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Crab and Clam Bake returns to Crisfield after COVID hiatus

by DrewLUD


A Maryland seafood and schmooze tradition is returning to Crisfield on Wednesday.

The 44th Annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake will return to Somers Cove Marina on Oct. 13, after an unprecedented year and the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted plans last summer.

Traditionally held in July, the 2020 event was first delayed to October and then canceled due to the pandemic. Organizers then postponed the 2021 event from its usual July date to October.

The seafood free-for-all is traditionally stock-full of political undertones, with campaign signs and flags joining the smell of crab and Old Bay wafting in the air. 

Crabs wait to be eaten at the 43rd Annual Tawes Crab and Clam Bake in Crisfield, Maryland, on July 17, 2019.

And even though Maryland’s gubernatorial election is not due until November 2022, political jostling has already begun and potential candidates are certain to make their presence felt as seafood lovers from all over the state dig into their plates of crabs and clams.

Gov. Larry Hogan, serving since 2015, has always tried to attend the crab and clam bake.

The annual celebration is named in honor of Crisfield native, J. Millard Tawes, the 54th governor of Maryland.


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Source: GANNETT Syndication Service