Save The Date!
Coming up next: Crab Derby
Labor Day Weekend Aug. 28, 29, 30, 31, 2014
Somers Cove Marina
For complete information, go to the National Hard Crab Derby website, www.nationalhardcrabderby.com.
Welcome to Crisfield
Maryland's Southernmost Town on the Eastern Shore
Crisfield is a small bayside town with old Victorians, massive oak trees, boat harbors and crab shanties. Families can trace their ancestors back three or more centuries. Visitors sometimes feel they have stepped back into the 1950's.
The community's slow paced lifestyle, rich with family, friends and natural beauty, makes Crisfield a great place to call home. Crisfielders have much to celebrate, from freedom and seafood, especially the Maryland Blue crab, to a rich maritime heritage.
Every summer the town hosts two massive events, each bringing in thousands of visitors, the Clam Bake, a Maryland political institution, and the Crab Derby, which focuses the nation's attention on the Governor's Cup crab race.
In addition to annual events there are many local attractions, including the remarkable Tangier and Smith Islands, Somers Cove Marina, Janes Island State Park, and the J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum which offers walking tours, films and exhibits as well as Dock Day on the Bay, its own waterfront heritage festival.
"The City of Crisfield, with a population of about 2,700, is synonymous with the blue crab. Self proclaimed as the "Crab Capital of the World," the city has the crab symbol emblazoned on its water towers, street signs, newspaper, town website and even on the Crisfield Police patch (along with a fish and oyster). For more than 300 years, Crisfield has been a waterman's town and the blue crab a symbol of prosperity. Even today, the city's dependence on the Bay's bounty is evident in the waterfront seafood processing plants, seafood distributors, seafood restaurants and work boats that leave Crisfield harbor six days a week."