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Blue Crab Festivals




Blue Crab Festival
Palatka, Florida

Who would have thought a slimy little crustacean could cause all this hoopla? With crabs boiling, music bopping and libations flowing, Palatka's Blue Crab Festival has established itself as a bona fide North Florida phenomenon. Always Memorial Day Weekend.


Blue Crab Festival
Panacea, Florida

Along the Forgotten Coast of Florida, and the Ochlocknee Bay, you'll find a sleepy little fishing village called Panacea. It's name means "cure all", and that's just what it is. A cure for the rat race, an escape from the hustle and bustle - except for one weekend of the year, that is.

For 28 years now, this little town wakes up from months preparing for the celebration of one of our oldest living creatures, and our most common neighbor - the Blue Crab. And after all the effort, the months of planning, and neighbors working side by side, we open our town and our hearts to thousands of visitors every year for a day of fun, shopping, entertainment, and just some plain old down home hospitality!




State of Maryland Department of Agriculture
Maryland Seafood Festivals


National Hard Crab Derby & Fair
Crisfield, Maryland

Always Labor Day weekend. Three days of exciting events including the famous Crab Derby itself. Crabs from as far away as Hawaii have competed in the run for the Governor's Cup. Colorful parades, beauty pageants, boat races, arts and craft exhibits, crab picking contest, swim meet, a carnival, games and lots of great food contribute to the event. For more information contact the Crisfield Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 292, Crisfield, MD 21817. (410) 968-2500 or (800) 782-3913.


New York


Old Mill Yacht Club Crab Race
Old Mill Yacht Club, Howard Beach, N.Y.

Every year the Old Mill Yacht Club holds a crab race. They offer blueclaw crabs, steamed and garlic, corn, clams on the half shell, beer, wine, soda, dancing, fun and games for kids ages 6 through 90 years old! This year's event will be held on July 31, 2010. For more information please call Joe Gentle at 718-835-0454


South Carolina


Little River Blue Crab Festival
Little River, South Carolina (near Myrtle Beach)

May 15-16, 2010

The Crabs are back in town for The 29th Annual Little River Blue Crab Festival on the Historic Little River Waterfront! This year's festival will feature the same great Art & Crafts, Food, & Entertainment that has made previous Blue Crab Festivals a great success.




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West Point, VA

Always the first weekend in October. The annual West Point Crab Carnival promises more wonderful hometown family fun for locals, ex-locals, wannabe-locals and visitors from all over Virginia and from around the country! Enjoy seeing old friends, eating great food, listening to excellent tunes, playing fun games, and browsing arts, crafts, antiques and merchant booths to your heart's content.

For additional information, please contact the West Point/Tri-Rivers Chamber of Commerce at 804-843-4620 or contact the Crab Carnival Committee via email.


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