We look forward to seeing you at the Maryland Seafood Festival. Some of the most frequently asked questions are highlighted below. However, if you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to email or call us at 410.353.9237.
What are the festival hours?
Saturday, Sept. 6 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 7 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
What is the Festivals Cancellation Policy in Case of Inclement Weather?
The Festival is open rain or shine. The event is held in an open-air setting, however, there are multiple eat under tents provided on the Festival grounds. The Arts and Crafts and VIP ticket holder areas are also under a tent. Please visit the Festivals website to view the layout of the event.
What is the Admission Price for the Festival?
Tickets can be Purchased Online or at the Gate. Click here for Admission Prices and to Purchase Online.
General Admission $15 Online through September 8th
VIP Tickets $65 single / $120 couple
Includes admission, beer/wine/soda/water. Exclusive restrooms. Complimentary priority parking adjacent to the main entrance available with online purchases only.
Seniors 65 & Older (must present valid ID) $10
Active Duty Military (must present Valid ID) $10
Kids 12 & Under FREE
Can I get a refund on my tickets if I am not able to attend?
Sorry, tickets are non-refundable.
Does Admission include all you can eat food/drink?
General Admission does not include food or drink. Food inside the festival is purchased via cash. Some food vendors accept Credit cards.
What does the VIP Package include?
VIP Tickets: Includes admission, beer/wine/soda/water. Exclusive restrooms. Complimentary priority parking adjacent to the main entrance available with online purchases only.
What is there to do besides taste seafood?
Live entertainment is provided during the weekend-long event. Special events include the Crab Soup Cook-off, Chef Demonstrations, Import and Craft Beer Tastings, and much more. The Festival also features a large variety of artisans and craft vendors, an interactive kids zone, and much more. There is plenty to do, for all members of the family, including:
Live music performances
Local charities and professional food vendors selling delicious treats
The Capitals Crab Soup Cook-Off Saturday
Xpogo Stunt Show
Large variety of artisans and craft vendors
Professional food vendors.
Is the Festival Handicap Accessible?
Sandy Point is a State Park that includes paved parking lots, grassy areas, dirt walkways, and sandy beaches. The park is handicap accessible. Visit the Parks website to see more about their accessibility http://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/accessforall.asp.
Please note, the Festival is held on the South Beach area which has a majority of hard packed dirt and beach access. Some of the Festival events/activities do include the sandy beach, but no stairs. To get a better idea of the grounds, visit our link for the Festival Grounds Map or you can also visit http://www.dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/southern/sandypointmap.html to see a map of Sandy Point State Park.