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 29th 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. Sponsored by Easton Main Street.
410-820-8822. E-mail: email@example.com
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 44th Annual Waterfowl
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.
Visit Easton's Farmers' Market, located on Harrison Street. Held every
Saturday beginning in April through early December.
Sat 8 AM - 1 PM, live music 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM.
Local vendors feature fresh locally grown produce, plants of all kinds, flowers, herbs,
gourmet goods, soaps and lotions, and hand crafted gift and jewelry items.
Contact 410-820-8822 for the seasonal schedule.
House at Easton Club Golf
Completed in July, 1995, the Easton Club is an extraordinary community
of distinctive single-family homes and townhouses fronting on a championship
18-hole golf course with lush landscaping, dramatic waterscapes, island
greens, and stately trees. Open to the public 12 months a year. Full clubhouse and pro shop facilities are
available. 410-820-9800 X 1 for a tee time.
Talbot Historical Society
25 S. Washington Street, Easton. Exhibits in the museum change on a
regular basis. Tours of the historic
houses on our property are offered Spring through Fall. Check the web site
for museum hours. Housed in a
19th-century building featuring a three-gallery exhibit of Talbot County
history, the James Neall House, built in 1810, the Joseph Neall House,
built in 1795, and a 17th century reconstruction named "Ending of
Controversie." The Society's Federal-style gardens have won state and
national acclaim. Tharpe House Antiques and Decorative Arts - 28 S. Washington Street 410-820-7525
serves as a consignment antique shop, with proceeds to benefit the
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 at the headwaters of the Tred Avon River, 975 Port Street,
Easton Point Marina, offers a variety of services for the boating
community. Services include slip rentals, boat storage, a store, gas &
diesel fuels, food, repairs and over the road boat hauling. Hours of
operation are Mon-Sun, 9 AM - 5 PM. 410-822-1201.
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:
Lanham Hall Design- 4 N. Washington Street.
Easton Antique & Art Gallery - 25 N. Harrison Street
Jean McHale Antiques, Design & Custom Furniture -
26 West Dover Street 410-763-8760
The Cairn - 23 E. Dover Street 410-822-2857
Trumpeter Swan Antiques - 35 E. Dover Street
Tharpe House Antiques and Decorative Arts - 28 S. Washington Street 410-820-7525
near Easton's Town Centre:
Foxwell's Antiques & Collectibles Mall - (Rt. 50) 7793 Ocean Gateway
Sunnyside Antiques - Located in
Tandem Antique's & Fine Art Center, 8614 Ocean Gateway Highway, Easton,
MD 21601. 443-239-2205. E-mail:
Tandem Antiques & Fine Arts Center, LLD - 8614 Ocean Gateway, Suite #1,
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 the Cross Court Athletic Club
and the YMCA;
Tennis at a number of public courts and at the Cross Court Athletic Club
and the YMCA;
Outdoor Swimming at George Murphy Community Pool (Memorial Day through
Labor Day) Noon-7 PM;
Croquet at the Easton Club;
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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