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 the 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 Shuck Like a Pro - Westminster
October 5, 2017
Hone your oyster shucking skills or try it for the first time with Maggies Restaurant's master shucker who will guide you as you shuck and slurp your way through a mound of oysters. Ticket price includes your fill of oysters (raw, steamed and casino), oyster stew, featured Flying Dog beers and more!
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Westminster, MD 21157
2 Sprint for Spat - All the Glory, None of the Guts - Ocean City
October 7, 2017
Compete in a 100-meter race (0.10K) at Fager’s Island. The race course features a refueling station at the halfway point (0.05K) where runners rehydrate with a Pearl Necklace oyster shooter. Admission includes Sprint Entry Fee, All you can eat BBQ Chicken, Ribs & fixins, Local Oysters on the half shell, All you can drink Flying Dog Beers, live music, Silent Auction, Oyster Eating Competition!
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Ocean City, MD 21842
3 Stella Maris Crab Feast & Auction
October 8, 2017
Ready your mallets for the 33rd Stella Maris Crab Feast & Auction. The all-you-can-eat steamed crabs, delicious buffet are just the starters. Next up: silent & live auctions, music and dancing.
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2200 York Rd
Lutherville, MD 21093
4 Horn Point Lab's Oyster Hatchery Open House - Cambridge
October 14, 2017
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science at Horn Point Laboratory opens its doors to the public. Tour the state-of-the-art oyster hatchery; discover research underway in the Chesapeake Bay, in the U.S., and across the globe. Fun activities for kids and best of all, it’s free.
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Horn Point Laboratory
Cambridge, MD 21613
5 Captain Avery Museum Oyster Festival
October 15, 2017
Celebrate the oyster and a day by the Bay as local restaurants serve up their oyster best along with other great food and drink. Live music by local bands, kids activities and more.
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1418 E W Shady Side Rd
Shady Side, MD 20764
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 Bull & Oyster Roast with Kennard and Stories of the Chesapeake
October 21, 2017
Experience an Eastern Shore traditional Bull and Oyster Roast.. Enjoy the bounty of the Chesapeake as served up by the Kennard Alumni partnered with Stories of the Chesapeake Heritage Area.
8 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
9 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
10 Oyster Jam & Brew Fest at Phillips Wharf
November 4, 2017
Celebrate Oysters Phillips Wharf Style by exploring the bounty from at least eight aquaculture companies. Then savor the taste of fourteen different brews. Enjoy live music, oysters, a cool auction and great location.
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Phillips Wharf Environmental Center
Tilghman, MD 21671
11 Paddle Fest on Spa Creek
September 16, 2017
Celebrate Spa Creek's journey to health. Take guided paddle tour or paddle at your leisure and learn more about what takes to restore the creek. The Oyster Recovery Partnership provides guests the chance to try hand tonging for shell.
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808 Boucher Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403
12 Corsica Watershed Awareness Day
September 17, 2017
Visit the Corsica River Yacht Club for family fun with discovering how residents are helping restore and maintain a clean and healthy river and watershed. The Oyster Recovery Partnership will provide the chance to try hand tonging for shell.
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Corsica River Yacht Club
Centreville, MD 21617
13 Mermaid’s Kiss Oyster Fest
September 21, 2017
This popular night of all-you-can eat oysters, fresh seafood dishes from iconic and up-and-coming restaurants, and live entertainment helps raise funds for a better Chesapeake Bay. Presented by Hoopers Island Oyster Co., it features a Bay-themed silent auction, one-of-a-kind oyster sculpture by the Chesapeake Mermaid, prizes, giveaways and more! Get your tickets before they’re gone!
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501 E Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21202