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expand Winter Delmarva Birding Weekend
Date/Time: 01.27.17 - 01.29.17 

Location: Pocomoke River State Park


The Winter Delmarva Birding Weekend will be held from January 27th through January 29th, 2017.

Join us for the 2nd annual Winter Delmarva Birding Weekend, which celebrates the waterfowl, seabirds, shorebirds, raptors — and seals! — that are on full display in the mid-Atlantic during the winter months. More than 110 species were tallied during the 2016 Winter DBW, and highlight species may include Harlequin Duck, Great Cormorant, Purple Sandpiper, and 27 species of waterfowl. Winter birding trips include a near-shore maritime boat cruise to enjoy pelagic and arctic migrants, eagle-watching trips, and jaunts in Delaware and Maryland through some of the most pristine habitats on the East Coast.

Check back here for details as they develop.

expand Eagle Watch on the Pocomoke River
Date/Time: 01.28.17 / 1:00 PM

Location: Milburn Landing - PR State Park


People are not the only things bald along the Pocomoke River. The eagles and the cypress are too. Join a naturalist and explore the world of the Bald Eagle and the Bald Cypress as you cruise the Pocomoke River by boat. Seats fill up quickly. Scales-N-Tales: live animal display including a juvenile bald eagle. Bird watching Hike: in search of roosting bald eagles. Boat ride on the Pocomoke begins at Milburn Landing is the best way to view a large number of bald eagles. 

Call today for pricing and reservations. 410-632-2566

Programs are also available on January 14 and 21, 2017. 

expand Free Email Marketing Seminar
Date/Time: 01.30.17 / 4:00 PM

Location: 307 N Washington Street


Grow your business with email and Social Media (and Live Demo) presented by Pam Wood of Enjoy email Marketing Services.

The presentation will take place in the Snow Hill branch of the Wocester County Library at 307 N Washington Street on Monday, January 30th from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.

During the presentation you'll be given some simple but powerful tips to get your messages opened and read, shared, and socially visible, PLUS we will dive into a Live Demo in a Constant Contact account to create a real-time campaign.

Please register in advance:

Call 443-783-3060 or


expand Arts on the River First Friday
Date/Time: 02.03.17 / 5:00 PM

Location: Downtown Snow Hill


Not only is February American Heart Month, Black History Month and National Children’s Dental Health Month, it also brings us Ground Hog’s Day, President’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and the new season of First Fridays in Snow Hill. February 5th is also National Wear Red for Heart Disease Awareness Day. So wear something red and come to town on Friday, February 3, 2017 and you will find special promotions at the local galleries, shops, and restaurants. At the same time you will enjoy walking around the charming downtown district of Snow Hill from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Opposite Directions will play at the Harvest Moon Tavern from 7:00pm until 10:00 pm.


First Fridays are sponsored by Snow Hill's Arts & Entertainment District: Arts on the River, the Worcester County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council. All events are free to the public.


expand Nick Haglich to play at The Green Pearl
Date/Time: 02.03.17 / 5:00 PM

Location: 114 Pearl Street


First Friday February 3, 2017 finds guitarist Nick Haglich playing from 5:00-8:00 pm at The Green Peral on Pearl Street.

expand Winnter Bird Identification & Backyard Birding Program
Date/Time: 02.04.17 / 10:00 AM

Location: 100 River Street


Join the Lower Shore Land Trust as experienced birder, Barbara Dolan, discusses birds of the Eastern Shore, with tips on bird identification, ecological significance, and the importance of habitat preservation. This family-friendly event includes a “make and take” bird feeder activity.

Registration required. Please call 443-234-5587 or email to reserve a spot.

This program is suitable for ages 5 to 105. $5 recommended donation supports the Lower Shore Land Trust’s land conservation programs.

For more information, visit

expand Free Admission Day for locals at Museum
Date/Time: 02.04.17 / 3:04 PM

Location: 208 W Market Street


The Julia A Purnell Museum will have free admission for local residents today and every first Saturday of the month. If you have not been to the museum lately, you must go again!



expand Algonquin Trail Ultramarathon 50K
Date/Time: 02.11.17 / 7:00 AM

Location: 3036 Nassawango Road


The Trail is calling......Flat. Fast. Fun. The Algonquin Trail Ultramarathon 50K is th Lower Shore's first and only Trail Ultramarathon. February 11, 2017 at 7:00 am. Race begins at Milburn Landing Park at 3036 Nassawango Road, Pcomoke City, MD.

The ALQ is an 8-hour time limit, fully supported race with finisher's mug, truckers cap and trophies for top finishers - and it's right here on the shore!

