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Chestertown Tea Party (LH) (2020)

http://www.chestertownteaparty.org/ Notes: This is an all day event on a Saturday at Chestertown, MD.
Registration is Closed
Chestertown Tea Party (LH) (2020)

Time & Location

May 23, 2020, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Chestertown, Chestertown, MD 21620, USA

About the Event

http://www.chestertownteaparty.org/

Notes: This is an all day event with a parade and then an encampment plus a reenactment too!  Lots of fun with this event and always a large crowd onsite.  See more below for additional information.

From the event organizers:

Street Closures:

Street closures start at 9am.  Streets will reopen at 5pm.

Parking:

There is a free shuttle bus service for this event that serves park and ride lots at the Kent Plaza Shopping Center, Radcliffe Creek School,  and the Chestertown Business Park (across from Dixon Valve).  

Setup on Court House Lawn:

• Please be careful of the irrigation system! The sprinklers are located parallel to the paths. If you are putting stakes into the ground, make sure they are 2-3 feet away from the paths.

• Please do not put your stakes too deep into the ground.

Parade:

The parade lineup is at Dixon Drive and High Street in the Chestertown Business Park.  Parade lineup is at 9am.  If not at parade lineup by 9:30am you will not be permitted to march in the parade.

Chestertown Tea Party Reenactment:

2:00pm - Near Main Stage - Tea Party Reenactment Begins - 30 minutes

3:00pm - Living History Demonstrations down near Sultana - 30 minutes  

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1st Delaware Regiment Specific:

Length of Event: All Day – 9am – 4pm

Arrival Time For Regiment: 8am

Parking: Please park as designated by event organizers. 

Restrooms: Portapotties nearby

Food and Beverages Provided: Yes – by Regiment or event organizer for lunch.

Encampment Setup Level: Small

Camp Kitchen Setup: Yes

Camp Kitchen Tent Fly: Yes

Supply Tent Setup: Yes

In Ground or Above Ground Fire Permitted: No

Individual Soldier Tents Permitted: Yes – Indicate to Officer of the Day if bringing your own soldier tent.

Water Provided: Yes – from volunteer staff

Straw Provided: No

Firewood Provided: No

Soldier Specific:

Impression: Delaware Militia / Civilian Dress

Kit Level: Cartridge box, canteen.  No bayonet.  Civilian accessories.

Musket Firing: Yes

Musician Specific:

Contact Musician Sergeant-Major for music to be played at this event.  Military calls also to be demonstrated too if possible.

Civilian Specific:

Impression: Civilian followers of a military camp.

Table Displays Permitted: Yes – please indicate display you wish to show to Officer of the Day or Civilian Camp Coordinator (if applicable).

Supporter Specific:

Please assist in setup and/or breakdown if possible.  Also – please bring camera or video camera to take photographs or video if possible.  We will look to take posed photos that will be used to help educate the public if possible at each event this year.

Registered as Attending:

  1. Chris Mlynarczyk - Military - Soldier
  2. John Osborn - Military - Soldier
  3. Sheri Gidick - Military - Soldier
  4. Mary Torbey - Musician - Musician Sergeant-Major - Fifer 
  5. Heloise Osborn - Civilian
  6. Linzi Hamilton - Civilian
Registration is Closed

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