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Dining Planner: Seafood in Sarasota, veggies in Tampa and pie in Zephyrhills

Finding a good bowl of seafood chowder shouldn’t be a problem at the Sarasota Seafood and Music Festival this weekend.

Finding a good bowl of seafood chowder shouldn’t be a problem at the Sarasota Seafood and Music Festival this weekend.




Go fish at the Sarasota Seafood and Music Festival, an inaugural fete that celebrates Sarasota's local seafood and entertainment. Expect seafood vendors, menu items from local restaurants made from indigenous and sustainable foods, cooking demonstrations, fishing workshops, arts and crafts, exhibits and live music by regional and national artists including Holey Miss Moley, Aland Music, Kettle of Fish, Sarasota Steel Pan and others. It's free, but food and drink (the main event, of course) are extra. Selby Five Points Park, 1331 First St., Sarasota. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.




Take a break from the meat beat and celebrate all things vegan and vegetarian at Veg Out 2016!, a festival with local veggie-friendly vendors, vegan and vegetarian bites, healthy living talks, yoga workshops and other activities. VIP tickets include early admission, two drink tickets and a tote bag. $5, 12 and younger free (general). $25-$30 (VIP). Creative Loafing Event Space, 1911 N 13th St., Tampa. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (813) 739-4879.



Pie Town returns as thousands of pie lovers, bakers and tasters converge at the annual Zephyrhills Pie Festival pie-topia with the famous unlimited pie buffet, pie-eating contest, bake-off with prizes, artists and crafters. There's a Most Creative Apron contest, an interactive Pie in a Cup for kids, Pie Smash and a Guinness Book of World Records attempt for "World's Largest Gathering of People Eating Pie." Bring a non-perishable food item for Meals on Wheels. Free, $10 each unlimited pie buffet/Pie Smash/Pie-Eating Contest, $5 bakeoff entry. Zephyr Park, 38116 Fifth Ave., Zephyrhills. (727) 674-1464. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday.

Dining Planner: Seafood in Sarasota, veggies in Tampa and pie in Zephyrhills 01/20/16 [Last modified: Friday, January 22, 2016 11:30am]
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