Chesapeake Sea Glass Festival

sea glass bottles from chesapeake bay

Chesapeake Sea Glass Festival

When: May 18, 2019, 10 am – 4 pm

Where: Wye Mills, Maryland

The very first Chesapeake Sea Glass Festival will be held right in the middle of the beautiful Chesapeake College campus. There will be more than 30 sea glass artisans from all over the country and a lecture series. Mary McCarthy, sea glass lecturer, and Terry Crannell, Native American Artifacts Curator for the Dorchester County Historical Society lecturer, will both be giving talks during the event. In addition, there will be a sea glass specialist attending who will be able to identify and date your favorite finds. There will be food, face painting, and a chance to purchase coastal crafts and jewelry.

Admission is $2.00; 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.

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