Friday, July 14, 2017

Tri Tilghman set for September 16, 2017

Tri Tilghman is a unique way to explore the Bay Hundred area of Talbot County, Maryland. This year the event will be held September 16, 2017.  This activity begins with a 3 mile kayak course that will start at the Knapp's Narrows Drawbridge, through the Narrows into Harris Creek and back to the start. After that, you will hop on your bicycle and complete an 8.2 scenic bike ride. Then cap off the event with a 3.1 mile (5k) run through the small village of Tilghman's Island.
You have the choice of participating in the entire event or to compete in any of the 3 challenges separately.
All of the challenges will start and finish at the new location of Phillips Wharf Environmental Center. There will be plenty of post-race activities for you and your family along with an opportunity to explore this little known gem of the Eastern Shore!
Event details and schedule
Packet Pickup begins on Race Day at 6:30am
Opening ceremonies for Tri Tilghman begin at 7:45AM and the official start for the event will be at 8:00AM. We will provide drinks on site but we encourage participants to bring enough water to stay hydrated during the event and don't forget your sunscreen! Some of the bike course will be on MD Route 33 so please dress appropriately.
Become an Event Volunteer
If you are interested in volunteering for the Tri Tilghman event, please call Missy Cannon Helgason at 410-886-9200 for more volunteer information.

Friday, July 7, 2017

20th Annual Charity Boat Auction to be held September 2, 2017 at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

20th Annual Charity Boat Auction
Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, September 2, 2017
Gates open 8am; Tag Sale 9am; BBQ 10am; Auction 11am; Beer 10:30am
Free admission for members and children ages 5 and under.
General admission is $5 per person until 11am.
Afterward, regular admission rates apply.
Auction Bidding begins at 11am
$5 paddle fee for each bidder, taken at registration.

CBMM sells donated boats all year long, with the current inventory here

PREVIEW HOURS:Thursday, August 31, 9am-5pm
Friday, September 1, 9am-5pm
$5 admission through Milk House Gate for preview hours, regular admission applies afterward
ADVANCED BID DEADLINE:Friday, September 1 at 2pm. 410-745-4992
DONATE A BOAT OR ITEM FOR TAG SALE DEADLINE:Thursday, August 31 at 5pm. Call 410-745-4992
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) is hosting its 20th annual Charity Boat Auction on Saturday, September 2, 2017 with proceeds benefiting the children and adults served by CBMM.
The live auction begins at 11am along CBMM’s waterfront campus, where more than 100 boats—ranging in size and performance from sailing dinghies to cabin cruisers, and everything in between—will be auctioned off to the highest bidders. CBMM’s Charity Boat Donation Program staff Todd Taylor and Josh Mills take donations and resells boats throughout the year, holding aside some of the inventory for the annual auction.
The event also includes a flea market-style tag sale from 9 a.m. till 11am in which guests are able to purchase a variety of used boating gear, including ground tackle, electrical equipment, hardware, rope or chain, ladders, fishing tackle, motors, and more.
Beginning at 10:30am, beer and barbecue will be available for purchase. Boat sales are on-going throughout the year, with all auction boats subject to sale prior to the auction. Auction boats will be available for inspection at the museum, several days prior to the auction.
Advance bids will be accepted, and can be called in at 410-745-4942 until 2pm on Friday, September 1.
For safety reasons, non-service dogs need to be kept home during CBMM festivals, including the Charity Boat Auction. Leashed dogs are only permitted on CBMM’s campus during non-festival days.

To donate a boat or items for the tag sale, or for a fully updated listing of the boats up for auction, please contact 410-745-4942 or email

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Talbot Declares Independence from Substance Abuse

Talbot Declares Independence from Substance Abuse
Towns support Talbot Goes Purple with purple fireworks displays

 The towns of Easton, Oxford and St. Michaels are including purple fireworks this Independence Day for Talbot Goes Purple, a new program aimed at combatting substance abuse in our community.

The purple fireworks are part of Talbot Goes Purple, an initiative from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office and Tidewater Rotary that empowers our youth and our community to ‘Go Purple’ as a sign of taking a stand against substance abuse. Anyone who wishes to support the project should wear purple at the Independence Day celebrations.

