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Chesapeake Crab and Beer Fest: August 20th

Chesapeake Crab and Beer Fest: August 20th

What goes better with crab than beer and a sea breeze?

Phrases like all-you-can-eat are usually reserved for meals you really don’t care to brag about. Whether it’s endless bread sticks at Olive Garden or Joey Chestnut eating 62 hot dogs on the 4th of July, there are few times that kind of eating conjures anything less than a mess (or a stomach ache). Save for the Chesapeake Crab and Beer Fest, which bills itself as an all-you-care-to-taste “extravaganaza” of, well, crab and beer.

The annual festival is held on the National Harbor in Maryland and draws crowds by promising over 40,000 crabs and over 50 beers, wines, and some spirits for the cocktail-lovers among us. The festival hosts two four-hour sessions during the day (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.), putting attendees in a very delicious (and less competitive) “Supermarket Sweep” style situation — given six crabs at a time (per person), festivalgoers consume as much as they can in their given amount of time.

Other food options, should you want a break from dining on crab, include classic festival fare like hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob, and a barbecue pit. The beer selection is vast, though it’s somewhat less craft-brew focused than other festivals of late. Everything from Pabst to Heineken and Magic Hat to Jeremiah Weed made the list — with Bud Lites and Sierra Nevadas rounding out the options. Live music, arts & crafts, and even family-friendly entertainment (beer-less entertainment, that is) are all part of the festival fun.

So pull up, grab six crabs to start, throw on that funny bib (and maybe even a red crab hat), and enjoy a day on the water front. Nothing goes better with that end-of-summer sea breeze than crab and beer.


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Over 30 beers and wines and a few spirits. All of your favorite craft beers and some great wines will be served in your souvenir BEER MUG. Last call for Alcohol is 15 minutes before the end of the Event.

ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE CRABS / PAY AS YOU GO CRABS. Enjoy all the crabs you can handle during the show. Our crabs vary in size from medium to large and will be offered at 6 crabs at a time, per person. ALL YOU CARE TO EAT CRABS ARE SERVED FROM 12:00PM – 3:30PM, after which dessert is served till 4:00pm. All You Care to Eat Food Service will wind down during the last hour of the Event.

BEER MUGS. Beers are served in our mug so you can sit and enjoy the day.

Other GREAT FOOD. There are Crabs and MORE CRABS and MORE CRABS and even MORE CRABS – but there will be other great food options as well available for purchase. There are no vegetarian options available. Unless outlined – all food is sold a la carte.

Please be aware of our COVID-19 Protocols that MAY be in place through the end of 2021. This is completely dependent upon local jurisdictions.

LIVE MUSIC. Enjoy fun summer sounds from area bands.

THOUSANDS OF TABLES AND CHAIRS AND TENTS AND UMBRELLAS for crackin’ to your heart’s content. We’ve even ordered enough crab paper to stretch all the way across the Harbor and back.

ALL SHOW FEATURES are undercover – so rain or shine – you should be fine.


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Over 30 beers and wines and a few spirits. All of your favorite craft beers and some great wines will be served in your souvenir BEER MUG. Last call for Alcohol is 15 minutes before the end of the Event.

ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE CRABS / PAY AS YOU GO CRABS. Enjoy all the crabs you can handle during the show. Our crabs vary in size from medium to large and will be offered at 6 crabs at a time, per person. ALL YOU CARE TO EAT CRABS ARE SERVED FROM 12:00PM – 3:30PM, after which dessert is served till 4:00pm. All You Care to Eat Food Service will wind down during the last hour of the Event.

BEER MUGS. Beers are served in our mug so you can sit and enjoy the day.

Other GREAT FOOD. There are Crabs and MORE CRABS and MORE CRABS and even MORE CRABS – but there will be other great food options as well available for purchase. There are no vegetarian options available. Unless outlined – all food is sold a la carte.

