Join us for the 13th annual Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off and free street festival, happening on the Second Saturday in July 2018. The event is a free access street festival along the 500 block of Poplar Street and the 400 block of Race Street, plus a ticketed tasting of delicious crab dishes prepared by local restaurants. Event begins at 5pm and ends at 10pm.
The Crab Cook-Off Competition portion of the event is ticketed and features 11 local restaurants competing to win your vote for best crab dishes in four categories, plus an overall winner. Advance price tickets are on sale now through July 11th! Tickets day of available and depend on availability. Cash and Credit Cards are accepted. A LIMITED number of tickets are available, and typically sell out!
Purchased tickets are redeemable the day of the event for your tasting ballot to try each delicious dish and vote for your favorite in each category including best crab dip, crab soup, crab cake/ball, and specialty crab dish. Tasting begins at 5pm and ends at 8pm. Stick around for live music and dancing in the street with Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys!
The street festival features a crab picking competition, local musicians perform throughout the evening, and a dedicated kid’s zone with games, competitions, and crafts! Restaurants and street vendors serve a variety of food.
Schedule of Events:
2pm to 7pm – Day of Ticket Sales – Buy your Day Of Tickets while they last at our Gay / Race Street Ticket Booth, check in and exchange your tickets for taste ballots here too! Get here early to exchange your ticket for your ballot!
5pm – 8pm Crab Dish tasting & voting
8:15pm Judge’s Choice Winner’s Announced
Local Live Music – 5pm – 10pm
Contests: get here early to register for the kid’s watermelon eating and hula hoop contests! registration opens up at 5pm in the Kid’s Zone.
Various Dance Performances 6pm – 8pm.