June 13, 2024
Annapolis, US 76 F

Beer Versus Pinot

Eastport Tugs Against Annapolistugofwar2009

Once again, for the twelfth year, the City of Annapolis and the Maritime Republic of Eastport have brought their dispute to the Gulf of Eastport. At the crack of noon, the Bars of Eastport pulled against the Bars of Annapolis. The Eastport Fire Department pulled against their counterparts in Annapolis.

When we left, Eastport had a decided advantage over Annapolis. Organizers credit their success on diet, “We are about funnel cake and beer while they are about pasta and pinot.”

There were celebrations on both sides of the Gulf of Eastport (Spa Creek). The Eastport side featured live music from local bands including the Eastport Elementary School band, great food and beverages. There was a children’s area with a moon bounce, face painters, art and crafts stations and more. Over on the Annapolis side,
the City of Annapolis and the Downtown Annapolis Partnership put together some great activities to create a family-friendly atmosphere for Tuggers and their cheerleaders between 10am and 2pm including  The Chesapeake Steel Drum Band,   Caledonian Pipes and Drums, face-painting, balloon animal artistry, and more.

The rivalry is all in good fun and supports many local charities. Of the many events in the area, this has to be one of the best!  For more photos (like 100), click here! Feel free to download!

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