Crab Soup Cook-Off

Crab Soup Cook-Off

Saturday, September 9th 2017

The Maryland Seafood Festival invites you to participate in the 27th Annual Crab Soup Cook-Off sponsored by Green Valley Marketplace.

New this year: $10 for 10-2oz samples.   We are anticipating more than 20 crab soup entries this year, however, in order to best manage the crowds and lines that typically form during this event, as well as feedback from patrons and restaurants, we have determined that 10 samples will allow people time to taste, vote and keep the lines moving through so everyone can participate. Each $10 ticket will allow the purchaser any 10 samples they choose. For additional samples, additional tickets may be purchased.

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.  Current restaurant/caterers that are competing are:

  • Stan &  Joe’s Saloon
  • Skipper’s Pier
  • Costa’s Inn
  • M&M Catering
  • Prima Catering
  • Oceanic Seafood Restaurant

Showcase your restaurant in a competitive and festive atmosphere! This year, the Maryland Seafood Festival is expected to draw over 25,000 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

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 2017 Crab Soup Cook-Off Brochure.

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