Sunday, August 15, 2010

National Hard Crab Derby, 2010 - Celebrating 63 years!

Crisfield crab derby, National Hard Crab Derby, Crisfield Boat Docking Contest

“Fun is good.” ~ Dr. Seuss 

I should have posted this a month ago. Everyone is gearing up for the 63rd National Hard Crab Derby. It's a big deal around here. The festivities start on Thursday September 2, with the Miss Crustacean Pageant. We have four fun-filled days of events that are sure to entertain the entire family. What are you waiting for? Give the Chamber a call at 410.968.2500 or 800.762.3913. Come on down to Crisfield and have some fun! Check out the schedule by clicking here.

I am posting some past "Derby" events to show you what you have been missing.

Here are a few photos from past Miss Crustacean pageants. My files are not in order and my time is limited, so I apologize if I missed anyone. We have a lot of talent in Crisfield. Good luck to the 2010 contestants!

The First Baptist Church in Crisfield has a cooking contest on Friday, September 3. Spectators can sample some scrumptious crab dishes. Or you can contact them and compete with some of our best cooks - if you dare. You gotta know "crab", though.

Kids and adults can enjoy the carnival throughout Crab Derby weekend.

We have 2 bands this year. Woo-hoo! On Friday night, you can enjoy The Funsters. Saturday, the Aerosmith Tribute Band will be playing. Call the Chamber for tables for The Funsters. Aerosmith tables are sold out, but general admission is still available to both events. Bring your chairs and blankets.

On Saturday, enjoy a great small-town parade (the best kind) on Main Street.

After the parade, head to Somers Cove Marina and watch the crab races. Or you can buy a crab, name it, and join in on the fun.

And of course, there is our famous crab-picking contest.

You can also buy fresh-picked crab.

On Sunday local waterman compete in the boat docking contest. 

I hope to see YOU in Crisfsield Labor Day weekend! Well, are you coming or not?

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