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expand Oyster Roast - Chamber of Commerce event
Date/Time: 02.26.17 / 1:00 PM

Location: Old Firehouse on W. Green St.


Snow Hill Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Seventh Annual Oyster Roast on Sunday afternoon February 26th at 1-5 pm. Come to the Old Firehouse on Green Street and get your wristband and then enjoy this all-you-can-eat event.  Look for Oyster Stew, Oysters Casino, Oysters Rockefeller, Malibu Oysters, single fried oysters and roasted oysters. 

Get your tickets for the 7th Annual Snow Hill Oyster Roast.....this event SELLS OUT are limited!! Tickets are available at Taylor Bank, First Shore Federal Bank & Harvest Moon Tavern. On January 1, 2017 tickets go on sale on line at the Snow Hill Area Chamber of Commerce site, starting at midnight. 

expand All Hallows Pancake Supper
Date/Time: 02.28.17 / 4:30 PM

Location: 109 W Market Steet



expand Arts on the River First Friday
Date/Time: 03.03.17 / 5:00 PM

Location: Downtown Snow Hill


Arts on the River, First Friday will be held on Friday, March 3, 2017 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Merchants and shop owners will stay open for extended hours to allows visitors to leisurely browse through their stores while enjoying live music, special discounts and lgiht refreshments.

Check back here for details as they develop.

expand Nick Haglich to perform at Adcock Studio Gallery
Date/Time: 03.03.17 / 5:00 PM

Location: 106 East Green Street


Local guitarist and singer Nick Haglich will perform at Jim Adcock's Studio Gallery on First Friday, March 3, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Adcock's Studio Gallery is located in the John Blair House at 106 E Green Street.

expand Free Admission Day for locals at Museum
Date/Time: 03.04.17 / 3:06 PM

Location: 208 W Market Street


The Julia A Purnell Museum will have free admission for local residents today and every first Saturday of the month. If you have not been to the museum lately, you must go again!



expand Spring Sausage Sale at Lion's Club
Date/Time: 03.14.17

Location: 5458 East Market Street


The Snow Hill Lion's Club will hold its spring sausage sale at the Lion's Club on Tuesday, March 14th. Order sausage ahead from any Lions Club member.

expand Opening Day at Furnace Town
Date/Time: 04.01.17 / 10:00 AM

Location: Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum


Satuday, April 1st marks the Opening Day at Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum. Admission is free for the day.

expand Easter in Snow Hill
Date/Time: 04.01.17 / 11:00 AM

Location: Downtown Snow Hill


The Town of Snow Hill is hosting an Easter event for children on Saturday, April 1, 2017. 

Hop into town 11:00 am for an Easter Egg Hunt. There will be three age divisions: 1-3 year old, 4-6 year olds and 7-10 year olds. 

After the hunt, activities for children will be held on Green Street.

This event is sponsored by the Town of Snow Hill and the Ocean City Berlin Optimist Club.

Check back here for details as they develop. 

For more information, call Town Hall at 410-632-2080.

expand Free Admission Day for locals at Museum
Date/Time: 04.07.17 / 10:00 AM


The Julia A Purnell Museum will have free admission for local residents today and every first Saturday of the month. If you have not been to the museum lately, you must go again!



expand Arts on the River First Friday
Date/Time: 04.07.17 / 5:00 PM

Location: Downtown Snow Hill


First Friday Gallery Walk will be held in Snow Hill on Friday, April 7, 2017 begining at 5:00pm. Enjoy a liesurely stroll around downtown Snow Hill. Stop in the galleries and shops to enjoy art openings and special promotions while listening to live music

Among the other shops and galleries that will be open:

Adcock Art Studio and Gallery in the John Blair House at 106 East Green Street.

Bishop's Stock -  Art opening and wine tasting

The Corner Shoppe -

Sassy Girl Boutique -

Snow Hill Business and Jerry's Woodcraft - stop in to see beautifully handcrafted items.

Blue Dog Cafe will have entertainment provided by WW Tunes and Todd Crosby

Harvest Moon Tavern welcomes back Opposite Directions from 7:00 - 10:00 pm. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Nancy Ellen Thompson Studio - stop by and see Nancy's latest watercolor creations

First Fridays are sponsored by Arts on the River, Snow Hill's Art & Entertainment District, Worcester County Arts Council, Maryland State Arts Council and the Town of Snow Hill.

expand Nick Haglich to perform at Daily Brew Coffeehouse
Date/Time: 04.07.17 / 5:00 PM

Location: 213 N Washington Street


Snow Hill's new Coffeehouse (DBC) will open during First Friday hours on Friday, April 7, 2017 to the tunes of local musician Nick Haglich. Owner Lorissa Mc Allister welcomes everyone to her new studio space at 213 N Washington Street.

expand Reception at Purnell Museum
Date/Time: 04.07.17 / 5:00 PM

Location: 208 W Market Street


Snow Hill, MD. The staff at the Purnell Museum are eager to welcome visitors for the 2017 season as they open the doors this spring. As ice and snow have covered the roof, they've been busy behind the scenes with renovations. They'll be unveiling it all at an opening reception with refreshments on Friday, April 7th, 2017.

