Crab Capital of the World

Eat Crabs

photoWe are the Crab Capital of The World! Enjoy classic blue crab recipes along with oysters, and a variety of fresh fish at local restaurants and seafood themed events.

 

Annual J.M. Tawes Crab & Clam Bake

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Held every year on the third Wednesday in July at Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield, this annual celebration is named in honor of Crisfield native, J. Millard Tawes – the 54th Governor of the State of Maryland.

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Annual National Hard Crab Derby & Fair

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Held every year during Labor Day weekend, this premier event features the National Hard Crab Derby Race, a parade highlighting the “Miss Crustation” winning contestants, Boat Docking Contest, a 10-K Race/Walk, Swim Meet, Skiff Races, Crab Picking Contest, and more…

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Other Annual Seafood Events

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Every year we celebrate our world famous seafood with several special events that are great fun for the whole family.

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Crab & Cruise Weekends

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The Crab & Cruise is a two-day event attracting Maryland seafood lovers from across the country. It starts on Friday with a food and wine tasting and culminates on Saturday with a cruise on the Bay. In between is our famous all-you-can-eat crab feast featuring steamed Maryland Blue crabs. This is a sell-out event. Please get your tickets early.

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Go Crabbing!

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Crabbing from shore or public piers is great fun and easy to do. Be sure you have permission and that you obey all regulations before you begin.

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Places To Eat

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You will eat well when you come to Crisfield. We have all the usual kinds of fast food but you will not want to miss our delicious seafood: fresh fish, and crabs or oysters when they are in season. You

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Steamed Crabs To Go

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It wouldn’t be a visit to Crisfield without a delicious meal of steamed crabs. These establishments will steam and pack seafood to go for your special event – or just because they are sooo good.

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