Ongoing exhibit throughout the year. Promoting the arts of puppetry and gardening in Kent County, and the Martha Washington garden at the Visitor Center located in Chestertown, at Cross & Maple Streets.
Meander the red-brick, tree-lined sidewalks of Historic Chestertown, while enjoying extended shop hours and arts and entertainment throughout Downtown. For a list of activities, please check this calendar for specific listings.
The Maryland Triathlon Series is excited to bring another event to Kent County! We've relocated our Waterman's Triathlon, with a Half distance on Sat and a Sprint on Sun. Close out the 2014 tri season with us in Rock Hall!
Join us to celebrate the fall harvest with a buffet of CSA vegetable dishes, a pig roast, local beer tastings, live music, and lots of activities for the children including hayrides and a farm petting zoo.
R/C Laser Championship
Saturday, October 4
Location: Rock Hall Yacht Club, 22759 McKinleyville Rd, Rock Hall
Fifth annual apple butter festival. Live demonstration of cooking apple butter over an open fire, apple cider pressing, crafts, food, antique tractor show, small steam engine demonstrations, kids' activities, assorted other activities. Apple butter sales and apple cider sales. Museum exhibits of agricultural equipment and tools as well as other exhibits of rural farm life.
Historical Society of Kent County Chestertown House Tour
The day Chestertown opens it's doors! Come walk through Chestertown's historic district visiting privately owned homes. This year's theme is Painted Ladies of Chestertown. Along with our favorite colonial homes, never before seen grand victorians will be open. A can't be missed day!
Live Playwrights' Society
Monday, October 6
Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre 210 High St, Chestertown
The Live Playwrights' Society for Play Writers, Readers, Observers & Critics aims to foster a community of playwrights, actors and critics. This group meets the first Monday of every month at 7:30pm and is open to all ages. (Free!) New plays are read and critiqued each month!
When the sun goes down and the moon comes out, the river is transformed. Join us for this unique opportunity to explore the Sassafras in "a whole new light $30/person no children under 12 Reserve online or by calling 410-778-5954 (M-F)
St. Martin's Ministries Arts Dinner and Auction
Friday, October 10
Location: Chesapeake Room/Rock Hall Fire House 21500 Rock Hall Ave, Rock Hall
As the 2014 harvest wraps up at Crow Vineyard, learn about this year’s harvest & wine making from the Crow Vineyard Team and the plans for our 2014 wines. Chef will prepare a 5 course meal to celebrate our harvest. Cost: $60 single or $55 wine club member
16th Annual Rock Hall FallFest - Celebrate the Oyster
In our 16th year of celebrating FallFest in Rock Hall, the time has come to celebrate the great heritage of Rock Hall by paying homage to the mighty oyster. Rock Hall Fallfest will remain true to its roots as a fun family festival with a fantastic kids kourt, craft booths and the best music this side of the Chesapeake Bay.
There's more to history than meets the eye! Join costumed guides as they lead you through the streets of historic Chestertown by lantern light and tell true stories of the area's spooky past. Call for ticket information.
Fall Fun Night
Friday, October 24
Location: Community Center, 11041 Worton Rd, Worton
Register by 4:30pm, October 11th and pay just $6, the day of the event ($9 late/walkin registration) Don’t forget to wear your favorite costume! Parade of costumes begins at 7:15 pm Winners announced 7:45 pm at event Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult throughout the event Moon Bounce, Pumpkin Decorating, Rock Wall, Games, Crafts, Treats, Face Painting or Balloon Sculptures, Costume Parade & Contest, Pony Rides until 7:30 pm, Guess the Number of Candy Corn.
RiverArts Studio Tour Opening Show
Friday, October 24
| 1st Fri. 5-8pm. Wed-Fri 11am-4pm Sat 9am-3pm
Location: Chestertown RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106, Chestertown.
The gallery is filled with examples of original art by local artists participating in this year’s studio tour. Take this opportunity to plan your itinerary and get a brochure with a user-friendly map to guide you.
RiverArts 15th Annual Studio Tour
Saturday, October 25
This event runs Oct. 25-26 and Nov 1-2, 2014
Location: picturesque Kent and Queen Anne's Counties
For a great weekend adventure take RiverArts' free annual studio tour through Chestertown and picturesque Kent and Queen Anne's Counties. You'll meet some 60 artists and artisans in their studios, learn about their techniques and treat yourself to great original art at studio prices. Stop by the RiverArts Gallery to help plan your itinerary and preview examples of each artist's work.
Open Mic Night
Wednesday, October 29
Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at Prince Theatre 210 High St, Chestertown
Come out and join us for food, drink and some great local music - The last Wednesday of the month! Open Mic Night is hosted by Ford Schumann, is open to all ages and performance styles. To sign up for a time slot, or to request information, email Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sultana Projects Downrigging Weekend Tall Ship and Wooden Boat Festival
Visit historic Chestertown for the Mid-Atlantic's largest annual gathering of Tall Ships, schooners, and historic wooden boats. Sultana Projects' Downrigging Weekend features concerts, lectures, forums, fireworks, and opportunities to tour and sail on a fleet of historic ships representing over 400 years of maritime history.