Dance to live music by Mike Hines and the Look. Enjoy a bourbon and cigar bar, oyster bar and themed cocktails. Purchase raffle tickets and bid on items in the silent auction. Proceeds benefit the arts council. Call 410-758-2520 for more details.
Rock the Reef Bash
October 29 • 5-8:30 p.m.
Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, 600 Discovery Lane, Grasonville
Enjoy auctions, raffles, food, and live music at the center’s largest fundraiser (formerly Wet & Wild Auction). Wear a “wildlife” themed outfit and jam to Red Betty and The Ruckus. Cost is $100 per person. Visit bayrestoration.org.
Back Yard Brews with Benefits
October 30 • 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Kent Manor Inn, 500 Kent Manor Drive, Stevensville
The Queen Anne’s County Brewer’s Coalition (Bull & Goat, Cult Classic, Patriot Acres and Ten Eyck) are teaming up for the county’s “localest” beer fest ever. Get a commemorative cup for pours from each brewery and enjoy munchies from food trucks, including Jimmy’s Fat Rolls, Crunch Stax, Shore Good Eats, BBQ Bueno, Chester River 301 and Kitchen’s Open, and rock to the best beats from Dell Foxx & Company, Chris Sacks Band, J. Coursey Willis, Penny Pistolero, Justin Singleton and others. Bar tenders from Kent Manor Inn will sell locally sourced cocktails and local wine, too. Money raised will benefit area organizations, including CBEC, Giving the Edge Foundation, Animal Welfare League and Haven Ministries. Visit www.simpletix.com/e/backyard-brews-with-benefits-tickets-110260#description.