Crabtoberfest scheduled for Sept. 30

Official tapping of the keg! From left: Delegate Johnny Mautz, President of the Dorchester County International Council Jennifer Brant, Mayor of the City of Cambridge Victoria Jackson-Stanley and Senator Addie Eckardt.

CAMBRIDGE — The Board of Directors for the Dorchester County International Council (aka German Partnership) announces the 2017 Crabtoberfest to be held in Governor’s Hall at Sailwinds Park, 200 Byrn St., from 3 p.m. till 9 pm. on Sept. 30.
In 2005, the Dorchester County Council and Dorchester Chamber of Commerce partnered with the Dueren County Council in Germany with the hopes of significantly and positively impacting this region’s cultural, economic, educational, civic and business environment. The resulting Dorchester – Dueren Sister County Partnership seeks to develop channels to facilitate the exchange of information, ideas, cultures, and business practices between the counties. By establishing a strong working bond with its sister county, Dorchester hopes to expand economic development through international business opportunities and by adopting innovative ideas in the areas of education, business, tourism, health, and more. The Dorchester County International Council (DCIC) is the 501(c)3 that has been set up to raise and manage funds related to activities related to this partnership. More than 200 students have traveled between Dorchester and Dueren counties as part of this program. The students involved in these exchange trips are very much aware of our economy’s global nature. It is hoped this opportunity will allow for a more collaborative relationship between nations in the future.
Jennifer Brant, oresident of the DCIC, states, “Our partnership is ever expanding and diversifying. This year’s Dorchester County exchange students all expressed they had one of the best experiences of their lives. This is a unique program of experience and travel for our students and German students, and the program continues to grow. Crabtoberfest is our way of giving Dorchester a small taste of German food, music, and fun while raising funds to support activities related to the exchange. We moved the event back to Governor’s Hall at Sailwinds Park this year to allow us to have larger and more activities.
“In addition to the German beer, food, music and car show that are mainstays for the event, this year there will be an expanded children’s area and a new Heritage Area that will showcase Dorchester County’s rich heritage from agriculture to our extensive use of the water. This year we are also very excited to have echte Frunde Mundartband back on stage. This rock band from Germany has a great following and has been a hit on each trip they have made to Dorchester County.”
Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the festivities representing Dueren and Dorchester County cultures.
Crabtoberfest is DCIC’s primary fundraising opportunity for the year. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 3 – 12 years of age and free for children 2 and under. Sponsorship options are still available for the event.
For additional information, visit www.Crabtoberfest.com or contact the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce at 410-228-3575.

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