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Make the most of your Maryland vacation with these helpful tips for the “must-see” spots in and around Crisfield. From local festivals to indoor and outdoor activities, your days are sure to be full of fun and adventure.

What to do when you come to Crisfield

1st stop - The J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum and Visitor's Center
The Visitor's Center is staffed with knowledgeable, friendly people, eager to point you in the direction of town attractions and areas of interest. The historical museum is a perfect start to any Crisfield adventure, offering information on Crisfield's beginnings, culture, history, and current area lifestyles.

Crisfield Events for 2016 May 13-14, 2016

SOMERSET STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

Address:     28390 Crisfield-Marion Road - Marion Station, MD 21838

Phone: Somerset Co Arts Council 410-968-2787

Website: www.somersetmdstrawberryfestival.com

Handicap Accessible: ADA

Fri pageants, Sat 9 am-4 pm. Live music, food, strawberries, Junior Miss, Little Miss & Mr. pageants, parade, arts and crafts vendors, local strawberry history, children's activities. Somerset Fire Departments Tug-o'-war. Rain Date May 21.


May 28, 2016

CRABPLACE.COMÝS CRAB AND CRUISE

Address:     Crisfield, MD 21817

Website: http://www.crabplace.com/crabandcruise.asp

Cost: $

4 pm ˝ 1 am. The Crab & Cruise is an event attracting Maryland seafood lovers from across the country. All-you-can-eat crab feast from 4 pm ˝ 6:30 pm with free draft beer. 3-hour bay cruise with Raw oyster bar and beer included or BYOB. Party at The Crab Place˘ with a deejay and dancing from 10 pm ˝ 1 am. Cash bar. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit their website.


May 29, 2016

24th ANNUAL SOFT SHELL SPRING FAIR

Address:     Crisfield City Dock - 1300 W. Main Street - Crisfield, MD 21817

Phone: Crisfield Lions & Lioness/Crisfield Area C of C 410-968-2500 or 800-782-3913

Website: www.crisfieldchamber.com

Handicap Accessible: ADA

Noon-5 pm. Seafood/sides/beverage. Kids' activities, arts and crafts, demonstrations, Watermen's Hall of Fame, fresh crab cakes & soft crabs.


June 4, 2016

CITY DOCK SERENADE

Address:     1300 W. Main Street - Crisfield, MD 21817

5 pm. Join songwriters and performers Beth Wood and Wyatt Easterling, plus duo Naked Blue, for a free concert on the City Dock. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for an evening of stories, songs and a Chesapeake Bay sunset. In case of bad weather, the concert will move to the pavilion at Somers Cove Marina.


June 11, 2016

CRABPLACE.COMÝS CRAB AND CRUISE

Address:     Crisfield, MD 21817

Website: http://www.crabplace.com/crabandcruise.asp

4 pm ˝ 1 am. Crisfield. The Crab Feast featuring Chef Max, Chef JR and the on the Edge Bank. Celebrity Chefs, Maxcel Hardy and Kitchen Cray will put their gourmet spin on our traditional crab feast menu to delight the taste buds. All-you-can-eat crab feast from 4 pm ˝ 6:30 pm with free draft beer. 3-hour bay cruise with Raw oyster bar and beer included or BYOB. Party at The Crab Place˘ with a deejay and dancing from 10 pm ˝ 1 am. Cash bar. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit their website.


June 12 - 17, 2016

BEST OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY (A ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAM)

Website: http://www.roadscholar.org/n/program/summary.aspx?did=1-9CJHNL&MC=

Sunday ˝ Friday. J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum/Crisfield. Discover the colorful Chesapeake Bay and its isolated islands while learning about its cultural heritage, fascinating history and coastal maritime traditions. Learn firsthand about the bayÝs active seafood industry, visit seafood processing sites, and experience daily life in the small working waterfront fishing town of Crisfield. Savor local meals in a variety of restaurants featuring a variety of seafood, including crab and fish. Classes are held at the museum overlooking one of ChesapeakeÝs largest public marinas.


