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Paddlefest on the Choptank 2017
June 11 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Paddlefest is (rescceduled for Sun. June 11, 2017!)
Click for Paddler Registration Form
Paddler Information –
All paddlers are welcome! Bring your kayaks, canoes or paddle boards! Vessels are NOT provided! Collect Poker cards and 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 between Wednesday, May 10th through Friday, May 12th between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.
ALL paddlers are required to check-in at the Registration Tables on Paddlefest morning to receive your first poker card.
PFD REQUIRED – A Coast Guard approved Personal Floatation Device (PFD) is required in order to participate.
Paddlefest is scheduled to take place rain or shine. The launch will take place at 10:30 am UNLESS severe weather causes officials to advise a postponement of the start OR cancellation of the start for that day. Every attempt will be made to reschedule Paddlefest if this happens. 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.
Click on the links below for a map of the area, including the launch site in Greensboro, Wright’s field (the parking area in Denton,) the 7.7 mile Choptank River course, and the finish area at the Choptank River Yacht Club in Denton.
Schedule of Events
8:30 am – Paddler check-in and onsite registration at the Greensboro Public Boat Ramp
10:30 am – Launch time
Enjoy a 7.7 mile paddle down the Choptank River, going WITH the current, and ending at the Choptank River Yacht Club where you’ll enjoy live music, food & refreshments until the last paddler finishes.
3:00 pm Paddle Poker Prizes will be awarded