Maryland Restaurant Weeks and Food Festivals
Many communities and their local restaurants sponsor a week-long experience so that you can eat to your heart's content - at a great price.
National Hard Crab Derby and Fair - September 2-4, 2022 - The Crisfield National Hard Crab Derby is a favorite annual Labor Day weekend event on the Maryland Eastern Shore, a unique crab themed event that includes crab races, crab cooking and picking contests, crafts, live entertainment, beauty pageants, parade, fireworks and more. Known by many as "The Crab Capital of the World", Crisfield is home to many seafood restaurants and the Somers Cover Marina, one of the largest marinas on the East Coast.
Maryland Restaurant Week - September 16-25, 2022 - Maryland Restaurant Week is back for its third year, kicking off September 16th. For ten days, we’re bringing all counties and all restaurants together to celebrate and support our industry. For the restaurants: there’s no course requirements, no prix-fixe menus needed, and no entry fees. Participating restaurants may offer special menus, discounts or seasonal fare for dine-in, curbside, or carryout. The dining public is invited to enjoy these Maryland Restaurant Week-specific specials September 16-25, 2022. Brought to you by the Restaurant Association of Maryland.
Calvert County Watermen's Festival and Boat Docking Competition - September 18, 2022 - Starting at noon at Watermen's Wharf at the end of Solomons Island. The Festival is perhaps best known for our Boat Docking Contest, during which work boats and charter boats compete within their divisions for cash, prizes and trophies. Never a dull moment, this is a spectacular event to watch! Beer, food and soft drink sales and exhibits by some of our sponsors will also be available. Live entertainment will be provided by Deanna Dove, the Island Girl herself. This year we'll also feature a Buoy Toss Contest for kids 7 and under, a Small Ahchor Toss (8-10 year olds) and a Large Anchor Toss for 11-14 year olds.
SEATING IS LIMITED SO PLAN TO ARRIVE EARLY!
Maryland Seafood Festival - September 24-25, 2022 - Maryland Seafood Festival is back with another year of tasty tradition! Saturday AND Sunday 11am-7pm, featuring live music performances, chef demonstrations, delicious seafood, creative craft booths, and an interactive kids zone - it's guaranteed to be a shell of a good time! Jimmy’s Famous Seafood is taking pre-orders for steamed crabs. A LIMITED number of steamed crabs will be available on-site without pre-orders. PLEASE PRE-ORDER BY SEPT. 15, 2022.
J. Millard Tawes Crab & Clam Bake - September 28, 2022 - All-You-Can-Eat.Steamed Blue Crabs, Steamed Clams, Steamed Corn, Raw Clam Bar, Fried Clam Strips, Fried Fish, Sweet Potato Fries, French Fries, Onion Rings and Watermelon. Includes beverages with all-can-drink Iced Cold Pepsi and Bottled Water, Cold Draft Beer (with I.D.). Drink responsibly and bring a designated driver! Bring family, friends & co-workers to join us for a beautiful day by the Bay with musical entertainment and enjoy the finest seafood our local waters and watermen have to offer.
Taste of Bethesda - October 1, 2022 - The 31st annual Taste of Bethesda is scheduled for Saturday, October 1st and will feature Bethesda's best restaurants, five stages of live entertainment, an activity area for kids and more!
Darlington Apple Festival - October 1, 2022 - One day crafts festival in the small town of Darlington, in Harford County. Festival celebrates all things "apple," offering entertainment, art, country market, refreshments, and much more.
Westminster Oyster Stroll - October 8, 2022 - The Westminster Oyster Stroll Festival is far more than oysters, music, food, and fun for the community. It is an event designed to raise awareness about the importance of oyster aquaculture in the Chesapeake Bay.
Bull & Oyster Roast - October 8, 2022 - Traditional Eastern Shore Bull & Oyster Roast, Oysters on the Half-Shell, Fried, Roasted & Baked Oysters, Live & Silent Auctions & 50/50 Raffle & Live Bluegrass Music. Advanced Tickets Required.
Maryland State BBQ Bash - October 14-15, 2022 - Great food, great music, great people, the Maryland State Barbecue Championship, and the MD State BBQ Bash Tailgate Challenge have combined to create a tradition that we hope you will want to be a part of this year and in the years ahead.
Oktoberfest in Berlin - October 15, 2022 - Authentic Oktoberfest featuring 2 bands: The Edelweiss Band & The Dunehounds. Featuring brats, pretzels and Burley Oak beer, etc. Scales n Tales Show & the annual fall sidewalk sale. Free parking and shuttle from Berlin Intermediate School.
Shrimp and BBQ Fest - October 15, 2022 - Havre de Grace - All You Can Eat and Drink Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Ribs, BBQ Chicken, Sides, Soft Drinks, Beer, Wine
U.S. National Oyster Festival - October 15-16, 2022 - Traditional food festival focusing on oysters and the waterman's culture of Southern Maryland. Includes National Oyster Shucking Competition and National Oyster Cook-Off. Live music and entertainment, crafts, displays, Oyster and Craft Beer Tasting.