Crabtoberfest 2017-04-06T16:13:12+00:00

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What do you get when you combine Eastern Shore crabs with the fun of Oktoberfest? Crabtoberfest! Dancing, music, German beer, German and American food are all part of Crabtoberfest, a festival happening 4-10pm on September 30 in Cambridge, Maryland. Local restaurants will serve up 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 will also be on tap.

While plans are still being finalized for 2017, last year Frank Nanna and the WWIIunes of Salisbury performed German festmusik and the Enzian Volkstanzgruppe of Delaware performed the traditional schuhplattler and other dances. There was a competition for “Best Dressed at the Fest,” so feel free to wear your Oktoberfest attire! The Kinder Garten featured games, crafts, and face painting for kids.

Admission costs $5 per person, with special package pricing for entry, beer, and commemorative mug. The fest happens Governor’s Hall at Sailwinds Park. For more information, visit or contact the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce at 410-228-3575 or

Crabtoberfest is an annual commemoration of the sister county partnership between Dorchester County, Maryland, and Dueren  County in Germany.

ADDRESS: 200 Byrn St., Cambridge, MD 21613