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Poquoson Seafood Festival Readies for 38th Year with Food, Concerts, and Other Entertainment
Submitted by Gretchen Gochenour

PSFR imageThe City of Poquoson presents the 38th Annual Poquoson Seafood Festival October 19-21, 2018 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 and crafts show, dozens of food vendors and children’s area. The Annual Chesapeake Bay Workboat Races, will be held as a kick-off event on October 14, and details are on the Festival web-site www.poquosonseafoodfestival.com.  Both kick-off event and Festival 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 the Cub Cadet Municipal Stage. Local and regional legend Slapnation will appear on Friday night, October 19, 2018. On Saturday, October 20, 2018, join us for a great musical line-up including The Mullins Sisters, The Heather Edwards Band and Bad Ace. On Sunday, October 21, 2018 musical entertainment is expected to include Crazy X and Gator Head Band. Additional entertainment expected during Festival weekend includes the Poquoson High School Band, Poquoson Islanderettes, Poquoson Dance Academy, The River Gypsies, Soul Patch, Steve Forss Band, Lite Bru and Eric Insley, all appearing on the Taylor’s Do It Center Food Pavilion Stage.

The Poquoson Seafood Festival hosts the Poquoson Art League Juried Arts and Crafts Show, one of the larger arts and crafts shows and sales in the state of Virginia with approximately 170 artisans expected to exhibit a myriad of outstanding crafts and original art work throughout the weekend.

Living up to its name, the Poquoson Seafood Festival offers some savory dishes from the surrounding waters in the 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. Items are available both for the land and seafood lover.

Also, don’t miss the many exhibitors found along Municipal Drive who will have items of sale and interest.

Additionally, Festival-goers will want to avail themselves of the exhibits and other activities found on Daily Press Municipal Field. Included among them: Strolling Entertainment throughout the weekend by Monroe the Magnificent, The Teeny Tiny Farm’s Baby Petting Zoo, and other family fun with exhibits and amusement rides. Children’s entertainment will also be on the Taylor’s Do It Center Food Pavilion Stage featuring, Rainbow Puppets Productions, Inc. for shows both Saturday and Sunday.

 





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