Easton Walking Tours
departing from the Tidewater Inn or
from your location in downtown Easton. Tours are led by a local historian with
ten years of experience in Talbot County history. Tours can be designed with
consideration to personal/special interests. Available by reservation only.
Admission charge $20 per person.
Chesapeake Ghost Walks -
Walks throughout the town,
providing a good history of the town as well as a little about the
mystery that exists there. Ghost Walks for Eastern Shore towns
include Easton, St. Michael's, Denton, Cambridge, Princess Anne,
Crisfield, Pocomoke, Snow Hill, Berlin and Ocean City. Advanced
registration required. Admission charge. 443-735-0771.
Friday Afternoon. The Eastern Shore's premier
three hour food tour group. Join us on our adventures inside the
restaurants that have impacted St. Michaels' culinary scene. You
will taste food from St. Michaels' top chefs and learn what inspired
them to call this historic town their home. The three hour tour
features: a bit and sip at a minimum of four amazing restaurants,
behind-the-scenes access to St. Michaels' food culture; specialty
alcoholic or non-alcoholic pairings, a visit to a distinctive
culinary shop, and educational and delectable experience. Tours
begin at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Advanced reservations
required. Tickets are $59 per person for all food, beverage, and
guidance. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
EatingEaston - Saturdays
Late Afternoon. The Eastern Shore's
premier three hour food tour group. Join us on our adventures inside
the restaurants that have impacted Easton's culinary scene. You will
taste food from Easton's top chefs and learn what inspired them to
call this historic town their home. The three hour tour features: a
bit and sip at a minimum of four amazing restaurants,
behind-the-scenes access to Easton's food culture; specialty
alcoholic or non-alcoholic pairings, a visit to a distinctive
culinary shop, and educational and delectable experience. Tours
begin at the Avalon Theatre. Advanced reservations required.
Tickets are $59 per person for all food, beverage, and guidance.
E-mail: email@example.com or 410-635-4130.
First Friday Gallery Walk
First Friday of each month enjoy the exhibits at galleries, shops and
restaurants in Easton's Town Center during the evening event. Refreshments and
discussion are available at several galleries and many stores stay open late, (5
- 9 PM), so
plan to make an evening of it! 410-770-8350.
in its 33rd year, the Festival offers the best in world-class chamber
music. This two-week event which features a free young people's concert
is held in June at the Avalon Theatre and several locations throughout
the area. 410-819-0380.
Old Tyme Fourth
A community celebration of Independence Day featuring music, food, and
carnival rides capped off by a spectacular fireworks display.
Air Competition & Arts Festival - Dynamic painting competition and
festival that is "Plein Air-Easton!". Artists worldwide have begun painting in
the Plein Air style, venturing from their studios to paint along roadsides, atop
mountains, by the sea, in gardens and in cities to capture landscapes, still
life, figures and architecture in their natural, thriving elements. Exciting
venues for viewing & purchasing art. Sponsored by
Foundation, and Easton Main Street. 410-822-7297.
Steam & Gas Association, Inc.
Three day show in July with operating exhibits of antique agricultural
equipment, entertainment, craft demonstrations, great food, sawmills,
large stationary engines, train, equipment parade, horses, large flea
market, rural life museum, horse pull, auction and much more. Other annual
Annual Juried Art and Craft Exhibition and Sale
Autumn event providing the best in handcrafted work in
a variety of art forms and a weather-independent indoor showcase for the
sale of artists' work. Concurrent with the indoor show will be outdoor
activities in the form of free entertainment on a scheduled basis, food
and beverage concessions to provide refreshments for attendees. Waterfowl
Festival Building, and the Academy
Art Museum .
The 49th Annual
On the second full weekend in November, approximately 18,000 people from
around the country will flock to this three-day celebration of the arts
to view and buy some of the best wildlife art in the world. 450 artists
and artisans exhibit wildlife paintings, sculpture, carvings, decoys,
photographs and crafts in 18 sites throughout the colonial town. Retriever,
shooting and fly-fishing demonstrations, Goose and Duck Calling Contests,
seminars, master classes, and a decoy auction are special events that take
place throughout the weekend. More than $3.7 million from the show's proceeds
has been donated to conservation projects. Free brochure
- P.O. Box 929, Easton MD 21601-0929, Phone 410-822-4567 or Fax 410-820-9286.
