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.
Friday & Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Visit real life birds of prey with Liz Smith of Raptor’s Eye.
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+.
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.
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.
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.
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!