June 18, 2016

CRABPLACE.COMÝS CRAB AND CRUISE

Address:     Crisfield, MD 21817

Website: http://www.crabplace.com/crabandcruise.asp

4 pm ˝ 1 am. Crisfield. The Crab & Cruise is an event attracting Maryland seafood lovers from across the country. All-you-can-eat crab feast from 4 pm ˝ 6:30 pm with free draft beer. 3-hour bay cruise with Raw oyster bar and beer included or BYOB. Party at The Crab Place˘ with a deejay and dancing from 10 pm ˝ 1 am. Cash bar. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit their website.


June 19-24, 2016

BEST OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY (A ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAM)

Website: http://www.roadscholar.org/n/program/summary.aspx?did=1-9CJIYJ&MC=

Sunday ˝ Friday. J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum/Crisfield. Discover the colorful Chesapeake Bay and its isolated islands while learning about its cultural heritage, fascinating history and coastal maritime traditions. Learn firsthand about the bayÝs active seafood industry, visit seafood processing sites, and experience daily life in the small working waterfront fishing town of Crisfield. Savor local meals in a variety of restaurants featuring a variety of seafood, including crab and fish. Classes are held at the museum overlooking one of ChesapeakeÝs largest public marinas.


July 2, 2016

FREEDOM FEST

Address:     Crisfield City Dock - 1300 W. Main Street - Crisfield, MD 21817

Phone: Crisfield Area C of C 410-968-2500 or 800-782-3913

Website: www.crisfieldchamber.com

Handicap Accessible: ADA

5-9 pm. Independence Day Celebration. Bring a chair/blanket. Live band, kid's activities, military appreciation, food & more. Fireworks 9:00 pm.


July 7, 2016

CRABPLACE.COMÝS CRAB AND CRUISE

Address:     Crisfield, MD 21817

Website: http://www.crabplace.com/crabandcruise.asp

4 pm ˝ 1 am. Crisfield. The Crab & Cruise is an event attracting Maryland seafood lovers from across the country. All-you-can-eat crab feast from 4 pm ˝ 6:30 pm with free draft beer. 3-hour bay cruise with Raw oyster bar and beer included or BYOB. Party at The Crab Place˘ with a deejay and dancing from 10 pm ˝ 1 am. Cash bar. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit their website


July 20, 2016

40th ANNUAL J. MILLARD TAWES CRAB & CLAM BAKE

Address:     Somers Cove Marina - 715 Broadway Avenue - Crisfield, MD 21817

Phone: Crisfield Area C of C 410-968-2500 or 800-782-3913

Website: www.crisfieldchamber.com

Handicap Accessible: ADA

Noon-4 pm. Entertainment & all-u-can-eat seafood (crabs/clams/fish/sides/beverage). Advance tickets recommended.


July 23, 2016

CRABPLACE.COMÝS CRAB AND CRUISE

Address:     Crisfield, MD 21817

Website: http://www.crabplace.com/crabandcruise.asp

4 pm ˝ 1 am. Crisfield. The Crab & Cruise is an event attracting Maryland seafood lovers from across the country. All-you-can-eat crab feast from 4 pm ˝ 6:30 pm with free draft beer. 3-hour bay cruise with Raw oyster bar and beer included or BYOB. Party at The Crab Place˘ with a deejay and dancing from 10 pm ˝ 1 am. Cash bar. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit their website.


July 29-31, 2016

SOMERSET COUNTY FAIR

Address:     Somerset County Agricultural and Civic Center - 11828 Crisfield Lane - Princess Anne, MD 21853

Phone: Somerset County Extension Office 410-651-1350

Website: www.somersetcountyfair.org

Handicap Accessible: ADA

Exhibits, animals & judging, food, crafts, contests, kids' activities. Held the last week in July, the Somerset County Fair shows the best of our agricultural community.


July 30, 2016

SOMERSET COUNTY HORSE SHOW

Address:     Somerset County Civic Center

Crisfield Lane

Princess Anne, MD 21853

Phone: 443-859-2889

Website: https://goo.gl/CUNbDq

Cost: Call for information.

