Skip to main content

Crab Feasts, by the numbers

Aug 04, 2011 07:30PM ● Published by Anonymous

Of course, small groups in the Chesapeake region have all-you-can-eat crab feasts nearly every weekend, and we're not diminishing how fantastic those are. However, in the next two weeks, there are two biggies: The Annapolis Rotary Crab Feast on Friday, August 5th, and the Seafood Feast-I-Val in Cambridge on Saturday, August 13th. 

The 13th just happens to be my birthday, and my brother- and sister-in-law just happen to live in Cambridge, so we're taking a trip over the Bay Bridge to do a little crab feastin' of our own that day. 

The statistics when it comes to these crab feasts are mind-boggling. The Rotary Club's Crab Feast expects 2,500 people and will go through 478 bushels of crabs, 3,400 ears of corn, 130 gallons of crab soup, 1,800 hot dogs, and 150 pounds of beef barbecue. The Cambridge Feast-I-Val is smaller, but impressive in its own right. Chairman Ricky Travers says they expect between 1,800 and 2,000 people. Last year, they went through 100 bushels of crabs and 60 gallons of Maryland Crab Soup.



Feel like getting a little messy? Here are the details for both events:

2011 Annapolis Rotary Crab Feast
Where: Navy-Marine Corp Memorial Stadium, Annapolis
When: 5-8 p.m. Friday, August 5th
Cost: $60 adults, $20 children age 3-12, free for kids under 3
Beneficiary: Local charities
Menu: All-you-can-eat and drink crabs, Maryland Crab soup, corn on the cob, beef barbecue sandwich, hot dogs, draft beer, soda, and water.
Web: Annapolisrotary.org
Call: 877-333-9667

32nd Annual Seafood Feast-I-Val
Where: Sailwinds Park, Cambridge
When: 1-6 p.m. Saturday, August 13th
Cost: $35 in advance, $38 at the door, $10 children
Beneficiary: Cambridge Rescue Fire Company
Menu: All-you-can-eat crabs, crab soup, fried fish, fried clams, barbecue chicken, hot dogs, sliced tomatoes, corn on the cob, watermelon, Ranch fries, sweet potatoes fries, and soda. Beer and wine sold separately.
Web: Seafoodfeastival.com
Call: 410-228-1211

Eat+Drink+Shop the bent fork
  • The Baltimore Book Festival

    09/22/2017
    11:00AM — 07:00PM

    Join Baltimore’s annual celebration of the literary arts as the Baltimore Book Festival returns t...


  • It will be a daylong celebration of the end of the Harvest season at Layton’s Chance Vineyard and...


  • North American Sea Glass Festival

    09/23/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    The 12th Annual North American Sea Glass Festival will be held on Saturday, September 23rd, 10 a....


  • The Baltimore Book Festival

    09/23/2017
    11:00AM — 07:00PM

    Join Baltimore’s annual celebration of the literary arts as the Baltimore Book Festival returns t...


  • Seventh Annual Singable Feast

    09/23/2017
    06:00PM — 11:00PM

    Celebrate with the Annapolis Opera at the 45th season–opening celebration, the Singable Feast, Sa...


  • Race/Walk Start: 8:00 am - Half Marathon 8:45 am - 5k Jogging Joe Shafran Memorial Run 9:00 am...


  • North American Sea Glass Festival

    09/24/2017
    10:00AM — 04:00PM

    The 12th Annual North American Sea Glass Festival will be held on Saturday, September 23rd, 10 a....


  • Concours d' Elegance 2017

    09/24/2017
    10:00AM

    After nine years, the 11th annual St. Michaels Concours d’ Elegance returns to the waterfront law...


  • 27th Annual West Annapolis Oktoberfest

    09/24/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Enjoy a day filled with beer, German food, West Annapolis businesses, artist and craft vendors, l...


  • The Baltimore Book Festival

    09/24/2017
    11:00AM — 07:00PM

    Join Baltimore’s annual celebration of the literary arts as the Baltimore Book Festival returns t...


  • Blazers. Bourbon. Cigars

    09/28/2017
    06:00PM — 09:00PM

    Join Historic Annapolis at the William Paca House and Garden for the original premiere Gentlemen'...


  • Clays 4 A Cause

    09/29/2017
    08:00AM

    New venue this year! Come test your aim at this sporting clays events at Shrader’s Bridgtown Mano...


  • Wine on the Beach

    09/29/2017
    11:00AM — 07:00PM

    Rediscover the best of Maryland fare at Wine on the Beach, a celebration of the burgeoning wine i...


  • Easton Airport Day

    09/30/2017
    10:00AM — 02:00PM

    Look out below! It’s a rubber chicken bomb! On Saturday, September 30th, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at Easton...


  • Wine on the Beach

    09/30/2017
    11:00AM — 07:00PM

    Rediscover the best of Maryland fare at Wine on the Beach, a celebration of the burgeoning wine i...


  • Hope Re-Imagined: Esperida

    09/30/2017
    06:30PM — 10:30PM

    Ancient Greeks recognized that community members experiencing mental illness need healing care an...


 

 

Towne Social