Chestertown’s Winterfest Weekend

holiday_btnDCA is hard at work with the Town of Chestertown, local non-profits and the arts community to host a sparkling, spectacular Winterfest Weekend December 5-7, 2014. From the candle lighting ceremony in Fountain Park Friday evening to the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble’s holiday program Sunday afternoon and everything in between, we have a lineup of programs and attractions guaranteed to fill locals and visitors alike with the holiday spirit.

We want our Downtown décor to be just as impressive as the events we have scheduled! To that end, DCA and its Curb Appeal committee are purchasing high-quality artificial garland that will stand up against the elements, along with new lightweight LED lights that will shine for years to come. We want to make everyone sparkle, from Park Row to Stepne Station — but in order to do so, we need your help!

Our fundraising goal for this year is $13,000, and thanks to the generous support of local citizens and businesses, the Town of Chestertown and funds from our own DCA and Curb Appeal budgets, we are more than halfway there! By raising $13,000, we will be able to purchase 1,872 feet of artificial garland and 2,000 feet of new light strands and LED bulbs, and expand our decorating area to include more sections of Downtown. We have lots of ideas, and hope that together we can bring them to life. Thank you for your support!


Downtown Chestertown Association (DCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting businesses and professional services in and around Chestertown through activities that encourage residents and tourists to visit and shop locally. As a member-based association, DCA is committed to providing current and prospective businesses with marketing opportunities in traditional formats as well as through social media platforms. Additional member benefits include featured listings on the newly revised DCA website, representation at town and county meetings and initiaves, networking and other outreach programs.

DCA has greatly shaped how members of our community interact with local businesses by creating awareness of the benefits of “Thinking Chestertown First,” as well as organizing and promoting numerous popular events. These initiatives and events, including First Fridays, Taste of the Town, Crazy Days, and Holiday Celebrations, allow our local businesses to work together while attracting families, tourists and local college students to our shops, galleries, service providers and non-profit organizations.