Dining Scene Eastern Shore: 8th Annual Harvest Festival and More
Oct 14, 2015 04:00PM
● By Cate Reynolds
The 8th Annual Harvest Festival will be held on Sunday, October 18 from 11 AM to 5 PM at the Agriculture and Education Center. Activities include: Eastern Shore Jousters, pony rides, hay rides, bath tub rides, Mielke’s exotic animals, live scarecrow, 50/50 Raffle, a silent auction, a farmers market including fresh apples, pumpkin painting, a wine tasting by Triple Creek Winery, and great food; hamburgers, hotdogs, pit beef, fried oysters, hand cut fries, pulled pork parfaits, apple dumplings, brownie sundae’s, pies, etc. Admission is $1.00 per car for parking. For all activities see www.talbotagcenter.org. Rain date is Sunday, October 25.
The Fall into St. Michaels festivities begin with the town-wide scarecrow contest starting on Saturday, October 17, 2015.
On Sunday, October 18th, the Annual Jack Russell Races start at 11:00am and take place on the lawn in front of the Inn at Perry Cabin.
The following weekend, the fall into St. Michaels festivities go into full swing, Saturday, October 24th with the start of the Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest held at the St. Michaels Community Center early Saturday morning. Participating businesses sponsor the pumpkins, which are carved by experienced and novice carvers alike, each striving for the top spot in one of the four pumpkin categories. The pumpkins are judged from 1:00pm – 1:30pm and then will remain on display until 7:00pm on Saturday and 10:00am thru 2:00pm on Sunday. The Bay Hundred’s Annual Pumpkin Pie Competition will be held during the Pumpkin Carving Contest at the St. Michaels Community Center. The Pumpkin Pie Competition is open to professionals, home bakers and children.
The St. Michaels Museum at St. Mary’s Square will offer one of their signature walking tours, “Frederick Douglass, a slave, in St. Michaels 1833-36”, at 10:00am on Saturday, October 24th.
Children’s activities will be hosted by St. Michaels Events and held at St. Luke’s Church on Talbot Street on Saturday October 24th, details can be found on their website. http://www.stmichaelsevents.com
Lastly, as a way to give back during the harvest months, the St Michaels Business Association is combining their “Fall into St. Michaels” festivities with their First Annual Food Drive for the St. Michaels Food Pantry.