November is almost here, and with it comes some unique events that you can only find here in Maryland. If you plan to take a vacation to any of our charming Mid-Atlantic inns, make sure to set aside some time to take in these great happenings.
November 3-4, 2012: Fall Fest of Fine Art in Ocean City, MD
The Atlantic House Bed and Breakfast and Inn on the Ocean Bed and Breakfast welcome you during this major arts event. Located at the Ocean City Convention Center on 40th Street, this even features vendors from here in Maryland, and across the United States. Nearly 6,000 attendees come to discover a wide variety of professional artistry products, perfect for your home, or for gifts.
November 3-4, 2012: Christmas Craft Expo in Ocean City, MD
The sister show to the Fall Fest of Fine Art, The Christmas Craft Expo craft show is also located in the Ocean City Convention Center. In fact, one admission cost will get you into both shows (Just $5 for adults, $4 for attendees aged 13-17, and free for children under 12 when accompanied by an adult)! Crafters from all over the country will be in attendance, offering wares of wood, glass, ceramics, paper, fabrics, and more.
November 9, 10, and 11, 2012: Waterfowl Festival in Easton, MD
The Bishops House Bed and Breakfast and John S. McDaniel House Bed and Breakfast offer unparalleled hospitality during the area’s premier fall wildlife event! What began as three small preservation-minded exhibits in 1970 has blossomed into a full-fledged eco-celebration, able to support hundreds of conservation projects. The event features information, demonstrations, auctions, and contests, complete with kids’ activities, and shopping opportunities for everything from gear to fine art, making this the perfect family activity! One $12 admission cost will grant you access to all three days of the event; children under 12 years old are free.
November 10-11, 2012: Unique Boutique in Hollywood, MD
More than 40 artisans will be present at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department. Wares include fine art, stained glass, ceramics, candles, bath products, jewelry, fiber art, paper art, and much more. Admission is free, and there will be food available at the event, so come at your convenience. The Victorian Candle Bed and Breakfast welcomes you during the show!
Now through November 17, 2012: The Main Street Farmer’s Market in Gaithersburg, MD
Farmers from around the area share the Market with local artists and crafters each Saturday at the Main Street Pavilion (301 Main Street). You’ll find fresh produce, herbs, jams/jellies, baked goods, honey, jewelry, bath products, yard art, fiber art, and much more! The market is open from 10am to 2pm.
Every Wednesday in Crumpton, MD: The Crumption Auction
Once per week, you can take part in one of the best auctions in the state. The Crumpton Auction at Dixon’s Furniture features furniture, art, china, housewares, and some very interesting collectibles, both modern and antique. There’s just no telling WHAT will turn up! Photos of some items/lots are posted the day before the auction, however this is just an idea of what all might be for sale. Auctions start at 8:00am promptly each day. New buyers should contact the Main Office at 410-928-3006 for information about setting up an account with the auction. For your convenience, the Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn in Chestertown, Crow Farmstay Bed and Breakfast in Kennedyville, the Inn at Huntingfield Creek in Rock Hall, and the Moonlight Bay Inn in Rock Hall are all within 10 miles of the auction site.
Of course, this doesn’t include all the post-Thanksgiving, Christmas-related events that will happen all over! Your Maryland Bed and Breakfast Association innkeeper will be happy to provide more information on additional area activities close to their individual inns. So plan your Maryland getaway at your favorite inn accommodations anywhere in the state.