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Welcome to Essex Day!

Essex Day Festival 2022

Saturday, September 17, 2022
10 am to 6 pm
400 & 500 blocks Eastern Blvd.

Entertainment Schedule

Essex Day Main Stage (Taylor Avenue):

12 – 1: Experience (Classic Rock)
1:30 – 2:30 Dwayne Wilson and the Dark Horse Band (Country Music)
2:30: Pie Eating Contest
3 – 4: Phoenix Rising (Dance, Rock, Modern, Pop, 80s & 90s)
4:30-5:30: Awaken (Baltimore’s Most Versatile Rock Band)

Community Stage (Margaret Avenue)

Head to the Community Stage for some family-friendly fun from 12 – 5 pm!

Baltimore Ravens Super Fan Captain DEE-FENSE: Captain Dee, a member of the NFL Hall of Fans, will be ready to pump up the crowd, take pictures and sign autographs.

Ridiculous Nicholas: A crowd favorite, Nick does a bit of everything with a comedic spin and unique flare. He’s a comedy variety performer, juggler, mime, and magician rolled into one.

Camron Robertson “Mr. Charisma”:  Mr. Charisma will be bringing us the sounds of yesterday’s music! If you enjoy the smooth ways of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and even Elvis, you won’t want to miss Camron’s performances!

Budweiser Clydesdales

For the first time ever, the World-Famous Budweiser Clydesdales will make an appearance at the Essex Day Festival. Eight of these majestic horses will be at the Festival from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Essex Day Car Show

The Essex Day Car Show will feature trophies and cash prizes, sponsored by Animated Car Audio. The Car Show will run from 10 am to 3 pm.

Karaoke Stage (Midway between Taylor and Mace)

Karaoke is returning to the Essex Day Festival Main Event Entertainment will host the Karaoke Stage, and they are partnering with Scares That Care, a Maryland-based, all-volunteer charity founded in 2007 that raises money to aid families dealing with the immense financial burdens brought on by childhood illnesses, burns and breast cancer. The stage will feature a karaoke contest with entrants from local karaoke venues, community throughout the day, games and giveaways, all while helping to raise money for charity:

Museum Tours – Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River, Inc.

The entire family will enjoy stepping back in time while visiting the Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River, or as it’s better known, the Essex Museum. The Heritage Society is a non-profit organization staffed by volunteers whose goal is the preservation of the history of Essex and Middle River, Maryland. The first meeting was held at Essex Elementary on Sept. 26, 1968, and the Museum opened exactly seven years later on Sept. 26, 1975 in the 1920 Fire/Police Station which also served as a court house. In addition to Police and Fire memorabilia, visitors will find the Avenue of Shops, a replica old-time school room and pharmacy, and a wide variety of all things historic and sometimes quirky, such as the Moaning Statue. For more information, go to

Kids’ Zone 

Bring the children to the Essex Day Kids’ Zone for some fun and games!  The Kids’ Zone will feature bounce houses, a dunking booth, carnival games, pony rides and more. Located near the Community Stage.

Pie Eating Contest

The Pie Eating Contest will be held at 2:30 pm at the Main Stage. Sign up for the Pie Eating Contest at the Essex Day Information Booth located near the Main Stage. Participants will feast on Dangerously Delicious Pies as they eat to win the coveted pie-shaped “Essex Day Pie Eating Contest Winner” plaque.

Essex Day Sponsors

**Medstar Health

**Drug City Pharmacy

*Chesapeake Beverage

*Cliff’s Hi-Tech

*Cliff’s Direct Effect

*Eastern Regional Lions

*It Takes a Village

Animated Car Audio

Johns Hopkins Bayview

Tradepoint Atlantic

Bay Vanguard

Community College of Baltimore County

Connelly Funeral Home of Essex

Dangerously Delicious Pies

Domino’s Pizza

Doug Kottraba Jr State Farm

Dundalk Eagle

Friends of Johnny Ray Salling

Friends of Ric Metzgar

Heritage Society of Essex & Middle River

Huff Insurance

La Brands Florist

Mana Supply Co.

Nicolee Ambrose for Congress

Power Factor

Smith’s Lawncare & Landscaping

Sunless Rae’s

The Avenue News

Upper Bay Boating

Vendor Application

Click to download: 2022 Essex Day Festival Vendor Terms and Conditions and Application

Please complete the application and return before Friday, August 12, 2022 WITH PAYMENT.

