Celebrate the oyster


Trips: road trips, regional events

October 30, 2003|By Julia Furlong

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's 16th annual OysterFest is Saturday in St. Michaels.

Children will find their niche in Kidstown, a tent filled with educational and entertaining activities designed to introduce them to the humble oyster. Other features include oystering demonstrations, blacksmithing, seam caulking, decoy carving and the continuing Skipjack Restoration Project. The museum will display its collection of 600 vintage oyster cans.

Whitey Schmidt will be signing copies of his new Chesapeake Bay Oyster Cookbook. Guitarist Jerry Haines will perform folk and country music. Raw, roasted and fried oysters will be available for purchase, along with other foods and beverages. Boat rides are available for an additional fee.

OysterFest will be held at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum on Mill Street in St. Michaels on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. OysterFest is included with museum admission: $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $5 for children 6 to 17. Children under 6 are admitted free. For more information, visit online at www.cbmm.org.

Antique show in York

The Greater York Antique Show and Sale will be held in the new Toyota Arena at the York Expo Center in York, Pa., tomorrow and Saturday. More than 135 dealers from all across the nation will be present. Admission is $10 and parking is free at the York Expo Center.

The Greater York Antiques Show and Sale will be held at the York Expo Center at 334 Carlisle Ave. Hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. tomorrow and noon-5 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call show chairman John Fox at 717-854-3033.

Local wines, good times

The first Autumn Wine Festival of Wicomico County will be held Saturday and Sunday at Pemberton Historical Park in Salisbury. Come taste wines from nearly a dozen of Maryland's wineries and sample cuisine from all over the region. The festival grounds will be open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Entertainers for both days include Randy Lee Ashcraft, Opposite Directions and Mike Elliot. Admission is $18 at the door and $15 in advance ($10 for designated drivers.) Admission includes a commemorative wine glass and 10 one-ounce samples.

Pemberton Historical Park is on Pemberton Drive in Salisbury. For full entertainment listings or to buy tickets in advance, visit www .autumnwinefestival.org.

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