Talbot Goes Purple promotes education and awareness, including the creation of purple clubs in our high schools, through which students learn that they do not need drugs or alcohol to meet life’s challenges. The project also encourages the ‘new conversation’ between teens and parents, one that includes messages that prescription painkillers aren’t safe to use recreationally.

“We preach to our kids not to text and drive, not to drink and drive – but not many people talk about the dangers of prescription painkillers,” said Talbot County Sheriff Joe Gamble. “We’re in the middle of the deadliest drug epidemic in our history – and much of our heroin problem is driven by pill use. Talbot Goes Purple helps start a new conversation about this, while empowering our kids to make good choices.”

Talbot Goes Purple is based upon THP Project Purple, an initiative of the Herren Project that helps people struggling with drug dependencies. Former NBA player Chris Herren founded both projects after speaking to a high school about his struggles with drug dependency.

Herren is coming to Talbot County for a community event at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at Easton High School, with two in-school assemblies also set for all county students grades 8 through 12. Leading up to Herren’s visit and throughout September, local businesses and communities will ‘Go Purple’ as a show of support and solidarity in addressing our substance abuse program.

“We are so excited to support this very important – indeed, critical – project in our community,” said Lucie Hughes, president of Tidewater Rotary. “Rotarians work hard to change lives in our communities, and this project will do just that.”

Talbot Goes Purple is in partnership with Talbot County Public Schools, Mid-Shore Community Foundation and Talbot Partnership. Generous support for the project at the ‘purple’ level includes: Mariah’s Mission Fund; Aqua Pools & Spas and The Car Pool; St. John’s Foundation; Bryan Brother’s Foundation; Spring & Associations; West & Callahan; and the Michael & Nancy Klein Foundation.

More information is available at Find on Facebook @TalbotGoesPurple or contact via email  Anyone wearing purple is encouraged to post pictures and tag us on Facebook.

All support is tax-deductible and made through the Mid-ShoreCommunity Foundation.

“We’d like to give a thank-you to Al Bond at the Avalon Foundation; Ted Doyle and the St. Michael’s Fireworks Committee and Vicky Van Loo at Tred Avon Yacht Club for supporting our project,” said Hughes. “Their generosity helps kick-off this project and shows that the towns support our youth in taking a stand against substance abuse.”

Fireworks this year are scheduled as follows: Easton - Tuesday, July 4; St. Michaels - Saturday July 1; Oxford - Monday, July 3. Please check with each respective town for additional information on scheduled activities and rain dates.

Media Contact:
Kelley Callaghan

Inn At Perry Cabin by Belmond welcomes Vicky Mullaney to sign the Lodge at Black Pearl Cookbook

What more American way to kick off the July 4 week than to celebrate the art of hunting and cooking?

Respect for the intimate connection between a place and its environment is among Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond’s core tenets; hence our excitement to introduce a farm-to-table menu this summer, our commitment to local and sustainable sourcing of ingredients, and our eagerness to welcome Vicky Mullaney to our Library on Saturday, July 1, from 3-6 p.m.

Mullaney is a hunter, chef, mother of five, manager of The Lodge at Black Pearl and author of the new The Lodge at Black Pearl Cookbook

Renowned as much for its extraordinary food as it is for its legendary waterfowl hunting, The Lodge is right here on the Eastern Shore amid one of the country’s most beautiful and bountiful wilds, and its recipes champion that. 

Along with her husband, Mullaney embraced the healthful benefits of the farm-to-table movement, which continues to entice people into the field and stream in search of their own wild meals and lean meats that are free from growth hormones and antibiotics. The cookbook features recipes and tips for both fresh game and seafood—Duck and Sausage Gumbo, Goose Breast Pate and Peppered Venison Tenderloin, to name a few—along with plentiful and esential culinary creations for those who hunt in the grocery store, from cinnamon rolls to cucumber salad to double chocolate layer cake.

Mullaney will be signing copies of her new cookbook at Inn at Perry Cabin as part of a program of Independence Day events for neighbors and guests. This event is open to the public, and admission is free.