Happening in conjunction with the Somerset County Fair, the Horse show is open to 4-H members, Youth (6-18) and Adult (19+) riders. Form can be found in the link. Registration starts at 7 am and continues throughout the day.


July 30, 2016

CRABPLACE.COMÝS CRAB AND CRUISE

Website: http://www.crabplace.com/crabandcruise.asp

4 pm ˝ 1 am. Crisfield. The Crab & Cruise is an event attracting Maryland seafood lovers from across the country. All-you-can-eat crab feast from 4 pm ˝ 6:30 pm with free draft beer. 3-hour bay cruise with Raw oyster bar and beer included or BYOB. Party at The Crab Place˘ with a deejay and dancing from 10 pm ˝ 1 am. Cash bar. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit their website.


July 30, 2016

WHEELS ON THE WATERFRONT

Address:     Crisfield City Dock - 1300 West Main Street - Crisfield, MD 21817

Phone: 443-735-6455

Website: www.wheelsthatheal.com

5 - 8 pm. Classic car cruise-in and car show with food vendors and DJ.


August 6, 12,  2016

CRABPLACE.COMÝS CRAB AND CRUISE

Address:     Crisfield, MD 21817

Website: http://www.crabplace.com/crabandcruise.asp

4 pm ˝ 1 am. Crisfield. Country Music. The Crab & Cruise is an event attracting Maryland seafood lovers from across the country. All-you-can-eat crab feast from 4 pm ˝ 6:30 pm with free draft beer. 3-hour bay cruise with Raw oyster bar and beer included or BYOB. Party at The Crab Place˘ with a deejay and dancing from 10 pm ˝ 1 am. Cash bar. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit their website.


September 2-4, 2016

69th ANNUAL NATIONAL HARD CRAB DERBY & FAIR

Address:     Somers Cove Marina - 715 Broadway Avenue - Crisfield, MD 21817

Phone: Crisfield Area C of C 410-968-2500 or 800-782-3913

Website: www.crisfieldchamber.com

Handicap Accessible: ADA

Cost: $ for some events

Crab races & picking, parade, boat docking, carnival, arts & crafts, seafood, entertainment, fireworks.


September 3-5, 2016

57th ANNUAL SKIPJACK RACES & FESTIVAL

Address:     Deal Island Harbor - 10319 Richard Webster Road - Deal Island, MD 21821

Phone: Deal Island/Chance Lions (Bill Sailer) 410-784-2785

Website: www.dealislandchancelionsclub.org

Handicap Accessible: ADA

Cost: $ for some events

Sat 4-9 pm, Sun 9 am-11:30 pm, Mon Sunrise-6:30 pm. Gospel Concert on Saturday night. Parade, dance, car show, music, food, arts & crafts. Mon Sunrise - Fishing Contest, 8 am Blessing of the fleet, Skipjack race, boat docking.


September 17, 2016

SOMERSET COUNTYÝS CELEBRATES 350 YEARS

Address:     30290 Sam Barnes Rd

Westover, MD 21871

Phone: 410-651-2968 or 800-521-9189

Email: tourism @somersetmd.us

2 pm. Long Athletic Complex, Westover. Festival, entertainment, food, exhibits and fireworks.


September 24, 2016

DOCK DAY ON THE BAY

Address:     Somers Cove Marina - Crisfield, MD 21817

Phone: Crisfield Heritage Foundation 410-968-2501

Website: www.crisfieldheritagefoundation.org

Handicap Accessible: ADA

11 am - 4 pm. Commercial and sport fishing boats, historic fishing vessels, seafood cooking & fish cleaning demo's, fishing gear displays, maritime related arts and crafts, children's activities, safety at sea, live fish, local seafood restaurant sales, live music and a Blessing of the Fleet ceremony.


October 15-16, 2016

23rd ANNUAL HEALING OF ALL NATIONS FESTIVAL & POW-WOW

Address:     Bending Water Park - 28325 Farm Market Road - Marion MD 21838

Phone: (Accohannock Tribe) 410-623-2660

Handicap Accessible: ADA

Cost: $

10 am-5 pm daily. Native American Indian cultural event & celebration.

