How to Get Cracking at the Irvington Crab Festival

When the calendar flips to August each year, it’s time to crack open some delicious seafood! The 2019 Irvington Crab Festival takes place on Saturday, August 10th, and it’s going to bring hundreds of foodies together at the Irvington Commons. It’s just a short walk away from the Hope and Glory Inn! Find out everything you need to know about this year’s celebration and get ready for a delicious experience. Feel free to make a weekend getaway out of it and explore the area with our free Vacation Guide, too. It’s full of recommendations for restaurants, historic sites, parks, and more near our inn!

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Fill up on Food and Fun at This Year’s Irvington Crab Festival

Bring Your Appetite

It might not come as a surprise that the Irvington Crab Festival will feature plenty of seafood! Doors open at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, and the event really kicks off once they start serving bushels of crabs at 5:00 p.m. It’s an all-you-can-eat feast, so feel free to take your fill! You’re also welcome to pair your meal with some of our medal-winning wines from The Dog and Oyster Vineyard while you’re there!

Explore the Museum

Don’t forget to fill your mind with fascination as you fill your stomach with tasty crabs! The Steamboat Era Museum will be open during the event, so curious attendees can explore the exhibits. One of the newest and most exciting displays is the Potomac Pilothouse that the museum’s staff has been restoring. It includes the crew quarters, captain’s quarters, and wheelhouse from a ship built in 1894!

Fun fact: The Potomac Pilothouse was once used as a summer cottage before it ended up at the Steamboat Era Museum!

Buy Tickets Early

Tickets always sell out for the Irvington Crab Festival, so make sure you get your hands on them early. The festival is well worth the admission cost, plus, you’re supporting the Steamboat Era Museum at their largest annual fundraising event. If you’d like, you can also participate in their silent auction to take home some fantastic prizes!

Stay Steps Away at the Hope and Glory Inn!

There’s only one thing that could make your experience even better — a luxurious stay within walking distance of the venue! That’s precisely what we offer at the Hope & Inn and Vineyard. After a restful night’s sleep, you can wake up to a delicious breakfast, unwind at the pool, and enjoy a wine tasting at our vineyard before heading over to the event. Then, continue your getaway by exploring all of the restaurants, shops, and attractions in town. It’s the recipe for the perfect weekend!

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