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Maryland Seafood Festival 2013 - Annapolis, Maryland


Maryland Seafood Festival
© Maryland Seafood Festival
The Maryland Seafood Festival is an Annapolis tradition, an event held annually for more than 45 years, featuring The Capital Crab Soup Cook-off, live music performances, craft booths and family activities. Maryland’s top restaurateurs and chefs participate in a weekend festival showcasing the great seafood that the state has to offer while bringing people together from all over the East Coast. The Maryland Seafood Festival and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have partnered to bring the Maryland Fishing Challenge, featuring Diamond Jim finale to this year’s festival. New for 2013, the Maryland Watermen’s demonstrations will include Chesapeake Crab Skiff races and other watercraft activities on the Chesapeake Bay.

Dates and Times: September 7-8, 2013
Saturday - 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Sandy Point State Park
Annapolis, Maryland

Parking is limited at the park and there is a $5 fee per person, with a maximum of $10. Free Shuttle Service is available during the festival from Anne Arundel County Community College (West Campus Entrance), off of College Parkway.

General Admission: $15
Seniors (65 and older) $10
Kids age 12 and under are free

Maryland Fishing Challenge Finale

The finale will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. Throughout the summer, DNR biologists will tag up to 600 striped bass. One of those tagged rockfish—named Diamond Jim—will be worth up to $25,000. The other fish, or imposters, will be worth $500. Anglers who caught tagged rockfish will break open envelopes during the finale to reveal whether their fish is Diamond Jim or an imposter. All anglers who caught award (citation) size fish will be entered into a raffle, with the grand prize of a Bass Boat from Bass Pro Shops. A series of other prizes will be presented to other raffle winners.

Entertainment Lineup

The Reagan Years - The festival favorite will be returning this year to perform on the main stage. The band is known as the East Coast’s premier tribute 80’s band, and is sure to, yet again, provide attendees with many much loved hits from this funky era.

Kelly Bell Band - The Baltimore based band dabbles in soul, blues, reggae, funk and more, and was voted Top Blues Band in Baltimore for 12 years running. Kelly Bell Band has been touring with acts such Maroon 5, Ziggy Marley, James Brown, and Edwin McCain. The band is thrilled to perform this year at the festival on the main stage.

The Crawdaddies - The band combines some of Louisiana's Cajun-Zydeco-Blues sounds with North Eastern's Roots Rock-Americana-Ska influences to create a unique sound of its own.

Many more!


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