Crisfield Maryland Is The Blue Crab Capital Of The World

Crisfield Maryland Is The Blue Crab Capital Of The WorldMARYLAND - Situated on Somerset County's Tangier Sound, Crisfield Maryland has long been known as one of the premier coastal destinations for seafood restaurants and daily crab markets, as well as hosting special events like the National Hard Crab Derby each year. Crisfield's history is varied: beginning as a farming community to becoming one of the major commercial fishing ports on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Crisfield Maryland Is The Blue Crab Capital Of The World

The Blue Crab Capital Of The World

Today, Crisfield remains a vibrant tourist industry. Overnight visitors can choose from an assortment of accommodations ranging from 100-site primitive campground to fully-stocked log cabins sleeping up to six people. Day-trippers and vacationing families enjoy Crisfield for its pristine beaches, fishing opportunities, scenic bay views and vibrant tourism industry. Tangier Island Cruises depart daily between mid-May and mid-October exploring some of the most spectacular spots along Chesapeake Bay and Tangier Sound region.

Downtown Crisfield offers visitors a journey back in time, with classic brick facades dotting West Main Street (MD 413), known as "The Strip." A visit to Crisfield Creamery with its 1950's style ice cream shop and selection of delicious frozen treats always proves popular with visitors.

Crisfield's signature event, the Annual National Hard Crab Derby, takes place over Labor Day weekend. Tens of thousands of visitors descend upon Crisfield for festivities like parades, the Little Miss and Little Mr. Crustacean pageants, boat docking contests and crab picking competitions - not forgetting Somers Cove Marina being transformed into a fairground with carnival rides, concerts and food vendors!