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End Hunger Dragon Boat Festival

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June 8, 2024

Time: 9:00 AM

Location: Town of North Beach, MD

Join us for a day of Dragon Boat racing in the charming town of North Beach. This festival is an amazing family friendly event that brings our community together as we race to end hunger throughout Southern Maryland! Be a part of the event of the summer.

Why we Row to End Hunger

Health and food security is a critical component to becoming self-sufficient. When you support events like our End Hunger Dragon Boat Festival, you are ensuring the families who need it most have food on the table.

Join A Team

Be part of a family friendly competition that makes a difference

Be a Sponsor

Your business can make a tremendous difference 

Be a Craft/Non-Food Vendor

Represent your business at the best event of the year

Be a Food Vendor

Represent your business at the best event of the year

Schedule

Saturday, June 8, 2024

8:00AM: Festival Merchandise Opens 

8:00AM: Dotting of the Eye Ceremony

9:00AM: Dragon Boat Races Begin

10:00AM: Beer Tent Opens

1:00PM: #GiveWhereYouLive Award and Voting Deadline

1:00PM: Division Cups // Finalist Races

2:00PM: Awards Ceremony

Our Sponsors

We would not be able to do the work that we do without the generous support of our sponsors. We are proud to be working in partnership with these companies: 

Chick-Fil-A Prince Frederick

Greg Beckman

SkipJack CrossFit

Town of Chesapeake Beach

Crow Entertainment

Exelon Corporation

Steve Brien, Realtor

Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Bay Capital Mortgage

Town of North Beach

The Barn at Pleasant Acres

Bay Wine and Spirits

National Ink & Stitch

Whiteford Systems

Bob Hall 

Vaughan Cheese

Event Highlights

All proceeds and donations from the event stay right here in Southern Maryland, helping to care for our most needy residents.

Family-Friendly

Enjoy the North Beach boardwalk with the entire family. There will be activities for all ages from free face painting and bubbles, to cheering on your favorite local dragon boat team.

Local Vendors

Food and Craft vendors from local businesses participate in the festival so you can enjoy your favorite local cuisine while you watch the races!

Festival Merch

Who doesn’t love a themed t-shirt? This year’s merch design will be revealed in May and will be available for purchase the day of the festival. You’ll be able to represent your favorite event all year long!

Live Action Racing & Awards

Team races happen all day long! There are Cup Races for similar businesses to compete. The first place team of the day will receive a Trophy! The day wraps up with a fun awards ceremony to celebrate the participating teams.

Event Details

  • Important Deadlines
    • May 15: Team Deposit Deadline
    • May 15: All paddler registrations due 
    • May 28 & 29 at 6PM: Team Captains Meeting
    • June 1: Full Registration Balance Due
    • Week of June 3: Course Setup (and Course Teardown)
    • June 3-6: Team Practice Week
    • June 8: Race Day! 
  • Securing Your Team
    • Team registration is $1500. 
    • Team captains, in order to secure your team spot in the festival, you must put down a deposit of $500 before May 15, 2024. This will allow you to choose your team t-shirt color, practice night, and tent location. 
    • The remaining team registration balance is due by June 1, 2024.
  • Becoming A Team Captain
    • Download and read the Team Captain Packet. This packet includes all paper forms needed for the registration process and important deadlines you will need to build your team. Please read through even if you have been a Team Captain in the past – we have several great updates! 
    • Fill out the Registration form for your team.
    • Fundraise as a team to win the #GiveWhereYouLive Award! 
  • Paddler Information

Volunteer

We need your skills to make this event a success! Together, with hundreds of other volunteers, your time makes a difference in the lives of your neighbors struggling with food insecurity. 

#GiveWhereYouLive

While there will be plenty of trophies to win the day of the event, there is one trophy you can start racing towards right now…the #GiveWhereYouLive Award! This trophy will be awarded to the team who fundraises the most donations beyond their registration fee by Race Day at 1:00PM. 

 

Give to your favorite team’s fundraising campaign. 

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Can’t make it to the event?

We can’t do the work we do without supporters like you. Every gift matters and puts food on the table for families in Southern Maryland.