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. 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 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 festival treats, all sold by professional and new food vendors. The popular Beer Tasting Tent will feature craft and imported beers and shucked oysters, and will be complimented by the new Wine alley. The exhibits, creative craft booths and the popular chef food demonstrations are sure to please all.
New for 2013, the festival backdrop, the Chesapeake Bay, will highlight watermen demonstrations and personal watercraft exhibits. On the beach, the Crab Derby will be enjoyed by young and old as well as the professional beach volleyball games. Back again is the exciting King BMX Stunt show and the musical performances will feature the Reagan Years, Chesapeake Steel Drum Band and the popular Kelly Bell Band along with other regional favorites.
The Festival brings back happy memories with the traditionally held events and foods along with the new soon-to-be favorites this year!