Crisfield Treasure Map!! Crisfield has hidden treasure's, so come to town and find them!! The "Friends of Crisfield" are hiding treasure's and if you find one of them, you will receive a discount or coupon to one of our wonderful stores or restaurants. Stop by the chamber office (906 W. Main St.) for a map!! The hunt starts on June 1, 2014 and goes all summer! Enjoy!
Welcome new businesses and new members:
Chesapeake Crab House - Spruce St., (next to Tawes Museum) Crisfield - opened May 1, 2014
Main Street Flowers - 323 W. Main St., Crisfield - opened April 28, 2014
Crisfield Maritime Center- Somers Cove Canvas 952 W. Main St.. - Opened April 30, 2014
Water's Edge Restaurant - 1108 W. Main St., Crisfield (at City Dock) - opened April 23, 2014
Please go support our new businesses!!!
Visitors "goodie bags" - the Chamber office is looking for items from our businesses to put in "goodie bags" for our visitors. If you have something you'd like to put in the bag, let us know. (410-968-2500) We are looking for small gift items, such as ink pens, note pads, coupons for the restaurants, discounts for our stores, etc.
"Frugals" - sponsor of events
July 5th - Saturday - Freedom Fest – hosted by American Legion, held at Crisfield City Dock, end of Rt. 413. Crisfield. 5 pm-9 pm – food, arts/crafts, live music, military color guards, patriotic music, military photo’s slide show, family oriented day. Fireworks to follow, 9:15 p.m. (also, they are looking for arts/crafters vendors).
July 16th – Wed., the 38th Annual J. M. Tawes Crab & Clam Bake 12:00 – 4:00 pm -ALL YOU CAN EAT steamed crabs, clams (steamed, raw bar & fried) fresh fried fish, sweet potato fries, onion rings, french-fries, corn on the cob, watermelon, pepsi, beer & water. NO coolers allowed $40.00 – all-you-can-eat! You can go on-line to: www.eventbrite.com to order tickets or call us at 410-968-2500.
July 26th – Saturday - Wheels on the Waterfront 5:00 -8:00 pm. Car Show – downtown Crisfield, near City Dock. Free!
August, 29, 30, 31 - 67th Annual Hard Crab Derby Grounds open from: Friday, 6 pm-10:00 p.m.; Sat. noon-10:00 p.m.; Sunday-noon-10:00 p.m. @ Somers Cove Marina. Crab Races, Crab Cooking Contest, Crab Picking contest, Parade, Skiff Races, Boat Docking Contest, Crafts, Carnival, Games, Swim Meet, Entertainment, fresh seafood & more! Saturday night concert tickets are on sale now, call 410-968-2500.
Sept. 27th – Dock Day on the Bay – Saturday 12:00 – 4 pm – Somers Cove Marina – free admission Honoring Crisfield’s and the Eastern Shore’s heritage: Workboats, seafood cooking demonstrations, fishing displays, maritime arts/crafts, blessing of the fleet, live entertainment/music, entertainment for children, lot of great food – and its FREE!
October 25 – Halloween Parade & Party – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – parade begins. Then party afterwards in the Somers Cove Marina
December 5 - Friday -Christmas Parade – 6:30 pm. – Main St.
Crisfield Chamber of Commerce Mission
Created to work for the best interest of our community; to identify and serve the needs of businesses; to increase the prosperity and encourage the growth of existing businesses; to foster the establishment of new tax paying businesses; to provide representation in governmental affairs; to work with educational, cultural, civic and service organizations.
"Heart of the Chesapeake" - Produced by the Crisfield Chamber of Commerce
For over thirty years, the Chamber has been instrumental in promoting the benefits, attractions and peaceful lifestyle of this quiet, waterfront town in Somerset County. Working with the community, the Chamber has brought forth Nationally recognized events such as the J. Millard Tawes Clam Bake and National Hard Crab Derby.
Known by many as "The Crab Capital of the World", Crisfield has its roots in the seafood industry and harvesting the treasures of the Chesapeake Bay. The work ethic, talent and ingenuity of the Waterman, seafood producers, farmers, craftsman and the families who built the City of Crisfield, continues today though the workforce and business owners of Crisfield and the surrounding areas.
The City of Crisfield is growing fast. For years it has been a popular destination for travelers and visitors, who want to experience the culture of a waterman`s town, and the natural beauty of Maryland`s Lower Eastern Shore.
Now Crisfield is becoming a place where families want to live - to raise their children - to retire or simply enjoy the peaceful lifestyle year round.
As Crisfield grows the businesses are growing. New businesses are forming and established businesses are relocating to the area. The Crisfield Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes them and hopes to assist in their continued success.