Maryland Seafood Festival (MSF)

Maryland Seafood Festival (MSF) –  The 47th Annual Maryland Seafood Festival (MSF) celebrates a weekend of fresh and mouth-watering seafood on September 6 and 7th, along with a variety of entertainment, exhibits and activities. “At last year’s event, we enjoyed two beautiful days that provided record breaking crowds on the picturesque shores of the Chesapeake Bay; we all enjoyed the atmosphere, food and exciting entertainment,” notes Stephanie Duncan Troxell, spokesperson for the MSF.

This year, the event will entertain attendees with new and exciting exhibits, sponsor booths, food vendors and thrilling activities, all to provide a full day of fun by the bay. The professional EVP Beach Volleyball Tour will hold their Eastern competition at the festival and is expanding to ten (10) courts of competition on the festival beaches and grounds while the Maryland Watermen Association will be racing Chesapeake Crab Skiffs on the bay. New this year is the professional pogo stick demonstrations from Xpogo, who travel throughout the country thrilling spectators with their high energy bouncing and unique tricks. Watch for them as they have moved to the 2nd round of America’s Got Talent. Shore side, youngsters and adults will be enthralled with the Crab Derby coordinated by Crabs for Kids as well as the opportunity for youth to create a keepsake piece of art by painting their own unique pattern on a crab shell.

For Festival competitors, sign up for the Crab Cake Eating Contest, the Crab Picking Contest, sponsored by Canter’s Riverside Restaurant or the Oyster Shucking Contest or just relax with the audience while cheering for your favorite competitor. For those interested in crab soup, buy your ticket for the popular Capital’s 24th Annual Crab Soup Cook-off on Saturday and on Sunday, we are pleased to again be hosting DNR’s Maryland Fishing Challenge featuring the Diamond Jim Awards Ceremony.

The Maryland Seafood Festival is known for showcasing the best seafood the Chesapeake region has to offer. “Foodie Treasures from the Bay” will include crab and oysters as well as other seafood and landlubber delicacies; all sold by professionals, non-profits and new food vendors from the Annapolis area and the Eastern Shore.

On the Miller Lite Main Stage, the musical line-up includes festival favorites- Kelly Bell Band, the Dublin Five and the Shatners, along with the new, soon-to-be favorite, the Leaf Jumpers from Connecticut and more.

Maryland Seafood festival
Maryland Seafood festival

  1. America’s Got Talent- Xpogo Team,
  2. Professional Chef Demos with Sample,
  3. Women’s professional EVP Beach Volleyball Eastern Competition,
  4. Arts & Crafts,
  5. Music

Sandy Point State Park
Annapolis, Maryland, 21409
United States

9/6/2014 to 9/7/2014

Arts and craft festivals, Food festivals, beer or wine festivals, cultural festivals, music festivals



Family fun festival

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Yes and vendors are allowed to create and sell custom event products

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While you may have heard some buzz about the Maryland Seafood festival you will want to read some of the facts that make it one of the most loved events in the greatest city in the nation!

Read below for the top 8 reasons you don’t want to miss out on the fun and excitement at this great event! Sandy Point State Park will again be the host site for the 46th annual Maryland Seafood Festival, a tasty and entertaining tradition, with regional music favorites, great food, exhibits and arts as well as the popular Capital’s 24th Crab Soup Cook-off and the Department of Natural Resources’ Maryland Fishing Challenge featuring the Diamond Jim Award Ceremony.

This family fun and feasting event is expected to draw 20,000+ visitors from across the mid-Atlantic region ready to enjoy a relaxing and entertaining Day by the Bay. The Maryland Seafood Festival is a ritual in the State and has been held annually for 46 years, with the most recent 30 years being held the weekend after Labor Day at Sandy Point State Park. That tradition has been built around a safe, family friendly environment showcasing the great seafood that the hot event in Maryland has to offer while bringing people from all over the East Coast to wrap up the summer season.

The foodie treasures from the bay” will include crab and oysters as well as other seafood and landlubber delicacies; all sold by professionals, non-profits and new food vendors. The popular Beer Tasting Tent will feature craft and imported beers and shucked oysters, and Wine Row is a new requested addition.

New for 2013, the festival backdrop, the Chesapeake Bay, will highlight the Maryland Watermen’s demonstrations to include Chesapeake Crab Skiff races and other bay watercraft activities. On the beach, the Crab Derby will be enjoyed by young and old as well and the athleticism from the Extreme Volleyball Professionals (EVP). Back again is the exciting King BMX Stunt show and live musical performances by the Reagan Years, Chesapeake Steel Drum Band and the popular Kelly Bell Band along with other regional favorites. The interactive exhibits, creative craft booths and the popular chef food demonstrations will ensure all participants a good time.

Support the Chesapeake Bay Trust and other non-profits by attending the Maryland Seafood Festival, a weekend of traditionally held activities and foods along with some new soon-to-be favorites this year! See you there!

Address of Maryland Seafood festival

Sandy Point State Park
Annapolis, Maryland, 21409
United States

Maryland Seafood Dates

The Maryland Seafood festival is a 2 day celebration with events starting on September 7, 2013

Top 8 reasons to go to the Maryland Seafood festivities

  1. Professional
  2. Chef
  3. Demonstations
  4. Family friendly food or wine
  5. Extreme
  6. Volleyball
  7. Professionals
  8. Seafood

Maryland Seafood celebration Genre

Music festival, Arts festival, Food or wine

Estimated attendance: 20000

Top 5 words associated with the fest

  1. Family Friendly
  2. Seafood
  3. Entertainment and Exhibits
  4. friendly
  5. exhibits
Vending Options

Yes and vendors are allowed to create and sell custom event products




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