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Gibson's Lodging - Blog - Crab FeastThis year the 71st Annual Annapolis Crab Feast will be held on Friday August 5, 2016 at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis.

This is the world’s largest crab feast! The event is an all-you-can-eat/drink party organized by the Rotary Club of Annapolis to help raise funds for local community and cultural organizations. The feast runs from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. You will enjoy the taste of crabs that have made Maryland famous.

The feast includes all-you-can-eat and drink, including large and big delicious male crabs and Maryland vegetable crab soup, sweet Maryland corn on the cob, beef barbeque sandwiches, all-American hot dogs, watermelon, draft beer, and assorted sodas and water. A bake sale and cake raffle can finish your feast with sweetness. Regional Watermelon Queens will slice and serve fresh watermelon. Also for sale will be Crab Feast T-shirts and other memorabilia.

Each year about 2,500 people attend and eat over 320 bushels of crabs, 3,400 ears of corn, 100 gallons of crab soup, 1,800 hot dogs, 150 pounds of beef barbeque, and hundreds of gallons of soft drinks and beer. The event will be held rain or shine, as most of the tables are protected from the weather.

This is a green friendly event thanks to Annapolis Green, a local environmental group, who is working with the Rotary Club of Annapolis to compost all the crabs and other food, utensils, and beverages at the crab feast as was done the last few years. The two groups want to make this charitable fund raiser a zero waste event.

Last year the two groups held one of the largest recycling and composting events they have conducted. The biggest challenge with this is getting everything out of the stadium before the next day since it is used for another event.

Free parking for the Crab Feast is located at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium at 550 Taylor Ave., Annapolis. Personal containers, drinks, backpacks, large bags, coolers or related items are not permitted. Tickets purchased in advance are $65 for adults, $75 at the gate, and $20 for children ages 3 – 12, and free for children under the age of 3. Preferred Dining is $130 per person. The event will be held rain or shine. Most tables are covered and protected from the weather.

When planning your trip to the Annapolis Crab Feast be sure to contact or call Gibson’s Lodging to reserve your bed and breakfast room at 877-330-0057.

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