If you live anywhere near Virginia Beach you must have heard about the Mid Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge. If you have not, July 11, 2009 is the day to go to the Oceanfront and see what it is all about. To be honest with you I have never heard of it, but then again I don't own a hermit crab.
Those with hermit crabs bring them down to 30th Street to race on the 8 foot track specially made for crabs. Lovingly referred to the "Crustation 500" the winner receives the "Order of the Mercury Claw" trophy. If you crab is more like a turtle and just can not seem to put the pedal to the metal the Miss Curvaceous Crustacean Beauty Pageant maybe what you are looking for. Crabs are judged on their beauty as well has how well they decorate there homes.
The events are schedule from 10:00-2:00 PM.