Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for one-day festival admission for two and parking ($40 value)
- $40 for one-day festival admission for four and parking ($80 value)
Tickets can be used for admission on either Saturday, September 12, or Sunday, September 13. The festival opens on both days at 10 a.m. and closes at 9 p.m. on Saturday and at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets include free parking at Anne Arundel Community College lots A & B with free shuttle to the festival. Food and drink available for purchase at the festival. Food and drink are not included in the admission price.
Senior and military discounted tickets are available but this Groupon still offers the best deal available. Children 12 and younger are free.
Maryland Seafood Festival
Despite its food-centric name, the Maryland Seafood Festival casts a wide net over Chesapeake Bay culture, capturing the essence of the area’s music, art, sports, and cuisine in an annual celebration that has endured since 1967. For 30 of those years, the festival has camped out on Sandy Point State Park’s seaside grounds, where, like the mattress of a giant, the event sprawls across a space the size of nearly three football fields.
On Saturday, the festivities kick off with one of the event’s traditions: the Annual Crab Soup Cook-Off. After that, hungry patrons can sample local flavors at vendor booths by Jimmy's Famous Seafood, Sherri's Crab Cakes, Costas Inn, Mason's Famous Lobster Rolls and the Boy Scout Troop 278 among many others, or visit chef demos where pros impart tips on preparing dishes such as blackened snakehead and oyster shooters.
Local artisans also fill festival tents, selling colorful wares that range from jewelry to furniture. A lineup of live music will soundtrack the event through most of the weekend, helping kids bop to the beat in bouncy houses while adults sample imported and craft beers from local brewers.