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Crab Feast

Crab Feast 2024

The 79th annual Rotary Club of Annapolis Crab Feast will be held on Friday, August 2nd, 2024 from 5pm to 8pm at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. This well-known Annapolis event is a major fundraiser for our local community that benefits many different non-profit organizations.

This is an all-you-can eat feast, along with other food options, beer, water and soda. We also host a bake sale for all of those with a sweet tooth!

 

**** ONLINE TICKET SALES END at midnight on July 29 (Monday) ****

All tickets online - no same day sales this year!

 

Ordering is done via TIcket Tailor & payment is made through your PayPal account, including the option to use a credit card within PayPal.  

** You will receive an e-ticket in your mail, and you can also print your e-ticket as a PDF. 

    We will scan cellphone e-tickets (or your PDF) at the Gate.

** Online raffle tickets will be issued in your name & placed in the drawing drum. You need not be present to win.

 

Ticket options (*** Early Bird pricing ended at midnight on Sunday, July 14 ***): 

    General Admission     Regular $95

    Children (3-12)             Regular $35

 

    Reserved Seating - reserved table seating via a separate gate (see instructions below for distributing Table tickets to your guests)

           Table of 14       Regular $2,100

           Table of 12       Regular $1,800

           Individual         Regular $  150

           

     Preferred Dining - private dining area w/ service & wine (see instructions below for distributing Table tickets to your guests)

           Table of 12        Regular $2,280

           Table of 10        Regular $1,900

           Individual          Regular $   190 - limited quantities, but AVAILABLE

                                                       

RAFFLE - $5 per ticket, 5 tickets for $20, 10 tickets for $40 (tickets available at event for cash / credit card)

You do not have to be present to win - physical raffle tickets on your behalf will be generated for the actual drawing at our event.

       1st Prize $1000             2nd Prize $500             3rd Prize $250         4th Prize - One bushel of crabs

       All net proceeds of the raffle are donated to local charities.

MAKE A DONATION to the Rotary Crab Feast

Maybe can’t attend?  Don’t eat crabs?!

Or you just want to make a donation to support the various charities in our community…

You can Donate here directly with your Credit or Debit Card, or through your PayPal account.

Get Your Crab Feast Tee Shirt

CLICK on the T-Shirt TO ORDER

CRAB FEAST 2024 SPONSORSHIPS

Click here to SUBMIT a Sponsorship pledge form

 

Click here to PAY online for your Sponsorship

 

...or PAY by making out a check to:

"Rotary of Annapolis Foundation - CF"

    and mail to: 

     Rotary of Annapolis Foundation

     PO Box 3175

     Annapolis, MD 21403

 

 

 

Click here for a PDF version of the sponsorship image and table to the left.

 

CF 2024 - WE ARE ZERO-WASTE AGAIN THIS YEAR!

Be “Bay Responsible” and help Rotary make this a ZERO-WASTE event again this year. Since we partnered in 2013 with Annapolis Green to learn how to be "Bay Responsible" and put on a Zero-Waste event along with our partner Veteran Compost, we have been able to achieve a 100% reduction in our "trash" that goes to the dump as seen in the graphic on the left. 

ZERO-Waste means that NOTHING will go to the landfill. EVERYTHING will be recycled or composted. In just two months the Crab trays, crab shells & all other food waste, all paper products, spoons, knives, and even wooden mallets go in compost. Yes, that includes spoons, knives, and the clear beer cups too. They look like plastic, but are made from plants and therefore, are compostable! All that will turn into beautiful soil enrichment for the garden in just two months!

How YOU Can Be Bay Responsible

First, respect the bounty of the Bay. Take only as many crabs as you can eat. Don’t waste them.

Then, when you’re done feasting, separate the bottles and cans from everything else and put that in the clearly marked recycling bin nearest you. Put what’s left in the accompanying compost bin. That's it - you are making Zero-Waste happen!

   

Thank you for your generous support of our 2023 Rotary Crab Feast, with your ticket and raffle purchases and direct donations! 

 

Your support allows us to make many grants to our local community in the coming months! 

 

Here is a link to the photos taken at this years Crab Feast - You my find yourself or a friend here! CRAB FEAST 2023 PHOTOS

 

We look forward to seeing everyone at our 79th Annual Crab Feast - August 2, 2024!

 

Crab Feast 2023

Annapolis, MD - The Rotary Club of Annapolis would like to thank all our guests who attended the 78th Annual Crab Feast!  We had 1,100 attendees who joined us at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on August 4th for an evening of crabs, barbeque, corn-on-the-cob, and plenty of beverages on a beautful summer evening.  Since 2005, the Rotary Club of Annapolis has awarded over $1 Million Dollars in grants via the Crab Feast grant program and the proceeds from this year’s event will once again be donated to local charities.

The crabs were tasty, and we raised money to contribute to local non-profits, but the best part was seeing so many people enjoying themselves over a traditional Maryland crab feast at the stadium.

The Rotary is already planning for our 79th Annual Crab Feast, which will take place on August 2, 2024 – save the date! 

Rotary Club of Annapolis

Crab Feast 2022

Mike Datch

Annapolis, MD - The Rotary Club of Annapolis would like to thank all our guests who attended the 77th Annual Crab Feast!  We had over 1,000 attendees who joined us at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on August 5th for an evening of crabs, barbeque, corn-on-the-cob, and plenty of beverages to help people stay cool on a very steamy night.  Since 2005, the Rotary Club of Annapolis has awarded over $950,000 in grants via the Crab Feast grant program and the proceeds from this year’s event will once again be donated to local charities.

It was great to see a crowd at the stadium again after we chose to do Crabs-to-Go for two years due to the pandemic.  The crabs were tasty, and we raised money to contribute to local non-profits, but the best part was seeing so many people enjoying themselves over a traditional Maryland crab feast at the stadium.

The pandemic also created other changes.  The seafood vendor we used for many years decided to close their business and the event committee was left to seek another vendor to provide crabs for our guests.  While the Maryland Blue Crabs provided were delicious, we unfortunately ran out before the event was over.  This was a new experience for Rotarians who have worked on the event for many years.  We regret that some attendees were left disappointed after traveling for the all-you-can-eat feast, and we will ensure that next summer there will be enough crabs that all guests get their fill.

The Rotary is already planning for our 78th Annual Crab Feast, which will take place on August 4th – save the date!  We look forward to welcoming our guests back to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for the must-attend celebration of summer!

Robert Dews, President
Rotary Club of Annapolis

Bob Young
Bob Young
Bob Young
Bob Young

Some fun memories from past Crab Feasts!!

Queen Clawdia

The Rotary of Annapolis Foundation Chairman Mimi Jones, left, and Club President Randy Goff pose with “Queen Clawdia” (alias Sue Weber, Crab Feast Chairperson) in advance of the Club’s 71st annual world’s largest crab feast which was held Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Look for Queen Clawdia at our upcoming Crab Feasts!

Thank you to all our sponsors for many years of our successful Annual Crab Feasts. We hope to see all of you again at our upcoming Crab Feasts!