Fodor's Expert Review Dixon's Furniture Auction (Crumpton Auction)
About a 10-minute drive east of Chestertown is Dixon's Furniture Auction (Crumpton Auction), a Maryland Eastern Shore institution—with much more than just furniture (although there are literally a couple of acres of that). Hundreds of pieces, " OTHER people's junk" and real treasures, are sold out in the open, regardless of the weather. A huge shed houses smaller items defying easy description, from atlases to zithers. The auction is held every Wednesday of the year (Christmas week excepted) beginning at 8 am.