To whet appetites even further, Mullaney will be sampling two of her favorite dishes from the book: Smoked Bluefish Pate and her signature Black Pearls (peppermint patties).

For more information please contact:

Carol Peach-Woods, Director of Sales and Marketing
(443) 258-2231

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

30th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival & the Arts at Navy Point June 16 - 18, 2017

30th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival & the Arts at Navy Point

Father’s Day Weekend June 16, 17, 18, 2017
Fri. 11am – 5pm; Sat., 10 am-5 pm; Sun., 10am-2 pm
DOCKING AT CBMM at Antique and Classic Boat Festival: Please register directly with the Antique and Classic Boat Society Chesapeake Chapter to ensure your slip reservation. For more information, contact Hank Reiser at 410-533-8752 or via email at  Hank is the dock master for The Antique and Classic Boat Society Chesapeake Chapter.  The registration form is online at
Visit for more information about the Chesapeake Chapter of the ACBS
Wooden classics, vintage racers, and other antique and Chesapeake Bay-related boats are coming to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum June 16-18 for the 30th annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival and the Arts at Navy Point in St. Michaels, Md. Hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society, this Father’s Day weekend event brings a sense of nostalgia to the Miles River and CBMM’s docks and campus, drawing some of the area’s finest classic boats, nautical and maritime treasures, entertainment, food, and libations to this waterfront festival.
“With a juried competition among entrants for best restored and preserved boats, this festival attracts the best of the best when it comes to classic and antique boats,” commented ACBS-Chesapeake Bay Chapter Festival Chairman Bob Hamilton. “And with this year celebrating our 30th year with the festival, guests will have a great opportunity to see some incredible boats this Father’s Day weekend.”
The show attracts the finest runabouts to yachts, including race boats, work boats, launches, hydroplanes, and utilities. Chris-Craft, Trumpy, Gar Wood, Donzi, and Lyman are among some of the boats represented.
This year’s festival will feature a selection of sailing log canoes on land and in the water. A regional adaptation of the traditional Indian dugout canoes, log canoes were used from the 18th through the 20th century as all-purpose Chesapeake craft, to harvest oysters, transport goods, and to get people from place to place. A small fleet continues—including CBMM’s Flying CloudEdmee S., Marianne, and Bufflehead—with many seen today along the Chesapeake’s Chester, Miles, and Tred Avon Rivers during highly competitive sailing races each summer and fall. With long masts and large sails, these boats keep upright as they accelerate to speeds of 10 knots or more, with crew members climbing to the ends of 15-foot boards placed perpendicular to the boat itself.
Along with the East Coast’s largest gathering of antique and classic boats, the festival’s signature Arts at Navy Point pavilion brings more than 70 juried fine artists, craftspeople, and vendors offering nautical and maritime-themed items for boat and home.
Workshops and seminars, building demonstrations, family activities, and a nautical flea market will be available throughout the weekend, along with a selection of regional and grilled foods, music, and a waterside bar and deck for libations and other drinks. Saturday’s seminars will feature informative presentations on marine topics, headlined by the Honorable John C. North II’s presentation on log canoes. Times and information on all seminars will be announced at a later date and will be in the Festival program given out at the event.
Children’s activities include boatbuilding craft projects, and the Hagerty Insurance Marine Youth Judging program, where youth learn about the award-winning qualities of preserved and restored classic boats. Along the Fogg’s Landing side of CBMM’s campus, the festival’s Field of Dreams features an array of restorable classic boats and motors, along with other items in a nautical flea market sale.
While at the Antique & Classic Boat Festival, guests can also watch progress on the log-hull restoration of the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, now underway in CBMM’s boatyard through 2018. Special exhibitions include Potomac Waterfowling: Gunning the Nation’s Rivers, and Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake, featuring 80 photographs curated from the more than 10,000 by de Gast in CBMM’s collection. Potomac Waterfowling opens April 8, 2017 and continues through March, 2018, with Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake opening May 12, 2017, through April, 2018.
Festival hours are Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Father’s Day, Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The festival includes two-day admission to all of CBMM’s special and permanent exhibitions, including the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, where guests can climb to the top for views of the Miles River and St. Michaels harbor. The event is $5 for CBMM adult members, or $18 for adults; $15 for seniors and students with ID; and $6 for children 6-17.
Scenic river cruises aboard CBMM’s 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle will be offered throughout the festival, with boat rides and food an additional cost. For safety reasons, non-service dogs are prohibited at CBMM festivals. Festival parking for all three days and a Saturday shuttle service are free, with CBMM a short walk to specialty shops, restaurants, inns, bed & breakfasts, and other attractions in St. Michaels’ historic district. For more information, visit or call 410-745-2916.
Scenic river cruises aboard the museum’s 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle will be offered throughout the festival, with boat rides and food an additional cost. For safety reasons, non-service dogs are prohibited at CBMM festivals. For more information, call 410-745-2916.
REMINDER: During CBMM festivals and special events, dogs are not permitted on CBMM grounds, with the exception of certified service dogs. Leashed dogs are permitted on Museum grounds during regular business hours.
Experience a thrilling ride on this 1920’s era style Gentleman’s cruiser in this video, and plan to join us for more great classics.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Working Artist Forum Group to Exhibit at A.M. Gravely Gallery in June and July

