World Record Number of Duck Dogs in Crisfield, MD at BIG Little Townfest, August 9-10

Duck Dog event flyer

IYKYK!  Crisfield is a quiet little town at the very end of the Chesapeake Country designated All-American Road on the Eastern Shore of Maryland known for crabs, ducks AND that it likes to do things BIG!  Last year it hosted the World’s Largest Rubber Duck and this year’s world record will be for the most “duck dogs” (Golden, Labrador and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers–other duck loving dogs are invited, too!). 

The August 9-10th, 12-6pm event for dog owners and lovers will stretch from the beautiful shores of American Legion Post #16 and Wellington Beach along Crisfield’s waterfront to the City Dock and J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum

This BIG Little Townfest will be a dog’s dream come true with special beach swims, pier jumping, talent contests, doggie art, boat rides to Janes Island beach or around the Crisfield waterfront, demonstrations and a treat scavenger hunt!! 

Of course the humans will also get to enjoy music, food and drink concessions, vendors, free museum tours and kids activities, but we ALL know it’s about the DUCK DOGS–did we mention the treat scavenger hunt?! 

There will be an aerial photo each day at 3:00pm to show all the dogs throughout the town.  

All the proceeds for this event will go to Friends of Crisfield and veterans/first responders with service dogs, including U.S. Kennels.

Visit to see more information and to register for the event.  

It is obviously summer in the southernmost city in Maryland and it may be hot for this event, but there are cooling breezes coming off the Bay, shady areas throughout town and plenty of water!  Our official golden retriever Grand Marshal, Kona, expressed that “show dogs” may want to stay home in the air conditioning while her thousands of “blue collar” dogs enjoy the sand and sunshine. Bring your own chairs and umbrellas to set up and stay a while at the beach and grassy entertainment areas around the Legion. Can we get a Woof, Woof!