Maryland Bed & Breakfast Association

Chestertown MD: Sultana Project + Wildlife Festival October 2012

September 25th, 2012 by Maryland B&B Association

October visits to Chestertown, Maryland are fun for adults and children alike with a wide array of events and festivals to choose from.  This year, the Maryland Bed and Breakfast Association members would like to share 2 great options for everyone to put on their calendars.

Chestertown Wildlife Festival
Exhibition & Sale
October 19-20, 2012
Now in its 33rd year, the Chestertown Wildlife Festival showcases wildlife art for sale in support of the preservation and protection of wildlife habitat and ecosystems along the Eastern Shore.   This annual event has raised not only substantial funds in support of this mission, but public awareness as well.
Two highlights of this weekend are the Grand Opening Shucker’s Ball on Friday night, and the Wine & Beer Tasting Saturday afternoon.  If you don’t already have your tickets to one or both of these events, you can purchase them online
There are plenty of opportunities in the weekend schedule for wildlife supporters of all ages to meet local crafters, see raptors up close, build a Maryland Wood Duck nesting box, check out the Calling Competition, and more.  Don’t miss the Regional Food Court for some pretty tasty local treats!

Sultana Projects presents:
Downrigging Weekend
Tall Ship and Wooden Boat Festival

October 26-27-28, 2012

The Downrigging Weekend is a premier event in the Chesapeake Bay, dating back to the end of the sailing season of the schooner Sultana and now serves as a celebration of maritime culture and history in Northeast. Festivities center around one of America’s best preserved historic seaports: our harbor is packed with tall ships, wooden boats, and schooners.  Have you ever dreamed of sailing on a Tall Ship?  Now’s your chance to register for one of three sailing opportunities down the Chester River.  Tours of the Tall Ships are available as well.

The weekend schedule is packed with fireworks, lectures by author Mark Kurlansky and film maker David Conover, family boat building, musical performances by The Lions of Bluegrass, Tim Erickson, Pam Ortiz & Friends, and God’s Wealth.  Most of the events will take place in a 2 block area of Chestertown Waterfront – so there will be plenty of great places to take a break and have a bite to eat.   

Make plans now to enjoy one or both of these special weekends, and book your stay at one of our Maryland Bed and Breakfast Association member inns located in or near Chestertown.  They can give you special tips on where to park, and how to make the most of your October visit to Chestertown!

In and a short drive from Chestertown: 
The Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn
Crow Farmstay B&B
Inn at Huntingfield Creek
Moonlight Bay Inn