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Eastern Shore Offerings

Aug 12, 2013 09:27AM ● Published by Arden Haley

By Jake Russell

This weekend, the Eastern Shore will showcase a sampling of the best it has to offer when the 34th Annual Rescue Fire Company Seafood Fest-I-Val and the 4th Annual Watermen’s Appreciation Day & Crab Feast take place.

Both events commence on Saturday, with the Seafood Fest-I-Val running from 1-6 p.m. and the Crab Feast lasting from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Seafood Fest-I-Val, which will take place rain or shine at Sailwinds Park in Cambridge, is an all-you-can-eat celebration that features steamed crabs, crab soup, fried fish, fried clams, BBQ chicken, watermelon, ranch fries, sweet potato fries and much more. Music and entertainment will be provided by Golden Touch. Head over to seafoodfestival.com for more details.

Hosted by the by the Talbot County Watermen's Association, the Watermen’s Appreciation Day & Crab Feast at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels sheds light on those who navigate our shores for a living. There will be a “Waterman’s Rodeo” boat docking contest along Fogg’s Cove and a jigger-throwing contest. Bird Dog and the Road Kings will be on hand for live music. There be celebrity appearances by Edgar Hanson and Nick Mavar from Discovery Channel’s hit TV-show “Deadliest Catch” and Liz Choate and Jessica Cavalier from History Channel’s “Swamp People.”

General admission is $25 for adults and $16 for children 6-17 with children under six free to attend. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum members get in for $15 per adult and $6 per child. Visit cbmm.org for more details.


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Starting at noon on Sunday, August 11, the classic rock, country, and blues sounds of Bird Dog and the Road Kings will have people dancing along the historic Tolchester Beach Bandstand at the waterfront Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels MD. It’s all part of the Talbot County Watermen’s Association’s 4th Annual Watermen’s Appreciation Day, which includes a traditional Maryland crab feast, with beer, water/soda, hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream, cake, and snow cones available throughout the event. For more info, visit www.cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916. 

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A spirited “Watermen’s Rodeo” boat docking contest is one of the highlights of the August 11th Watermen’s Appreciation Day, organized by the Talbot County Watermen’s Association and held annually at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD. A crab feast, live music, family activities, and scenic river cruises on the museum’s replica buyboat, Mister Jim complete the day. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916. 

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Coming to the August 11th Watermen’s Appreciation Day and Crab Feast at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD are reality TV stars Edgar Hansen (shown here at last year’s event) and Nick Mavar, both from the F/V Northwestern on Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch,” along with Liz and Jessica Cavalier from the History Channel’s “Swamp People.” All will be available for autographs throughout the day. Tickets will be available at the door the day of the event, and include the crab feast, a boat docking contest, live music, family activities, and more. Boat rides will also be available. Go to www.cbmm.org for more info, or call 410-745-2916.

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD is hosting the Talbot County Watermen Association’s (TCWA) 4th Annual Watermen’s Appreciation Day on Sunday, August 11. Festival-goers can enjoy hot crabs, cold beer, celebrity appearances, boat rides, a spirited boat docking contest, and live music beginning at noon from the historic Tolchester Beach Bandstand. Proceeds benefit the TCWA and CBMM. Tickets will be sold at the door, the day of the event. For more info, visit www.cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.

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