Upcoming Event

St. Mary's County Crab Festival

Aug 28

  • Admission: $7
  • Location: St. Mary's County Fairgrounds
  • Time:
    11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

36th Annual St. Mary's County Crab Festival

The Crab Festival is a celebration of St. Mary's Crab Culture and Cooking. Expect to find plenty of steamed hard crabs, crab soups, crab cakes, and other seafood dishes available for purchase.

Before or after your meal, browse among our regional crafters! If you've been looking for that special, handmade gift or item with a 'Crabby' theme, you'll probably find it here!

Enjoy local entertainment and Live Music!

Visit our arts and crafts area and take home a memory!

See a GREAT Classic Car Show!


A Fun Crab-Picking Contest
This is your chance to show just how good you are at Crab Picking and at the same time, take home a trophy.

Each person’s ‘pickings’ will have all non-meat parts removed and then weighed by the contest judges.

If you’re interested in being a part of this event at this year's Crab Festival, please contact Lion George Kirby at 240-577-0029 or georgekirbylions@gmail.com. There will be a fee to participate ($20 in advance, $25 the day of the festival), BUT you'll be able to eat what you pick!

St. Mary's County Crab Festival

42455 Fairgrounds Rd
Leonardtown, Maryland 20650

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