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Crab & Clam Bake

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Somers Cove Marina


The J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake is a Maryland must-attend, see-and-be-seen political institution, equal parts seafood and schmooze. The annual celebration is named in honor of Crisfield native, J. Millard Tawes, the 54th Governor of the State of Maryland. It is described in Frommers Travel Guides as "an outdoor all-you-can-eat affair featuring crabs, clams, fish, corn on the cob, and watermelon, and in election years, lots of politicians."

Seafood and Civics

The all-you-can-eat Crab & Clam Bake originated as a fundraiser for the J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum, which is named after the former governor. Today, the Chamber of Commerce uses the proceeds to fund projects that benefit the Crisfield Heritage Foundation, Crisfield's schools, police and fire departments, The Lions/Lioness Club, other civic organizations, and much more.


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For more information

please contact the

Crisfield Chamber of Commerce


All-You-Can-Eat Menu

Steamed crabs

Fresh fried fish

Clams, steamed, fried, raw bar

French fries

Sweet potato fries

Corn on the cob

Onion rings


Soda, beer, bottled water

Aerial view of the crab & clam bake

Aerial view of the J. Millard Tawes

Crab & Clam Bake



The Crab Trap Tent will give you a specific tent, a reserved space for you and your family and friends. The tent will have its own beer wagon, its own DJ, and its own bathroom.  


You get the all-you-can-eat menu, reserved space and all the extras for $90 per person.

Space in the Crab Trap Tent is limited, so reserve your spot early! 

General Admission   $60 per person
Tickets will be available in June, 2021!

The Crab Trap Tent    $90

See the great folks at the Somerset County Tourism Tent to pick you your souvenir mug and crab mallet.  Just inside the main gate.

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