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Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge

The Crab is King at this one-of-a-kind event that’s fun for the whole family!

The Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge was named to TripAdvisor.com's 2010 list of the Wackiest Summer Events in America and to the New York Daily News 2012 list of the top 10 Wackiest Festivals in the WORLD. In 2012, a film crew from the popular BBC children’s show “All Over the Place,” broadcast in Scotland, filmed the event.

Registration begins at 9:30am and all participants must be registered by NOON in order to race.

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 09:30 to 15:00

Last modified: March 24, 2016

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