Heritage Festival

First Annual Crisfield Heritage Festival will be held on October 15th

Kid's activities, entertainment, food, arts and craft vendors and live demonstrations - all showcasing the Chesapeake Bay culture of Crisfield - will be part of the festivities on Saturday, Oct. 15th from 11:00 am until 4:30 pm. Admission is FREE. The festival will be held behind the J.M. Tawes Historical Museum and Somers Cove Marina.


Kid's activities: painting, sand art, boat building, a fishing pond, and a scavenger hunt. 

Demonstrations: Crab pot making, net making, decoy carving, fish cleaning, oyster shucking, crab picking, cooking, baking a Smith Island cake, and more.

Exhibits: Model boats, paintings, duck decoys, a fish market, and others.

Also during the festival, the Crisfield Heritage Foundation will announce the recipients of the First Annual Legacy Award and Third Annual Heritage Awards. The public is invited to submit the names of individuals and organizations who have demonstrated a lasting impact on - or made a significant contribution to - the Crisfield community. Award nomination forms can be downloaded below or picked up at the Tawes Museum (Thursdays-Saturdays 10-2). Nominations must be received by August 31st.

Download Criteria for Awards & Nomination Form

Download Nomination Form Only