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 way to celebrate that than by attending a Maryland seafood festival. 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?
Chesapeake Crab, Wine & Beer Festival, Baltimore
September 12, 2020
This 7th Annual Maryland Festival is an all-you-care-to-taste extravaganza complete with over 30,000 crabs, lots of beer, arts & crafts, live music, family fun and so much more. Find out what over 35,000 people have come to enjoy every year.
Rock Hall Fall Fest - Celebrate the Oyster
October 10, 2020
FallFest showcases the quaint hamlet of Rock Hall and celebrates their heritage as a waterman’s town. At his unique event, where musicians hold forth throughout the day, oysters are local and plentiful and children can participate in free activities. Approximately 40 artisans show and sell their wares at the festival and a large selection of food purveyors serve up Chesapeake Bay favorites.
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Rock Hall, MD 21661
J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake, Crisfield
October 14, 2020
The J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake is a Maryland must-attend, see-and-be-seen political institution, equal parts seafood and schmooze. The annual celebration is named in honor of Crisfield native, J. Millard Tawes, Maryland's 54th Governor.
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Crisfield, MD 21817
U.S. Oyster Festival, St. Mary's County
October 17-18, 2020
Celebrate the 54th 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
OysterFest at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels
October 31, 2020
A celebration of the Chesapeake Bay's oysters 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
Oyster Jam & Brew Fest at Phillips Wharf, Tilghman Island
November 7, 2020
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. More Information...
The Great Havre de Grace Oyster Feast
November 21, 2020
Attend an Oyster Feast with lots of twists. Sample oysters on the half shell, fried oysters and oyster stew. You can also enjoy crab soup, Old Bay wings, pit beef, turkey, ham, kielbasa cheeses, fruit, salads, sides, beer and wine, soda and dessert. More info...
The Saint Mary's County Crab Festival, Leonardtown
Postponed - June 12, 2021
Watch or join in for a crab-picking contest, enjoy the classic car show and be entertained by the live music. Most of all, enjoy the steamed and hard crabs, crab soups, crab cakes and other seafood concoctions that are available for purchase. Vendors will have plenty of homemade items on hand and you are sure to find "crabby-themed" items at this fun festival.
Maryland Seafood Festival at Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis
Returns September 2021
The festival puts the real meaning into the phrase "endless summer." The location at Sandy Point State Park makes it easy to enjoy a beach environment and beach fun. The Annual Maryland Seafood Festival offers eclectic music, exciting contests & the most flavorful foods. Fun includes sand soccer, paddle-boarding, and of course the famous crab soup cook-off rounds.
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1100 E College Pkwy
Annapolis, MD 21409