Please be aware of our COVID-19 Protocols that MAY be in place through the end of 2021. This is completely dependent upon local jurisdictions.

LIVE MUSIC. Enjoy fun summer sounds from area bands.

THOUSANDS OF TABLES AND CHAIRS AND TENTS AND UMBRELLAS for crackin’ to your heart’s content. We’ve even ordered enough crab paper to stretch all the way across the Harbor and back.

ALL SHOW FEATURES are undercover – so rain or shine – you should be fine.


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Over 30 beers and wines and a few spirits. All of your favorite craft beers and some great wines will be served in your souvenir BEER MUG. Last call for Alcohol is 15 minutes before the end of the Event.

ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE CRABS / PAY AS YOU GO CRABS. Enjoy all the crabs you can handle during the show. Our crabs vary in size from medium to large and will be offered at 6 crabs at a time, per person. ALL YOU CARE TO EAT CRABS ARE SERVED FROM 12:00PM – 3:30PM, after which dessert is served till 4:00pm. All You Care to Eat Food Service will wind down during the last hour of the Event.

BEER MUGS. Beers are served in our mug so you can sit and enjoy the day.

Other GREAT FOOD. There are Crabs and MORE CRABS and MORE CRABS and even MORE CRABS – but there will be other great food options as well available for purchase. There are no vegetarian options available. Unless outlined – all food is sold a la carte.

Please be aware of our COVID-19 Protocols that MAY be in place through the end of 2021. This is completely dependent upon local jurisdictions.

LIVE MUSIC. Enjoy fun summer sounds from area bands.

THOUSANDS OF TABLES AND CHAIRS AND TENTS AND UMBRELLAS for crackin’ to your heart’s content. We’ve even ordered enough crab paper to stretch all the way across the Harbor and back.

ALL SHOW FEATURES are undercover – so rain or shine – you should be fine.


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Over 30 beers and wines and a few spirits. All of your favorite craft beers and some great wines will be served in your souvenir BEER MUG. Last call for Alcohol is 15 minutes before the end of the Event.

ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE CRABS / PAY AS YOU GO CRABS. Enjoy all the crabs you can handle during the show. Our crabs vary in size from medium to large and will be offered at 6 crabs at a time, per person. ALL YOU CARE TO EAT CRABS ARE SERVED FROM 12:00PM – 3:30PM, after which dessert is served till 4:00pm. All You Care to Eat Food Service will wind down during the last hour of the Event.

BEER MUGS. Beers are served in our mug so you can sit and enjoy the day.

Other GREAT FOOD. There are Crabs and MORE CRABS and MORE CRABS and even MORE CRABS – but there will be other great food options as well available for purchase. There are no vegetarian options available. Unless outlined – all food is sold a la carte.

Please be aware of our COVID-19 Protocols that MAY be in place through the end of 2021. This is completely dependent upon local jurisdictions.

LIVE MUSIC. Enjoy fun summer sounds from area bands.

THOUSANDS OF TABLES AND CHAIRS AND TENTS AND UMBRELLAS for crackin’ to your heart’s content. We’ve even ordered enough crab paper to stretch all the way across the Harbor and back.

ALL SHOW FEATURES are undercover – so rain or shine – you should be fine.


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Over 30 beers and wines and a few spirits. All of your favorite craft beers and some great wines will be served in your souvenir BEER MUG. Last call for Alcohol is 15 minutes before the end of the Event.

ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE CRABS / PAY AS YOU GO CRABS. Enjoy all the crabs you can handle during the show. Our crabs vary in size from medium to large and will be offered at 6 crabs at a time, per person. ALL YOU CARE TO EAT CRABS ARE SERVED FROM 12:00PM – 3:30PM, after which dessert is served till 4:00pm. All You Care to Eat Food Service will wind down during the last hour of the Event.

BEER MUGS. Beers are served in our mug so you can sit and enjoy the day.

