2012 Featured Vendors

  • A Little Loopy, accessories
  • A&M Balodis Studio,   canvas handbags hats
  • American Creations, Adirondack knives
  • Anchor Nursery, rose bushes & plants,
  • Back To Classic Designs Cameo Jewelry
  • Baskets by Vicky, woven textiles
  • Beve’s Creations, embroidery
  • Blue Heron Creations, jewelry
  • Bountiful Blessings Boutique, soaps
  • By the Bay Creations,    driftwood sailboats
  • Cabrice Photography
  • Chesapeake Bay Photography
  • Chester County Primitive, rustic furniture
  • Clabber Hill Furniture Store
  • Classy Yarns, hand knit accessories
  • Cooking Dresses, hand made aprons
  • Cozy Cupboard, acrylic Paintings
  • Cute as a Button, handmade purses
  • Cynthia Marriott Jewelry
  • Designs by Deena, silver jewelry
  • Duckbill, Duck Decoys and Shorebirds
  • E Jay Art, Pottery & Ceramic Sculptures
  • Fish Art, wood carvings
  • Flannagan’s Fancy, tapestry totes
  • Frog Hollow Crafts, Painting
  • Functional Pottery,     Hand-thrown stoneware
  • Garden Aisle, Dried Florals
  • Happy Shopping, Jewelry & Teapots
  • House of Gabrielle, quilted clothing
  • Imagine Me Creations,  Children’s costumes
  • Jose Farinango, jewelry
  • Junk to JEM, recycled silverware
  • Kalpana’s Fine Soaps
  • Keepsake Images, mats and frames
  • Lavieve Boutique Quality Skincare
  • Linda’s Creations, unique gifts
  • Log Bird Homes, bird houses
  • Martin Ramos Silverware Jewelry
  • Maryo’s Welcome Home, wood buildings replicas
  • Mikes Wooden Toys -N- Things
  • Mrembo Gift Shop, jewelry
  • Nate-ure’s Art, Painted Glass & Pottery
  • Nathan’s Forge, Ltd., hand forged ironwork
  • Nature Scripts, alphabet photography
  • Nichols Enterprises, leather goods
  • Partnership Crafts, tea crafts
  • Pettipurse, accessories
  • Pleasant Memories, country crafts
  • Polly’s Patches, hats & scarves
  • Primitive Thyme, hand painted crafts
  • Ramon Matheu, pop artist
  • Red Lion Studio, paintings
  • Revolution Wear,   wooden clocks and chessboards
  • Sarah Houde Pottery ,
  • Sew Many Crafts Etc.
  • Sew-Crazy Creations, Costumes
  • Shore Natural Gifts, handmade soaps and lotions
  • Shifting Sand Sea Glass, jewelry
  • Silhouettes by Hand, silhouette portraits
  • Stonewise Jewelry
  • Terry’s Toppers, ladies clothing
  • The Fairy Artist, clay sculpyure
  • The Golf Widow’s Studio Wood Plaques, Frames
  • The Hat Lady
  • Three Wirey Birds, handmade jewelry
  • Totally Different
  • Wanda’s Wonders, crocheted acc
  • Wood and Cloth, jewelry boxes
  • Woodwhims. Wooden Folk art
  • UniqGlass, hand painted glassware
  • Unique Pewter Sterling & Glass Jewelry
  • Wagman Designs, Natural Jewelry
  • Wanda’s Wonders, crochet
  • Wahine Designs, Traditional Jewelry
  • Yan’s Art Studio, Wall sculptures and ornaments


  • Lapp Bakery
  • Barefoot Gourds
  • Evergrain  Bakery



2012 information now available!


Celebrating colonial resistance to British rule, Chestertown, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, will hold its Annual Tea Party Festival Saturday, May 26, 2012 and Sunday, May 27, 2012.  Cocktail Party to be held Friday, May 25, 2012.


ALL Merchants

    • The festival on Saturday May 26th is located on the streets of Chestertown, MD from 10 am – 5pm.
    • The festival on Sunday May 27th in located in Wilmer Park on Chestertown, Md from 11pm – 5pm.
    • All merchants that are selling Saturday and then again on Sunday will still have to pack up and move to the new location on Sunday.


    • You MUST display your vehicle access pass in order to come inside the festival area.
    • There will be only 1 vehicle allowed inside the festival grounds per space at a time.
    • To off load your merchandise merchants may have their vehicles on the grounds on Saturday from 7am until 9am no exceptions!
    • To load up at the end of the day merchants can bring their vehicle into the festival grounds at 5:30pm.  This is at the discretion of the festival staff for safety of the patrons.  The festival area will be closed for all through traffic until 7pm.



