10 Reasons Berlin Is Indeed #MDsCoolestSmallTown

Our beloved small town located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland is quaint, fun and full of small town culture. #MDsCoolestSmallTown posted on

1. Annual Bath Tub Races

Where else can you see local businesses race tubs down Main Street, with hundreds of spectators lining the road? All tubs require steering, braking, and have to actually hold a couple gallons of water.

Berlin is also the host to many other fun, family friendly events such as MayDay Play Day with live music, the NYE Ball Drop, The Peach Festival and Jazz & Blues Festival.

2. Burley Oak Brewery

We have our own small-town brewery featuring creative and tasty brews for all tastes! The inspiration for the name Burley Oak Brewing Company was derived from the name of the town, their traditional brewing methods and the history of their brewhouse.

3. Berlin Little League is No Joke

Just won the Maryland State Little League Championships and are headed to CT for the Regionals.

4. Night Time Christmas Parade

Fire companies, marching bands and organizations from all over Delmarva participate in the 42 year tradition with up to 80 different participants. The streets are lined with locals and visitors alike!

5. Free Parking


I know this may sound silly, but more and more towns don’t offer any public free parking. We have free municipal parking lots as well as free street parking to accomodate those visiting our quaint town.

6. Home of the Peach Dumpling

Perfected by Baked Dessert Cafe, here is their story!

“Before we even opened our doors in April of 2010, our friend and business partner Jill had an idea for us to develop and present to the Town Counsel the idea of an official dessert for Berlin, Maryland.

We thought this was a great idea, so brainstorming ideas for a sweet treat that would represent the history and vintage charm of this little seaside town we call home began. Berlin has such a rich history and one that is rooted with peach orchards. At one time, this town in Maryland was home to one of the largest orchards in the country. Yes readers, I said Maryland and not Georgia! Well, this sealed the deal for us…our dessert had to have the peach as an ingredient.”

7. 21st Annual Fiddler’s Convention

Three days of Free, Live, Bluegrass Music
September 20 - 22, 2013

Make plans to attend now, totally worth the trip! Bluegrass musicians from across the country vie for thousands in cash prizes in Adult and Youth Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin and Bluegrass Band competitions.

8. Been a Backdrop for Major Motion Pictures

Runaway Bride and Tuck Everlasting to name a couple

9. Location, Location, Location…

Not only is this town full of history, the arts, fine dining and shopping, we are also located just minutes from the serenity of Assateague Island and the fun, lights and excitement of Ocean City, MD.

10. Designated Arts District

“The State of Maryland is proud to be among the first states in the country to sponsor Arts and Entertainment Districts as a way to stimulate the economy and improve quality of life. This legislation enables local jurisdictions, municipalities, counties, or a combination thereof, to apply for state designations for the Arts and Entertainment Districts within their boundaries and offer tax incentives as provided by law.”

Visit Berlin for our Second Friday Art Strolls and enjoy local and regional artists on display in the shops and restaurants for all to enjoy.

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