After properly cooking a lobster, its once-brown exoskeleton turns bright red, letting chefs know that it's both ready to serve and profoundly embarrassed for showing up without pants. Make a meal of deliciously mortified seafood with today's Groupon to the Rhode Island Seafood Festival at India Point Park. The festival is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 15. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get a festival outing for up to two people with $25 worth of food tickets and two drink tickets (a $30 value).
- For $25, you get a festival outing for up to four people with $40 worth of food tickets and four drink tickets (a $50 value).
Restaurants, breweries, artists, and nonprofits will congregate at the first-ever Rhode Island Seafood Festival to promote their wares while festival-goers scarf down succulent seafood from Rhode Island and southern New England. Clams burrow into fried dough balls ($6 for a dozen, $4.50 for a half-dozen), bathe in creamy pools of chowder ($5), and arrive freshly steamed from nearby stove saunas ($15). Festival vendors such as Matunuck Oyster Bar dish out mouthwatering bites while Aquidneck Honey dispenses beekeeper's honey collected from local hives. Newport Storm microbrews, Narragansett lagers and ales, and a plethora of soft drinks wash away traces of salty oceans and bitterness over ill-fated white-whale pursuits. Narragansett Beer proudly sponsors the 2011 festival alongside the Rhode Island chapter of the American Red Cross, Rescom Replacement Windows, and Yelp.
India Point Park hosts the Rhode Island Seafood Festival on its 18 acres of open space surrounded by more than 300 trees and walking paths along a 3,600-foot shoreline. The park's pier stage showcases numerous local musicians throughout the day, including Tig and Bean, Mark Culter, The Johnsons, and any disheveled shanty-crooners who happen to wash up onto shore.
Due to weather, the festival has been rescheduled for October 15, 2011.