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Heritage Festival

Second Annual Crisfield Heritage Festival

September 30, 2023

Kid's activities, live entertainment, food, arts and craft vendors and live demonstrations - all showcasing the Chesapeake Bay culture of Crisfield - will be part of the festivities. Admission is FREE. The festival will be held behind the J.M. Tawes Historical Museum and Somers Cove Marina from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.


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

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

Decoy Contest: The Ward Foundation will be holding their Chesapeake Challenge Decoy Contest on the grounds of the Heritage Festival this year. Come out and see the decoys.

Also during the festival, the Crisfield Heritage Foundation will announce the recipients of the Second Annual Legacy Award and Fourth 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 . Nominations must be received by August 15th.

Download Criteria for Awards & Nomination Form

Download Nomination Form Only

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