Annapolis Rotary Club Crab Feast

What: Annapolis Rotary Crab Feast: The 60th annual presentation of Annapolis' biggest summer event and the Annapolis Rotary Club's largest annual fund-raiser

When: NOTE NEW DATE! Friday, August 5, 2005 (Rain or shine - most of the tables are protected from the elements). Time: 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Where: The Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis MD Tickets: Prices are the same as last year! Adults, $45 in advance, $50 at the gate. Children 6 - 12, $15, children under 6 free. Discount advance tickets are available on our website or by calling Dave Osburn at 410-263-2448, or sending an email to Also, tickets may be purchased from any Annapolis Rotary Club member. Tickets ordered after July 29 will be held for pickup at the "Will Call" window at the Crab Feast ticket office.

The Feast: Includes all you can eat and drink: Jumbo Number 1 male crabs - the big ones - plus Maryland vegetable crab soup, sweet Maryland corn on the cob, beef barbecue sandwiches, all-American hot dogs, creamy cole slaw, draft beer and assorted sodas.

Statistics: 2400 people, 360 bushels of crabs, 3600 ears of corn, 75 gallons of crab soup, 1800 hot dogs, 150 pounds of beef barbecue, hundreds of gallons of soft drinks and beer. The hot dogs and barbecue are all donated by Adam's Ribs.

"Share-A-Crab": It's an all-you-can-eat affair, so take all you want, but eat all you take, and if you have more than you need, share with a neighbor. That way, we can reduce the waste and help preserve one of our most precious natural resources.

Souvenirs: Crab Feast T-shirts and baked goods will be available, as well as Annapolis Rotary's own Crab Feast Mania, A Cookbook for Crab Lovers. Priced at $12.00, it features Marion Warren's color crab photograph on the cover and is packed with great crab recipes. The cookbooks are also are available on the website, or by contacting Lowell Becker at, phone 410763-9393, or fax 410-763-8042. Also, a huge silent auction and raffles with cash prizes.

The Cause: Annapolis Rotary members pay all their own administrative costs for the operation of the club, so 100% of all funds raised are donated to local charities. Last year, $28,500 was donated directly to local charities and non-profit groups. More than $1 million has been awarded since the first Annapolis Rotary Crab Feast in 1946.


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