Festival of Trees
annual Christmas event sponsored by the Hospice Foundation, the Festival
of Trees is held every Thanksgiving weekend in the Gold Room of the Tidewater
Inn. Beautifully decorated Christmas trees are on display along with musical
entertainment and refreshments. Scheduled events include a spectacular
home tour, the Celebration of Trains, and a Family Breakfast with Santa.
Tyme Holiday Parade
Annual Holiday Parade beginning at Dover Street & Pennsylvania
Avenue to Harrison and Washington Streets. Post parade festivities at
Thompson Park. Participants include scout troops, costumed characters,
floats, musicians, carolers and bands. FREE.
Easton joins over 150 cites nationally and internationally that celebrate
the passing of the old year into the new on New Years Eve. This
family-oriented, alcohol-free community festival features indoor and outdoor
lively arts performances throughout downtown historic Easton beginning
in the early evening and ending at midnight with a grand finale.
Planning an extended stay in Easton? The
Bishop's House Bed and Breakfast
has prepared a
5+ Day Itinerary, as a resource for planning an
extended visit to Talbot County and the Delmarva Peninsula.
Historic Easton Walking Tour
Click to download a PDF file of
the historic Easton walking tour.
Easton's Town Center has a number of specialty shops catering to both
visitors and residents. Refer to Retail
Amish Country Farmers Market Every Thursday through Saturday - Indoor market offering fresh produce,
meats, dairy products, furniture, handcrafted items, and indoor and take away
dinning and more! Thurs 9 AM - 6 PM; Fri 9 AM - 7 PM & Sat 9 AM - 3
PM. Easton Plaza, 101 Marlboro Avenue, Easton, MD 21601. Phone 410-822-8989.
Saturday 8 AM - 1 PM April 13-December 15. Live music 10:30 AM - 12:30
PM. "A marketplace for farmers and vendors to sustain their local
operations, while at the same time offering consumers a venue that fills
their whole plate with local produce. From local produce growers to
watermen and seafood distributors, from bakers to ranchers and local
artisans, the Easton Farmers Market provides an entire meal and home
decor in a friendly and festive environment. "100 Block North Harrison
Street Parking Lot, (adjacent to Easton Market Square), Easton.
Talbot Historical Society Museums & Garden
- The Federal styled garden is open seven days a week during
daylight hours, (entrance through gate on Glenwood Avenue, behind the Neall
House, (the James Neall House, built in 1810, the Joseph Neall House,
built in 1795, and a 17th century reconstruction named "Ending of
Controversie). Visit the museum Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, (10
AM to 4 PM), in the historic Mary Jenkins House at 30 S. Washington
Street, entrance on Glenwood Avenue featuring Talbot County's history.
The Galleries at Neall House showcase the society's wonderful
collections of portraits, artifacts and furniture. The museum shop, Tharpe Antiques and Decorative Arts is
located at 25 S. Washington Street. The shop offers a wonderful array of
donated and consigned items for sale. 410-822-0773.
Neck Golf Course
This public golf course is rated one of the top 25 in the country
and features an 18-hole championship course, 9-hole executive course,
pro shop, and driving range.
Creek Audubon Center
A sanctuary of the Chesapeake Audubon Society, Pickering Creek
is a private non-profit conservation center with over 400 acres of protected
land featuring hardwood forests, non-tidal wetlands, wildlife plantings,
and nature preserve. Open year-round, Pickering Creek provides a variety
of educational opportunities including lectures, field trips, canoe rentals,
and displays. 410-822-4903.
