Posted by Richard Budden on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 9:43am

Annual Chestertown Tea Party Festival | Saturday, May 25-26,  2013

The Annual Chestertown Tea Party Festival will be underway this weekend, May 25-26.  Events include the reenactment of the 'Tossing of the Tea Overboard' down on the Chester River.  Folks will be wandering around in Colonial costumes including the colonial militia reenactors.  Handmade crafts are for sale with demonstrations on how colonial items were made.  Enjoy great food and entertainment for the whole family.  A Walking Tour of the Historic District is also offered.  On Sunday, have fun watching the zany Annual Raft Race. 

Wine Tasting The Chestertown Tea Party will host a wine tasting. The event will be held at Wilmer Park from noon to 4 p.m. The event will feature ten local Maryland wineries. The cost is $10, which includes ten wine samples along with a commemorative wine glass.

Admission to the Festival is free, though purchases of Toss the Tory ballots are appreciated. Proceeds help fund children’s educational programming and one ballot buyer will win a valuable prize.  Fun facts about the history of the "Tea Party" and schedule of events, use this link:  Chestertown Tea Party Info

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