 The Working Artist Forum Group (WAF) will have an exhibit entitled 
"A Brush with Summer" at the A.M. Gravely Gallery in St. Michaels between June 2 and July 31. There will be receptions open to the public, as part of the Second Saturday Art Walk in St. Michaels, on June 10, 5 to 7pm and July 8, 5 to 7pm. 

The Working Artist Forum started in 1979 and became a nonprofit in 1991. It is an organization of 90 professional working artists exhibiting individually and as a group. WAF also donates funds and mentorship to students in the Talbot, Kent, Caroline, Queen Anne, and Dorchester county schools to promote the visual arts..

The A.M. Gravely Gallery is located at 408 S. Talbot Street, St. Michaels. Gallery Hours are Friday and Saturday, 10am to 6pm and Sunday through Tuesday, 10a.m. to 3pm. Email: Telephone 410-745-5059

Friday, May 5, 2017

Celebrating another season aboard Patriot Cruises

Patriot Cruises will begin another season running 7 days a week on May 13th, 2017, departing daily at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. 

Beginning Memorial Day weekend, additional times on the weekends (11am and 4pm). In addition, the Island Music Cocktail Cruises will resume on Saturdays from 5:30-7:00pm but will cruise on both Memorial Day Saturday and Sunday. Check out our updated schedule and to buy tickets online go to

Imagine experiencing the beauty of St Michaels from the Deck of The Patriot, a replica of a 1930's Steam Ferry while being immersed in the history of 300 year old mansions, the people who lived here and the amazing wildlife. 

The area is steeped in history dating from before the American Revolution. The ambience of the colonial and Victorian-era charm is unmistakable and can be enjoyed throughout your visit.

The 75 minute cruise on the Patriot, The winner of the Best Party and Event Cruise of the Bay by What's Up Eastern Shore Magazine, will teach you the history of St Michaels and the ever changing Chesapeake Bay. We will see beautiful 300 year old Mansions and learn their history, we will even see the Waterfront Mansions seen in the Movie "The Wedding Crashers. We will also focus on the varied wildlife on the Miles River.

The Patriot is home docked at The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum next to the World Famous Crab Claw Restaurant. Please park in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Parking lot. Leave the Parking lot and follow the crabs painted on the ground to the red brick walkway. The Patriot ticket booth is on the harbor outside of the Museum entrance.

The Patriot is also available in the evening for private charters, including weddings, parties, reunions and much more, starting as early as 4:00 pm on weekdays and 6:00 pm on weekends. 
Charter prices include the vessel and appropriate crew for the times and services contracted, embarking and disembarking from the Patriot’s berth in St. Michaels. Charters can accommodate up to 149 guests including caterers.  


