Schedule

2017 SCHEDULE NOW AVAILABLE!


JOIN US MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND – MAY 26 – 28, 2017!

Schedule subject to change without notice.

Friday, May 26

STREET PARTY!

Location: Outdoors – the foot of High Street, near the Chester River

Cost: Admission to the event is FREE and Open to the Public

Visit the Street Party Page for more info!

Colonial Village on the Courthouse Lawn

5:00 PM Colonial Village may begin setting up

Saturday, May 27

Wilmer Park

6:30 AM Shuttle service for Distance Run Begins – Radcliffe Creek School to Wilmer Park

8:00 AM Annual Tea Party Classic Run – Vehicular traffic on Quaker Neck Rd. will be stopped during the start of the race.

Information Booth

8:00 AM Shuttle Service Begins for Festival Area

9:00 AM Information Booth Opens

10:00 AM  Walking Tour of Historic Chestertown – $8.00 per person; Tickets and Tours start at the Information Booth  

11:00 AM Walking Tour of Historic Chestertown – $8.00 per person; Tickets and Tours start at the Information Booth

12:00 PM Walking Tour of Historic Chestertown – $8.00 per person; Tickets and Tours start at the Information Booth

1:00 PM Walking Tour of Historic Chestertown – $8.00 per person; Tickets and Tours start at the Information Booth

2:30 PM Walking Tour of Historic Chestertown – $8.00 per person; Tickets and Tours start at the Information Booth

3:00 PM Walking Tour of Historic Chestertown – $8.00 per person; Tickets and Tours start at the Information Booth

Main Stage

10:00 AM Colonial Parade kicks off from Upper High St.

11:00 AM Prizes and Awards – Classic Run, Colonial Parade, Edna Ross Award

11:15 AM Flag Raising Ceremony – Kent County Community Band at Cross and High Sts.

11:30 AM Dover English Country Dancers – 18th Century dancing

12:00 PM Rock Candy Cloggers – Clogging, flatfooting, with music by Slim Harrison, Jonathan Simmons, Stephen Christoff, and Gabe Stone

1:00 PM Ken Kolodner Trio  Old Time Music – World Class fiddle, hammered dulcimer & banjo

1:50 PM The Chestertown Resolves

2:00 PM TEA PARTY RE-ENACTMENT

2:45 PM Sombarken – Traditional a capella Gospel Music

3:45 PM Philip Dutton & The Alligators – Louisiana music at its best!

Children’s Activities

9:00 AM Colonial Crafts –  Crafts for children until 12:00       Kidspot at RiverArts

9:15 AM Miss Jackie – Storytelling & Children’s Folk Music  Courthouse Lawn Children’s Stage

10:00 AM Colonial Parade kicks off from Upper High St.

11:00 AM Miss Natalie – Stories for very young children          Courthouse Lawn

11:00 AM Slim Harrison and Rock Candy Cloggers– Children’s participatory Jug Band and clogging workshop            Children’s Stage

11:30 AM Tucker’s Tales Puppet Show – Punch and Judy Puppet Show          Courthouse Portico         

12:30 PM Tucker’s Tales Puppet Show – Punch and Judy Puppet Show          Courthouse Portico

12:30 PM Miss Jackie – Storytelling & Children’s Folk Music  Courthouse Lawn Children’s Stage

1:00 PM Face Painting by Steven Mumford, the Town Crier until 3:00 PM   Courthouse Lawn Children’s Stage

2:00 PM Tea Party Re-enactment          High St. in front of the Main Stage

Garfield Center for the Arts

9:00 AM Exhibit opens

11:00 AM Revolutionary Theatre –

11:45 PM Chester River Chorale

12:45 PM John Jay ReEnactor

1:30 PM The New Gospelites  Traditional Acapella Gospel

2:00 PM TEA PARTY RE-ENACTMENT

3:00PM Revolutionary Theatre

Foot of High Street / Custom House

10.00  AM Wine Village Opens

11:15 AM Chesapeake Caledonian Pipes and Drums

1:30 PM TEA PARTY RE-ENACTMENT

2:00 PM Soldiers, Weapons, and Tactics of the Revolutionary War – British Marines, 1st Battalion Maryland Loyalists

