Why You Need to Attend the Tilghman Island Day Festival

If you’re searching for unspoiled natural beauty and fresh seafood on the Chesapeake Bay, you go to Tilghman Island. And, if you’re looking to celebrate everything that makes this destination special, you attend the Tilghman Island Day Festival! This exciting event takes place every October with great food and fun activities for all ages. Find out why you don’t want to miss it this year. And, browse our selection of Tilghman Island vacation rentals to make sure you have a fantastic place to stay near the celebration!

Top 3 Reasons to Enjoy Tilghman Island Day


Of course, you can expect any event here to include fresh, delicious seafood, and Tilghman Island Day is no exception. Remember to bring your appetite for boat-to-table delicacies like raw or steamed oysters, oyster stew, crabcakes, and so much more. Even if you don’t like seafood, you’re sure to find something to please your palate. Chefs and food vendors also serve up several classic options, including hot dogs, hamburgers, and barbecue chicken. 

Tip: Don’t forget to browse the nautical-themed crafts from local artisans, too! There are plenty of wares available that make ideal gifts or souvenirs to remember your visit to Maryland’s Eastern Shore.


Don’t fill up too much or spend all your time indulging in the food. (Although, we know it’s difficult to tear yourself away from all the enticing options!) You’ll also want to participate, or at least spectate, the variety of fun activities and events. Here are a few of the many options to look forward to this year:

  • Boat Docking Contest
  • Rowboat Race
  • Anchor Throw
  • Oyster Shucking Contest


One of the best reasons to visit Tilghman Island is the sense of community that this small fishing village offers. The Tilghman Island Day Festival isn’t only an excellent opportunity to spend time with the current friends and family members with you. It’s also a chance to meet new people and share lasting memories with them!

Visitor Info

  • Tickets are $5 per person.
  • The festival occurs from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Don’t forget to attend the Tilghman Island Crab Fest in July for more food and fun!

Plan Your Trip With Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals!

Are you ready to experience the excitement of the Tilghman Island Day Festival on the Eastern Shore of Maryland? It’s worth checking out our selection of properties and vacation spots nearby, even if you’re only considering the idea of a getaway. You can secure a rental in the heart of the action with our Tilghman Island properties or unwind in a quiet retreat a little further away in the St. Michaels area and drive to the event. Either way, we’ll make sure your experience is flawless. Browse our entire list of Eastern Shore properties today to get started!

The living space inside the Clearview property on Tilghman Island