2nd Annual Watermen’s Appreciation Day is August 14 at CBMM

Come to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD on Sunday, August 14 from 10am to 5pm and meet Chesapeake watermen celebrating their heritage at the 2nd Annual Watermen’s Appreciation Day. Beginning at 11am, you can watch professionals in a spirited “Watermen’s Rodeo” or boat docking contest along Foggs Cove.

At noon, the day’s catch of crabs will be steamed up and served in a traditional Maryland crab feast, with live music beginning at 1pm from one of the Eastern Shore’s favorite bands, Bird Dog & the Road Kings. Check out the working watermen’s boats along the waterfront during this event, or tour the museum’s 18-acre waterfront campus and ten exhibit buildings, including the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse and the Oystering on the Chesapeake exhibits.

The event is sponsored by the Talbot County Watermen’s Association in cooperation with the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Museum members receive free admission. Otherwise, admission is $10 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-17, and under 6 free. Crab feast tickets will be available on site and are $15 each, or $10 each with a commercial fishing license shown. For more information, visit cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.