Tourism

Harriet Tubman Byway Partner

Posted on: Thursday, February 16th, 2017 @ 4:55 pm

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Once the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center opens to the public on March 11, it is expected to draw visitors from all over the country – and the world. While here, visitors will be looking for lodging, dining, shopping, and other things to do in the area. Learn how your business can become …

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Ironman Races add $5.5M to Local Economy

Posted on: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 @ 1:18 pm

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SPECIAL by ANDREA VERNOT: IRONClub Maryland, the non-profit organization formed to support large-scale, high-impact endurance events in Dorchester County, today released the results of an economic impact report revealing that the 2015 IRONMAN races attracted 3,500 participants and generated almost $5.5 million for the region. The findings were announced at the Dorchester Visitors Center during …

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Dorchester Hosts IRONMAN Maryland

Posted on: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 @ 7:47 pm

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One of the world’s most grueling athletic events is returning to Dorchester County on October 3, 2015. IRONMAN Maryland, the Mid-Atlantic’s only full-length IRONMAN triathlon will bring thousands of athletes—and the attention of the world—to Cambridge, Maryland. IRONMAN is known worldwide as the ultimate test of body, mind and spirit for athletes. Director of Dorchester …

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Creation of Local Scenic Railroad

Posted on: Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 @ 8:10 pm

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By SUSAN BAUTZ, Special to the Dorchester County Department of Economic Development “People love trains,” according to David Owens, vice president of the Eastern Shore Scenic Railroad (ESSR) volunteer group. If the numbers riding the train at the Hurlock Fall Festival are any indication, he is right. Once a year an engine and two restored …

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Crab Cook-Off Celebrates 11th Year

Posted on: Friday, June 12th, 2015 @ 7:27 pm

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July 11, 2015, marks the 11th annual Taste of Cambridge.  The Taste of Cambridge is held each year to honor Dorchester County watermen and the products they bring to market every day. The Maryland Blue Crab represents the hard-working heritage of the Eastern Shore.  It will be the featured ingredient in categories like Best Cream …

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MD House & Garden Pilgrimage Visits Dorchester

Posted on: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 @ 3:20 pm

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The 2015 Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage (MHGP) is planned for this Saturday, May 9. The tour will include stops in East New Market and Cambridge. The Chicone Village Longhouse and Garden at Handsell, Huntington Residence, Choptank River Lighthouse, Haller Garden, and Summer Inn are just a few of the named stops on the tour. …

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Some Events in a Packed September

Posted on: Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 @ 7:26 pm

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Saturday, September 20: The inaugural IRONMAN Maryland triathlon will be held in Cambridge. Join the fun as downtown Cambridge also celebrates with their annual Summer Send-Off event. The Summer Send-Off and its Blues, Brews, & BBQ is from 5-10 p.m. on the 300 and 400 blocks of Race Street. Visit the shops, dine out, and be …

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Dorchester Hosts Inaugural IRONMAN Maryland

Posted on: Thursday, August 14th, 2014 @ 2:08 pm

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One of the world’s most grueling athletic events is coming to the Eastern Shore on September 20, 2014. IRONMAN Maryland, the Mid-Atlantic’s first and only full-length IRONMAN triathlon, will bring thousands of athletes—and the attention of the world—to Cambridge, Maryland. IRONMAN is known worldwide as the ultimate test of body, mind, and spirit for athletes. …

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New Business Features Fitness on the Water

Posted on: Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 @ 6:23 pm

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Certified by the World Paddle Association, co-owners Kathy Yorton and Angela Thomas started Over Board Paddle and Fitness in June 2014. Yorton and Thomas combine recreational paddling with fitness to provide a great workout on the water. Over Board Paddle and Fitness offers a variety of classes that include Open Level, Core & Oar, Yoga …

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Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off

Posted on: Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 @ 5:36 pm

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Saturday, July 12 was Cambridge Main Street’s 10th Annual Taste of Cambridge. Jimmie & Sooks, Leaky Pete’s, Elliott’s Bakery, RAR Brewing, Ocean Odyssey, Blue Point Provision Company, Water’s Edge, Bistro Poplar, Madison Bay, Stoked, High Spot, Squoze, and the Cambridge Yacht Club are just a few of the restaurants who participated in the crab cook-off. This …

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Wallops Island Welcomes Dorchester Residents

Posted on: Thursday, June 19th, 2014 @ 1:33 pm

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Rebecca Hudson from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, VA visited the Dorchester County Economic Development office and gave a presentation on the different space programs Wallops offers. Since 1945, over 16,000 rockets have launched from one of the country’s oldest launch ranges. The rockets that launch from Wallops are suborbital, meaning they go …

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