Only-In-Maryland Seafood Feasts
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 National Hard Crab Derby, Crisfield
August 27 - September 2, 2018
Crab races, crab picking, crab cooking & boat docking contests. Parade, games, rides, seafood, fireworks, arts/crafts, live entertainment; 71st year!
2 Maryland Seafood Festival, Annapolis
September 8 & 9, 2018
The summer fun continues at the Annual Maryland Seafood Festival. Young and old gather at Sandy Point State Park to listen to eclectic music, participate in exciting contests & indulge in flavorful foods. On the water, there is sand soccer, paddle-boarding, and also a crab soup cook-off.
3 A Taste of Smith Island
September 15, 2018
For the cost of $55, guests receive transportation from Crisfield to Smith Island and back via the Chelsea Lane Tyler, and a meal featuring crab soup, clam fritters, crab balls, authentic Smith Island cake, and more. The boat departs Crisfield at 3 pm. Proceeds benefit the Smith Island Cultural Center. To purchase tickets, call 410-425-3351.
4 Chesapeake Oyster & Wine Festival, National Harbor
September 22-23, 2018
A shucking good time with wine! Taste excellent American and International wines paired perfectly with Chesapeake Bay oysters. Be sure to bring a hearty appetite – there will be an incredible selection of seafood dishes (and plenty of delicious non-seafood dishes).