Since 1986, the Friends of Hospice has carried out its mission to raise funds for Talbot Hospice by sponsoring the annual Festival of Trees. This event continues to be immensely successful and is made possible through the work of hundreds of volunteers.
The Festival annually assists with Hospice’s operating budget which benefits the terminally ill people living in Talbot County. The Friends of Hospice has donated more than 2.7 million dollars to the Talbot Hospice all generated from the Annual Festival of Trees event. For additional information visit http://festival-of-trees.org/.
The 2019 festival will be held as follows: Saturday, November 30 (10 a.m.-8 p.m.); Sunday, December 1 (11 a.m.-8 p.m.); Monday, December 2 (10 a.m.-8 p.m.); and Tuesday, December 3 (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) in the Gold Ballroom of the Tidewater Inn. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5 each; $1 each for children under 12 years old; and children under one are free.
On Saturday, November 30, children and their families are invited to gather at Easton Elementary School (Moton) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for visits from Santa, crafts, games, food and other fun activities during Candy Cane Lane. Admission is $5 per child and adults are free.
Also on November 30, the ever-popular Family Dance will be held at the Easton Elks Lodge from 6 to 8 p.m. Daddies and Daughters and Mothers and Sons can dance the night away to music by Steve Moody. The event includes a raffle and a silent auction. A photographer will be present to capture the moment. Tickets are $10 per child and $30 per parent.
New to the festival this year is “Carols by Candlelight” that will be free to all on Saturday, November 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. Held in front of the Tidewater Inn, choral groups, bell ringers and other musicians will gather to perform seasonal music. Spectators will receive a songbook and candle to join in song with those performing. Hot cocoa and holiday treats will be served to add to the holiday cheer.
Local musical performances during festival days.