St. Mary's County Crab Festival

a project of the Leonardtown Lions Club

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.

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!

Live Country Music from local legends!

Gate Admission: $5.00 dollars per person.
Age 11 and under, free!
Food Purchases extra.
Looking around and meeting new friends: Free!

Nearly 100% of all Crab Festival Proceeds go to Local and International Lions Club Community Service Programs such as: Leader Dogs, Vision Support (including Free Vision Screening, plus eye-glasses for the needy) and much more!

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

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

Also visit Our Other Festival Web Page

Join Us!

  • Eating Crabs

    Eating Crabs

    At St. Marys Crab Festival you'll find food for all tastes. Steamed crabs, BBQ, sandwitches, desserts, and much more.
  • Car Show

    Car Show

    Are you a fan of classic vehicles? The crab festival features a car show sure to thrill and amaze.
  • Leonardtown Lions

    Leonardtown Lions

    Since 1940 the Leonardtown Lions Club has played an active and vital role in serving first the citizens of St. Mary's county and then the world. Our charity funds provide needed funds to a growing number of deserving programs.