Maryland Restaurant Weeks and Seafood Festivals
From picking crabs at a table to haute cuisine, Maryland has that and everything in between. Many communities and their local restaurants sponsor a week-long experience so that you can eat to your hearts' content - at a great price.
Crabplace.com’s Crab and Cruise Weekend
June 21-22, 2013
Starting Friday, in Crisfield with a food and wine tasting and culminates on Saturday with a cruise on the bay. In between, enjoy an all-you-can-eat crab feast featuring steamed Maryland Blue Crabs.
Delmarva Chicken Festival
June 21-22, 2013
Delmarva's 10ft giant fry pan, arts & crafts show, home & trade show, live family oriented entertainment, carnival, food, baby chick display, poultry & agricultural-oriented displays, chicken capers & children's activities, car show.
Byrd Park, Snow Hill
Tilghman Island Seafood Festival
June 22, 2013
The festival will be held at the Tilghman Vol Fire Dept and adjacent Kronsburg Park on Main Street, Tilghman Island 11AM-6PM. Food to be served includes steamed crabs, crab cakes, fried clams, barbecue chicken, hot dogs, soft crabs, corn on the cob, hamburgers, and french fries, beer and sodas.
St. Mary's County Crab Festival
June 22, 2013
The Crab Festival is a celebration of St. Mary's Crab Culture and Cooking. Expect to find plenty of steamed hard crabs, crab soups, crab cakes, and other seafood dishes available for purchase. Before or after your meal, browse among our regional crafters! If you've been looking for that special, handmade gift or item with a 'Crabby' theme, you'll probably find it here! Live Country Music from local legends! Gate Admission: $5.00 dollars per person. Age 11 and under, free! Food Purchases extra. The Crab Festival is Pet-Friendly!
Maryland's Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off
July 13, 2013
Downtown Cambridge's biggest and crabbiest street festival of the year is the Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off.
The 2013 Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival
July 13, 2013
Always scheduled for the second Saturday of July.
The Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival takes place on the mainland on the lawn of t.he St. Clement's Island Museum. All ticket-holders have the opportunity to arrive early and enjoy a complimentary boat ride - a relaxing cruise around St. Clement's Island State Park from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Ticket holders need only proceed to the St. Clement's Island Museum pier for departure aboard the "North Star," a 46-foot sport fishing boat, U.S. Coast Guard approved to carry 35 passengers.
37th Annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake Wed., July 17, 2013
Held every year on the third Wednesday in July at Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield, this annual celebration is named in honor of Crisfield native, J. Millard Tawes - the 54th Governor of the State of Maryland. This event, listed in Frommers Travel Guides and other National Event Directories is described as "..an outdoor all-you-can-eat affair featuring crabs, clams, fish, corn on the cob, and watermelon, and in election years, lots of politicians." $40.00 - all u-can-eat & drink ALL YOU CAN EAT MENU •Steamed Crabs •Fresh Fried Fish •Clams: steamed, fried or raw bar •French fries •Sweet potato fries •Corn on the Cob •OnionRings •Watermelon •Beverages included (soda, beer, bottled water) $40 Donation - price includes free mug and mallet with customized logo, as long as they last!
Annual Maryland Seafood Festival
September 7-8, 2013
The weekend after Labor Day at Sandy Point State Park (Anne Arundel County), is an event with a distinct "Old Bay" flavor. Chesapeake Bay seafood takes center stage amid a celebration that includes a crab soup cook-off, craft beer tastings, chef demos and live entertainment. Join us for food, entertainment, arts & crafts, kids activities, and more…10am – 7pm.
Ocean City Restaurant Week
Oct 13-27, 2013
One Price, Two Weeks...Plenty of Tasty Options
In addition to their regular menu, participating Restaurant Week establishments offer special Restaurant Week fixed price menu options. They may offer a $10, $20, $30, or $40 fixed menu price that may even include dessert! Dining options range from simple to fine dining.
Jan: Baltimore County
Jan: Baltimore City
Jan: Howard County
Feb: National Harbor
Feb. Annapolis Restaurant Week
Feb: Calvert County Restaurant Week
Feb. Chesapeake Oyster and Beer Festival
March : Frederick Restaurant Week
March: Annapolis Food and Wine Festival
March: Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival
March : Talbot Restaurant Week
March : Main Street Heat Chili Cook-Off
March: Heavy Seas Real Ale and BBQ Festival
April : Pork in the Park BBQ Festival
April: Rediscover Catonsville
May: Ocean City Restaurant Week
June: St. Mary’s Crab Festival
June: Tilghman Island Seafood Festival
July: Taste of Cambridge and Crab Cook-Off
July: Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival
July: J. Miller Tawes Crab & Clam Bake
July: Bethesda Chevy Chase Restaurant Wk.
August: Howard Co. Summer Restaurant Wk.
August: Seafood Feast-I-Val
August: Havre de Grace Seafood Festival
August: Mountain Maryland BBQ Competition and Festival
August: Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival
August: Baltimore Restaurant Week
August: Baltimore County Restaurant Week
August: Carroll County Restaurant Week
Sept: Calvert County Waterman's Festival
Sept: National Hard Crab Derby and Fair
Sept: Maryland Seafood Festival
Oct: Taste of Bethesda
Oct: National Harbor Restaurant Week
Oct: Taste of Kent Narrows
Oct: From the Bay for the Bay
Oct: Mount Airy’s Smoke’n BBQ Showdown
Oct: Maryland Oyster Festival
Oct: Ocean City Restaurant Week
Oct: Cecil County
Nov: Annapolis Food and Wine Festival
Nov: Chesapeake Oyster and Beer Festival
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