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Maryland BBQ & Seafood Festivals
August 2013
Everyone knows I love small town festivals and when those festivals are centered around great food it's even better. The Maryland State Barbecue Championship and Barbecue Festival in Bel Air featured delicious BBQ prepared by championship teams. As if we hadn't eaten enough, the next day we went to Havre de Grace for their Seafood Festival and even more delicious food.

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4-01 Music Stage 4-02 BBQ Meat 4-03 Hess BBQ Stand
Live music at the Maryland State Barbecue Festival in Bel Air
There's no shortage of meat at the barbecue festival
Championship barbecue teams selling their delicious food
4-04 Hess BBQ Stand 4-06 BBQ Sandwich 4-07 McCormick Booth
Championship barbecue teams selling their delicious food
Fresh made barbecue. So good!
The McCormick spice company booth was one of the most popular because they were giving away free spices!
4-08 BBQ Fest 5-01 Chesapeake Bay 5-04 Promenade & Bayou Inn
Championship barbecue teams selling their delicious food
Looking out over the Chesapeake Bay from Havre de Grace
The Havre de Grace boardwalk promenade & Bayou Inn
5-05 Seagull 5-06 Concord Point Lighthouse 5-08 End of Susquehanna River Marker
Seagull on the Chesapeake
Concord Point Lighthouse in Havre de Grace
Marking the spot where the Susquehanna River ends at the Chesapeake Bay
5-09 Duck 5-10 Promenade 5-11 Gazebo
Duck on the Chesapeake
The Havre de Grace boardwalk promenade
The Havre de Grace boardwalk promenade
5-13 ATM Trailer 5-14 Seafood Festival 5-15 Carver
An ATM trailer? I had no idea such a thing had been invented.
Havre de Grace Seafood Festival
Wooden bowl carving demonstration
5-16 Potato Tower 5-17 Seafood Unlimited Stand 5-18 Crayfish
I couldn't begin to count the number of people I saw carrying around "potato towers"
Seafood Unlimited is the name of this booth but describes the whole festival
Lots and lots of crayfish
5-19 Lobster Bites 5-20 Cheese Sauce 5-21 Seafood
Louisiana lobster bites
One very large vat of cheese sauce
Lots and lots of delicious seafood!
5-22 Bacon Wrapped Scallops 5-23 Soft Shelled Crab 5-24 Oriole Chirp Ice Cream
Bacon wrapped scallops
No visit to a seafood festival in Maryland is complete without a softshell crab
This cup of Kilby Cream ice cream was so good we travelled to their dairy on the way home
5-25 Bayou Hotel 4-09 Box Hill Pizzaria Crab Cakes
The Bayou Hotel
Box Hill Pizzaria's crab cakes were some of the best we've ever had!



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