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Fall into Autumn with Weddings, Sailing, and Craft Brews

Sep 18, 2013 04:44PM ● By Cate Reynolds

Photo by Tony J. Photography

By Jake Russell

What’s Up? Weddings will be presenting its 3rd Annual Fall Bridal Showcase at Crofton Country Club from 1-4 p.m. this Sunday. The most popular local bridal event of the year will feature the latest, trendiest gowns and tuxedos in a stylish runway fashion show. While there, guests can mix and mingle with the top wedding vendors in the Chesapeake area.

Enjoy champagne, cakes, chocolates, complimentary hors d'ouevres and other treats while taking in an afternoon of fine wedding planning. The first 350 attendees will receive a goodie bag of fantastic gifts and exclusive deals while thousands of dollars in incredible prizes will be given away. Tickets are only $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Stop by or call 410-267-9390 x 132 for more show details.

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium will host the 2nd Annual Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival from 12-6 p.m. Saturday.

Image titleTaste scores of over 100 special craft beers from vendors including DuClaw, Eastern Shore Brewing, Heavy Seas, Flying Dog, Port City Brewing Company, Goose Island, Dogfish Head, Victory, National Premium and more. 

Music will be performed by Lilly & Mudd, The Walking Sticks, Trademark, Amazon, and Swampcandy on the Pilsner Stage. Visitors can browse arts and craft displays and stop by specialty food exhibitors. General admission tickets ($40) are now on sale for $30 while supplies last. Visit the festival website for more information.

Also on Saturday, Hospice Cup XXXII will take place Saturday from 3-6 p.m. with the race starting at The Point at Back Creek in Annapolis. This much-anticipated large charity sailing regatta raises funds for hospice programs throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia. 

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Photo by Paul Esker

Before the sailors launch their vessels for the race, raise a glass at Annapolis Yacht Sales on Edgewood Road from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday night during the Blessing of the Fleet. Enjoy food and beverages on behalf of Annapolis Yacht Sales on the eve of one of the area’s premier sailboat races. 

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Photo by John Bildahl

Over at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, enjoy the final sunset of summer with a night full of beach music and a delectable grilled buffet dinner at the 9th Annual Boatyard Beach Bash Saturday from 5-9 p.m. Music will be performed by Michael Utley, Doyle Grisham, the John Frinzi Band, and Jim Morris. General admission tickets are $65 and VIP (Very Important Parrotheads) tickets cost $125. Visit for more information.