Thank you everyone for making WAD2016 a HUGE Success!


Thank you to each and every person that attended our 7th Annual Watermen’s Appreciation Day! To all of the volunteers, the sponsors, the donations, the musicians, celebrities and everyone in between!

There were so many fun things during this year’s event – the boat docking contest brought Governor Hogan, Del. Johnny Mautz and Sen. Addie Eckhardt, we also had Josh and Casey from television’s Deadliest Catch bring one of their Alaskan King Crabs, there were kids activities, the Anchor toss, and of course all of the exhibits at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, and the Buy Boats reunion! It was a great, but hot day, and a fun time was had by all!

In case you didn’t know, proceeds from events like this one, go towards a variety of watermen’s related causes and concerns. We always strive to support our own, especially in times of need, and we do all that we can to help continue to preserve and protect our way of life, and working for a living on the Chesapeake. Thank you again for supporting our organization, and supporting Talbot Watermen.


This year’s Watermen’s Appreciation Day t-shirts, and only a partial list of events!

WAD T-Shirt Boat Docking Contest WAD 2016 T-Shirt White Boots and Bushel of CrabsCheck out this year’s t-shirt design from CrabiGras!! These are hot! And they’ll be on sale ONLY at Watermen’s Appreciation Day! Get yours before they sell out! Awesome stuff!

A partial list of all of the things that will be happening this year at Watermen’s Appreciation Day:

10a – Gates & CBMM Exhibits, Kids activites, food, crafts open
Anchor Toss Competition
10a-12p –  Mark Potter of 94.3 WINX-fm Broadcasting LIVE
Pre-ordering for Crabs
11a-3p – Boat Docking Contest
12p-5p – Crabs!! (or until they’re gone)
12p-? Bird Dog & The Road Kings (Live Music from the Bandstand)
3p – Awards
4:30 – Silent Auction ends

Much, much more happening all day! Also our friends Josh & Casey will be joining us, and a couple of their big old Pacific Crabs, steaming them up, and showing us how to pick and eat their crabs!

Also, don’t forget, you can beat waiting in line by getting your tickets online through the CBMM website – follow this link:

Admission to the 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. event includes the boat docking contest, celebrity appearances, Buyboat reunion, and live music at $18 for adults, and $8 for children 6-17, with all children five years of age and under admitted free. CBMM members along with licensed watermen and their immediate families get discounted admission at $10 per adult, and $6 per children ages 6-17. Admission can be purchased online in advance on this page, with tickets also sold at the door the day of the event. Steamed crabs, beer, and additional food and beverages will be available for purchase. Please NO PETS or alcohol to brought to this event.