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


$15 if purchased by January 31st

$20 if purchased between February 1st and 28th

$25 if purchased between March 1st and April 17th

$35 at the door


Group Tickets - $75 for 5 tickets or $100 for 10 tickets. Bring your clients or employees.


Tickets include:

Crab Cake & Crab Soup Samples

Local Brew & Local Wine Samples

Other Food Samples

Casino Night Entry

DJ (during main event from 4-8pm)

LIVE Music (during Networking Reception from 8-10pm)

Sports & Entertainment Memorabilia Silent Auction

Hourly Door Prize Drawings

Access to 60+ Local Business Exhibitors

Interactive Photo Booth


Why are you still reading?  Purchase your tickets already.  It's dinner, drinks and a show for $15 (or as little as $10 in groups of 10 tickets).

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.


Example 2: We will have one Legal Shield booth, one Seacret booth,  one Avon booth, etc.


Exhibitor Pricing

Super Early Bird Registration (by January 31st) - $150

Early Bird Registration (between February 1st and 28th) - $195

Standard Exhibitor Rate (beginning March 1st) - $250

Electric Hookup - $25

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


Price includes a 6' or 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 you a Shout Out on social media announcing you as an exhibitor for the event and linking over to your business information.

Photos from Previous Events