Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Location: Easton High School

The Fishmobile is a traveling marine science program from Phillip’s Wharf Environmental Center in Tilghman Island that teaches kids and adults the environmental issues imposed on the Chesapeake Bay and its inhabitants. Visitors can touch or hold Horseshoe Crabs and Diamondback Terrapins, learn about oysters and how they help the Bay, examine a Blue Crab and explore much more!

Kids’ Decoy Painting Class

Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:30am – 12:00pm

Location: Easton Middle School

Children will have the opportunity to learn about Loons while they paint their own 7″ decoy. You may pre-register at the front entrance of the Middle School during the Festival. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The class starts promptly at 10:30am.
Kids Decoy Painting is sponsored in part by the Talbot County Arts Council, with funds from the Talbot County Council. tcac-logo

Kids’ Art Classes

Hours: Friday 12:00pm – 4:00pm Saturday 12:00pm – 4:00pm Sunday, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Location: Easton Middle School 

In partnership with the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, the Festival’s youngest visitors can pop in and try their hand at carving decoys, soap carving and painting decoy magnets.

Kid’s Waterfowl Calling Clinic


 Duck Calling Clinic, Saturday at 11:00am

Goose Calling Clinic, Saturday at 1:00pm

Location: Sportsman’s Pavilion 

Renowned call-makers will teach children how to ‘call’ waterfowl in this clinic, where each participant will also get a special call to take home so they can practice — and maybe someday these kids will return to compete in the Jr. World Waterfowl Calling Competition during Festival weekend!  A huge thanks to Sean Mann Outdoors and R & M Custom Calls for providing the calls for the program! There is no fee but advance registration is required.  Space is limited.

SOLD OUT – Thank you for your interest!


Kids Conservation Art Activity- Abstract Bird Prints

Saturday  11:00am – 2:00pm

Location: Christ Church

Hosted by the Academy of Art Museum, children will create an Abstract Bird Print use scratch foam plate to then transfer to paper as a print.

This activity is sponsored in part by the Talbot County Arts Council, with funds from the Talbot County Council. tcac-logo

Kid’s Fishing Derby

Friday & Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Bay Street Ponds

Members of the Mid-Shore Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association give kids the opportunity to catch their first fish. Their volunteers, with the assistance of members from the Easton Elks Lodge #1622, instruct children on how to cast and reel in their line. The fish, generously provided by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, are thrown back, but each kid takes home a certificate of their “first catch.” The Coastal Conservation Association will also have their habitat trailer which allows for kids and adults to get an up and personal look at building reef balls and other gives them a good understanding about the need to improve habitat in the Bay.

Storytime with Priscilla Cummings

Saturday starting at 10:15, and quarter past the hour throughout the day

Location: Easton Middle School 

Priscilla Cummings is the author of 25 children’s books including the “Chadwick the Crab” series, “Chesapeake ABC”, “Beddy Bye in the Bay”, “Toulouse the Canada Goose” and many others featuring animals of the Chesapeake Bay. Stop in for story time as she reads a selection of her novels at quarter past the hour all day Saturday. Books will also be available for purchase, but credit cards cannot be accepted.

Chesapeake Mermaid

Sunday at 10:15 at Easton Middle School

Sunday at 2:00 at Christ Church

The Chesapeake Mermaid is a traveling nature show run by real environmental volunteers, focusing on oysters as a critical element in restoring the balance in the bay, along with other marine and terrestrial wildlife. Children will hear the story “The Last Bivalvian” and will have an opportunity for a one on one picture with the mermaid after the show.