What is Chillin’ on the Choptank?

Chillin’ on the Choptank is a two day outdoor event on the banks of the Choptank River in Cambridge, Maryland.  The event features a wine pairing dinner on Friday, May 26 from 7-10 pm, followed by a jazz concert.  On Saturday, May 27, there will be a wine, beer and oyster tasting from noon to 5pm, followed by a jazz concert.  


Where will Chillin’ on the Choptank events take place?

All of the events for Chillin’ on the Choptank take place outdoors at Sailwinds Park in Cambridge, Maryland.  Sailwinds Park is just a few blocks off of Route 50, on the banks of the Choptank River.  You’ll find directions here.


Is there a cost to attend Chillin’ on the Choptank events?

Yes, there is a cost to attend Chillin’ on the Choptank events.  Proceeds from ticket sales go to support the Dorchester YMCA Swim for Life program and the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce Scholarship.


How much do tickets cost and where do I purchase them?

You can purchase tickets online through Eventbrite here.  You can also purchase tickets at The Wine Bar at 414 Race Street in Cambridge, MD.

Tickets costs are as follows:

  • Complete Chillin’ Package (all events) – $114
  • Friday Pairing Dinner – $70 (before March 31) / $75 (after March 31)
  • Saturday Wine, Beer & Oyster Tasting – $40 (before March 31) / $45 (after March 31). Price includes a commemorative wine glass.
  • Saturday Jazz Concert – $15 


Is there a rain date for the event?

No, this is a rain or shine event.  All activities are planned for outside. In the case of rain, activities will move to an indoor location on the same site.


Who is providing the wine, beer and oyster at Chillin’ on the Choptank?

We are pleased to be working with excellent producers and sellers of wine, beer and oysters for this event.  Local brewing company RAR Brewing will be on site pouring their own distinct and wildly popular craft beer.  Hoopers Island Oyster Aquaculture Company will be shucking fresh oysters, farmed locally along the Chesapeake Bay.  Over 200 wines will be available for tasting and purchase from wineries in California, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Chile and more.  We will publish a list of participating vineyards soon.


Who is organizing Chillin’ on the Choptank?

Chillin’ on the Choptank is the brainchild of Ed Johnson and Randy Decker, owners of The Wine Bar in Cambridge, Maryland.


I have a question about Chillin’ on the Choptank? Who do I contact?

Please send an email to info@chillinonthechoptank and someone will get back to you.