You have two options:

  • Pay via PayPal to and us your 2-page application. (Both application and payment must be received)
  • OR – Mail a check or money order with your 2-page application

Should you have any questions, or if you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us at or 443-579-4913.

Essex Day 2022 Vendor List

It’s not too late to register to be an Essex Day vendor! Download our vendor application.

The following is the list of vendors we have received applications for, listed in alphabetical order:

Aid Our Veterans

Alyssa and Momma’s Posh 2 Posh

Andi’s Corner

Anointed Chimney Sweeps LLC

Arrow Child and Family Ministries

Auntie Anne’s Pretzels

Avon by Cindra

Baltimore Blast Fan Club

Baltimore County Board of Elections

Boss Burger

Bullshine Distillery

Charm City Fabrication

Christian Fellowship Church

Crystal’s Luxurious Leggings

Cub Scout Pack 1067

Enlightened Souls

Essex Holly Neck VFW Post 2621

Eternal Creations

Fizzing Sparkle Bombs with Denise

Grit and Metal Studios

Pink Zebra – Jennifer Davis

Hope Lutheran Church

Jessica’s Hearts

Kids Duck Pond game

Kona Ice

Lavish Nails with Leah

Lazy Eye Collectibles

Lilla Rose Hair Accessories

Lil Sweet Treats “Bow”tique

London Court Beverage

Maryland Transportation Authority

Mr. Soft

Narcotics Anonymous

Origami Owl by Billy

Pampered Chef

Patient First

Peak Custom Remodeling

Phoenix Inspirations Henna

Purfect Crafty Ladies

Raven Fever

Riverside Treatment Services

Saving Grace Animal Rescue

Scentsy – Rachel Spivey

Scentsy – Sarah Rhyner and Ariana Boothe

Sharon’s Crafts

Simply Stevens Canine LLC

Skin Works by Tiffany

Southern Charm Kreations LLC

State Farm – Tony Pearce

Summer Rain Sublimation

Tastefully Simple

Tom Diffenbaugh

Usborne Books

Press Release

47th Annual Essex Day Festival is Saturday, Sept. 17
Budweiser Clydesdales appearance (11:30 am – 1:30 pm)
MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Harlow – 443-992-8642
(Essex, Maryland – September 8, 2022) – The 47th Annual Essex Day Festival, presented by the Eastern Regional Lions Club and sponsored in part by Medstar Health, is a FREE family-friendly event held on Saturday, September 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. along Eastern Boulevard from Mace Avenue to Woodward Avenue in the heart of Essex.
Opening ceremonies will be held at 11:30 am on the Essex Day Main Stage located at Taylor Avenue. Camron Robertson, known as “Mr. Charisma,” will host the opening ceremonies with scheduled guests Senator Johnny Ray Salling, Delegates Ric Metzgar and Bob Long, Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski Jr. and Baltimore County Councilman Todd Crandell.

The event will kick off with a parade prior to opening ceremonies featuring a full team of World-Famous Budweiser Clydesdales, Baltimore Ravens Super Fan Captain DEE-FENSE, Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron, Boy Scouts, local Fire Departments, Baltimore’s Best Hons, Victory Stars dancers and more.

Essex Day, organized by the New Essex Day Festival Association, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, will include a full schedule of live bands; karaoke stage; community stage with entertainers, a pie eating contest and more; car show; mechanical bull; kids’ zone with children’s activities, dunking booth, games and pony rides; free tours of the Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River Museum; more than 150 arts and crafts, novelty, sports, and food vendors; food trucks; beer garden; nonprofit organizations; local businesses and more.

For more information, please visit

Thank You Essex Day 2021 Sponsors!

2021 Sponsors

Bay Vanguard Bank

Beacon Light Marina

Church of the Harbor

Community College of Baltimore County

Cliff’s Hi-Tech

Connelly Funeral Home of Essex

Dangerously Delicious Pies

East Coast Electric and HVAC

Eastern Regional Lions Club

Food Lion

Friends of Ric Metzgar

Huff Insurance

La’Brands Florist

Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Power Factor

River Watch Restaurant & Marina

Smith’s Lawncare and Landscaping

Starleigh Entertainment

The Avenue News

The Dundalk Eagle

Tradepoint Atlantic