Monday, August 20, 2012

Chesapeake Crab and Beer Festival

Ready for round two of steamed crabs? On Saturday, a few of us broke out the mallets and Old Bay for another seafood adventure.

After finding a great deal on tickets to the 3rd Annual Chesapeake Crab and Beer Festival out at National Harbor in Prince George's County, Maryland, we ventured over to waterfront for what ended up being a beautiful, random afternoon of good food and even better people watching. 

The Festival boasts over 50 beers and wines, 40,000 crabs, plus steamed corn on the cob, and cole slaw. And, of course, other tried-and-true fair favorites like hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages, barbecue, pit beef, funnel cakes, and deep fried candy bars. Mmmmm. Can't you just feel your arteries clogging? It was delightful.
This is, according to the event website, the WORLD’S LARGEST CRAB FEAST! Who knew that this even existed?? Well, I do now.

The Crab and Beer Fest also featured show booths with local products and goods, ranging from the mildly related Beer Lasso (a hilarious and classy addition) to the downright odd - one vendor was selling bathtubs. Seriously. So, when you had your fill of crabs and beer, you could check that new bathroom off of your to do list too. How convenient?
Jared, our friend Elizabeth, and I stuffed ourselves with delicious steamed crabs, cold beer, and fried desserts - yes, I admit it. We wandered around taking in the scenery on the waterfront and enjoying the live music. It was a pretty great way to spend the afternoon. I would definitely recommend this to anyone in the area that likes seafood and beer and street festivals. But maybe not if you only like one of the above.

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