This weekend was the Morehead City Seafood Festival. We went for the first time, last year. It's pretty much like all the other summer festivals. This year though, the $40 million dollar mega yacht, Sea Fair, was brought there by the Arts Council to host a fund raising event for the council. Artists donated their work to be shown aboard, 2 floors, of the yacht. I did bring my camera, obviously... but, on board, I didn't see anyone else with one, so I didn't take any pictures of the art. I really wanted to!
The top open deck area is a restaurant. That middle area that juts out at the back end is a bar. There were all kinds of $$ making events on board, all weekend. To board to see the exhibits was $10.00 or $15.00 if you don't want to stand in the long lines, which I just knew would be there. Also, I bought the tickets on line, at an addition $1.50 each, to avoid those same lines.
There were no lines. There were only 2 other people buying tickets and I had to wait until someone noticed we were standing all alone in the "Have my tickets" area. There was 3 ounces of Chardonnay for $7.00 that I enjoyed immensely from these tables. I didn't look out onto the pretty turquoise water of the Caribbean, but I did see this.
It says "US Environmental Protection Agency" ...... ? ? I don't know......
These houseboats for rent, seemed like a good idea for a family vacation,. I imagined Disney family moments . It seemed like a good idea, until I remembered....Who's gonna drive the darn thing? I don't know how to swim. I would have to pack all the clothes, and the food and I would be the one cooking all that food and picking up all those clothes. Thankfully, I came to my senses before I pursued that too far. Carnival... here I come.
We did arrive unfashionably early. Just an hour after the Sea Fair opened, so maybe later on there were lines. I'll tell myself that.
I have to add that I did just hear on the news that at the festival, they will crown the Flounder Queen. I've tried to verify that. Of all that I could find, the Queen was not mentioned. A few years ago, before we moved south, we went to the "Cheeseburger in Caseville Festival" in Caseville, Michigan. They had a "Fish Sandwich" Queen.
Oh, yes. that festival is all things Jimmy Buffett. The parade (which is called "The Parade of Tropical Fools") is about one mile long. Seriously. It goes on forever.
The Queens among the cheeseheads. I don't know if this is what those "Toddlers & Tiara" Moms are striving for, but I'm wondering who was on the committees that came up with those names.
The small town I lived in had a Blueberry Festival. Does your town celebrate with a festival too?