• 9th Annual Paddlefest on the Choptank

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    Name: 9th Annual Paddlefest on the Choptank
    Date: June 16, 2018
    Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
    Event Description:

    The 9th Annual Paddlefest on the Choptank will take place on 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 who wish to pick up their event packets from the chamber office in advance of Paddlefest may do so between the hours of 9-4 Monday-Friday. Call 410-479-4638 to make arrangements.

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

    Click HERE to pre-register now!
    Click here for printable Paddler Registration Form
    remit with payment BEFORE 4pm June 15th to:
    Paddlefest 9194 Legion Rd, Ste 1 Denton, MD 21629
    Online registrations accepted until midnight, Friday, June 15th. 
    In person registration permitted until 4pm on Friday, June 15th.


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

    We're sorry, there are no refunds but transferred registrations are happily accepted! Please let us know if someone will be paddling in your place! 
    Event Media:
    Vessel Drop-Off, Paddler Check-In, and On-Site Registration -
    Drop your vessel off and check in or register 8:00 am - 10:00 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 Route 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 3:30/4pm 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 10am, UNLESS severe or dangerous weather conditions cause officials to postpone the start, or CANCEL the event for that day. In the event that Paddlefest is canceled on June 16th, it is possible there could be NO FURTHER RAIN DATES. The determination will be made by event organizers 24-48 hours prior to event.  We sincerely hope this does not happen! While we want everyone to enjoy themselves on our beautiful river, Paddlefest is unfortunately dependent upon cooperative tide times and coordination with the Town of Greensboro and the Choptank River Yacht Club. Organizers will do their best to make Paddlefest work!  

    We're sorry, there will be NO REFUNDS but you may transfer your registration to someone else. Just let us know who to expect!

    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 June 16th:
    8:00 am - Check in begins at Greensboro Public Boat Ramp
    Please check in at registration table, unload your vessel, then drive your vehicle to Wright's field, then board a shuttle bus back to Greensboro to launch at 10:00 am!
    10:00 am - Launch from the Greensboro Public Boat Ramp

    Join us after the paddle at the Choptank River Yacht Club, 10287 River Landing Road, Denton for food trucks, beverages, music and AWESOME POKER RUN PRIZES!
    Contact Information:
    Caroline County Chamber of Commerce 410-479-4638
    $35 registrations until June 15th
    $40 walk-up registrations on morning of June 16th

    We're sorry, there are no refunds but we happily accept transferred registrations. Please let us know so we know who will be paddling!

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

    Click here for 2018 Paddler Registration Form
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