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ISSUE 83 • NOVEMBER 2013
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Sultana Projects' Tall Ship & Wooden Boat Festival

Nov. 1 - 4

Chestertown, Kent County

Christmas in the Woods

Nov. 1 - Dec. 1

Rockfield Manor
Bel Air, Harford County

Fabulous Fashions of 1812 Fashion Show

Nov. 3

Maryland Historical Society
Baltimore

Salute to Veterans

Nov. 3 - 11

Baltimore, Brunswick, La Plata and North East

Maryland Irish Festival

Nov. 8 - 10

Timonium Fairgrounds
Baltimore County

Christmas on the Potomac and ICE!

Nov. 15 - Jan. 5

Gaylord National
National Harbor, Prince George’s County

Symphony of Lights

Nov. 17 - Jan. 5

Columbia, Howard County

Winterfest of Lights

Nov. 21 - Jan. 1

Ocean City

Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade

Nov. 23

Silver Spring

Two-Mile Turkey Trot

Nov. 23
Denton, Caroline County

Festival of Trees

Nov. 29 - 30

Garrett County Fairgrounds
McHenry

Frosty Friday

Nov. 29

Frederick

Chestertown Antiques Show & Sale

Nov. 29 - Dec. 1

Kent County

Festival of Lights

Nov. 29 - Jan. 1

Kensington, Montgomery County

McTavish's Market Craft Show

Nov. 30

Crisfield, Somerset County

children looking at wooden duck head carvings

The beauty of the Chesapeake Bay and its wildlife have inspired artists for generations. This month, artists’ wares are on display at the RiverArts Studio Tour, Oct. 26 - Nov. 3 in Chestertown. The Fall Sea Glass Vendor Fair, Nov. 1 - 2 in Queen Anne’s County, features works of art etched by the tides of the bay, and the Waterfowl Festival,
Nov. 8 - 10 in downtown Easton, highlights America’s folk art, decoy carving. Throughout the Chesapeake Region, you will find charming Main Streets and Arts and Entertainment Districts and one-of-a-kind treasures just in time for the holiday season.

Men competing in a Tug of War

Bay Food, Fun & Fishing

 

Tempting delicacies of the bay are on the plate, in your face or on the hook this month. The Chesapeake’s oyster will be celebrated at St. Michaels Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s OysterFest on Nov. 2, with boat rides, oyster demonstrations, harvesting displays, retriever demonstrations, cooking demonstrations and an oyster stew competition. The maritime republic of Eastport and their cross-river rivals, Annapolis, vie to see who splashes into Spa Creek during the 16th Annual Tug of War on Nov. 2. Other bragging rights are earned during the Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic Rockfish Tournament, Nov. 17 - 18.

Picture of a Holiday Quilt

Holiday Craft Marts

 

Find a hand-crafted gift for yourself or for holiday-giving at one of these seasonal shows:

Howard County Crafts Fair Spectacular, Nov. 1 - 3, Fairgrounds, West Friendship

Trash to Treasure Green Craft Fair, Nov. 9, Watkins Nature Center, Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County

Festival of Wreaths, Nov. 14 - Dec. 5, Cambridge, Dorchester County
Amish Quilt Auction, Nov. 16, Mechanicsville, St. Mary’s County
Ornament Show & Sale, Nov. 16 - Jan. 5, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, Calvert County
Gallery of Gifts, Nov. 21 - Dec. 23, Carroll County Arts Center, Westminster
Kris Kringle Craft Show, Nov. 23 - 24, Hagerstown, Washington County
Holiday Shopper's Fair, Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, Ocean City Convention Center
Bazaart Holiday Art Market, Nov. 30, American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore
   
Men competing in a Tug of War

Holiday Trains

 

Get the holiday season on track with train events this month. Two cities showcase their locomotive heritage with the Trains of Christmas, Nov. 22 - Feb. 23, at the Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum while the North Pole and Santa Express excursions climb the Allegheny Mountains aboard Cumberland’s Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, Nov. 29 - Dec. 22. Also, the B&O Museums in Baltimore and Ellicott City – two locations tied to the origins of American railroading – stage annual exhibitions: Holiday Festival of Trains & Toys, Nov. 29 - Dec. 31 in Baltimore and Holiday Festival of Trains, Nov. 29 - Jan. 26 in Ellicott City.

Civil War Stories

 

Civil War Trains Exhibit at Hagerstown’s Discovery Station Museum, Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, is an authentic scale-model display that depicts how railroads were used during the war. For Emmitburg’s National Shrine of Elizabeth Anne Seton, November will mark the close of Miracles amid the Firestorm: Civil War Tour. Watch Glory, the story of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first all-black regiment, at the historic Surratt House Museum in Clinton, Prince George’s County on Nov. 9. Learn of the troop movements during the waning days of the Civil War at Carroll Community College in Westminster from David Booz's Overland Campaign of 1864 lecture on Nov. 21.

 
Martin O’Malley, Governor 
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