Talbot County Chamber of Commerce, Easton Plaza, suite 53, 101 Marlboro Ave., Easton, (410) 822-4653, www.Talbgov.org.
Academy Art Museum, 106 South St., Easton, (410) 822-0455, www.art-academy.org. A pretty little museum that was established in 1958, and displays mostly 19th and 20th century art in five galleries. The permanent exhibit features works on paper and the art of Eastern Shore artists.
Artiste Locale, 112 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels, (410) 745-6580. Don't you love supporting local artists? Prints can be cool, but original art is great. This is a showplace of local art and they've got all types from painting to Judaica.
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Mill St., St. Michaels, (410) 745-2916. Anything starting with "the world's largest" is pretty impressive, and this here maritime museum holds the world's largest collection of traditional Bay boats. Not only that, but it's got a restored lighthouse and tons of interactive exhibits.
Antique and Classic Boat Festival, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 15, St. Michaels, (410)-745-2916. Don't let the name fool you! Just kidding, it's a festival just like it says and includes lots of antique and classic boats, plus music and food, or else it just wouldn't be a festival.
The Re-enactment of the War of 1812, Aug. 9-10, St. Michaels, (410) 770-8000. None of us were around during the War of 1812 and neither were these people, but they take re-enacting it seriously. So, go learn about our country and the way we used to fight wars.
Wye Grist Mill's Wheat Harvest Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 28, Wye Mills, (410) 827-6909. Step into another time when you go to this fair. They've got mill grinding, ox-cart rides, and, of course, pit beef--because nothing says Wheat Harvest Fair like pit beef.
SPORTS AND RECREATION
Boat Bums International Cardboard Boat Races, June 14, Strand public beach, Oxford, (410) 770-8000. If the name of this event isn't cool enough to lure you there, how about the fact that it is a fundraiser for the Maryland Special Olympics? You can enter the contest or just watch the cardboard boats float.
Country Comfort Farm, 23720 St. Michaels Road, St. Michaels, (410) 745-3160. 70 acres of trails for horseback riding, along with indoor rings. Do you like horses? Do you like riding them? Find out if you've never done it.
Jonas' Attic, 14 N. Washington St., Easton, (410) 820-8266. Whether it's because of that one Weezer song or just the sound of it, Jonas is a great name. This place sounds cool as well, with it's new age music, Native American gallery, and metaphysical books.
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