Theatre in the Park, Songs for a New World to be held on May 26, 2017

Theatre in the Park
Directed by Kyler Taustin, Brown Box Theatre Project
ST. MICHAELS: Friday, May 26, 2017, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Muskrat Park | 207 Willow Green Street
(In case of rain, go to the Christ Church, Etherton Hall, 103 Willow Street)

Be sure to put the Shakespeare in the Park performance of Hamlet on your calendar! 
Saturday, September 9th at 7:30 p.m.

“It’s about one moment.”
Songs for a New World, Jason Robert Brown’s breathtaking song
cycle, weaves together the stories and voices of a diverse cast of
characters in a musical journey that transcends time and space. A
soaring, vibrant score transports the audience through a
mesmerizing exploration of the unknown world and the tough
choices that follow. Bursting with life and discovery, Songs for a
New World
 begs to be liberated from the walls of a theater, and will
be presented at over 10 outdoor venues throughout Massachusetts
and Delmarva as Brown Box’s premier musical spectacular.

Songs for a New World is performed outdoors and seating is on the lawn. For your comfort, feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, including weather updates and rain locations, visit

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Community Day at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum on Sunday, May 21, 2017

Free admission for everyone, all day long!

As a way of saying thank you to the regional community, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is hosting its second free Community Day on Sunday, May 21, 2017, with all festivities taking place on CBMM’s Fogg’s Landing, and including free admission for everyone, plus live music, regional foods and drinks, family activities, free boat rides, and more.
Highlights for this year’s event include the opportunity to see the schooner Sultana dockside, along with numerous family activities and special exhibitions. The event’s generous sponsors include CBMM’s Friends BoardChoptank Electric CooperativeCurtis Stokes & AssociatesTalbot County Free Library, and What’s Up? Magazine.
The day’s events kick off at 9:00 a.m. with the Bay Hundred Covenant Churches’ tent service,  with festival guests invited to attend, and continues to 5:00 p.m.
The Covenant Church service includes leaders and congregations from area churches, with participants engaging in gospel singing and prayer. Covenant Churches works to unite the Town of St. Michaels and surrounding Bay Hundred community by connecting African-American and Anglo-American churches from throughout the area.
The day’s live music includes performances by Blind Wind, an award winning local band fronted by 14-year-old blind harmonica player, Cole Moran, along with his father, Frankie Moran on guitar and vocals. Their repertoire includes bluegrass, country, Americana classic rock, reggae, fiddle tunes, and more.
CBMM’s Model Sailing Club will hold a radio-controlled skipjack regatta from the Steamboat Building’s docks and along Fogg’s Cove from 11:00 a.m. until noon. Afterwards, festival-goers will have the opportunity to try their hand at operating the radio-controlled boats.
The Talbot County Free Library will be hosting several programs throughout CBMM’s free Community Day, including a presentation in the Van Lennep Auditorium by Maryland author and storyteller, Ed Okonowicz on “Delmarva Tales, Legends, and Ghost Stories” at noon, and a performance by Blue Sky Puppet Theatre at 1:00 p.m. Families can also explore the Chesapeake’s critters in the Phillips Wharf Environmental Center’s Fishmobile, with children invited to participate in a footrace hosted by Chesapeake Sports Alliance.
While enjoying the festivities, Community Day guests can enjoy a climb to the top of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, talk with shipwrights and apprentices engaged in wooden boatbuilding and restoration in the boatyard, and explore any of CBMM’s 12 exhibition buildings and historic structures, all situated in a park-like setting along the Miles River and the St. Michaels harbor. CBMM’s waterfront campus is within walking distance to the specialty shops, restaurants, inns, and bed and breakfasts in St. Michaels’ historic district.
Throughout the day, Community Day guests can take free scenic river cruises aboard a number of CBMM’s historic vessels, including the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle, or get out on the water rowing or sailing aboard one of CBMM’s small craft. All boat rides are offered free of charge for this event.

