Thousands attend 43rd annual Tawes Crab and Clam Bake

CRISFIELD, Md. – On Wednesday, Maryland’s movers and shakers spent their day in Crisfield cracking into crabs and talking politics in the extreme heat.

It always seems to be a hot one for the annual Tawes Crab and Clam bake, but it’s a political event that no one wants to miss.

The all-you-can-eat festival gives politicians the chance to eat, sweat, and talk with locals about issues they’d like to see addressed in the next session.

Thousands of people were in attendance on Wednesday, and event organizers were well prepared to handle the crowds.

Danny Thompson, a Co-Chair of the Tawes Crab and Clam Bake said, “So we go through about 325 bushels of crabs, we do about 725 dozen ears of corn, 38,000 clams, 200 watermelon so we’re keeping them well fed.”

All of the proceeds made from today’s event go back to the Crisfield Area Chamber of Commerce. We’re told the money raised will help subsidize other events in Crisfield throughout the year.

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