News release, ABC Events

Due to these uncertain times because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are announcing the postponement of the Maryland Seafood Festival until 2021. This decision is based on the desire to keep our staff and our customers safe. All tickets purchased this year will be honored for the 2021 dates, tentatively set for September 25 & 26. We plan to be bigger and better next year and we look forward to welcoming you back to this staple of Maryland heritage!

The Maryland Seafood Festival has been ongoing for over 50 years, introducing festival-goers to over 100 mouth-watering varieties of seafood from local food vendors and food trucks. While sampling tasty offerings along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, our patrons can enjoy related exhibits, contests, local crafters, kids activities, live music, craft beer, chef demos, and much more. We also plan to bring back the annual Crab Soup Cook-off in 2021, an opportunity to taste nearly 30 varieties of crab soups!

The Bay Bridge Paddle, in its 5th year, will also be postponed until 2021. An event for paddle enthusiasts of all kinds, the Bay Bridge Paddle has grown to include over 400 paddlers. Paddlers in kayaks, ocean canoes, surf skis, and of course SUPs can paddle one of three courses in the Chesapeake Bay, with the elite course paddling under the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Live music, food, beer and awards follow the event. Still looking to get your paddle fix on the Chesapeake Bay? Join the Bay Paddle for a few miles. They are planning to paddle the length of The Bay while raising money for Oyster Recovery.

The Maryland Chicken Wing Festival is currently scheduled for November 7, 2020. We will have a final decision in the next few weeks regarding its status. We appreciate your patience as we navigate during these uncertain times.

ABC Events, Inc. continues to create and organize fun, safe and enjoyable activities that benefit many area charities. We look forward to your participation and stay tuned for updates.