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Dining Scene Annapolis: Maryland Seafood Festival and More

Sep 02, 2015 04:00PM ● By Cate Reynolds

TAP TAKEOVER at Fishpaws Marketplace

Union Craft Brewing from Baltimore, MD will be doing a tap takeover at Fishpaws on Friday, September 4. They will be featuring Double Duckpin Double IPA, Broken Record Belgian Pale Ale, Chessie #3 Barley Wine Ale, Snow Pants Oatmeal Stout, and Old Pro Goose. Get FREE glassware with a 64 oz. growler fill.

BEER RELEASE PARTY at Rams Head Tavern

Ram’s Head will be throwing a Fordham Rosie Parks Oyster Stout beer release party on Thursday, September 3 from 4 to 6 PM. Buy a $5 commemorative glass and enjoy $1 additional pours.


Cheers! Enjoy many tastes and sophisticated flavors at the Maryland Wine Festival September 19th and 20th from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster. The festival hosts wines from over 40 members of the Maryland Wineries Association, including Best in Show National Competition Winners in Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon. A perfect pairing with the wine tastings includes crab cakes and oysters, and various selections in the cheese pavilion. There will be musical entertainment featuring jazz and rock sounds plus tours of the historic Farm Museum. Tickets are $30–50 (designated driver discount tickets are also available). For more information call 410-876-8544 or visit


Swing with the arts at Arts Alive 17 a benefit for Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on Friday, September 11th from 6–10 p.m. featuring music from the Craig Gildner Big Band. Mix, mingle, swing dance, enjoy great food and wine, and bid on the silent auction. Support Maryland Hall’s mission to deliver art for all in the community. Tickets are $150. For more information call 410-263-5544 or visit


Enjoy craft beer tastings from over 45 breweries representing the best selection of over 120 craft beers presented at the Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival on Saturday, September 12th from noon–6 p.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Tickets are $10–40. For more information call 410-263-4012 or visit 


The 48th Annual Maryland Seafood Festival will include a variety of delicious seafood, exciting and new demonstrations and competitions, toe tapping musical entertainment, kids’ activities, contests, exhibits, vendors, and more. Relax and enjoy the beautiful shores of the Chesapeake Bay at Sandy Point State Park on Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September 13th. Tickets are $15–120 including VIP pricing. Parking is available at Anne Arundel Community College with shuttles to the park (limited parking is available at Sandy Point State Park). The festival will benefit the Chesapeake Bay Trust, Boy Scout Troops, Crabs for Kids Foundation, Annapolis Green, and the Foundation for Community Betterment. For more information call 410-353-9237 or visit