Chesapeake Sea Glass Festival
The Chesapeake Sea Glass Festival is held right in the middle of the beautiful Chesapeake College campus in Wye Mills, Maryland. There are sea glass artisans from all over the country and a lecture series. In 2019, Mary McCarthy, sea glass lecturer, and Terry Crannell, Native American Artifacts Curator for the Dorchester County Historical Society lecturer, gave talks during the event. In addition, there is a sea glass specialist attending who will be able to identify and date your favorite finds. There's food, face painting, and a chance to purchase coastal crafts and jewelry.
Kids under 12 are free. A portion of the admission fee will be donated to humane societies along the coastline.
While you’re in the area, you can find sea glass, arrowheads, driftwood, shells, and many other treasures. You can also look for shark teeth, go fishing, paddle board, kayak, eat delicious seafood, and take relaxing strolls in St. Michaels or Easton.
This article appeared in the Beachcombing Magazine May/June 2019 issue.