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Essex Day Festival 2024

Essex Day Festival 2024

Saturday, September 14, 2024
10 am to 6 pm
400 & 500 blocks Eastern Blvd.

Events to include:

Essex Day Car Show

Pie Eating Contest

Karaoke Stage
The Karaoke 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 www.essexmuseum.com.

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.

Vendor applications coming soon.

Welcome to Essex Day 2023!

Essex Day Festival 2023

Saturday, September 16, 2023
10 am to 6 pm
400 & 500 blocks Eastern Blvd.

Click to download: 2023 Essex Day Festival Vendor Terms and Conditions and Application

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)

The Karaoke 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:  https://scaresthatcare.org.

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 www.essexmuseum.com.

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 2023 Sponsors

Title Sponsor:
Medstar Health
https://www.medstarhealth.org

Cliff’s Hi-Tech
https://cliffshitech.com

Cliff’s Direct Effect
https://www.cliffsdirect.com

Eastern Regional Lions Club
https://e-clubhouse.org/sites/easternregional/

Essex Community Development Corp.
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100089971114691

Loon-A-Sea
https://www.looneyspubmd.com

Niagara Water
https://www.niagarawater.com

Animated Car Audio
https://animatedcaraudio.com

Bay Vanguard Bank
https://www.bayvanguard.com

CCBC
https://www.ccbcmd.edu

Dangerously Delicious Pies
https://www.dangerouspiesbalt.com

Domino’s Pizza
https://pizza.dominos.com/maryland/essex/612-eastern-blvd/

Drug City
https://www.drugcityrx.com

Heritage Society of Essex
http://www.essexmuseum.com

Huff Insurance
https://www.huffinsurance.com

Mana Supply Co.
https://manasupply.com

Friends of Ric Metzgar
https://ricmetzgar.com

Power Factor
https://powerfactorco.com

Friends of Johnny Ray Salling
https://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/05sen/html/msa17039.html

Smith’s Lawncare & Landscaping
https://www.facebook.com/smithlawncare08

Tradepoint Atlantic
https://www.tradepointatlantic.com

MEDIA SPONSORS:

97 Underground
https://www.97underground.com

The Avenue News
https://www.avenuenews.com

The Dundalk Eagle
https://www.dundalkeagle.com

Upper Bay Boating
https://upperbayboating.com

2023 Vendor Application

Click to download: 2023 Essex Day Festival Vendor Terms and Conditions and Application

Please complete the application and return before Friday, August 11, 2023 WITH PAYMENT.

You have two options:

  • Pay via PayPal to essexdayfestival@gmail.com 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 essexdayfestival@gmail.com or 443-579-4913.

Essex Day Festival 2022

Essex Day Festival 2022

Saturday, September 17, 2022

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:  https://scaresthatcare.org.

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 www.essexmuseum.com.

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

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 
www.essexdayfestival.com.