People asked, and Sea Farms Seafood is making it happen!
August 17th, 3pm to 8pm at William’s Wharf, Rain or Shine
Mathews County is having its first ever Seafood Festival, and one of your favorite suppliers is hosting! This Mathews business has decided to give the community what it’s been asking for and, the best part? All of the proceeds of this year’s Seafarms Seafood Festival goes to Mathews first responders!
Get your Tickets in Advance
For $50 a person, you can enjoy all-you-can-eat seafood including oysters, clams, fish, shrimp, crabs, and sides of hush-puppies and coleslaw. Tickets also include two drink tickets at Mathews Rotary’s beer tent.
There will be live music by local artist, Matt Sease, and award-winning band, Tom Euler Trio against the beautiful back drop of the East River. The festival also features over 20 local craft vendors so make sure you bring cash as there will be no cards or ATM’s available at the Wharf! Bring your own chair and get ready for a great night!
Tickets are available for purchase at these businesses:
- The Seafood Shack (at the old Slaughter’s Texaco next to Food Lion)
- Chesapeake Bank (Mathews Branch)
- Mathews County Visitor & Information Center (the old Sibley’s General Store)
- M&M Building Supply (Mathews Courthouse location)
- Noble Pest Control
- Mathews Rescue Squad at Hudgins
- Mathews Lawn and Garden
Parking or Boating
Parking is free. You can park at Mathews High School or Thomas Hunter Middle School and catch the free shuttle to and from the festival. There will be handicap parking available at Williams Wharf Landing for those not able to board the shuttle. Otherwise, do not drive to the Wharf and expect parking, you will be turned around!
You are welcome to come by boat, but no docking or mooring is available on William’s Wharf. Boat Taxi will be available from your vessel. Anchor your vessel south of Williams Wharf Landing, clear of the channel and call Captain Howard Hudgins aboard the Tow Boat US on VHF Channel 10 or 804-815-8333. The cost will be $4 cash per person each time you board the taxi. Round trip will be $8 per person. Bring cash. You must be physically able to transfer from vessel to vessel. Boat Taxi will start at 2pm and end at 9pm. Intoxicated persons will not be allowed to leave on their vessel, VMRC and Coast Guard will be present.
Sea Farms has grown into an international seafood supplier based out of Hudgins in Mathews County, right on the Chesapeake Bay. This company has been around since 1987, when owner Ron Sopko opened this family-style seafood wholesale business.
You may have noticed that they’ve been growing – Sea Farms Seafood Shack now sits on Mathews Main Street Wednesdays through Saturdays in summer with fresh supplies of whatever you can get your hands on: shrimp, salmon, haddock, cod, lobster, oysters, clams, mahi, and more favorites are ready for you to purchase bay-to-table on any given week. Rob will hook you up!
Buy your tickets before they sell out available at the Mathews Visitor Center!!
More details regarding parking will be announced closer to the event. Don’t miss this legendary first annual Festival!
Interested in Volunteering?
This festival is only made possibly with the help of volunteers. They still need some to help with operations! If you are interested, please email email@example.com or call or text 804-724-9376 to sign up. Shifts are 4 hours long and will include free ticket entry to half of the festival.