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Chillin’ on the Choptank 2017

Two-Day Event to Feature Wine and Beer Tastings, Oysters and Live Music on the Banks of the Choptank River

The first annual Chillin’ on the Choptank outdoor festival will be held at Sailwinds Park in Cambridge on Friday evening and Saturday of Memorial Day weekend 2017. The two-day event will feature wine and beer tastings, local oysters and other regional fare, and live music. Proceeds will benefit programming at the Dorchester YMCA and the Dorchester Chamber Foundation. The weekend of events will be held on the grounds of Governor’s Hall at Sailwinds Park overlooking the Choptank River. Friday evening, May 26, kicks off with a “Small Plates Pairing Dinner” featuring food by Chef Henry of Tilghman Island’s Two If By Sea Restaurant, from 7 to 10 pm. The five course, small plate dinner will be served riverside, with expertly paired wine and beer. A Jazz concert under the stars will cap the evening. On Saturday, May 27, Chillin’ on the Choptank’s “Wine, Beer and Oysters Tasting” kicks off at noon featuring wines from California to Chile to Europe’s renowned winemaking regions, as well as artisan craft beer from RAR Brewery specifically brewed for this event. Hoopers Island Oyster Aquaculture will be onsite shucking locally grown oysters, and other local fare will be available. Wine and beer will be available for both tasting and purchase. Chillin’ on the Choptank 2017 wraps up with an open air jazz concert Saturday evening from 5 - 7 p.m. Tickets for the concert are available as part of the Tasting Package or can be purchased separately. Tickets are on sale online at and The Wine Bar at 414 Race Street in downtown Cambridge. • Friday Small Plates Pairing Dinner - $75 per person • Saturday Wine, Beer and Oysters Tasting - Early Bird $40 (before April 1), Regular and at the door $45 • Saturday Night Concert - included in Wine, Beer and Oysters Tasting Ticket, sold separately for $15 Net proceeds from Chillin’ on the Choptank 2017 ticket sales will go to the Dorchester Family YMCA and the Dorchester Chamber Foundation Scholarship fund. To learn more about Chillin’ on the Choptank, view a schedule of events, and sign up for updates, visit on the Choptank or