Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
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P.O. Box 636
St. Michaels, MD 21663

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Special Events > Chesapeake Folk Festival

Chesapeake Folk Festival    
May 31, 2014
More information to be announced, please check back soon

In an effort to increase the impact of our work, and in particular that of the Chesapeake Folk Festival, the festival for 2013 will be rescheduled to May 2014. By moving the festival to May of each year, its our hope to have a major signature event to launch the season, much like we close out with OysterFest in November. With the cooler weather, we hope the festival will have greater attendance, and more importantly, greater impact on the lives our work touches. Please check back for more details.


Download a copy of the 2012 program.

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Would you like to participate in next year's event? Contact Museum Folklorist Michelle Zacks.

Interested in becoming a vendor? Contact Events Coordinator Ida Heelan at 410-745-4944.

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Chesapeake Folk Festival

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Chesapeake Folk Festival

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Chesapeake People demonstrate to festival-goers how to pick a crab.

Chesapeake Folk Festival

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Trotlining off of Watermen's Whart is just one of many activities at the Chesapeake Folk Festival.