• 9th Annual Paddlefest on the Choptank

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    Name: 9th Annual Paddlefest on the Choptank
    Date: May 19, 2018
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:
    The 9th Annual Paddlefest on the Choptank is Saturday May 19, 2018!
    Rain date: Saturday, June 16, 2018!

    ALL paddlers are welcome! Bring your kayaks, canoes or paddle boards! Vessels are NOT provided, but we have several rental companies we can recommend! Ask us! Collect Poker cards to compete for valuable PRIZES! Separate registrations required for each Paddle Poker player.

    Paddlers are encouraged to pick up their event packets ahead of time from the Chamber office, beginning May 14th. Hours are 9-4 M-F. Call for more info or to make arrangements: 410-479-4638.

    ALL paddlers must check in at the Registration Tables on Paddlefest morning to receive your first poker card.

    Click HERE to register now!
    Click here for printable Paddler Registration Form
    remit with payment BEFORE May 17th to:
    Paddlefest 9194 Legion Rd, Ste 1 Denton, MD 21629
    Online registrations accepted until midnight, May 17th. 
    In person registration permitted on Friday, May 18th until 4pm.


    A Coast Guard approved Personal Floatation Device (PFD) is required in order to participate in Paddlefest.

    We're sorry, there are no refunds! Registrations MAY BE transferred. Please inform us, so we know who to expect! 
    Event Media:
    Vessel Drop-Off, Paddler Check-In, and On-Site Registration -
    Drop your vessel off and check in or register 9:00 am - 11:00 am at the
    Greensboro Public Boat Launch on Sunset Avenue in Greensboro, MD

    After dropping off your vessel at the check-in area in Greensboro, you'll drive to 10497 River Road  (Wright's field on the corner of Route 404 and 328 River Road) to park your vehicle. Shuttle busses will bring you back to the launch site in Greensboro.  

    Shuttle busses will run between 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm to take paddlers from the Choptank River Yacht Club back to their vehicles at Wright's field.  

    Weather - 
    Paddlefest will launch rain or shine at 11 am, UNLESS severe weather causes officials to postpone the start, or CANCEL the event for that day. In the event that Paddlefest is canceled on May 19th, the rain date is scheduled for June 16th. There will be NO REFUNDS but you may transfer your registration to someone else. Just let us know!

    There will be four boats on the river to advise paddlers in case of emergency. BE PREPARED! Foul weather gear is recommended if the forecast calls for light rain! 
    Date/Time Information:
    Saturday May 19th:
    9:00 am - Check in begins
    Please be checked in, take your vehicle back to Wright's field and board the shuttle bus back to Greensboro to launch by 11:00 am!
    11:00 am - Launch from the Greensboro Community Public Boat Ramp

    Join us after the paddle Choptank River Yacht Club, 10287 River Landing Road, Denton for food, beverages, music and AWESOME POKER RUN PRIZES!
    We will be hosting food trucks and vendors during our Paddlefest party at the Choptank River Yacht Club! 

    Contact Information:
    Caroline County Chamber of Commerce 410-479-4638
    $25 Early Bird registrations BY March 31st!
    $35 registrations until May 13th
    $45 walk-up registrations on morning of May 19th

    We're sorry, there are no refunds! Registrations MAY BE transferred. Please inform us, so we know who to expect! 

    ​T-shirts on first come, first served basis, as supplies last.

    Click here for 2018 Paddler Registration Form
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