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National Hard Crab Derby

Crab Derby

The National Hard Crab Derby is held every year on Labor Day weekend.

This crab feast festival draws people from all over the nation and is considered a homecoming for many.

The festivities start early in the week with a crowning of a crustacean beauty queen and continues with crab picking & cooking contests and a weekend carnival.

The largest and only famous crab race takes place in the crab bowl, the excitement builds with a Saturday parade, and music concerts all weekend. Sunday draws a crowd overlooking the bay waters to watch the captains compete in a boat docking contest.

Conclusion of the family fun filled event comes after a beautiful Sunday night sunset, followed by fireworks lighting up the Chesapeake Bay sky.

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