Each fall, thousands flock to Ruskin to indulge in seafood and enjoy the cool weather at the annual Ruskin Seafood Festival at E.G. Simmons Park. Here's your guide to this year's festival, which takes place Saturday and Sunday.
Jessica Vander Velde, Times Staff Writer
Tony's Seafood Restaurant will bring its award-winning clam chowder down from Cedar Key. In June, the chowder won first place at the 28th annual Schweppes Great Chowder Cook-Off in Rhode Island. The festival will feature 21 food vendors, offering lots of deep fried and fresh fare.
Arts and crafts
Twenty-seven vendors will sell jewelry, paintings, carvings and more. Apollo Beach potter Barbara DeTullio will showcase her handmade pottery.
For the kids
The children's area features a clown, games, a bouncy house, a hands-on workshop hosted by Home Depot, pony rides and stage shows. Around noon, CAPOWHAT, a two-person team, will perform capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian art that combines music, dance, games and martial arts.
Check out boat displays, including one from the U.S Coast Guard. Ruskin's Sanchez Brothers Custom Fabrication will bring examples of customized additions.