Crab Soup Cook-Off

Crab Soup Cook-Off

Saturday, September 7th 2019

The Maryland Seafood Festival invites you to participate in the 29th Annual Crab Soup Cook-Off.

Restaurants and caterers throughout Maryland will be vying for the right to call themselves the “Premier Creator of Crab Soup” – gaining valuable exposure for their business.  Festival attendees can purchase a Crab soup tasting ticket for $10 for entry in the crab soup tent.  Vote for your favorite and participate in the people’s choice.

2019 Winners

Showcase your restaurant in a competitive and festive atmosphere! This year, the Maryland Seafood Festival is expected to draw over 20,000 visitors during two days of family activities, entertainment and delicious seafood dishes.

The Crab Soup Cook-Off is the highlight of the Maryland Seafood Festival’s first day with over 1,000 soup lovers passing through the tent just to sample your soup!

For Judges’ and Peoples’ Choice, first, second and third place awards will be presented in three categories:

  • Cream of Crab
  • Vegetable Crab
  • Alternative Soup

Current entries include:

  • Sherri’s Crab Cakes
  • Stan & Joe’s Saloon
  • Stan & Joe’s Riverside
  • Doubletree Annapolis
  • La Prima Catering
  • Hemingways
  • Try everything Catering
  • Newk’s
  • Laughing Crab Catering

Each restaurant must provide:

  • 8–10 gallons of each soup entered
  • Serving utensils
  • Non-electrical heating source
  • Serving and chafing dishes
  • Attendant to serve soup
  • Ice

Maryland Seafood Festival provides:

  • Publicity and signage
  • Six foot table for each soup entered
  • Soup bowls & spoons to serve the public and judges
  • Awards and press coverage – plaques are presented to the winners of each category for you to display in your establishment

For more information, download the 2019 Crab Soup Cook-Off Brochure.

Contact Us

Send us a message and join us for all the fun!

Not readable? Change text.