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 National Oyster Shucking Championships
Photo By: St Mary's County
Enjoy a crab feast at the Crab Claw in St. Michaels.
Crabs at Crab Claw in St. Michaels
Photo By: Clark Vandergrift
Enjoy crabs and beer while dining on the deck or inside at Harris Crab House.
Enjoy crabs and beer while dining on the deck or inside at Harris Crab House.

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?

Also, make sure to check out our five amazing Crab & Oyster Trails

Oysters Up Close with Ice Photo By: Oyster Recovery Partnership

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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Location:
Maggie's
Westminster, MD 21157
410-990-4970


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Spat on the Shell Photo By: Oyster Recovery Partnership

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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Location:
Fager's Island
Ocean City, MD 21842
410-524-5500


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Stella Maris Crab Feast and Auction logo Photo By: Stella Maris

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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Location:
2200 York Rd
Lutherville, MD 21093
410-252-4500 x7268


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Boxes of Clean Oyster Shells Photo By: Sophie Mac

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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Location:
Horn Point Laboratory
Cambridge, MD 21613
410-228-8200


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Oysters Served on a Tray Photo By: Oyster Recovery Partnership

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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Location:
1418 E W Shady Side Rd
Shady Side, MD 20764
240-893-4427


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 National Oyster Shucking Championships Photo By: St Mary's County

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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Location:
42455 Fairgrounds Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650
301-863-5015


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Stories of the Chesapeake Heritage Area Photo By: Stories of the Chesapeake Heritage Area

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. 

Tilghman Island Day Photo By: Tilghman Island

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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Location:
US 322 to Rt 33
Tilghman, MD 21671
222-400-1111


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OysterFest at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Photo By: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

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.
St. MIchaels


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Location:
213 N. Talbot St
St. Michaels, MD 21663
410-745-2916


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Logo for the Oyster Jam & Beer Fest Photo By: Phillips Wharf Environmental Center

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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Location:
Phillips Wharf Environmental Center
Tilghman, MD 21671
410-886-9200


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Man Standup Paddling Photo By: Clark Vandergrift, OTD

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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Location:
808 Boucher Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403
410-990-4970


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Corsica River Conservancy logo Photo By: Corsica River Conservancy logo

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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Location:
Corsica River Yacht Club
Centreville, MD 21617
443-621-4008


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Mermaid's Kiss logo Photo By: Mermaid's Kiss

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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Location:
501 E Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-990-4970


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Featured Places
Logo for sponsors: Oyster Recovery Partnership
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Location:
Maggie's
Westminster, MD 21157
beer mug
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Location:
Fager's Island
Ocean City, MD 21842
Stella Maris Crab Feast icon
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Location:
2200 York Rd
Lutherville, MD 21093
drawing of waves in the water
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Location:
Horn Point Laboratory
Cambridge, MD 21613
Enjoy music all afternoon on two festival stages.
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Location:
1418 E W Shady Side Rd
Shady Side, MD 20764
U.S. Oyster Festival Held in St. Mary's County
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Location:
42455 Fairgrounds Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Image of a big tent
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Location:
US 322 to Rt 33
Tilghman, MD 21671
OysterFest at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
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Location:
213 N. Talbot St
St. Michaels, MD 21663
Oyster Jam at Phillips Wharf logo
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Location:
Phillips Wharf Environmental Center
Tilghman, MD 21671
Logo for the Oyster Recovery Partnership
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Location:
808 Boucher Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403
Drawing of a family of three
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Location:
Corsica River Yacht Club
Centreville, MD 21617
Mermaid's Kiss Oyster Fest sign
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Location:
501 E Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21202
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