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Watermen's Appreciation Day

Celebrate the Chesapeake watermen with a full day of family fun including a spirited boat docking contest, steamed crabs and other food, live music, beer, boat rides, family activities, celebrity appearances, and more at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

Date(s):

August 13, 2017 (10:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Overview:

The 8th annual Watermen’s Appreciation Day comes to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., featuring a spirited boat docking contest, steamed crabs and other regional food, live music, beer, boat rides, family activities, and more. The fundraising event is organized by CBMM in cooperation with the Talbot Watermen Association, with proceeds benefiting both organizations. Beginning at 11:00 a.m., the event’s “watermen’s rodeo” boat docking contest returns to the Miles River to its expanded location under CBMM’s 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse. Bleacher seating will be provided for spectators to the contest. Starting at noon, the day’s catch of steamed crabs—served by watermen—will be available for purchase, in addition to beer, water, soda, hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream, and more. Steamed crabs will be sold by the dozen, with pricing set by July 28 and posted at cbmm.org. Children and families can enjoy games and activities offered throughout the day. Later in the day, children’s on-the-water activities include a Pot Pie skiff rowing competition, with prizes awarded.

Admission to the rain or shine event includes the boat docking contest, live music, numerous family activities, entrance to all CBMM exhibitions and historic structures, and is set at $18 for adults, $8 for children 6-17, with all children five years of age and under admitted free. CBMM members along with licensed watermen and their immediate families get discounted admission at $10 per adult, and $6 per child ages 6-17. Advanced admission tickets can be purchased online at bit.ly/watermensday, with tickets also sold at the door the day of the event.

Location:

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
213 N. Talbot St
St. Michaels, MD 21663
(410) 745-2916

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2017-08-13 10:00:00 2017-08-13 17:00:00 America/New_York Watermen's Appreciation Day Celebrate the Chesapeake watermen with a full day of family fun including a spirited boat docking contest, steamed crabs and other food, live music, beer, boat rides, family activities, celebrity appearances, and more at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum213 N. Talbot StSt. Michaels, MD 21663(410) 745-2916 http://cbmm.org/event/watermens-appreciation-day-3/
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