A brown parchment lined table with mallets and steamed crabs, shrimp and hushpuppies on the table.

Jennifer Chase

Maryland Seafood Festival


The Maryland Seafood Festival has been gracing the shores of the Chesapeake Bay since 1966 with delectable crab, oysters, shrimp, mussels, and locally caught fish prepared any way you like it! Come for the food and stay for the views!

This year's festival will take place September 24-25, 2022 at Sandy Point State Park.


A group of people sitting on the sand by the water of Sandy Point State Park
The festival takes place each year at Sandy Point State Park, on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay.


Things to Do At The Maryland Seafood Festival

The Maryland Seafood Festival is a two-day event with a wide array of food vendors and activities for everyone in the family! Try a beer and oyster tasting or show off your true Maryland side and take part in a crab-picking contest! There will be plenty of Kid's Activities along Entertainment Avenue like bounce houses and a Mobile Escape Experience.


Plan Your Stay For The Maryland Seafood Festival


A group of vendors sell seafood and people wait in line to place their order.
Come for the crabs and stay for the entertainment!


Live Music At The Maryland Seafood Festival

Enjoy live music throughout the weekend on the Main Stage while you enjoy your favorite seafood. You can even order fresh steamed crabs ahead of time! There will also be plenty of hot dogs and chicken tenders for the kids. This event is perfect for the entire family. For more information and to secure your tickets, head to their website. And remember any day with Old Bay, is a good day!


People enjoying the Maryland Seafood Festival