Annual Calvert County Watermen’s Festival and Boat Docking Competition is BACK ON! Event Set for September 17th

June 8, 2023

UPDATE 6/8/2023: The Calvert County Watermen’s Association’s announced on Wednesday, June 7th, the Festival and Boat Docking Competition is happening!

“We promise to do everything we can to make this the best event yet, but we need a little help from you getting the word out. Thank you for showing us so much support!!”

The event is set for the original date of Sunday, September 17, 2023!

UPDATE May 29, 2023: It is with heavy hearts that the Calvert County Watermen’s Association is announcing the cancellation of the Annual Watermen’s Festival and Boat Docking Competition.

The festival was scheduled for Sunday, September 17, 2023. The event allowed watermen the opportunity to connect with the people that buy our local seafood.

Unfortunately, due to budgeting concerns within the County, we feel it is necessary to cancel the festival. We would like to thank the sponsors, businesses, watermen, and especially the community who supported us over the years. You are the reason the event was successful, and we will miss the opportunity to celebrate the Bay with you.

The Calvert County Watermen’s Association was established in 1975 as a non-profit organization. The goal of the Calvert County Watermen’s Association is to improve water quality to ensure future harvest of seafood.

Our Association consists of local commercial watermen (full-time and part-time) who make their living harvesting seafood from local waterways. Within our website you’ll have an opportunity to learn more about our Association, the events in which we participate or organize, our interactions with the community and our relationships with businesses.

Starting at noon at Watermen’s Wharf at the end of Solomons Island. The Festival is perhaps best known for our Boat Docking Contest, during which work boats and charter boats compete within their divisions for cash, prizes and trophies. Never a dull moment, this is a spectacular event to watch! Beer, food and soft drink sales and exhibits by some of our sponsors will also be available. Live entertainment will be provided by Deanna Dove, the Island Girl herself.

This year we’ll also feature a Buoy Toss Contest for kids 7 and under, a Small Ahchor Toss (8-10 year olds) and a Large Anchor Toss for 11-14 year olds.SEATING IS LIMITED SO PLAN TO ARRIVE EARLY