Located on the Tred Avon River,
offering a variety of services such as boat repairs, land storage, slip
rentals, a ship store, non-ethanol fuel & diesel, kayak rentals, pier
maintenance, marine construction, mobile shrink wrapping & additional
marine services. Hours of operation
are Mon-Sat 9 AM - 5 PM & Sun 10 AM - 5 PM. Phone 410-822-1201. E-mail:
Easton Cycle and Sport, 410-822-7433, can outfit your adventure
from bikes to kayaks, stand-up
paddleboards, or even a Hobie Cat sailboat, and all the equipment and
accessories for a safe and comfortable outing.
County Community Center
The year-round activities offered at the community center range from
ice hockey to
figure skating, aerobics, and curling. There are fields available for
both softball and soccer. The Center is also host to many events throughout
the year such as antique, craft, boating, and sportsman shows. 410-770-8050.
Adkins Arboretum A 400 acre preserve and educational center dedicated to
promoting the appreciation and conservation of the region's native plants.
Located 15 miles north east of Easton in Ridgely, grounds and Visitor's
Center are open from 10 AM - 4 PM daily, (except major holidays). 410-634-2847.
Easton provides a central location for biking day trips. From Easton,
you can bike the quiet back roads of Talbot County or make an excursion
to our neighboring towns of Oxford, St. Michaels, and Tilghman Island.
The triangle of Easton,
and St. Michaels
offers a variety of wonderful shops and restaurants within easy biking
distance for the novice and advanced cyclist. You may hop the Oxford-Bellevue
Ferry which crosses the beautiful Tred Avon River. The scenic routes and
flat terrain make bicycling one of this areas premier sports. Choose
routes ranging from 10 to 50 miles depending on your enthusiasm. Bikes
may be rented in Easton,
Easton Cycle and Sport, 410-822-7433, Oxford, or St. Michaels.
here for a biking map of the Easton/Oxford/St. Michaels triangle.
Easton is located at the headwaters of the Tred Avon river. Surrounding
Easton on every side are rivers and creeks (you are five minutes from
the water in any direction from Easton) offering the finest in docking
and marina facilities, Chesapeake Bay charters, or excursion sight-seeing
trips. The Eastern Shore waters are home to the succulent Maryland Blue
Crab, rockfish (striped bass), oysters, clams, and many other treasures.
Bareboat or captained charters are available in both power and sail boats.
Easton can also be reached by boat, landing at Easton Point, a working
port of call for Talbot County light industry.
Within the area, youll find some of the most exciting opportunities
for antiquing on the eastern seaboard. A number of fine shops are located
in town, or you can meander the back roads and discover the bounty of
the many different and unique stores. From elegant 18th-century furniture
to oriental rugs and Chinese porcelain, glass, and pottery to country
collectibles and decoys, treasures abound for every taste and budget.
The following are some of the antique shops in Easton:
located in Easton's Town Center:
Easton Antique & Art Gallery - 25 N. Harrison Street
The Cairn - 23 E. Dover Street 410-822-2857
Trumpeter Swan Antiques - 35 E. Dover Street
near Easton's Town Centre:
Foxwell's Antiques & Collectibles Mall - (Rt. 50) 7793 Ocean Gateway,
within 17 miles of Easton's Town Centre:
Sales - 25939 Royal Oak Rd, Royal Oak, MD 21662
Station Antiques Mall - Business Rt. 404, Denton, MD 410-479-2200
recreational activities include:
Live theatrical performances at the
First-run movies at
Premier Cinemas, Tred Avon Square - 410-822-9950;
Live and DJ music for listening and dancing at a number of establishments;
Health and fitness activities offered by Hearthstone Health and Fitness and the YMCA;
Tennis at a number of public courts, (Idlewild Avenue Park), and at the YMCA;
Outdoor Swimming at George Murphy Community Pool (Memorial Day through
Labor Day) Noon-7 PM;
Bowling at Chesapeake Bowl 2000; and
Billiards at the Chesapeake Bowl 2000
Wine Trail - Delight in the beauty of the Bay, discover elegance in
the bottle. East of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland's Eastern Shore is
abundant with seafood, beaches, wildlife and history, and now a
beautiful and delicious wine trail.
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