While at Community Day, guests can also watch the log-hull restoration of the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, now underway in the boatyard through 2018. Special exhibitions include Potomac Waterfowling: Gunning the Nation’s Rivers, and Robert de Gast’s Chesapeakefeaturing 80 photographs curated from the more than 10,000 by de Gast in CBMM’s collection. Potomac Waterfowling opens April 8, 2017 and continues through March, 2018, with Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake opening May 12, 2017, through April, 2018.
Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. Serving more than 77,000 guests each year, CBMM’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings and historic structures. For more information, visit

Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Shades of Blue at Big Band Night July 1 in St. Michaels

In celebration of Independence Day, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. welcomes The Shades of Blue Orchestra for a live performance at its Saturday, July 1 Big Band Night. The St. Michaels fireworks are scheduled to launch after dusk that evening, with CBMM’s waterfront campus a great venue from which guests can enjoy the fireworks. The rain date for the concert and fireworks is Sunday, July 2.

Two vocalists will join the 18-piece Shades of Blue Orchestra as they perform from the historic Tolchester Beach Bandstand. The orchestra first played at CBMM’s 2014 Big Band Night, with numerous requests from patrons for return engagements.

The orchestra is set to begin at 7:00 p.m., with the public invited to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets for an evening of music, dancing, and fireworks along the Miles River.

Food, ice cream, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase during the event, which is generously sponsored by Eastern Shore Tents & Events.

 Mixing together popular standards, a variety of musical styles, and dance-able rhythms, the Shades of Blue Orchestra combines brass, woodwind, and rhythm instruments to bring music from the 1930s to present to the Miles River. Established in 1976, this 18-piece Big Band consists of a well-balanced complement of brass, woodwind, and rhythm instruments, as well as two of the finest Big Band vocalists anywhere.

The Orchestra’s repertoire of music includes swing, rock, standard and popular ballads, Latin, retro, waltzes, and other selections. The Baltimore-based orchestra has performed at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, M&T Bank Stadium, Camden Yards, the Smithsonian Institution, Ocean City’s Sunfest, and more. Music samples and more information can be found at

CBMM’s exhibitions and campus will close at 5:00 p.m. for Big Band Night, and re-open at 6:00 p.m. for guests to enter the campus for the event. Admission to Big Band Night is $6 for CBMM members and $10 for non-members, with children ages 5 and under free. After 8:45 p.m., admission will be reduced to $2 for those watching the fireworks only. Advanced tickets and more information are at

Proceeds benefit the children and adults served by CBMM’s education, exhibition, and restoration programs.

For safety reasons, only service dogs are allowed on CBMM’s campus during Big Band Night, and other festivals. Leashed dogs are permitted during regular operating hours. For more information, call 410-745-2916 or visit

Friday, April 28, 2017

St. Michaels BrewFest set for Saturday, June 3, 2017

St. Michaels BrewFest set for Saturday, June 3, 2017.  We do our best to find the hard to find, seasonals, rarities & on-offs. Last year we had 11 firkins and pins from as far away as Oregon!
Bands from all over Delmarva peninsula will perform at all three locations all day long. From rock to bluegrass to  indie to funk there will tunes that everyone will jam to. Happening at three locations in St. Michaels at the same time. All within a very short walk of each other. From historical to right on the water. You will get to see this charming town while drinking some of the best beers the region has to offer .

$35 (early bird discount. They will go up to $50 the day of) With the price of admission you will receive a commemorative pint glass and unlimited samples of over 100 beers from the local to from far away continents.  We strive to find hard to get beers and always have a number of firkins and pins made specially for us.  We have also garnered the privilege of having multiple brewery owners and brewmasters pouring their ware for you to enjoy. Pick their brains, asks those hard questions & drink their delicious liquid. Pouring venues are open from noon to 4pm & tented.

Three locations right in the heart of St. Michaels. Explore the historic town while sampling some of the best beers the region has to offer. 

Eastern Shore Brewing @ The Old Mill: Located just behind Eastern Shore Brewing in the old Just Right Flour Mill (closed in 1972). The first location as you come into town on the right.

Foxy's Harbor Grille: ​Located at the end of Mulberry St. Right in the center of St. Michaels Harbor sip beers while taking in the view.

The Crab Claw: This place has been around for 50 years. Serving up delicious local crabs from the spring to through the fall. Also located on the St. Michaels Harbor you can watch the people drinking at Foxy's.

