Taste of Cambridge tickets on sale
CAMBRIDGE — Taste of Cambridge makes its return in 2017 with its street festival from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 8, in downtown Cambridge.
The event organizer, Cambridge Main Street, announced tickets are now on sale. Tickets are available online at www.cambridgemainstreet.com and also by visiting or calling The Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce where cash, check or credit card payments may be accepted.
Tickets to the Crab Cook-Off are available for $30 in advance, or $35 on the day of the event.
The Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off is a street festival featuring live music, food and family fun throughout Race and Poplar streets
in downtown Cambridge. This year the event features Dorchester County native, “Little Art” Renkwitz who will perform as Artie Hill and the Long Gone Daddys.
The street festival is free, but only ticket holders will be allowed to eat the creative crab dishes of nearly a dozen area restaurants. “Judge’s Choice” winners in five categories will be determined by a team of celebrity judges from around the country. Ticket holders cast their ballots for Peoples’ Choice winners in each categor y.
The categories for the 2017 Taste of Cambridge will be Crab Cake/Crab Ball, Cream of Crab Soup, Maryland Veggie Crab Soup, Crab Dip and Crab Specialty.
Restaurants competing in the Taste of Cambridge will be Bistro Poplar, Blackwater Bakery, Blue Point Provision Company at The Hyatt Chesapeake, Jimmie and Sook’s Raw Bar and Grill, Katie Mae’s Country Shoppe, High Spot Gastro Pub, Palm Beach Willies, RAR Brewing, Rock Lobstah, Riverview and Stoked Wood Fired Eater y.
In its 12th year, the event is now a qualifier for the World Food Championships, held this year in Orange Beach, Ala. A “Best in Show” winner will be selected by the panel of judges to be entered into the Seafood Competition Category.
“We are excited to organize the return of Taste of Cambridge in 2017” said Cambridge Main Street Executive Director Katie Clendaniel. “It is a tradition here that we are proud to carry forward for downtown and for our local community.”
The Taste of Cambridge also will feature a host of vendors including Secrets of the Eastern Shore, Crabi Gras, House of Spools, Supernaut Art and Design, Amy Cool’s Ice Cream, Little Bit of Bull, Dorchester Skipjack Committee, Laura Hofherr Jewelry and more.
For more information about the Taste of Cambridge and Cambridge Main Street, visit www.cambridgemainstreet.com or www. facebook.com/Cambridge MainStreet.
The Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off features creative crab dishes of nearly a dozen area restaurants.
Local crab pickers test their skills in the crab picking competition during the 2015 Taste of Cambridge.