October 6th, 2018 - 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
The Lewes Chamber of Commerce’s 23rd annual Boast the Coast event takes place on October 6, 2018, with a full day of events hosted by numerous Lewes organizations. Thanks to generous sponsorships from Lewes organizations and businesses, the chamber has offered almost all their events at no cost. A complete list of sponsors will be included in the Boat the Coast program to be distributed at the events. There will be a number of free tours available on Boast the Coast day including at the new Lewes History Museum under the auspices of the Lewes Historical Society (LHS), located on Adams Avenue in the Margaret H. Rollins Community Center, as well as two other LHS museums - their maritime history museum in the historic Cannonball House on Front Street and their Life Saving Station. The Lightship Overfalls, located a little further down Front Street, adjacent to the Society’s Life Saving Station on the canal will also be open for free tours on Saturday, September 30, pending work on its hull. In 1812 Park, there will be free activities for children and their families including a new activity this year – nautically-themed face painting by Catherine Flaherty and balloon art by Chuckles the Clown. Concurrently, event goers can purchase their lunch at a Seafood Tasting by participating Lewes Chamber restaurant members Irish Eyes (an Admiral Level Sponsor) and Jerry’s Seafood.
Other events taking place in Lewes as part of Boast the Coast include the annual Lewes Merchants’ Fall Sidewalk Sales that begin Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Friends of the Lewes Canalfront Park are presenting their second Oktoberfest from 2 – 6 p.m. in the park. Admission tickets are $10 and are available at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce visitor center at 120 Kings Highway. Food and beverages are available for an additional charge. Their event is Rain or Shine. Some of the other events associated with Boast the Coast may be subject to cancellation if the weather doesn’t cooperate! The additional events include the Historic Farmers Market in George H.P. Smith Park from 8 a.m. to Noon; the Zwaanendael Museum’s Maritime Program including a lecture, “A Dead Whale or a Stove Boat: the Whaling Industry at 19th Century America,” at 2 p.m. by staff member Andrew Lyter, with Block & Tackle demonstrations and a craft from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the Lewes Library Book Sale from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 111 Adams Avenue; the Lewes Historical Society’s Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on its campus at the end of Second Street at Shipcarpenter Street; and the Cape Artists’ Open House at their Third Street Gallery from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with light refreshments.
For more information, call the Lewes Chamber at 302-645-8073.