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Uli Loskot
Visit Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Chestertown, Kent County.

Sizzlin Summer 2004

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Posted 5/26/2004

INFORMATION

Kent County Office of Tourism, 400 High St., (410) 778-0416, www.kentcounty.com.

ATTRACTIONS

Kent County Museum, 13689 Turner's Creek Road, Kennedyville, (410) 348-5239, free. Kent County is rural. Seriously. This museum celebrates and preserves its rural past with agricultural exhibits that display the daily life on a farm more than 100 years ago.
Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 7579 Sandy Bottom Road, Chestertown. 310 years old and with a churchyard that covers 19 acres overlooking a millpond produced by the damming of Broad Noc Creek, Old St. Paul's deserves a stop. Just don't stay too long, judging from the graveyard--it looks like a comfortable place to rest.
Sassafras River Natural Resource Management Area, 12 miles north of Chestertown on Turner's Creek Road, (410) 820-1668. This 1000-acre park is home to several bald eagles. Come show your patriotism by seeing our majestic national bird in the wild. If you don't, it's Guantanamo for you.
Sultana, 105 S. Cross St., Chestertown, (410) 778-5954. Just a reproduction of a 1768 schooner allows visitors to experience what life was like for a sailor in the 18th century. That's all.

EVENTS

Kent County Fair, July 15-17, Kent Agricultural Center, Tolchester, (410) 778-0767. You're not really American until you've gone to a county fair. And don't even pretend that the state fair is basically the same thing, because it isn't. There are livestock shows, 4-H exhibits, and barbecue out the wazoo.
Music in the Park, 7 p.m. alternating Saturdays June 14-Aug. 23, Fountain Park, Chestertown, (410) 778-0500. Music ranging from bluegrass to jazz funk and folk.
Tea Party Festival, 8 a.m. May 29, Chestertown, (410) 778-0416. Still fuming about that tax the Brits put on our tea? Well here's a great opportunity to show the English who's boss. Throw as much tea into the Chester River as you think is necessary to get the British back for their oppressive colonial rule (shuddup, tea's organic). There will also be music, craft shows, and a 10-mile run to get you warmed up for the main event.

SPORTS AND RECREATION

Betterton Beach Waterfront Park, Betterton, (410) 778-1957. This Chesapeake Bay beach may not have the same waves as Maui, but the babes are definitely just as rad.
Rockfish Tournament, June 11-13, Rock Hall, (410) 269-6622. There will be a $10,000 prize awarded to the fisherman to catch the largest rockfish over the tourney's three days. This event is very popular among fisherman, with 200 boats usually entered into the competition each day.

SHOPPING

Fish Bones Antiques, 21326 Sharp St., Rock Hall, (410) 639-7056. Antique furniture, glass bottles, decoys, etc. CP is still trying to figure out the connection to fish bones.
Vonnie's Sporting Goods, 12503 Augustine Herman Hwy., Kennedyville, (410) 778-5655. With at least nine different kinds of delectable live bait available at all times, this is the place to go for all your fishing and hunting supplies.

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