• 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!  (In the event of inclement weather, the rain date will be 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. 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 11th to:
    Paddlefest 9194 Legion Rd, Ste 1 Denton, MD 21629
    Online registrations accepted until midnight, May 13th. 


    A Coast Guard approved Personal Floatation Device (PFD) is required in order to participate in Paddlefest.
    Event Media:
    Vessel Drop-Off, Paddler Check-In, and On-Site Registration -
    Drop your vessel off and check in or register 8:30 am - 10:30 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 take place rain or shine at 10:30 am, UNLESS severe weather causes officials to postpone the start, or CANCEL the start for that day. In the event that Paddlefest is cancelled on May 19th, the rain date is scheduled for June 16th. There will be NO REFUNDS.

    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 rain! 
    Date/Time Information:
    Saturday May 19th:
    8:30 am - Check in begins
    Please be checked in, take your vehicle back to Wright's field and be back in Greensboro to launch by 10:30!
    10:30 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
    $35 registrations until May13th
    $45 walk-up registrations on morning of May 19th

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

    Click here for 2018 Paddler Registration Form
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