March 29, 2023
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Maryland Seafood Festival coming to Sandy Point State Park for 47th year

MDSeafoodSandy Point State Park will again be the host site for the 47th annual Maryland Seafood Festival on September 6th and 7th, a tasty and entertaining tradition, with regional music favorites, great food, exhibits and arts as well as the popular Capital Gazette’s 25th 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 47 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 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 the Wine Row is a new addition, just added last year.


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) exhibitions that will entertain the crowd. New this yea will be XPOGO stunt pogo stick jumping! The sounds of music will be filling the air with entertainment from Dan Haas, The Shatners, Doug Segree, Chesapeake Steel Drum Band, Bad With Names, Leaf Jumpers, Shawn Owen Band, Chanssez and the ever popular Kelly Bell Band. The interactive exhibits, creative craft booths and the popular chef food demonstrations will all ensure a good time.


Enjoy the Maryland Seafood Festival and support the Chesapeake Bay Trust, several Boy Scout troops, Crabs for Kids, and the Foundation for Community Betterment.   See you there!

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