2015 Boat Docking Sign Up

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Talbot Watermen Association, Inc. is proud to announce you can now pre register for our Boat Docking Contest August 9th!!!  Some of the rules have changed for 2015 so please see our Boat Docking Chairman, Barney Kastel or call him at 410-745-2818 from 7am-4pm. Our contest this year is limited to the first 20 boats in the adult class to pre register so please do not wait as there is no exceptions. We are still holding our youth division which Bryan & Sons LLC is Sponsoring! Please come see us!

Monthly Meeting

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Our next Talbot Watermen Association meeting is Sunday the 13th of July at 7am at Chesapeake Landing. All are welcome. Please contact Jason Schmidt or Pat Jones if you need any more information.

Sunday Aug. 9 – 6th Annual Watermen’s Appreciation Day & Crab Feast

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6th Annual Watermen’s Appreciation Day & Crab Feast

Sunday, August 9, 2015
10 am – 5 pm

2015 Watermen’s Day Admission Pricing
Pricing includes the boat docking contest, guest appearances from the Deadliest Catch’s Edgar Hansen, live music with Bird Dog & the Road Kings, kid’s activities and much more. Food and drink are extra cost.


$18 Adult
$10 CBMM Member Adult & Licensed Watermen Adult*
$8 Children 6-17
$6 CBMM Member Child & Licensed Watermen Child*
FREE Children 5 & Under

*Must show license

STEAMED CRABS: Price to be announced

*Absolutely NO CARRY-ON Alcohol is permitted for this event. All alcohol must be purchased on premise with a valid ID.

The 6th Annual Watermen’s Appreciation Day comes to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD on Sunday, August 9 to celebrate Chesapeake watermen and their heritage. This year’s festival features a reduced price, which includes a “watermen’s rodeo” boat docking contest, live music, and celebrity appearances.

Steamed crabs, beer, and other foods and beverages will be available for purchase. More food vendors are also being added to the festival to alleviate the long lines the event has seen in the past.
Beginning at 11 a.m., you can watch professionals in a spirited boat docking contest along Fogg’s Cove. Children’s on-the-water activities include a Pot Pie skiff rowing competition, with prizes awarded. Starting at noon, the classic rock, country, and blues sounds of Bird Dog and the Road Kings will have people tapping their toes and dancing along the museum’s waterfront as the region’s favorite band plays live from the historic Tolchester Beach Bandstand. Also beginning at noon, the day’s catch of steamed crabs, will be available for purchase, in addition to beer, water, soda, hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream, and more. Kids and families can enjoy games and activities throughout the day, including model boat building, a rowing competition, and more. Scenic river cruises aboard the museum’s 1920 buyboat, Winnie Estelle, will take festival-goers out on the Miles River throughout the day.

Bids can be placed on a number of silent auction items, including work by noted Chesapeake artist Marc Castelli, alongside the museum’s Small Boat Shed. Silent auction bids can be made up until 4:30 p.m., with proceeds supporting oyster restoration projects on the Bay.

Throughout the day, festival-goers can get an up-close view of the museum’s floating fleet of historic Chesapeake vessels, along with a selection of working watermen’s boats. Festival admission also includes entrance to CBMM’s new special exhibit, Carvers at the Crossroads: Sharing Ideas, Techniques and Styles across the Chesapeake’s Susquehanna Flats, which opened April 12. During the festival, visitors will have full access to CBMM’s 12 exhibit buildings, including the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse.

Admission to the 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. event will be collected at the gate the day of the event and includes the boat docking contest, celebrity appearances, and the Bird Dog and the Road Kings performance at $18 for adults, and $8 for kids 6-17, with all children under six admitted for free. Museum members along with licensed watermen and their families get discounted admission at $10 per adult, and $6 per child ages 6-17. Boat rides, steamed crabs, beer, and additional food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Proceeds benefit CBMM and the Talbot County Watermen’s Association.

All You Can Eat Crabs Are back!! 2014

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Watermen’s Appreciation Day (Sunday, August 10, 2014 at CBMM – St. Michaels)
Crab Pricing Announced:
$20 All-you-can-eat (while they last!)
(Purchase crabs at the crab tent)

$18 Adults
$10 CBMM Member or Licensed Watermen Adult (please show license)
$ 8 Children 6-17
$ 6 (CBMM Member Child & Licensed Watermen Child (please show license)
FREE Children 5 and under

Watermens Appreciation Day 2014

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9 am- Gates open

Browse our silent auction and our booths, come and meet Edgar Hansen and Nick Maver and Jake Anderson or take a ride on the Whinnie Estel a Chesapeake bay Buy Boat built in 1920 in smith Island Md

11 am Crabs Served by our local watermen. and the Boat docking will kick off with the small boat competition.

12pm Live music by Bird Dog and the Road kings.

Directly after the boat docking finishes trophies will be given to the winners at the band stand. also

The pot pie skiff rowing for the kids and adults. Make sure to stop by out information table and sign up.

4pm the silent auction will close.

This year we will be accepting Credit Cards at our T-shirt booth and silent Auction.

Meet Celebrity guest stars Edgar Hansen, Jake Anderson, and Nick Mavar from Deadliest catch.

This year pride Of Baltimore will be offer Rides

Work Horse Farm petting zoo.
Build a boat

Get you tickets now and save the wait in line.

Question please call 410-745 -5011
or email talbotwatermen@hotmail.com

Pricing For 2014Watermen’s Day Aug 10,2014

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Gate prices for watermens day!$18admission (adults) – $8 admissions (kids 6-17)$10admission (adult museum members) – $10 admission (adult licensed watermen )$6 admission (child museum members) -$6 admission (child of licensed watermen)
Tickets include: Boat Docking contest, live music, guest appearances and all CBMM exhibits.

Maryland Steamed Crabs, beer ,soda and food will be available for purchase.