Crabtoberfest returns in September
CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County’s annual Crabtoberfest celebration will return to downtown Cambridge from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.
The event will feature German and American food and beer, music, folk dancing, children’s activities and a car show. The celebration, which commemorates 11 years of cultural and business exchange between Dorchester County and Dueren County, Germany, attracts guests from not only Maryland, but nearby Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia, as well.
“We’ve been putting on Crabtoberfest for almost 10 years and every year it just gets better,” said Crabtoberfest Chairman Jennifer Brant. “This is our fun, distinctly Dorchester way of bringing the community together to celebrate our German friends and partners of Dueren, with music, dancing and food.”
Local Dorchester County restaurants will serve bratwurst, sauerbraten, potato salad and desserts, as well as Eastern Shore favorites like steamed crabs, fried crab dishes and oysters. German, American and craft beers also will be on tap.
Frank Nanna and the WW IIunes of Salisbury will perform German festmusik and the Enzian Volkstanzgruppe of Delaware will perform the traditional schuhplattler and other dances.
Best Dressed at the Fest, a competition that awards those wearing Oktoberfest attire, also will be held, and a Kinder Garten will feature games, crafts and face painting for children.
The Eastern Shore Corvette Club, also known as the “Shorevettes,” will have classic cars at the venue for enthusiasts.
Admission is $5, with special package pricing for entry, beer and a commemorative mug. It will be held outdoors, on Race and Gay streets in Cambridge. In the event of rain, Crabtoberfest will be held on the same day and time at 447 Race Street.
For more information, visit www.crabtoberfest.com or call 410-310-6009.
Crabtoberfest will return to downtown Cambridge Saturday, Sept. 24, and will feature German and American food and beer, music, folk dancing, children’s activities and a car show.