Ocean City will hold its annual Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab beauty pageant and crab races Wednesday, Aug. 16.

Families, kids, businesses and organizations are invited to enter their hermit crab in the annual beauty contest. The winning crustacean will receive the Cucumber Rind Cup and get to walk down a flowery runway.

Entry is free, and registration begins 5:30 p.m. at the Sixth Street beach. The pageant begins at 6.

The hermit crab races will be held immediately after the pageant on the Sixth Street beach. Watch as some of the fastest crabs in the universe compete for the King of Klutz plaque. For information call 609-399-6111.