Someone please explain to us how it’s November already. Wasn’t it just the middle of July and we were sunbathing on Stinky Beach?! As much as we’d like to be working on our tan, November has a special place in our hearts because of our tight knit community. Each holiday season, the area comes together, whether it means giving to charities, celebrating the beginning of the Christmas season or having awesome food specials at our top-notch restaurants. It’s the season of giving, thankfulness, and comfort food…a time for family, chilly mornings, pumpkin pie and football. So… happy November from all of us at Shorebread, we are so VERY thankful for you!

(P.S. Yes, the holidays are right around the corner and November is filled with events to get you in the spirit. We are so excited for all the upcoming tree lightings!)

And without further ado’ here are November’s most popular events:

Swing for Youth Golf Open

Eagles Landing Golf Course, November 1st:

Come out and support the Ocean City Recreation and Parks by playing the golf open at Eagles Landing in West Ocean City, MD. The event begins at 9AM with breakfast and a shotgun start at 10AM. Top teams are awarded a selection of gifts from our famous prize board including rounds of golf, electronics, gift cards, golf items, hotel stays and dining certificates. There will also be a silent auction.

Shell Shocked

Fagers Island, November 1st:

It’s another signature Fager’s event, this Saturday enjoy all you can eat oysters: raw, steamed or fried, bbq ribs, chicken, unlimited EVO brews and special oyster creations from local guest chefs. There will be live entertainment from Sweet Leda with Ron Holloway. The tickets are $39 in advance or $42 the day of the event. The event is from 1PM to 5PM.

Eastern Shore Classic Dog Show

Wicomico Youth and Civic Center, November 5th-9th

The Talbot County Kennel Club, The Salisbury Maryland Kennel Club and the Mispillion Kennel Club have joined together to bring you five full days of dog shows at one venue. The event will take place from 8:30AM to 4:30PM daily and will feature a Best In Show award daily. This is for all you four legged dog lovers, there will be tons of talent at this event!

4th Annual Cocoa Crawl

Downtown Rehoboth Beach, November 7th

This popular event takes place every November to get the downtown area residents ready for the holiday season. Their motto: wine, dine and shop local! You can enjoy drinks and art by Delaware’s artisans, desserts and fall treats from the area’s best restaurants. All of the Downtown Rehoboth stores participate and it’s only $10 for a wristband that benefits local charities. The event begins at 5PM and goes until 9PM.

Rock the River Music Festival

Sturgis Park, November 8th

The Snow Hill Chamber of Commerce is so excited to present the first ever Rock the River Music Festival… attend and be a part of a great history! The event goes from 12PM to 10PM and is filled with music, beer/wine, vendors, food, sidewalk sales and street performers. Some of the entertainment includes: Opposite Directions, Matt Watson Band, Johnny Bling and Juke Joint Jonny. BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR and enjoy a sunny, fall day alongside the river.

Fallfest of Fine Arts and Annual Christmas Craft Expo

OC Convention Center, November 8th-9th

It’s another great convention at our beloved community center, but this time we’re celebrating all things the holiday season offers us! The event will begin at 10AM and go until 4PM Saturday and Sunday. There will be talented sculptors, fine art painters and artisans displayed at the show and ton of buying opportunities for unique gifts. Admission is $5.

Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival

Multiple locations, November 5th-9th

The Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival is a 5-day event which presents approximately 75 of the best American and international independent films including features, documentaries, and shorts. In addition to the screening of the movies, there are seminars which provide a unique experience for audiences to interact. Attendees may enjoy a variety of special activities in the Big Tent adjacent to the locations the movies are screened… at the Movies at Midway on Rt. 1 and Cape Henlopen High School Theatre.

Hero Day Walk 2014

Downtown Salisbury, Parking Lot 1, November 8th

This is a great event for you and your favorite four legged doggy friend! Your registration benefits the Warrior Canine Connection, which aids in enlisting recovering warriors in a therapeutic mission of learning to train service dogs for their fellow veterans. One dog can help as many as 60 warriors recover from the stress of combat. The event begins at 10:30AM to 12:30PM.

Easton’s Waterfowl Festival

Located around historic Easton, MD, November 14th-16th

This is the event of the fall! Locations around historic Easton, MD will feature world class paintings, sculptures, carvings and photography. In addition to all the handmade goodies, there are also collectible decoys, sporting gear, duck calling contests, stunt dog demos, retriever and fly fishing demos and tons of kid activities. A long with the festive atmosphere there will be tons of great food, beer, wine tastings and live entertainment. This is an event you don’t want to miss!

Brown Box Theatre: Blue Window

Ocean City Center for the Arts, November 14th-17th

It’s another masterpiece from one of our favorite theatre groups! Blue Window is a modern day humanity skit about a Manhattan dinner party. Don’t miss this hilariously written play featuring some really great up and coming actors and actresses. The shows start at 7:30PM all 3 nights.

Holiday Gala for Homes

Atlantic Hotel, Berlin, MD, November 15th

Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County announces its second annual Holiday Gala for Homes. This will be a progressive dining, dancing, and entertainment event held from 7PM to 11PM. There will be a private VIP reception from 6PM to 7PM that is for only donors and sponsors. The event will feature creative cuisine from the area’s finest restaurants, local musical acts, and a full open bar. All proceeds go to benefitting the Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County that serves the areas residents.

Winterfest of Lights

Northside Park, November 20th-January 4th

It’s the event of the Christmas season here in Ocean City. More than one million holiday lights sparkle throughout Northside Park with hundreds of animated, lighted displays. Take a ride on the Winterfest Express to tour the lights, and lands in the North Pole. In addition to riding the train, relax and sip hot chocolate in the heated Winterfest Village pavilion, check a few Christmas gifts off your list as well! The hours are Sunday through Thursday, 5:30PM to 9:30 PM and Friday and Saturday through 5:30PM to 10:30PM.

Holiday Shopper’s Fair

OC Convention Center, November November 27th-30th

The 32nd Annual Holiday Shopper’s Fair kicks off on November 28th to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season. There will be unique handmade merchandise, nautical gifts, candles, photography, florals, jewelry and ceramics. There will be children’s activities, photos with Santa, free parking, a food court and door prizes. The event begins at 10PM and goes until 5PM.

Gabby Gobble 5K

Irish Eyes Restaurant & Pub, November 27th

This is an inspiring story that has touched so many, and another event that will benefit the Get Well Gabby Foundation. Located at Irish Eyes Pub, the foundation has created this inaugural 5K! On Thanksgiving Day, the registration begins at 8:30AM and then the race will start at 9:30PM. There will be long sleeve tees, post-race refreshments, and beer. This is a great event with an even BETTER cause!

Rehoboth Beach Tree Lighting and Hometown Sing-Along

Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, November 28th

The famous hometown tradition! Join the fun with a hometown sing-along and sunset tree lighting. The Rehoboth Beach Tree Lighting festivities will take place at 6PM at the bandstand pavilion.

Tree Lighting

Downtown Berlin, November 28th

Come enjoy the start of the holiday season in our favorite charming town of Berlin. With refreshments, hot chocolate and yummy warm food from Atlantic Hotel… the event is sure to not disappoint!

So there you have it folks! Our official event calendar for November 2014 here on the Shore… Make sure to be on the lookout for last minute events on our Facebook and Twitter pages (@ShoreBread). We will see ya around town. Happy November!