Hungry fishermen are known to bend down by the waterside to let minnows, eager to escape life in a small pond, leap into their open mouths. Dine on fish that made it to the big city with today's Groupon: for $21, you will receive a festival package for the 30th-annual Havre de Grace Seafood Festival on Saturday, August 14, and Sunday, August 15, 2010. This package can be split over both festival days and will include:
- One souvenir glass filled with beer or soda ($7 value)
- Three beverage refills ($12 total value)
- $5 toward one item in the silent auction
- $2 off a crab cake
- $5 worth of raffle tickets
- Two tickets for admission to the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum ($6 total value, must be used on a festival day)
- One ticket for admission to the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum ($6 value, must be used on a festival day)
The Havre de Grace Seafood Festival has been showcasing seafood, locally made products, and the scenic seaside at Havre de Grace for 30 years. Festival-goers can peruse the extensive selection of oceanic eats and sample East Coast classics such as crab cakes and clam chowder, ideal for quelling hunger as well as ongoing West Coast feuds. The festival hosts nearly a hundred local arts and crafts and commercial vendors, who will be selling a bevy of precious objects, such as jewelry, clothing, pottery, and sculpture. Let the crisp bay air ruffle your tresses while you check out the festival's live music, which encourages the twisting of torsos and the coordinated shuffling of feet or flopping of mer-tails.
The museum admission tickets, which must be used on the days of the festival, grant you access to the Maritime Museum, a tribute to regional maritime history with exhibits covering the Chesapeake Bay area from 10,000 years ago, right up until the moment your nose touches the display glass. Sufferers of anatidaephobia, the fear of being watched by ducks, can conquer their fright at the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum, which features approximately 1,200 decorative decoys and folk-art carvings. There are numerous activities and shops in the city of Havre de Grace, including a beautiful wooden promenade along the Susquehanna River and the Concord Point Lighthouse. Shed lingering remnants of albatross-shooting guilt while secure in the knowledge that silent-auction bids and raffle contributions go toward a local charity.
The Havre de Grace Seafood Festival runs Saturday, August 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Havre de Grace
350 Commerce St.
Havre de Grace, Maryland 21078Get Directions