Friday, October 19th-Sunday, October 21st--The City of Poquoson presents the 32nd Annual Poquoson Seafood Festival October 19-21, 2012 in Poquoson Municipal Park, 830 Poquoson Avenue, Poquoson, VA 23662. The Festival honors the Working Watermen of the Chesapeake Bay and the rich coastal heritage of Poquoson. It includes musical entertainment, juried arts & crafts show, dozens of food vendors, children’s area, and coastal kick-off events including a Work Boat Race at Messick Point on September 30th, a 5K Run/Walk on October 6th, and a Fishing Tournament with weigh-in at White House Cove Marina on October 13th. The events are all family-oriented and offer something for everyone.
Holding with its rich tradition, the festival will feature outstanding Regional and Local musical entertainment on Wells Fargo Municipal Stage. Local and Regional Legend Slapwater will appear on Friday night, October 19, 2012. On Saturday, October 20, 2012, join us for a great musical line-up including Excess Baggage, SNS Blues & Soul, The Heather Edwards Band and The Super Jazz Band. On Sunday, October 21, 2012 musical entertainment is expected to include Tailgate Down and America’s Got Talent Semi-Finalist Bria Kelly, a member of the band Kindred Place. Additional entertainment expected during festival weekend includes The River Gypsies, Tim Morgan, Steve Forss, Ricky Firth, L.F. Edwards and the Poquoson High School Band, all appearing on the Taylor’s Do It Center Food Pavilion Stage.
As in years past, the Poquoson Seafood Festival hosts the Poquoson Art League Juried Arts & Crafts Show, one of the larger arts and crafts shows and sales in the state of Virginia with approximately 155 artisans expected to exhibit a myriad of outstanding crafts and original art work.
Living up to its name, the Poquoson Seafood Festival offers some savory dishes from the surrounding waters in the Farm Fresh Food Pavilion. Crab cakes, shrimp, oysters, clams, clam chowder, soft shell crabs, catfish, she crab soup, and many other festival favorites will be available for purchase.
Also, don’t miss the many exhibitors found along Municipal Drive who will have items of sale and interest.
Get more details at www.poquosonseafoodfestival.com