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Kids’ Education & Art Activities

Easton Elementary School

307 Glenwood Avenue

Blue Bus Line

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
Various Times

Kids’ Art Activities with the Ward Museum

Friday & Saturday: 11:30am – 3:30pm
Sunday: 11:30am – 4:00pm

In partnership with the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, the Festival’s Youngest visitors can try their hand at decoy carving, soap carving, and painting decoy magnets.

Birds of Prey from Raptor’s Eye

Friday & Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Visit real life birds of prey with Liz Smith of Raptor’s Eye.

Kids’ Decoy Painting Class

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: 10:15am
Friday & Saturday 3:45pm

Children will paint a miniature decoy of a Pintail and learn about the aquatic bird’s habitat.


The fun starts promptly at 10:30am, with space being limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. You may register at the entrance of the Chesapeake Marketplace at Easton Elementary School. The suggested age is 5+.

Readings by Local Authors

Authors & Times

Sit down for story times throughout the weekend featuring local Chesapeake animals and themes.

Friday, November 11th

10 a.m. & 1 p.m. Children’s Storytime with Cindy Freland 

12:00 p.m & 2:30 p.m. Children’s Storytime with Veronica Bartles


Saturday, November 12th

10:15 a.m & 2 p.m. Children’s Storytime with Elaine Allen 

12 p.m. Children’s Storytime with Veronica Bartles

1 p.m. Children’s Storytime with Lois Szymanski

3 p.m. Children’s Storytime with Cindy Freland 


Sunday, November 13th

10:15 a.m. &  1 p.m. Children’s Storytime with Cindy Freland

Books from all authors will be available to purchase. Some may be cash only. Enjoy a story and grab a perfect stocking stuffer.

The Chesapeake Mermaid Show

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 am & 1:30 pm

In the music room, across from the cafeteria

The Chesapeake Mermaid is a travelling nature show run by real environmental volunteers, focusing on oysters as a critical element in restoring the balance in the Bay, along with other marine and terrestrial wildlife.


Children will hear the story “The Last Bivalvian,” as well as her new book, “The Giants of the Bay,” and there will be opportunities for one-on-one pictures with the mermaid after the shows.

Art Activity with the Academy Art Museum

Friday: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Stop in to enjoy an art activity with the Academy Art Museum. Every year, their unique activity combines an art technique and conservation.

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center’s Fishmobile

Open all weekend!

Climb inside the Fishmobile, featuring 13 tanks and 2 touch tanks, all of which feature live animals that live in and around the Chesapeake Bay. You’ll also see educational displays that highlight topics such as the history of our region and how our daily activities affect the animals that call the Chesapeake home. Thank you to Cafe 401 at the Old Brick Inn for sponsoring the Fishmobile at the Festival!