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 Fort McHenry Crab Feast
August 4, 2018
Enjoy this Annual Crab Feast at Fort McHenry which includes a BBQ option too, Libations are courtesy of Key Brewing Company and Atlantic Wines with tunes of the Eastport Oyster Boys. All served up in the friendly atmosphere which makes this Crab Feast so popular.
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2400 E Fort Ave
Baltimore, MD 21230
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.
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1100 E College Pkwy
Annapolis, MD 21409
3 Mermaid’s Kiss Oyster Fest
September 20, 2018
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. Expect a Bay-themed silent auction, prizes, giveaways and more!
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501 E Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21202
4 Sprint for Spat - All the Glory, None of the Guts - Ocean City
October 6, 2018
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
5 Bull & Oyster Roast at Mount Harmon Plantation
October 13, 2018
This very popular Fall event is a traditional Eastern Shore Bull & Oyster Roast plus silent and live auctions, tours of the Manor House, live music and much more in a very special setting.
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600 Mount Harmon Rd
Earleville, MD 21919
6 Oyster Stroll - Downtown Westminster
October 13, 2018
Shop, "Slurp" and Stroll along this charming downtown while live music plays. This Festival is more than simply oysters. Other foods and fun are part of this returning event designed to benefit the Chesapeake oyster aquaculture and the Living Reef project that is designed to create an environment for wild oysters.
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3 West Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157
7 Stella Maris Crab Feast & Auction
October 14, 2018
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
8 Tilghman Island Day
October 20, 2018
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 U.S. Oyster Festival—St. Mary's County
October 20-21, 2018
Celebrate the 52nd 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
10 OysterFest at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
October 27, 2018
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
11 Oyster Jam & Brew Fest at Phillips Wharf
November 3, 2018
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. Plans are being made so check back for details.
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Phillips Wharf Environmental Center
Tilghman, MD 21671