Who knew crab racing was a sport? Apparently this is the 67th year this small Maryland town located near the southern tip by the ocean has hosted this event; Crisfield, Maryland. The main attractions were the crab peeling (who could skin the most crab meat in 10 minutes) and crab racing (dropping live crabs down an incline). The winner of the crab peeling contest peeled close to three pounds of crab meat in the amount of time given. The crab racing had some many rounds and because they crawled very slowly, it took hours to finally end. The organizers were somehow able to drag out this event to be several days long. There are concerts and other contests on some of the other days but overall, that day was a very long day of sitting. Alternative activities included walking around the pier or enjoying the carnival or eating a lot of seafood. The vendors served expensive but surprisingly good seafood including fresh unpeeled shrimp (that’s right lazy folks). Other events included performances by local organizations and schools. Local grade schools, high schools, dance schools, and the like, all sent dance groups to perform at the very end. The race was a bit sluggish though the seafood was good. The drive was around 2 hours from the Washington D.C. metro area to the Southern tip of one of Maryland’s Peninsula’s which might be a bit long for a festival but it was an interesting experience overall. Unfortunately, I could not get close enough for great pictures but here are the decent ones I was able to obtain.