Craft Requirements

¨       Crafts should depict the 18th century period.

¨       All work must be original and that of the exhibitor.  No manufacturer kits or “buy and sell crafts”.

¨       Colonial costumes are REQUIRED of EVERYONE working the festival, including all booth operators (crafts and otherwise) and all who assist in a booth.  This requirement is very important to the overall atmosphere of the festival. Failure to comply may result in being banned from future Tea Party Festivals.

¨       Please submit a check made out to The Chestertown Tea Party Festival, Inc. in the amount of $100.00.  This check is REQUIRED of ALL CRAFT MERCHANTS.  We have required you to be dressed in colonial attire and this check be returned to you if you are dressed on Saturday if you are not we will keep the check and you WILL NOT be invited back.

¨       Weapons:  There will be no weapons (toy or otherwise) such as, but not limited to, pop guns, rubber band guns, swords, bow and arrows to be sold at the festival. No exceptions and you will be asked to remove them.

¨       Retail shops and industries will not be permitted.

¨       Demonstrating your craft is preferred.

¨       Specific guidelines are established by the Chestertown Tea Party Festival, Inc…  The Jury Committee follows the directives of the Board of Directors of the Corporation.  All applications to the Crafts Committee are “Juried as a Craft” on the basis of suitability to the Colonial way of living, architecture, objects used during the Colonial period, handicrafts of the period, etc.  Therefore, we reserve the right to reject any craft application.  The decision of the Jury Committee is final.


Farmer’s Market Requirements

  • You must be an approved Farmer’s Markets patron.
  • Farmer’s Market patrons are those people that sell their product (i.e.  home grown fruits and vegetables, plants and flowers)

Dates and Times

  • January 31, 2012 Deadline for Applications
  • March 15, 2012 Accepted applicants will be notified or checks returned
  • May 10, 2012 Space Assignments mailed
  • May 26, 2012 Hours 10 am til 5 pm
  • May 27, 2012 Hours 11 am til 5pm

How to Apply

q      Complete application form and mail to the following:

Chestertown Tea Party Festival

Crafts c/o Heidi Milby

804 S. Meadowview Drive

Chestertown, MD 21620

q      Enclose 3 checks or money orders payable to Chestertown Tea Party Festival.

1 – for Jury fee — non-refundable

2 – Space fee

3- Colonial Attire deposit

q      Send 2 self addressed stamped envelopes or e-mail address (for space assignments and other correspondence)

q      Exhibitors Affidavit or Trader’s License

q      For FIRST-TIME Applicants: You MUST include 3-5 photographs of the types of work to be displayed.  Photos must be labeled clearly with name, address, and phone number.  These photos will not be returned.

Things to Remember

¨       Fee: Your fee reserves a space approximately 8’ wide X 15’ long.  Your 10 X 10 tent will fit into this space.  Crafters must provide their own tables and chairs.  No electricity will be provided.  No commission will be taken.  Maryland Sales Tax of 6% is the responsibility of the individual crafter.  We do not have any application forms for taxes.


Saturday                                   $150.00 per space

Sunday                                     $ 50.00 per space

Jury Fee                                   $ 10.00 per application – non-refundable

Late Fee                                   $25.00 per space until March 31, 2012

$50.00 per space until April 30, 2012

$100.00 per space May 1, 2012 until Event

Colonial Attire Deposit               $100.00 per space – The merchants that are dressed in colonial attire for the festival will receive their check back Saturday by 5:30 pm

¨       There are limited spaces for crafters so please respond rapidly.

¨       The Chestertown Tea Party, Inc. DOES NOT cover your liability.  The Corporation requires that you provide your own insurance to cover your booth’s liability exposure.


¨       Signs: Signs are limited to one per booth, no larger than 3’ X 1.5’.  Lettering, color, etc. must be in the style of the colonial period.

¨       The Festival occurs RAIN or SHINE.  All activities take place out of doors.  There are no refunds if we are rained out.  There are no covered spaces so it is necessary to bring tarps or other protective devices for inclement weather.

¨       We cannot guarantee returning space locations.


For FIRST-TIME Applicants: You MUST include 3-5 photographs of the types of work to be displayed. Photos must be labeled clearly with name, address, and phone number. These photos will not be returned.

All applications to the Crafts Committee is “Juried as a Craft” on the basis of suitability to the Colonial way of living, architecture, objects used during the Colonial period, handicrafts of the period, etc. Therefore, we reserve the right to reject any craft application. The decision of the Jury Committee is final.

Questions? Contact merchants@chestertownteaparty.org