What’s there to do after a huge hurricane, after Halloween, and after trick-or-treating? How about chucking large pumpkins, checking out some art, holiday shopping, eating delicious bratwurst, and learning about your ancestors? Sounds like a lot. Pick and choose a few of these ShoreBread suggestions if you’re looking for something to do this weekend on the Eastern Shore. Cheers!
it’s time for the yearly pumpkin-launching event known as Punkin Chunkin! During this weekend-long tradition, dozens of pumpkin-hurling teams compete to see who has created the ultimate pumpkin throwing machine.
Pumpkin Chunkin takes place on November 2nd – 4th in Bridgeville, DE. Adult tickets cost $10 per person per day. Children 10 and under are free. Parking is included in each ticket fee, unless you are hauling an oversized vehicle or have a trailer. Wear warm shoes, preferably waterproof boots, because the ‘parking lot’ is actually just a large, rough, plowed cornfield in the middle of nowhere. Gates open at 7:30 am each day and competitions begin at 8 am. Events like concerts, contests, pageants, and chunkin continue until about 7 pm each night.
The event, which has caught world-wide attention in recent years, will be broadcast on the Discovery Channel on Thanksgiving Day if you aren’t able to attend.
To read more about Punkin Chunkin, check out this ShoreBread article from last year’s event: A Solution for Halloween Leftovers.
The town of Snow Hill, MD will be alive and buzzing on Friday, November 2nd because it is First Friday. Merchants will stay open until 8 pm for shoppers to explore their stores and art galleries. Art displays, gallery openings, discounted items, and musical entertainment will occur all afternoon. Live entertainment will take place at the Old Snow Hill Firehouse from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
To read more about First Friday, read this ShoreBread article: 1st Friday Art Stroll in Snow Hill, MD.
The Christmas Craft Expo and Fine Art Show is the place to pick up original, unique, and one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts for the upcoming holiday. On Saturday and Sunday, November 3rd and 4th, the Ocean City Convention Center (40th Street, Bayside) is the place to be if you’re looking for hand-made items. This expo attracts neatly 6,000 visitors each year. The Fine art show showcases exquisite paintings, sculptors, photographers, and high craft artisans. Admittance to the expo is $5 for adults, $4 for students, and children under the age of 12 are free.
The Ocean Pines Community Center will host their annual Winter Wonderland Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, November 3rd from 10 am to 4 pm. The event will take place at the Ocean Pines Community Center located in White Horse Park in North Ocean Pines, MD. Dozens of different hand crafted items will be for sale. Admission and parking are free.
Celebrate German heritage this Sunday in Ocean Pines. The Ocean Pines Community Center will host Germanfest; a celebration of all things German. Enjoy bratwurst, sauerkraut, green beans, red cabbage, potato salad, applesauce, freshly baked bread, desserts, and more for dinner. Admission is as follows: Adults, $12, under 12 years of age, $6. Carry out dinners are available and reservations are recommended for those dining in. Call 410-208-6719 to reserve your German meal.
The Smithsonian Exhibit, “Journey Stories”, comes to the Eastern Shore this weekend. “Journey Stories” is an exhibit that uses images, audio, and artifacts to tell how our ancestors came to America or pursued a new life in another state or across the continent. The traveling exhibit will be on display at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Mosely Gallery until November 30th. The gallery is open from 9 to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is located in Princess Anne, MD.
Featured photo from the Punkin Chunkin Facebook page.