Congratulations to the 2017 winners and Thank You to all of the participants.  Please visit the 2017 Winners page to see the list of restaurants and make sure to visit all of them to try a whole crab cake or whole bowl of soup instead of just a sample.  Enjoy!

5th Annual Crab Cake Challenge

Okay Crab Cake Fans.  This is the event you have been waiting for.  Local Maryland Restaurants and Caterers getting together to fight it out in an effort to bring home the trophy for "Maryland's Top Crab Cake".


And guess who gets to judge the contest? You.  That's right, there won't be any judges... they can be bought off. The attendees at the event will sample the crab cakes (and crab soup) and vote for their favorites.  Winners will be announced at the Reception and on social media.  Let the games begin...

Location Details


Tuesday, September 18th

Main Event 4-8pm

Networking Reception 8-10pm


Michael's Eighth Ave.

7220 Grayburn Drive

Glen Burnie, Md. 21061


Early Bird - $20 (by June 30th)

Advance - $25 (begins in July)

Tickets at the Door - $35


Group Tickets:

5 tickets for $75 or

10 tickets for $100

Bring your clients/employees


Tickets include:

* Crab Cake & Soup Samples

* Local Brew & Wine Samples

* Other Food Samples

* Casino Night Entry

* Interactive Photo Booth

* DJ during 4-8pm main event

* LIVE Music during 8-10pm Networking Reception

* Silent Auction

* Hourly Door Prize Drawings

* 60+ Local Business Exhibitors


Why are you still reading?  Purchase your tickets already.  It's dinner, drinks and a show for $20 (or as little as $10 in groups of 10 tickets).

Exhibitor Booths

In addition to the 10-15 food and beer stations, there will be 60-70 Exhibitor Booth spaces for local businesses to display/market their products and services during this event.  This will be a great opportunity to have your business information on display as attendees walk up and down every aisle to find the next crab cake station or beer vendor.


WARNING:  In an effort to not have too many businesses of similar type at the event, only three businesses per business category will be allowed.  Only one per specific business.  Therefore, book your space early so you don't get edged out by one of your competitors.


Example 1: We may have three insurance companies represented like one State Farm booth, one Nationwide booth and one Allstate booth but we will not have two of the same or a 4th P&C Insurance Company.


Example 2: We will have one Scentsy booth, one Thirty One booth,  one Avon booth, etc.


Exhibitor Registration

Super Early Bird - $150

Early Bird (in July) - $195

Standard Rate - $250


Electric Hookup - $25

Digital Goodie Bag Entry - $25 or $49 (see details)


Price includes an 8' table, linen, 2 chairs and 2 attendee tickets good for crab cake, soup, beer & wine samples.  Additional tickets are available for purchase.  You can register as an exhibitor now and then register your additional attendees when you are ready.


Your business Information including your company/organization name, phone number and a link to your website will be displayed on the "Booth Exhibitors" page of this website


Bonus 2:

We will give your business a Shout Out on social media announcing you as a new or returning exhibitor and link over to your business platform.

Photos from Previous Events