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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?

Also, make sure to check out the Maryland Crab & Oyster Trail

Chesapeake Crab, Wine and Beer Festival Baltimore Image Credit: http://www.mdcrabfest.com/baltimore-md/show-info

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.
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Maryland Seafood Festival at Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis

September 26-27, 2020
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 52nd 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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Location:
1100 E College Pkwy
Annapolis, MD 21409
410-353-9237


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Baskets of Crabs

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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Location:
715 Broadway
Crisfield, MD 21817
410-968-2500


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A statue of a waterman hand tonging for oysters

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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Location:
Main St
Rock Hall, MD 21661
410-639-7611


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 National Oyster Shucking Championships Image Credit: St Mary's County

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


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OysterFest at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Image Credit: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

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.
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 Image Credit: Phillips Wharf Environmental Center

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

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.

The Saint Mary's County Crab Festival Blue Crab Logo Image Credit: Leonardtown Lions Club

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. 
 

Featured Places
Maryland Seafood Festival poster
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Location:
1100 E College Pkwy
Annapolis, MD 21409
Baskets of steamed crabs
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Location:
715 Broadway
Crisfield, MD 21817
Rock Hall Fall Fest poster
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Location:
Main St
Rock Hall, MD 21661
oyster shucking contest
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Location:
42455 Fairgrounds Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Oysters at Oysterfest
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Location:
213 N. Talbot St
St. Michaels, MD 21663
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