Watch dancers in traditional dress at the Accohannock Tribe's Annual Native American Indian Powwow at Bending Water Park in Marion Station.


December 3, 2016

TEA WITH MRS. CLAUS

Address:     J. Millard Tawes Homeplace - 25 Asbury Ave - Crisfield, MD 21817

Phone: For more information, contact the Crisfield Area Chamber of Commerce at 410-968-2500 or 800-782-3913

Email: info@crisfieldchamber.com

Holiday attire encouraged. Settle in for tea and snacks with Mrs. Claus. After refreshments are done, she will read a holiday themed book. Great for both boys and girls and their parents. One seating at 11 am.
Area Attractions The Tangier Sound area and lower shore of Maryland's Eastern Shore abounds with activities and fun for all ages. The Crisfield town dock is a 10 to 15-minute walk from the B&B. There is golfing, fishing, charter boat tours, beaches, shopping, and more. The Links below refer to several of our area attractions that are all within a one-hour drive of the B&B.
Historic Towns City of Crisfield - Crab Capital of the World - shopping, boating, charter boats,
restaurants, museum.
Pocomoke City
Princess Anne
The Town of Snow Hill
Beaches, Seashore, Wildlife Ocean City
Assateague Island
Chincoteague
Deal Island Wildlife Management Area
Jane's Island State Park - Camping, hiking, bird watching, canoeing
Local Inhabited Islands Smith Island
Tangier Island
Deal Island
Things to See and Do CRISFIELD HERITAGE FOUNDATION OPERATIONS
Call (410) 968-1225 or visit crisfieldheritagefoundation.org for information on the
following 3 attractions:

J. MILLARD TAWES HISTORICAL MUSEUM, VISITOR'S CENTER & GIFT SHOP
3 Ninth Street & Somers Cove Marina
Crisfield , MD 21817
Trolley & walking tours Memorial-Labor Day
Mon-Sat 9 am-5 pm ADA $

J. MILLARD TAWES LIBRARY & WARD BROTHERS WORKSHOP
Open by appointment and trolley tour

SOMERSET COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL
Burton Avenue Gallery
26430 Burton Avenue, Crisfield , MD 21817
(410) 968-2787
Mon-Sat 10 am-4 pm. Artwork. Classes available
Golfing

Great Hope Golf Course
8380 Crisfield Highway
Westover , MD 21871
(410) 651-5900 or (800) 537-8009
7047 yard, links style, championship golf course. 5 sets of tees per
hole. Driving range, putting green, pro shop, PGA instruction,
restaurant, outings & tournaments welcome. Closed Christmas Day.

Other possibilities for fun in Crisfield

Trolley ride through town or an escorted walking tour. (April through September),
See Visitor's Center


Trips to Tangier Island and Smith Island

JANES ISLAND STATE PARK
26280 Alfred Lawson Drive, Crisfield , MD 21817
(410) 968-1565 or (410) 968-0651
104 campsites, 50 w/electric, 4 full size cabins, 5 camper cabins,
heated bath houses, conference center, park store, canoe/kayak/bike
rentals, picnic shelters, playground & recreation area, nature center
& trails, observation tower, fish cleaning table, boat ramp. Camping
Apr 1-Nov 1.

SOMERS COVE MARINA
P.O. Box 67, Crisfield , MD 21817
(410) 968-0925 or (800) 967-3474
450 slip Marina & Charter Fishing Center, 100 transient slips, boat ramps, bathrooms w/AC, laundry facilities, pool, concierge services for grounds, pump-out stations, fish cleaning stations, playground, pavilions, dataport, monitor VHF channels 16 & 9, gas & diesel. Open year-round.

Visit 3 Area Museums
1) J.Millard Tawes Historical Museum
2) Ward Brothers Workshop
3) J. Millard Tawes Library

Janes Island State Park - camping, fishing, boating, canoeing, nature trails

Visit the Cedar Island Marsh Sanctuary

Charter Boat Fishing and Cruises

Have a great meal or two.

Go Shopping downtown for gifts, supplies and essentials.

Fish off the City Dock or Somers Cove Marina


 

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