Cape May Crab and Beer Festival Photos 2014

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Cape May, NJ – The normally sedate Emlen Physick Estate on Washington Street was overrun with crowds Saturday at lunchtime looking for two things: crabs and beer. First, they had to wend their way through lines of all the typical vendors found at crafts and flea market fairs.

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Then, the hungry masses lined up not once but twice . The first line was to buy tickets for $10 crab cake sandwiches and $20 crabs in the shell. The second line was to redeem those tickets for food and beer.

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You could tell immediately who had attended the two previous crab festivals – they brought their own beach chairs and staked out spots under the trees. One man from a local campground said he had carefully guarded his group’s spot under a tree since 10 in the morning.

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Most of his group went for the crab cakes, but boxes of crabs were also available.  The event was sponsored by the Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities.

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