It’s officially September… although it might not feel like it yet we still feel things changing. Slowly but surely, the tourists are heading back over the Bay Bridge with their kids as they start school this week, the beaches are a lot less crowded and early mornings have a chilly feel to them. As sad as we are to see our long beach days come to an end, we’re even more excited for falling leaves, riding boots and hot apple cider. Here at ShoreBread, fall is truly our favorite season, especially because with it comes some of the best events the Eastern Shore offers… so enjoy your first September weekend around here with an array of activities –  think craft brews, vineyards, boat days and festivals. We are so glad to see you September!

Brown Box Theater Performance of Macbeth

Dates: 9/05, 9/06, 9/07

Brown Box Theater returns this September and as Shakespeare enthusiasts, we couldn’t be more excited for another chance at Shakespeare in the park! The Boston-based group embarks on a five-week tour each year that brings them to dozens of locations across Delmarva including Berlin, Ocean  Pines, Snow Hill, Ocean City, Princess Anne, Easton, Lewes, Salisbury, Rehoboth, Pocomoke and Stevensville. The performances are free to the public and will begin promptly at 7:30PM and last until 9:30PM.  Bring your own chair or blanket and enjoy the welcome splash of culture and arts here on the Eastern Shore. You’ll see us in the crowd for Saturday evening’s show in Berlin, but there are also shows Friday in Snow Hill and Sunday in Ocean City. For more information on dates and locations, click

Wine Down Fridays at Costa Ventosa

Date: 9/05

Napa Valley right in your backyard, y’all. Head to Costa Ventosa near Selbyville, Delaware and spend your Friday listening to some great music and sipping some delicious wine. Local performers, Drake Burd and Bruce Butler are there for your personal entertainment. Bring your own dinner or snacks and hang out on the front porch and watch the sun set surrounded by Eastern Shore charm. 6:00PM-8:00PM.

Brews on the Beach

Date: 9/06

Brews on the Beach is Hooper’s annual (and highly anticipated) craft beer festival. This event has become a fast favorite amongst locals as they offer a serious sampling from our favorite local breweries, along with live music, great food and usually (fingers crossed) amazing weather. The event is held outside in the parking lot at Hooper’s Crab House. Expect to see some local favorites being poured, including: 3rd Wave Brewing Co, 16 Mile, Fin City Brewing Co, Burley Oak, Evolution, De Lazy Lizard, OC Brewing Co, Tall Tales, Backshore Brewing, Dogfish Head and Assawoman Bay Brewing. The event is held from noon until 5PM and your $35.00 ticket includes unlimited samples and great live entertainment. This is one of the hottest events of the fall and something you don’t want to miss…we sure won’t!


Date: 9/06

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend your Saturday… look no further than Pocomoketoberfest. The Pocomoke festival is celebrating its 3rd anniversary this year, which means more fun and of course, new beer and wines to sample. The annual beer and wine festival is located in Cypress Park in Pocomoke from 12PM to 6PM, and if you’ve never spent the day in Pocomoke, this is a great excuse to check out the adorable town and the scenic surroundings.  Local breweries slated to attend the event are Evolution, Burley Oak, 3rd Wave Brewing Co, 16 Mile Brewery and Dogfish Head. Local wineries are: St Michaels Winery, Great Shoals, Layton’s Chance and Fenwick Wine Cellars. In addition to beer and wine for purchase, live entertainment will be set up.

Going’ to the Dogs at Frontier Town

Date: 9/06

September means that doggy’s get to come back and play! Bye boardwalk rules and oppresively hot summer afternoons. Frontier Town is going “doggy wild!” Enter your dog in their parade where they will rule which dogs are biggest, smallest, cutest puppy, best trick, best way and best behaved. In addition to a dog movie and the parade, there will be a hayride and a DJ on site.

7th Annual Salisbury River Run Boat Dockin’ Contest

Date: 9/06

Starting on Saturday at 1PM at the Dock Bar at Brew River, the 7th Annual Boat Dockin’ Contest will take place. Doors open at 11AM. Each year, hundreds of spectators come to check out the area’s most talented watermen as they compete to see who can dock their boats the fastest. There are two classes- small and large boats – and the crowd gets to cheer on their favorite’s right from the docks. In addition to the title of “fastest boat docker” there are cash prizes available. This is an event that supports our local watermen so what are you waiting for?! Did we mention Brew River has delicious food and a wide selection of beverages to enjoy while you cheer on the contestants?! Yep, it’s pretty much the perfect Saturday afternoon in Salisbury.

36th Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival

Date: 9/06

Hosted by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival is an event all locals look forward to. Held in Downtown Bethany Beach from 10AM-5PM on Saturday, September 6, the event promises an eclectic array of vendors and activities. This year there are over 100 artists featuring paintings, metal, clay, jewelry, baskets, porcelain and more. In addition to the arts festival, there will be a farmer’s market, a wine tasting, and a place for kids to have fun.

Doggie Swim at Mumford’s Landing Pool

Date: 9/06

We love all these dog events! This one is for one our favorite causes, the Worcester County Humane Society. For $6 per dog, your dog and you are invited to paddle around, splash and play in the Mumford’s Landing Pool before it closes for the season. 11:00AM until 1:00PM. How fun?!