The Leonardtown Lions Club proudly presents the

34th Annual St. Mary's County Crab Festival

Saturday, June 13th, 2020

11 a.m. until 7 p.m.

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

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 11 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 2018
Hard Crabs ($1,000)
CR Wray & JE Felicitas      Kohl's Department Stores
   Marrick Homes Paragon Properties
Soft Crabs ($500)
  Pearle Vision    Toyota of Southern Maryland
 Crab Cakes($250)

ACE Hardware - Leonardtown

Askey, Askey & Associates

J. Ernest Bell II, Esq

Brass Rail

Carruth & Son, Inc.

Cheseldine Auto Group

Combs, Drury, Reeves Insurance Agency

Community Bank of the Chesapeake

Cross, Wood & Wynkoop - Insurance Agency

Cryer's Back Road Inn

Dean Lumber & Supply Company, Inc.

Downs Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

Edward Jones - California, MD - Joanie Smith

Imagine One Technology & Management

Monterey Insurance Group

Olde Towne Insurance Agency, Inc.

PNC Bank

Quality Built Homes, Inc.

Shane Mattingly, PC


The Rosenfield Group at Morgan Stanley

Timothy Twigg - Attorney at Law

TN Bowes Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

Towne Dentistry, Todd Allen, DDS, PA

Winters Heating & Air Cooling, Inc.

Ye Olde Towne Café

2017 Patrons ($100)
Taylor Gas Company
William Kelly
Pete & Pat Breck
John & Kristine Greely
George & Kathy Kirby
John & Annette Madel
Mike & Debby Mummaugh
Jack & Betty Pippen 
Charlie Breck
John & Sharon Brown
Joe & Carolyn Dunn
Don & Theresa Fincham
Hilda Mae & Dickie Gatton
George "Budweiser" Guy
Mike & Sandy Payne
Carl & Cinda Raley
Barry & Linda Worczak


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