"Community Medicine: The Art & Science of Healing in honor of Dr. Robert C. LaMar" is the title of the new exhibit at the Museum.


Be sure to mark your calendars for the opening reception on April 8, 5-7pm. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served! For more information, to become a member, or to make a donation to support museum programming, visit or call 410-632-0515

expand Paint Snow Hill Begins
Date/Time: 04.13.17 - 04.16.17 

Location: Downtown Snow Hill


More than 65 artists from Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and beyond will come to Snow Hill for this three day Plein Air event sponsored by Bishop's Stock Fine Art and Fine Craft and the Arts & Entertainment District, Arts on the River.

The artists' work will be on display on Sunday April 16th  in the Old Firehouse on Green Street. The wet  paint sale will be the only opportunity for the community to purchase and to enjoy the work of these fine artists.
Come early! Time: 1:00- 4:00pm for the Sunday sale

For more information, call 410-632-3555 or 410-632-2080

expand Children's Easter Egg Hunt
Date/Time: 04.15.17 / 11:00 AM

Location: Burbage Funeral Home


The Snow Hill Area Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Easter Egg Hunt courtesy of Burbage Funeral Home, located on 208 W. Federal Street.

Children ages 0 - 8 in the Snow Hill area are invited to gather at the Burbage Funeral home at 11:00 am for the Easter Egg Hunt, rain or shine. The Easter Bunny will be making an appearance and there will be prizes and treats for everyone. Come join in the fun!


expand Paint Snow Hill Wet Paint Sale
Date/Time: 04.16.17 / 1:00 PM

Location: 210 W Green Street



The second week in April will bring 70 artists for the annual Paint Snow Hill, the Eastern Shore’s first plein air “paint out” started in 2004. If you see artists painting in and around the Snow Hill area April 13 to 16 take note of their enthusiasm for the spring beauty of this area.  While many people visit this area for the beaches, the parks or the bay, these visitors bring their easels and paint boxes to capture the light and color of spring. For many of the artists who travel from all around the Mid-Atlantic region this is a first sign of spring and the perfect time for outdoor painting. 

Come see the beautiful artwork these artists create in a short period of time on Sunday, April 16th at 1:00 until 4:00 in the Old Firehouse on Green Street. The prices are very reasonable and this is the only opportunity the public will have to purchase these unique paintings.

Proceeds from the sale benefit the Arts & Entertainment District of Snow Hill.

Call 410-632-2080 for more information



expand Rotary Teacher of the Year Dinner
Date/Time: 04.21.17 / 5:30 PM

Location: 5458 E. Market Street


The Snow Hill Rotary Club will sponsor its Teacher of the Year Gala Dinner on Friday, April 21st, 2017 at the Snow Hill Lion's Club on Market Street.

Snow Hill's Teachers of the Year will be honored.  There will be dinner catered, cash bar, 50-50 raffle, silent auction and door prizes.

Tickets are $25.00 per person. Cash bar available.

Contact any Rotarian for tickets or call Ann Gibb at 410-632-2080 for more information.

expand Earth Day Celebration
Date/Time: 04.22.17 / 12:05 PM

Location: 3461 Worcester Highway


Celebrate Earth Day at the Pocomoke River State Park. Started in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day promotes awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. Join park staff and local 4-Hers to plant a native plant garden, clean up the park and to learn the importance of recycling. This fun event will give you ideas for projects to begin at home, such as creating a compost bin, attracting animals to your backyard and recycling. You can help the environment and have fun for the whole family.

Meet at the Nature Center Building at Shad Landing

Cost is free

expand Spring Delmarva Birding Weekend
Date/Time: 04.27.17 - 04.30.17 

Location: Various Towns on Delmarva


The Spring Delmarva Birding Weekend will be held on Thursday, April 27th through Sunday April 30th. A number of paddling trips will be scheduled to provide access to many species of birds. 



Check back here for details as they develop.

expand Locals Free Day at the Purnell Museum
Date/Time: 05.06.17 / 10:00 AM

Location: 208 W Market Street


The Julia A Purnell Museum staff wants to say thank you to the community for its support by promoting a Free Day at the museum on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Come and enjoy this treasure in Worcester County.

