Kent County Events Calendar -  This Weekend


  • RiverArts 15th Annual Studio Tour Exhibit Opening
  • Friday, October 3   |  5–9pm
  • Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • In preparation for the RiverArts Studio Tour, examples of each artist's work will be on display providing a chance to plan an itinerary that matches one's interests. See painting, photography, sculpture, metal work, pottery, fiber, woodcraft, jewelry,furniture and glass works.
  • Chestertown's 1st Fridays
  • Friday, October 3   |  5-8pm
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown
  • Contact:
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  • URL: www.kentcounty.com/artsentertainment
  • 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.
  • 12@Hotchkiss - Nikita Borisevich, violin
  • Friday, October 3   |  12pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts–Washington College
  • Contact: Ken Schweitzer
  • Phone: 410-778-7836
  • Email: kschweitzer2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: concertseries.washcoll.edu
  • 12@Hotchkiss is a noon-hour concert series featuring acclaimed artists from the Mid-Atlantic region. Held on the first Fridays of Sep, Oct, Nov, Feb, & Apr, admission is FREE. Concerts are sponsored by the Department of Music of Washington College. Violinist Nikita Borisevich swept onto the Russian stage as one of today’s most promising young virtuosos. At fifteen, he won a Russian National Competition for Violinists and Cellists called “The Magical Bow” in Perm, Russia.
  • RiverArts 15th Annual Studio Tour Exhibit Opening
  • Friday, October 3   |  5–8pm
  • Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • In preparation for the RiverArts Studio Tour, examples of each artist's work will be on display providing a chance to plan an itinerary that matches one's interests. See painting, photography, sculpture, metal work, pottery, fiber, woodcraft, jewelry,furniture and glass works.
  • Waterman's Triathlon Festival
  • Saturday, October 4   |  Oct 4 at 8am / Oct 5 at 9am
  • This event runs Oct 4-5, 2014
  • Location: Rock Hall Landing Marina, Rock Hall, MD
  • Contact: Greg Hawkins
  • Phone:
  • Email: greg@setupevents.com
  • URL: www.setupevents.com/mts
  • 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!
  • Colchester Farm 2nd Annual Oktoberfest
  • Saturday, October 4   |  4-8pm
  • Location: Colchester Farm, 31285 Georgetown Cemetery Road, Galena
  • Contact: Colchester Farm CSA
  • Phone: 443-553-4179
  • Email: manager@colchesterfarm.org
  • URL: www.colchesterfarm.org
  • 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.
  • KidSpot Creativity Center
  • Saturday, October 4   |  9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street, Suite 106, Chestertown
  • Contact: Tambra Trevarrow
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: chestertownriverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/
  • A dedicated children's creativity center that will be open every Saturday for children of all ages to play, create and explore with painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, building and other forms of creative exploration. This event is free.
  • R/C Laser Championship
  • Saturday, October 4   |  8am
  • Location: Rock Hall Yacht Club, 22759 McKinleyville Rd, Rock Hall
  • Contact: YC Manager
  • Phone: 410-639-2182
  • Email: manager@rockhallyachtclub.org
  • URL: www.rockhallyachtclub.org
  • "Old Guys Rule" well turn out to see some small boat racing by the guys with some experience. Brisk winds, cold water and a lot of fun to watch.
  • Apple Butter Fall Festival
  • Saturday, October 4   |  9am-3pm
  • Location: Kent Musuem, 13689 Turners Creek Road, Kennedyville
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-688-3793
  • Email: herronj45@gmail.com
  • URL: www.facebook.com/kentmuseum
  • 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.Admission is free.
  • Historical Society of Kent County Chestertown House Tour
  • Saturday, October 4   |  1-5pm
  • Location: Chestertown's Historic District
  • Contact: Karen Emerson
  • Phone: 410-778-3499
  • Email: director@kentcountyhistory.org
  • URL: kentcountyhistory.org
  • 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!
  • Kent Museum Applebutter Festival
  • Saturday, October 4   |  9am–3pm
  • Location: Kent Museum
  • Contact: James Herron
  • Phone: 410-688-3793
  • Email:
  • URL: www.facebook.com/kentmuseum
  • Come see apple butter being cooked over an open fire, apples being pressed into cider, kids activities,bake sale, pumpkins, antique tractor show, food available, apple butter, apples, and cider for sale, nature trail, and more. Free admission, donations always appreciated!
  • Chestertown Walk To End Alzheimer's
  • Saturday, October 4   |  9am
  • Location: Wilmer Park
  • Contact: Debbie Heinsch
  • Phone: 410-778-1895
  • Email: lthc-dh@outlook.com
  • URL: www.act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2014/MD-GreaterMarylan
  • We all have a reason to walk. The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. When visiting the website request to join a team "Chestertown Walk". Please note that the link indicates the walk is October 18th, however the "Chestertown Walk to End Alzheimer's" is actually OCTOBER 4th.
  • Family Fall Festival at Knock's Folly
  • Saturday, October 4   |  12–4pm
  • Location: Turner's Creek Landing
  • Contact: Tuckahoe State Park
  • Phone: 410-820-1668
  • Email: tuckahoe.statepark@maryland.gov
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  • Join the Maryland Park Service and the Kent Museum for the 5th annual Family Fall Festival at the Knock's Folly Visitor Center. Activities include pumpkin decorating, tie dye t-shirts, archery, hayrides, Scales & Tales display, Kent Museum antique farm equipment displays, apple butter making, demonstrations, games, crafts, food and more!
  • Free Community Shred Event
  • Saturday, October 4   |  9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: The Peoples Bank, Rock Hall Branch, 21337 Rock Hall Road
  • Contact: Harriet Creighton
  • Phone: 410-639-2233
  • Email: hcreighton@pbkc.com
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  • Bring up to two bankers boxes of secure documents to be shredded FREE, and have coffee and donuts.
  • MainstayBrasil: The Nate Najar Trio
  • Saturday, October 4   |  8:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • This concert of Brazilian jazz for classical guitar celebrates of the release of the Nate Najar Trio’s "Aquarela Do Brasil," a collection of much loved Brazilian melodies, Jobim masterpieces and jazz tunes given the samba treatment. Nate Najar one of the few guitarists playing jazz on the classical guitar and was inspired by Charlie Byrd. He will be joined by Alejandro Arenas on bass and Mark Feinman on drums Admission is $20. Call for reservations.
  • Kent School Osprey Triathlon
  • Sunday, October 5   |  9am
  • Location: Kent School
  • Contact: Tricia Cammerzell
  • Phone: 410-778-4100
  • Email: tcammerzell@kentschool.org
  • URL: www.kentschool.org/osprey-triathlon
  • The race will consist of three legs: a 7-mile bike race, a 2-mile kayak course and a 3-mile run. (Exact distances may vary.) The course will cover mixed surfaces, including pavement, gravel paths and some grassy areas. The race will start and finish on the Kent School campus at 6788 Wilkins Lane in Chestertown.