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Tons of family fun at the Maryland Seafood Festival

Head to Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis Sept. 12-13 for a crab-cracking, Old Bay-shaking good time at the Maryland Seafood Festival.

Check out kids activities, attend a cooking class or sample some delicious crab soup from the annual Capital Crab Soup Cook-off. Xpogo will give professional pogo stick demonstrations of high-energy bouncing and tricks. Free standup paddle boarding and SUP yoga demos run all weekend long.

Fun for kids and others includes:Mdseafoodfestival1

  • Snakeheads and More Aquarium Exhibit
  • Horseshoe Crab Exhibit
  • Annapolis Crab Derby with live crab races, crab picking contests, crab shell painting and more
  • Moon bounce house, obstacle course, slide and more
  • Fishmobile with live exhibits and touch tanks
  • Birds of prey exhibit

Families can also take part in the inaugural Paddle for Betterment competition, which is in the format of a poker run. Competitors paddle to checkpoints to collect playing cards, and the best hands of poker will win prizes. Those who enter receive admission to the festival, an event T-shirt and lunch. Bring your own board or rent one in advance.

Fees for the event range from $10-120. Parking is available at Anne Arundel Community College Lots A & B for $5 per car (payable at AACC). Limited parking is also available at Sandy Point State Park with a pre-purchased parking permit. The festival is Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Visit the Maryland Seafood Festival website for details. mdseafoodfestival.com

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