Friday, Saturday and Sunday all day     Location: Easton Middle 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  tcac-logo

Friday and Saturday 10:15am  & 3:45pm       Sunday  10:15am  only     
Location: Easton Middle School
Space is limited and in high demand!  First come, first served.
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. The classes are about 75 nminutes long and start promptly.
Kids Decoy Painting is sponsored in part by the Talbot County Arts Council, with funds from the Talbot County Council. 

Kids’ Art Classes

Friday & Saturday 11:30am – 3:30pm, Sunday, 11:30am – 4pm    
Location: Chesapeake Marketplace at 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 Clinics- 

FULL FOR 2019!

Saturday 11am    Duck Calling Clinic

Saturday 1pm     Goose Calling Clinic
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! 

Kids Conservation Art Activities 

Friday  12-3pm    
Location: Chesapeake Marketplace at the Middle School
Hosted by our partners, the Academy of Art Museum and Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, children can explore a variety of different creative endeavors. 

The Chesapeake Mermaid

Saturday 11am-12:30pm  “The Last Bivalvian” Storytime
Saturday 1:30-3pm  “The Giants of the Bay” Storytime
Location: Chesapeake Marketplace at Easton Middle School
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 fun stories and will have an opportunity for a one-on-one picture with the mermaid after the show.

Kid’s Fishing Derby

Saturday & 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.

Storytimes w/ Chesapeake Authors

Friday 10:15am – 4:15pm   Elaine Allen
Saturday 10:15am – 2:15pm   Cindy Freland
Sunday 10:15am – 4pm   Marcia Moore 
Location: Easton Middle School 
Stop in to visit with our wonderful Chesapeake Bay Children’s authors and let your kids listen to a story or two!  Authors books will also be available for purchase onsite (cash only) or in the Festival Shoppes.

  • Author Elaine Ann Allen, a Marylander, gives young readers a unique glimpse into what goes on under water. Think glass-bottom boat in the form of a book with a good message.” SpinSheet, Chesapeake Bay Sailing
  • Cindy Freland’s Chesapeake Bay Adventure series of children’s books teaches children the wonders of the Bay and how to care for it, the creatures and the land. They also teach children to be brave, helpful, patient, resourceful, friendly, unselfish, respectful, careful and forgiving.
  • Marcia Moore’s book Wind and Oyster Jack will delight readers of all ages, and especially sailors, with the clever word play and imaginative solution in this feel-good story about the importance of looking out for your friends. Heather Crow’s illustrations are wonderful too!