Delicious seafood and outdoor fun are on the menu in the state's capital this fall.

Craving fresh fish? Catch the 2019 Maryland Seafood Festival this September at Sandy Pointe State Park!

All weekend long, attendees can sample the best seafood in the Mid-Atlantic region. Dine on beer and oysters, taste and vote for the best crab soup, and indulge in dishes from a vast array of food vendors. Last year's eateries include Laughing Crab Catering, Jimmy's Famous Seafood, and Sherri's Crab Cakes. 2019's menu hasn't been announced yet, so stay tuned for more information!

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While seafood is enough of a draw, live entertainment and activities will keep guests coming back for more. Compete in contests, watch chef demos, and shop for funky pieces from local artisan booths. Jam out to live artists on a range of performance stages and soak in the sun on the beach. A kids-exclusive area will host bouncy houses, live animal exhibits, and other activities perfect for the little ones!

General admission is $15 and VIP is $65 or $120 for couples. VIP passes include a special VIP tent with complimentary beverages, exclusive restrooms, and special parking. Seniors and military members can get $10 admission with proof of ID. Kids can attend for free. Buy your tickets here.

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To park at Sandy Pointe Park, visitors will need to purchase the $10 parking pass separate from their tickets. Parking is also available at the Anne Arundel Community College; with a suggested $5 donation, simply take their free shuttle service for optimal convenience. Find out more here. 

If you're interested in making a weekend trip of it, Doubletree of Annapolis is offering special discounts for those attending the event. Make your reservation here. 

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Proceeds from the festival will benefit local charities, so come support your community and have fun in the city of Annapolis!

The Maryland Seafood Festival will take place Saturday, September 7, and Sunday, September 8, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Sandy Pointe State Park. Check back on the website for updates to the schedule, participating vendors, and more.

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