The lowdown -- Starting today, about 35 local farmers will begin selling at the Towson Farmers' Market. Wares will include fruits, vegetables and flowers, as well as breads, nuts and even dog biscuits.
If you go -- The Towson Farmers' Market is on Allegheny Avenue between York Road and Washington Avenue. The market is 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 2. Park in nearby garages or at meters. Free. Go to towsonchamber. com for more information.Irish sounds
The lowdown -- Soak in some Irish culture Saturday at the Irish Festival to benefit the Penn-Mar Organization. There will be live Irish music by Irish Blessing, Rossnareen, the Spalpeens, Julie Swope and others. Other festivities include Irish dance groups, a children's activity tent and vendors.
If you go -- The festival is 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Markets at Shrewsbury, 12025 Susquehanna Trail in Glen Rock, Pa. Admission is $5 in advance and $7 at the gate for ages 13 and older. Admission for children 12 and younger is free. For more information, call 410-353-1069 or go to penn-mar.org.Boat fest
The lowdown -- The Antique & Classic Boat Society will hold its Antique and Classic Boat Festival at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum this weekend. The festival will feature more than 100 antique boats and about 54 artists, artisans and boat restorers. The festival runs tomorrow-Sunday. There will also be a children's area where kids can build sailboats.
If you go -- The festival will be held at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum at 213 N. Talbot St. in St. Michaels. The festival is 11 a.m.-5 p.m. tomorrow, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for ages 6-17 and free for children 5 and younger. For information, call 410-745-2916 or go to cbmm.org. [ARIA WHITE]