5:00 PM Wine Village Closes

Colonial Village on the Court House Lawn

                 Around the Village

9:00 AM British Flag Raising

Colonial Village Opens

10:00 AM Colonial Parade

                 Portico Stage

11:00 AM Tuckers’ Tales Puppet Theatre – Punch and Judy Puppet Show

12:30 PM Tucker’s Tales Puppet Show – Punch and Judy Puppet Show

1:00 PM Colonial Magician

1:30 PM Dover English Country Dancers

2:00 PM Tea Party Re-enactment

2:45 PM Spiced Punch – Humorous Colonial music accompanied by strings, recorders, tin whistle, and concertina

                   Children’s Corner

9:15 AM Miss Jackie – Storytelling and children’s folk music

11:00 AM Miss Natalie – Stories for very young children

11:00 AM Slim Harrison and Rock Candy Cloggers– Children’s participatory Jug Band and clogging workshop

12:30 PM Miss Jackie – Storytelling and children’s folk music

1:00 PM Face Painting  by Steven Mumford, the Town Crier until 3:00 PM

Colonial Village Demonstrators:  British Marines, 1st Battalion Maryland Loyalists, 1st Delaware Regiment, Kimberly Walters –  Colonial Food, Ned Hector-African American Soldier, Boy Scout Troop – Knot Tying, Lady Aimee’s Fine Sewing & Sutlery, Joan Adams – Storyteller, Swordmasters

Wandering Musicians

9:30 AM Slim Harrison (Queen & High Streets)
9:30 AM Stephen Christoff (Cross & High Streets)
9:30 AM Gabe Stone (Cross & High Streets)

Sultana Public Sails

Sat. May 27 4:30-6:30pm(Tea Party Weekend) – ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Click here.
 

Historic Walking Tours of Chestertown

Tours will be conducted by costumed guides on the following schedule. Tickets are $8.00 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the information booth near the flagpole in Memorial Park, where the tours begin.

Saturday Tour times: 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:00 PM

Sunday, May 28

Beer and wine Tasting – click here for more info!

Sultana Public Sails

Sun. May 28 10:00am-12:00pm (Tea Party Weekend) – ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Click here.

Sun. May 28 1:00-3:00pm (Tea Party Weekend) – ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Click here.
 

Interfaith Service & Flag Raising

(near the Information Booth at High and Cross Streets)
12:00 PM       Non-denominational, Ecumenical service.  Betsy Beals will sing the national anthem. 

Wilmer Park Main Stage

12:00 PM Craft Beer and Wine Tasting Begins – Wine from local vineyards (includes souvenir wine glass)                     Wilmer Park

12:00 PM Tuckers’ Tales Puppet Theatre                                                           Near the L. Hynson Pavillion

12:30 PM Slim Harrison – Mountain music & children’s instrument making       Near the L. Hynson Pavillion

1:00 PM Slim Harrison – Mountain music & children’s instrument making       Near the L. Hynson Pavillion

1:30 PM Slim Harrison and friends – Children’s Jug Band & Hootenany         Near the L. Hynson Pavillion

1:30 PM Tuckers’ Tales Puppet Theatre                                                           Near the L. Hynson Pavillion

2:00 PM Raft Race Coverage Begins                                                                Wilmer Park Waterfront

4:00 PM Craft Beer and Wine Tasting Ends                                                     Wilmer Park

Historic Walking Tours of Chestertown

Tours will be conducted by costumed guides on the following schedule. Tickets are $8.00 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the information booth near the flagpole in Memorial Park, where the tours begin.

Sunday Tour times: 10:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:00 AM

Town ordinance prohibits dogs at the festival.

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