The Rotary Club of Annapolis 69th annual Crab Feast held on Friday, August 1, 2014, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. This special event is not only the world’s largest crab feast but also a major fund-raiser which benefits local community and cultural organizations.
The feast is all-you-can-eat and drink, including large and #1 male crabs (the big ones) plus Maryland vegetable crab soup, sweet Maryland corn on the cob, beef barbeque sandwiches, all-American hot dogs, draft beer, and assorted sodas and water. A bake sale and cake raffle can finish your feast with sweetness. Also for sale will be Crab Feast T-shirts and other memorabilia.
Tickets are $65 for adults, $20 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for children under the age of 3. Preferred Dining is $130 per person.
, or call 1-877-333-9667 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. All online and telephone sales will end at noon on August 1, 2014. Tickets will go on sale at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium box office starting at 4 p.m. on the day of the event.
An excellent way to entertain special clients and guests or to recognize the hard work of loyal employees is the Preferred Dining area. Participants can use a private entrance, and enjoy guaranteed seating in one of the Preferred Dining tents and a wait staff that will bring the crabs to their table. Tables of 10 or 12 are available, as well as individual seating. Contact Pam Urnowey at 850-619-1645 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information about Preferred Dining. Corporate and other sponsors are being solicited by sponsorship co-chairmen Steve Kelly and John Bloom. For information, contact John Bloom at email@example.com or call him at 704-449-4487.
Nearly 2,500 people are expected to attend and finish off 350 bushels of crabs, 3,400 ears of corn, 100 gallons of crab soup, 1,800 hot dogs, 150 pounds of beef barbeque, and hundreds of gallons of soft drinks and beer. The event will be held rain or shine, as most of the tables are protected from the weather.
Parking for the crab feast at the stadium is free. No containers, drinks, backpacks, large bags, coolers or similar items will be allowed into the event.
While it is an all-you-can-eat affair, and you can take all you want, please eat all you take. If you have more crabs than you need, please share with a neighbor. Once again we have partnered with Annapolis Green and will be recycling everything we possibly can, said Crab Feast chairman David Lillefloren.
Annapolis Rotary members pay all their own administrative costs for the operations of the club, so all funds raised are donated to local charities. Last year’s crab feast is contributing more than $70,000 directly to local charities and non-profit groups. More than $1 million has been awarded since the first Annapolis Rotary Crab Feast in 1946.
Annapolis, MD (April 1, 2015) – The Rotary Club of Annapolis has announced grants totaling $62,000 from the net proceeds of the August 2014 World’s Largest Crab Feast. The (29) recipients and amounts distributed are:
$3,500 (2) – Rebuilding Together and Meals on Wheels.
$3,000 (7) – Hospice of the Chesapeake Life Center, Food Link Inc., Annapolis Maritime Museum, Cystic Fibrosis, Heart Smart, Pregnancy Clinic, and Birthright of Annapolis.
$2,500 (6) – Greater Annapolis Family Center Y, Anne Arundel County CASA Inc., Creating Communities, YMCA, Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center, and Arundel Lodge Inc.
$2,000 (3) – Boys and Girls Clubs of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, Wellness House of Annapolis, and Backpack Buddies.
$1,500 (4) – Leadership Anne Arundel, Maryland Therapeutic Riding, National Alliance on Mental Illness of Anne Arundel County, and Dare to C.A.R.E.
$1,000 (7) – Students Taking Academic Responsibility (STAIR), Annapolis Green, Anne Arundel Food Bank, Bay Community Support Services, Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Scholarship Trust, West/Rhode Riverkeeper, and Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.