Call 410-632-0515 for more information.

expand International Museum Day
Date/Time: 05.18.17 / 10:00 AM

Location: 208 W Market Street


Celebrate International Museum Day by visiting the Julia A Purnell Museum for free on Thursday, May 18th. 

expand Blooms by the River - Flower Show and Garden Tour
Date/Time: 06.03.17

Location: 210 W Green Street


Save the date: Saturda, June 3, 2017 for a Flower Show and Garden Tour in Snow Hill. The Worcester County Garden Club will have a Flower Show in the Old Firehouse on Green Street. Six private gardens will be open for touring around the Snow Hill area. Tickets will go on sale in early 2017.

Event is sponsored by  the Worester County Garden Club and the Snow Hill Rotary Club.


 Check back here for details as they develop.


expand Return to Goat Island Standup Paddleboard Races
Date/Time: 06.17.17

Location: Byrd Park, Snow Hill MD


Walk on Water is proud to announce the 2nd annual Return to Goat Island race!!

Located in downtown Snow Hill the "Return to Goat Island" SUP race is celebration of the paddling lifestyle- which means we are open to all forms of paddling: SUP, prone, kayak and OC-1.

On Saturday, races will consist of a short distance/kids race (one lap around Goat Island), a 3 mile open race, and a 17 mile elite race with multiple classes- solo, 2 person and 4 person teams.

All racers have a chance at winning $5,000 in cash prizes as well as a chance to win a Goat!!

Head over to the Walk on Water website for more info:

expand Worcester County Fair
Date/Time: 06.23.17 - 06.25.17 

Location: Byrd Park [Directions]


The Worcester County Fair in located in Byrd Park on the banks of the Pocomoke River.  Admission and parking are free. Handicapped parking is available on the grounds and all others will be parked at Snow Hill Middle School and shuttled to the grounds by bus.

Friday hours: 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday hours: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday hours 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Attractions include: Horse Show,  livestock competition, Karate and judo demonstrations, music, craft vendors, food vendors, and antique cars,  and a Talent Show.

Local guitarist, Nick Haglich, will compete in the fair's talent show.

Call 410-632-1972 or visit the fair on the web at

expand National Night Out
Date/Time: 08.01.17 / 5:00 PM

Location: Byrd Park


From 5:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, residents and visitors are invited to Snow Hill National Night Out in Byrd Park. 

All activities are free so come out and have a great “Night Out” with us. There will be free hot dogs and soda, kid’s games and face painting.  Music will be provided from 5:00pm until 7:00pm.

Vehicles will be displayed from the Snow Hill Police Department and Snow Hill Volunteer Fire Department. 

Neighborhoods are invited to turn on their front porch lights as a way of showing their community spirit.  Come out and meet your neighbors.  Establish a neighborhood watch program.  Let’s give crime a going away party!

National Night Out is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.

Contact the Snow Hill Police Department at 410-632-2447 for more information.  

expand 18th Annual :Blessing of the Combines
Date/Time: 08.05.17 / 11:00 AM

Location: Downtown Snow Hill


Have you ever seen a farmer's Combine up close? Well, picture a whole line of them, parked right downtown along Green Street in Snow Hill. Add in farm animals, a city block loaded with agricultural themed games for children, lots of food, and live stage entertainment and you have the Blessing of the Combines.

Come join the folks of Snow Hill on Saturday, August 5th, for the 18th annual Blessing of the Combines from 11 to 3. Come early for easier parking and the bake sales and vendors that startas early as 9am.

This popular summer event honors the agricultural community while bringing more than 2000 festival goers into downtown Snow Hill.

Come check out all the craft vendors and food vendors along Bank Street and Green Street.

There is still room for a few craft vendors and area organizations to participate in the festival if they desire. Contact Diana Nolte at 4439444402 or email to register.

Festivities begin on Green Street at 11:00 with live music and street activities. The Parade of Combines sets off down RT 12 to Green Street at 11:15. A “throttle thrust” will signal Master of Ceremonies to begin the program with the presentation of colors by the Award winning Snow Hill High School Junior Marine Corps ROTC. After recognitions, a keynote speaker, and the Blessing, the afternoon’s lineup of area musicians. 

Children can visit a variety of animals at the Petting Barnyard, then hop aboard a wagon for a free hayride. There will also be free pony rides on Willow Street. There will be a Children’s Barnyard full of activities and the popular Children’s Tractor Pull as well as a Scales and Tales presentation from the Pocomoke River State Park.

For details contact Becky Payne at 4437831715,

or email .

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