J. Millard Tawes Clam Bake
- third Wednesday in July

Held every year on the third Wednesday in July at Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield, this annual celebration is named in honor of Crisfield native, J. Millard Tawes - the 54th Governor of the State of Maryland. This event, listed in Frommers Travel Guides and other national event directories, is described as "an outdoor all-you-can-eat affair featuring crabs, clams, fish, corn on the cob, and watermelon, and in election years, lots of politicians."

12 noon - 4:00 p.m. - all-u-can-eat - $40

The J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake is billed as Maryland's must-attend, see-and-be-seen political institution, equal parts seafood, sweat and schmooze.

The event, hosted by the Crisfield Chamber of Commerce, originated as a fundraiser for the J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum, which is named after the former governor. The museum showcases the Maryland Lower Shore's history. The museum focuses on such regional information as the the Chesapeake Bay's origins and the Native Americans of the region.

Today, the Chamber of Commerce uses the proceeds to fund projects that benefit the Crisfield community -schools, city police and fire departments,Lions/Lioness Club, organizations, and much more.



Steamed Crabs

Fresh Fried Fish

Clams: steamed, fried or raw bar

French fries

Sweet potato fries

Corn on the Cob

Onion Rings


Beverages included (soda, beer, bottled water)


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.


Somers Cove Marina

7th St. Crisfield, MD 21817


$40.00 Buy Tickets