The only Maryland festival for all things crab served in every form.

Feast on crab cakes, crab tacos, crab corn, crab sandwiches, and more—plus oysters, snowballs, beer, and, of course, good old-fashioned steamed crabs. Hungry yet?
Join 1,200 of your neighbors for the food festival of the summer—with a new time from 4-8 p.m.! All general admission tickets include access to eats, beer, live music, and retail vendors. VIP tickets enjoy the added bonus of unlimited beer tastings, a souvenir glass, and reserved seating.
We are sure to sell out of steamed crabs this year, so guarantee yours by pre-ordering with registration.


20+ Food Vendors Including:
Beye Beignets, Bmore Kitsch, Box Hill Mobile, Conrad’s Crabs, Faidley’s Seafood, Fallen Pine Oyster Co., Fuzzies Burgers, Ice Queens, Jimmy’s Famous Seafood, Kelsey’s Catering Kuisine,
Mama’s on the Half Shell, Pappas, T&C PhillyStyle, Waffle-Lious, Xash Crab, and more!


Local Beer, Wine, Lemonade, and Coffee Vendors including:
Be There, Checkerspot Beer, Guilford Hall Brewery, M8 Beer, Old Westminster Winery, Union Craft Brewing, Zeke’s Coffee, and more!
Blind Tiger will be providing liquor.


Rick and the Revolving Doors, and Fifty Bucks for Betty
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Local Artisans + Community Vendors vendors including:
Harbor Bank, Keller Williams Gateway, Soul Surf Creations, The Sheller, and more!



Frequently Asked Questions

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General Admission Tickets

  • Admission into the festival
  • One-year subscription to Baltimore magazine
  • Live music
  • Access to all food, drink and retail vendors (individual vendor prices vary)

VIP Tickets

  • Admission into the festival
  • One-year subscription to Baltimore magazine
  • Live music
  • Access to all food, drink and retail vendors (individual vendor prices vary)
  • Unlimited beer samples
  • Souvenir pint glass (must register by June 21)
  • Access to reserved seating

Kids – 12 & Under Free

Includes admission into the festival. All food and drink can be purchased with cash and card. Prices vary.

Steamed Crabs
Steamed crabs are available for an additional cost and must be purchased in advance online.

Tickets will be available at the door if the event has not sold out.

While we love fido, pets are not permitted at the event.

Please have your printed ticket or ticket barcode pulled up on your phone while waiting in line. Please have a valid 21+ ID available.

Food and drink vendors will be accepting cash and card.

We are not able to issue refunds, but all ticket purchases are fully transferrable. The event is rain or shine.

Blankets and chairs are permitted in designated areas outside of the pavilion.

The following items are prohibited:

  • Weapons (knives, pepper spray, any concealed weapons or firearms, etc.)
  • Outside food, drink, or alcoholic beverages
  • Illegal drugs, chemicals, fireworks
  • Backpacks, suitcases, coolers, or other large bags

All bags are subject to search upon entry to the event. Security reserves the right to request patrons to return prohibited items to their vehicle or dispose of these items; non-cooperation may lead to ejection from the festival.

Steamed crabs must be purchased online in advanced of the event, and in addition to your ticket. Steamed crabs are available in 30 minute increments.


Tickets are non-refundable. Event is rain or shine.

Entry to the Baltimore magazine’s Crab Fest is solely at the discretion of security and/or the Festival Organizers at the time of the event. We may conduct security searches upon entry at our discretion to ensure the safety of all festival goers.

Crab Fest cannot accept responsibility or liability for any personal property or belongings that is lost, stolen or damaged, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for any personal injury, accident or illness.

Ticket holders or attendees of the event consent to being filmed, photographed, and recorded as members of the audience. The resulting film footage, images and recordings may be used to promote Baltimore magazine’s Crab Fest in print, various forms of media, and on websites. You consent that the footage remains our property and we may use it in conjunction with promotion of our event however we choose.

The ticket holder must comply with all relevant statutes, laws, safety announcements, and regulations while attending the event. Breach of any of these conditions or any unacceptable behavior likely to cause damage, nuisance or injury shall enable Baltimore magazine’s Crab Fest, its security personnel, volunteers, staff, or festival organizers to eject the ticket holder from the festival site without a refund.

These Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice and were last updated January 1, 2024.

Other questions? Contact [email protected].

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