Gentle readers, 20,000 seafood lovers can’t be wrong.
The 32nd Annual St. Augustine Lions Seafood & Music Festival in St. Augustine this weekend.
The Lions usually draw about 20,000 festival goers from in and around northeast Florida.
And proceeds benefit Lions Club charities.
Stand by for seafood
By all accounts seafood any way you want it and by the ton.
One of the festival sponsors is Fresh From Florida Gulf Seafood.
The music just gets better & better
Of course, there’s live bluegrass, folk and country music.
This year’s headliner is local folk music heroes Lonesome Bert & the Skinny Lizards, with frontman Bert Hodge, Palatka, Fla., native.
If you haven’t heard their hits “Roswell” and “ What Do We Do When The Last Old Hippie Dies?” you’re in for a very special GR8RJax™ treat.
Then there are three more days of other regional and local favorites as well.
All little something for everyone
Here’s what else is in store:
- Pirate Landing & Pirate Magic
- Kids Zone
- Chances to win free groceries, cash & other prizes
- Over 100 arts & crafts exhibitors with affordable goods
In short, loosen up, re-up your fresh seafood quotient and shell out for a worthy cause.
32nd Annual St.Augustine Lion’s Seafood & Music Festival
- Fri., Mar. 1 3-9 p.m., Sat., Mar. 2, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun., Mar. 3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
- No pets or coolers allowed.
- Admission: $2, Kids under 12 & under FREE
- Francis Field,
- 29 W. Castillo Drive,
- St. Augustine, Fla. 32084
- Info Hotline: 904-825-0850
- Phone: 904-829-1753
- Fax: 904-824-4325
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Fun’s in the bag this weekend
For over three decades, the St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival has been providing a great time for visitors and supporting Lions Charities. “It is a huge event with over 20,000 people in attendance every year,” said Dominic Mercurio, Festival Chairman.
It’s all about the FreshFrom Florida seafood
Each March, chefs from around the Southeast migrate to the Old City for the St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival presented by Winn Dixie. It’s an opportunity for to win another accolade as they serve mouth-watering and seafood for your gastronomic delight. Offerings and cooking styles range broadly, and there’s a contest to win the right to claim the title of “Best of the Festival” in several categories, including Cajun, Asian, Mediterranean, Maryland, Floribbean, Southwest and Deep South styles of cooking. Also available and new for 2013 is Stalvey’s Famous BBQ. Several artisan food crafters will be onsite with jams, honey, sauces, breads, cakes, fudge and bavarian nuts.
Wholesome and affordable fun for the whole family
With adult admission at $2 a head and kids under 12 FREE, family fun is even easier on your pocketbook. Enjoy treats for the eyes in Arts & Crafts in the village treats for the ears with the music of Americana onstage. Younger family members will have a blast in the “Kids Zone” with rides and activities before heading to Pirate Landing for even more family fun. Arts and crafts exhibits of affordable gifts include glass, jewelry, woodworking, clothing, sports memorabilia, furniture and other fun handmade.