We Marylanders are modest folk, except when it comes to one thing. We have hands-down the best seafood in the world, and there’s no better time to celebrate that than during Summer and Fall months. Check out these amazing seafood festivals that bring together great people, amazing music, big-time family fun, and did we mention the best seafood in the world?
1 Fort McHenry Crab Feast
July 29, 2017
4th Annual Crab Feast at Fort McHenry includes BBQ, libations from Heavy Seas Brewery and Atlantic Wines with tunes of the Eastport Oyster Boys.
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2400 E Fort Ave
Baltimore, MD 21230
2 Crab Feast at Laurel Park
July 30, 2017
Laurel Park again hosts a fan favorite: Crab Feast on the Grandstand Apron. Celebrate live racing and delicious Maryland crabs and other seasonal favorites. $65 per person with soda and draft beer included.
3 Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival
August 19, 2017
An all you care to taste extravaganza with 65,000 crabs, ample beer, arts & crafts, live music and family fun. Many pricing options too.
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300 Waterfront St.
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
4 Mid-Shore Seafood Festival
August 26, 2017
All-you-can-eat steamed crabs, crab balls, clam strips, steamed shrimp, fried chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks. Live Music.
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Tuckahoe Steam & Gas Show Grounds
Easton, MD 21601
5 Maryland Seafood Festival
September 9-10, 2017
Family friendly event featuring food vendors, demonstrations, exhibits, music, paddle-board, sand soccer tournament and demos, arts and crafts, kids entertainment, beer tasting, contests and more!
Sandy Point State Park
6 U.S. Oyster Festival—St. Mary's County
October 21-22, 2017
Celebrate the 51st anniversary of the U.S. Oyster Festival & the opening of the Chesapeake Bay's oyster season. U.S. National Oyster Shucking Championships & National Oyster Cook-Off.
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42455 Fairgrounds Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650
7 Tilghman Island Day
October 21, 2017
Arts and nautical crafts, boat building demonstrations, oyster shucking, crab picking and a look at the life of a waterman.
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US 322 to Rt 33
Tilghman, MD 21671
8 OysterFest at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
October 28, 2017
A celebration of the Chesapeake’s oyster featuring live music on two stages, boat rides, retriever demonstrations, oysters and local fare, an oyster stew competition, cooking demos, and children’s activities.
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213 N. Talbot St
St. Michaels, MD 21663