We've been going to the annual De Soto Seafood Festival for years. Real Old Man loves it because
he's nuts about all seafood. I don't care for a lot of seafood but I do love shrimp and stone crab. What I love most about the festival is people watching. And good lord, but a lot of people were there Saturday night! It was the biggest crowd I've ever seen attend. Or maybe it just seemed that way because the area where it was held was fenced in this year and seemed to consist of a smaller area than previous years. Anyway, there was a huge crowd and plenty of vendors offering a wide array of seafood, plus a pizza booth and several barbecue stands.
It was fun to see so many dogs enjoying the beautiful evening with their people. This pup was so scared I felt bad for him. Poor guy kept his tail firmly tucked between his legs.
The Manatee River made a beautiful back drop to the festival-
Look at those gorgeous blue eyes!
These guys couldn't stand still long enough for a photo-
I love this manatee mama and baby statue-
This artist's booth stood out from all the rest. Such beautiful work. Be sure and visit her website to see more of her work.
This little cutie was taking a sit down break-
What a face! Gotta love him-
Just some of the yummy food available-
And great barbecue-
These pups had it made in a double decker stroller-
This guy was colorful!
Look at this big boy!
And another big boy-
All in all it was a wonderful night. We came home tired but with full tummies. Tomorrow is the big plant sale at Tropiflora so look for more photos...
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