The Leonardtown Lions Club proudly presents the

36th Annual St. Mary's County Crab Festival

The 2022 Crab Festival will be held at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 11.

The Crab Festival is a celebration of St. Mary's Crab Culture and Cooking.
Expect to find plenty of steamed hard crabs, crab soups, crab cakes, and other seafood dishes available for purchase.

The Festival takes place at the St. Mary’s Fairgrounds, located about 2 miles south of Leonardtown on route 5: 42455 Fairgrounds Road, LeonardtownMD

Before or after your meal, browse among our regional crafters!
If you've been looking for that special, handmade gift or item with a 'Crabby' theme, you'll probably find it here!

Enjoy local entertainment and Live Music !!

Visit our arts and crafts area and take home a memory!!*

See a GREAT Classic Car Show!!

​Register to show your car by completing the registration form at

A Fun Crab-Picking Contest

This is your chance to show just how good you are at Crab Picking and at the same time, take home a trophy.

Each person’s ‘pickings’ will have all non-meat parts removed and then weighed by the contest judges.

If you’re interested in being a part of this event at this year's Crab Festival, please contact Lion George Kirby at 240-577-0029 or  There will be a fee to participate ($20 in advance, $25 the day of the festival), BUT you'll be able to eat what you pick! laugh Register at

A Child-Friendly Petting Zoo !
Nearly 100% of all Crab Festival Proceeds go to Local and International Lions Club Community Service Programs such as: Leader Dogs, Vision and Hearing Support, Free Vision Screening and much more!
Gate Admission: $7.00 dollars per person.
Age 12 and under, free!
Food Purchases extra.

**The Crab Festival is Pet-Friendly!**

*General Information? Questions? Want to show your art/craft? Please contact us:
Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors Who Supported Us in 2019

Hard Shell Crab Sponsors ($1000 or More)


ADF Community Outreach Foundation, Inc.

Brinsfield Funeral Homes, PA & Crematory

Christine Wray & John Felicitas

Marrick Homes

Paragon Properties, Inc.



Soft Shell Sponsors ($500 - $999)


Toyota of Southern Maryland


Crab Cake Sponsors ($250 - $499)


ACE Hardware – Leonardtown

Askey, Askey & Associates

Brass Rail

Carruth & Son, Inc.

Cheseldine Auto Group

Community Bank of the Chesapeake

Cross, Wood & Wynkoop – Insurance Agency

Cryer’s Back Road Inn

Dan Burris – Olde Towne Insurance Agency, Inc.

Dean Lumber & Supply Company

Edward Jones – California, MD - Joanie Smith

Imagine One Technology & Management

J. Ernest Bell II, Esq

Monterey Insurance Group

PNC Bank

Quality Build Homes, Inc.

Shane Mattingly, Attorney at Law


The Rosenfield Group at Morgan Stanley

TN Bowes Heating & Air Cooling, Inc.

Todd Allen, DDS, PA, Towne Dentistry

Winters Heating & Air Conditioning

Ye Olde Towne Café

Yellow Dog Properties


Lions Club Patrons ($100 - $249)


Lion John & Sharon Brown

Lion Joe & Carolyn Dunn

Lions Don & Theresa Fincham

Lion Hilda Mae & Dickie Gatton

Lion John & Kristine Greely

Lion George “Budweiser” Guy

Lion George & Kathy Kirby

Lion Mike & Debby Mummaugh

Lion Mike & Sandy Payne

Lion Karl & Ernestine Pence

Lion Carl & Cinda Raley

Lion Barry & Linda Worczak

John & Regina Greely

William & Carol Kelly, Jr.





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