Crab and Clam Bake in Crisfield Draws Politicians and Visitors

Jul 17, 2014


The all-you-can-eat seafood festival in Crisfield drew a lot of people including some political candidates.

But the 38th Annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake yesterday afternoon did not see Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown who was in Baltimore with his running mate for a funeral.

His Republican opponent Larry Hogan did show up.

Many in the crowd said they looked forward to meeting with some of the local and state elected officials.

And there was Jimmy Sarbanes, who is running for Circuit Court judge in Wicomico County.

He said, "This year I'm in an election for Circuit Court Judge, so I am down here for two reasons. We come here every year, but also down here to get around to meet people and shake some hands and do a little campaigning."

Credit Matt Forney

While many in the crowd said they looked forward to rubbing elbows with local and state politicians others were there just for cuisine and the atmosphere:

Normally the event is held before the state primary.

But this year it was moved up to June instead of taking place in September.