It is with great regret that I announce 2016's Cypress Festival has been canceled. Each year has become increasingly difficult to secure a ride company for the event. We were notified at the last minute that our supplier for this year's rides had closed his business. After strenuously searching from New Jersey to North Carolina, we are unable to find a replacement for this year. We are currently negotiating with a growing company out of Virginia for 2017's festival.

In place of the Cypress Festival, we are having an event called Summer Kick Off on the River. The events will include food vendors and retail vendors. The event will take place on June 16 and 17, Thursday and Friday from 5 PM to 9 PM, and on June 18, Saturday from 2 PM to 9 PM . We will have bands each day and activities for children. We will also be having a barbecue competition on Saturday. More details will be forthcoming regarding this event.

We apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause anyone, but sincerely hope you will join us for the Summer Kick Off on the River.


Katy Fleming
Mar-Va Theater Performing Arts Center, Executive Director
Pocomoke Area Chamber of Commerce, President

Summer Kick Off 2016 Rules & Regs

Summer Kick Off 2016 Food Vendor Application

Summer Kick Off 2016 Artisan Craft Application

BBQ Competition Rules | BBQ Competition Application

Summer Kick Off 2016 Sponsorship Form | Sponsorship Levels

Donut Eating Contest Rules | Donut Eating Contest Registration


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The Pocomoke Area Chamber of Commerce is organized to achieve the objectives as stated in our Articles of Incorporation. “The purpose for which the Corporation is formed and the business or objects to be carried on and promoted by it are as follows:

The advancement of the civic, commercial, industrial and agricultural interests of Pocomoke City, Worcester County, Maryland and the surrounding territory;

The promotion of the general welfare and prosperity of Pocomoke City and its surrounding territory;

The stimulation of public sentiment to these ends;

And the providing of such social features as will promote these purposes.”

Mission Statement

The Pocomoke Area Chamber of Commerce will provide one voice for the shared need of member companies by identifying and prioritizing that affect and provide solutions through combined resources.

The purpose of the Chamber of Commerce shall be to represent and support local business with government, education and economic development organizations with emphasis on increasing members’ productivity and profits.

• Contacts with prospective customers and clients though monthly Chamber gatherings attended by experienced and influential members of the business community

• Attend monthly Business After Hours events where members can network in an informal setting and learn about the host business and other members

• Attend monthly General Membership Luncheons for networking opportunities and to hear from informative speakers

• Share business events and news with other members and the local community via a weekly electronic newsletter

• Sponsorship opportunities for community events and recognitions

• Member Discounts at events such as the Cypress Festival, Pocomoketoberfest and the Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival

• The Chamber partners with other local chambers and agencies to provide expanded opportunities for its members

• Provides a forum for active participation and the sharing of information, resources, ideas and expertise

• Promotes tourism, with emphasis on local shopping, dining, lodging, fishing and golf


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