A boat ride on the Miles river with brewery owners and brewmasters drinking beers that will only be available for the VIP's? Yup that's how we do it. 10:45 a.m. you embark on the Patriot, which docks right next to the Crab Claw. Only open to the first 100 people and sells out every year. Hand selected beers  poured by knowledgeable brewery staff. 

Bay Day to be held on Tilghman Island Saturday, May 14th

A great day for families and friends of the Chesapeake Bay. Many free demonstrations, kids activities, live music and more! Bring the whole family!
BAY DAY is a free, festive family event at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center’s waterfront campus on Saturday, May 13th, 11 AM – 3 PM, on Tilghman Island, MD. BAY DAY will feature tons of fun and interactive things to see and do for kids of all ages. Get touch tank introductions to rescued creatures from bay and land, including friendly fish, crabs, turtles, horseshoe crabs and seahorses; build your recycled boat for the races; sing with puppets, talk to Coastie the Coast Guard robot boat and Shelly, the Oyster Recovery Partnership character; meet the raptors and rescues with Scales and Tales, and dive into Bay related kids crafts and games.
Artisans and craftspeople will show and sell their sea glass and other jewelry, Bay related photography and paintings, fine handcrafts and models. Also featured are numerous exhibits, experts and demonstrations on everything from rain gardens to native plants; oyster restoration; living shorelines and energy alternatives. Live music will play all day and food and ice cream will be available for purchase. This year, visitors can enjoy our universally accessible soft launch for canoes and kayaks along the Captain John Smith Trail and the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, with ADA compliant parking as well as bike racks.

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center is a volunteer, non profit organization that informs and inspires people to become good stewards of the Chesapeake Bay through hands -on education, our Fishmobile outreach program and our educational lecture series. For more information about our working waterfront and other educational programs see our events tab on  Phillips Wharf Environmental Center's website here.
Phillips Wharf Campus
6129 Tilghman Island Road
Tilghman, MD 21671
Event details and schedule
The Bay Day Celebration kicks off at 11:00am.
The day features great local artisans, live demonstrations and wonderful music.
Become an Event Volunteer
If you are interested in volunteering for the event, please call Missy Cannon Helgason at 410-886-9200 for more volunteer information.

Friday, March 31, 2017

2017 Talbot Street Banners Feature Aspects of St. Michaels Life ​ ​

Talbot Street in St. Michaels is once again sporting its annual finery – the colorful art banners of 2017!  Now in its eighth year, this event is a favorite with residents and visitors alike, compliments of the members of the St. Michaels Art League.
Artist members offer their talents with paintings designed to “Celebrate St. Michaels”.  Each year, the banners are produced through a collaboration of the St. Michaels Art League, Talbot County advocates, and local merchants. 

In addition to the installation of the banners, by Choptank Electric Cooperative, an exhibit of the original banner artwork hangs throughout the month of April at the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library, 106 Fremont Street.  The Talbot County Free Library has been a partner of the St. Michaels Art League, lending space, throughout many years of advocacy. Another partner, the Talbot County Arts Council, continues to encourage the League’s community art endeavors with funding support.
As a reward for their efforts, contributing artists can gain a commercial opportunity.  Kevin Snelling, a local merchant, singles out banner artwork and produces posters of the winning images, which are offered for sale at Creative X-Pressions on South Talbot Street.  This year, he is again joined by Ms. Alice Marie Gravely, who will show posters at her gallery, A.M. Gravely, on SouthTalbot Street.  In addition, Michael Morgan has volunteered to fly banners at the St. Michaels Marina.  Other merchants are encouraged to participate as well.
Patrons will have an additional opportunity to purchase original banner paintings during the League’s Labor Day weekend art show on the grounds of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church on Talbot Street.  The outdoor banners made from these paintings can be purchased directly from the artists in December, when the banners are taken down from the street poles. 
St. Michaels Art League membership is open to artists and art enthusiasts.  Information on events, meetings, and membership can be found at  Sincere appreciation is extended to the Talbot Arts Council, St. Michaels Branch of the Talbot County Free Library, Choptank Electric Cooperative, and local merchants for their continued support.