Other GREAT FOOD. There are Crabs and MORE CRABS and MORE CRABS and even MORE CRABS – but there will be other great food options as well available for purchase. There are no vegetarian options available. Unless outlined – all food is sold a la carte.

Please be aware of our COVID-19 Protocols that MAY be in place through the end of 2021. This is completely dependent upon local jurisdictions.

LIVE MUSIC. Enjoy fun summer sounds from area bands.

THOUSANDS OF TABLES AND CHAIRS AND TENTS AND UMBRELLAS for crackin’ to your heart’s content. We’ve even ordered enough crab paper to stretch all the way across the Harbor and back.

ALL SHOW FEATURES are undercover – so rain or shine – you should be fine.


AUGU ST 14, 202 1

Over 30 beers and wines and a few spirits. All of your favorite craft beers and some great wines will be served in your souvenir BEER MUG. Last call for Alcohol is 15 minutes before the end of the Event.

ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE CRABS / PAY AS YOU GO CRABS. Enjoy all the crabs you can handle during the show. Our crabs vary in size from medium to large and will be offered at 6 crabs at a time, per person. ALL YOU CARE TO EAT CRABS ARE SERVED FROM 12:00PM – 3:30PM, after which dessert is served till 4:00pm. All You Care to Eat Food Service will wind down during the last hour of the Event.

BEER MUGS. Beers are served in our mug so you can sit and enjoy the day.

Other GREAT FOOD. There are Crabs and MORE CRABS and MORE CRABS and even MORE CRABS – but there will be other great food options as well available for purchase. There are no vegetarian options available. Unless outlined – all food is sold a la carte.

Please be aware of our COVID-19 Protocols that MAY be in place through the end of 2021. This is completely dependent upon local jurisdictions.

LIVE MUSIC. Enjoy fun summer sounds from area bands.

THOUSANDS OF TABLES AND CHAIRS AND TENTS AND UMBRELLAS for crackin’ to your heart’s content. We’ve even ordered enough crab paper to stretch all the way across the Harbor and back.

ALL SHOW FEATURES are undercover – so rain or shine – you should be fine.


AUGU ST 14, 202 1

Over 30 beers and wines and a few spirits. All of your favorite craft beers and some great wines will be served in your souvenir BEER MUG. Last call for Alcohol is 15 minutes before the end of the Event.

ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE CRABS / PAY AS YOU GO CRABS. Enjoy all the crabs you can handle during the show. Our crabs vary in size from medium to large and will be offered at 6 crabs at a time, per person. ALL YOU CARE TO EAT CRABS ARE SERVED FROM 12:00PM – 3:30PM, after which dessert is served till 4:00pm. All You Care to Eat Food Service will wind down during the last hour of the Event.

BEER MUGS. Beers are served in our mug so you can sit and enjoy the day.

Other GREAT FOOD. There are Crabs and MORE CRABS and MORE CRABS and even MORE CRABS – but there will be other great food options as well available for purchase. There are no vegetarian options available. Unless outlined – all food is sold a la carte.

Please be aware of our COVID-19 Protocols that MAY be in place through the end of 2021. This is completely dependent upon local jurisdictions.

LIVE MUSIC. Enjoy fun summer sounds from area bands.

THOUSANDS OF TABLES AND CHAIRS AND TENTS AND UMBRELLAS for crackin’ to your heart’s content. We’ve even ordered enough crab paper to stretch all the way across the Harbor and back.

ALL SHOW FEATURES are undercover – so rain or shine – you should be fine.


AUGU ST 14, 202 1

Over 30 beers and wines and a few spirits. All of your favorite craft beers and some great wines will be served in your souvenir BEER MUG. Last call for Alcohol is 15 minutes before the end of the Event.

ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE CRABS / PAY AS YOU GO CRABS. Enjoy all the crabs you can handle during the show. Our crabs vary in size from medium to large and will be offered at 6 crabs at a time, per person. ALL YOU CARE TO EAT CRABS ARE SERVED FROM 12:00PM – 3:30PM, after which dessert is served till 4:00pm. All You Care to Eat Food Service will wind down during the last hour of the Event.

BEER MUGS. Beers are served in our mug so you can sit and enjoy the day.

Other GREAT FOOD. There are Crabs and MORE CRABS and MORE CRABS and even MORE CRABS – but there will be other great food options as well available for purchase. There are no vegetarian options available. Unless outlined – all food is sold a la carte.

Please be aware of our COVID-19 Protocols that MAY be in place through the end of 2021. This is completely dependent upon local jurisdictions.

LIVE MUSIC. Enjoy fun summer sounds from area bands.

THOUSANDS OF TABLES AND CHAIRS AND TENTS AND UMBRELLAS for crackin’ to your heart’s content. We’ve even ordered enough crab paper to stretch all the way across the Harbor and back.

ALL SHOW FEATURES are undercover – so rain or shine – you should be fine.


AUGU ST 14, 202 1

Over 30 beers and wines and a few spirits. All of your favorite craft beers and some great wines will be served in your souvenir BEER MUG. Last call for Alcohol is 15 minutes before the end of the Event.

ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE CRABS / PAY AS YOU GO CRABS. Enjoy all the crabs you can handle during the show. Our crabs vary in size from medium to large and will be offered at 6 crabs at a time, per person. ALL YOU CARE TO EAT CRABS ARE SERVED FROM 12:00PM – 3:30PM, after which dessert is served till 4:00pm. All You Care to Eat Food Service will wind down during the last hour of the Event.

BEER MUGS. Beers are served in our mug so you can sit and enjoy the day.

Other GREAT FOOD. There are Crabs and MORE CRABS and MORE CRABS and even MORE CRABS – but there will be other great food options as well available for purchase. There are no vegetarian options available. Unless outlined – all food is sold a la carte.

Please be aware of our COVID-19 Protocols that MAY be in place through the end of 2021. This is completely dependent upon local jurisdictions.

LIVE MUSIC. Enjoy fun summer sounds from area bands.

THOUSANDS OF TABLES AND CHAIRS AND TENTS AND UMBRELLAS for crackin’ to your heart’s content. We’ve even ordered enough crab paper to stretch all the way across the Harbor and back.

ALL SHOW FEATURES are undercover – so rain or shine – you should be fine.


AUGU ST 14, 202 1

Over 30 beers and wines and a few spirits. All of your favorite craft beers and some great wines will be served in your souvenir BEER MUG. Last call for Alcohol is 15 minutes before the end of the Event.

ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE CRABS / PAY AS YOU GO CRABS. Enjoy all the crabs you can handle during the show. Our crabs vary in size from medium to large and will be offered at 6 crabs at a time, per person. ALL YOU CARE TO EAT CRABS ARE SERVED FROM 12:00PM – 3:30PM, after which dessert is served till 4:00pm. All You Care to Eat Food Service will wind down during the last hour of the Event.

BEER MUGS. Beers are served in our mug so you can sit and enjoy the day.

Other GREAT FOOD. There are Crabs and MORE CRABS and MORE CRABS and even MORE CRABS – but there will be other great food options as well available for purchase. There are no vegetarian options available. Unless outlined – all food is sold a la carte.

Please be aware of our COVID-19 Protocols that MAY be in place through the end of 2021. This is completely dependent upon local jurisdictions.

LIVE MUSIC. Enjoy fun summer sounds from area bands.

THOUSANDS OF TABLES AND CHAIRS AND TENTS AND UMBRELLAS for crackin’ to your heart’s content. We’ve even ordered enough crab paper to stretch all the way across the Harbor and back.

ALL SHOW FEATURES are undercover – so rain or shine – you should be fine.


Watch the video: Chesapeake Crab u0026 Beer Festival 2018 (December 2021).