Seafood Festival Features Fresh Fish, Halloween Costume Contest

John's Pass celebration returns this weekend with culinary delights, family fun

Thursday, October 28, 2010

St. Pete/Clearwater, FL (October 28, 2010) - One of the area's most celebrated seafood festivals returns this weekend with an assortment of family-friendly activities, including a Halloween costume contest for kids.

For more than a quarter-century, the John's Pass Seafood Festival has delighted visitors and locals alike, serving up a bevy of fresh finds from the Gulf of Mexico. 

Dedicated to Fishermen Lost at Sea, the annual two-day celebration is free to attend and is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 30 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 31.

Arts and crafts from more than 50 local and regional artists will be on display and available for purchase. A street dance, fishing expo, children's area and the Village's unique shops help make the event about more than just the eats.

Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes and trick or treat throughout the festival. A costume contest will take place on Saturday at 3 p.m. and all participants will receive a prize.

An abundance of parking is easily accessible from the 129th and 131st Avenue entrances to the Village. Free additional parking is available at Madeira Beach Middle School (591 Tom Stuart Causeway), with free shuttle service to and from the festival.

For more information on the John's Pass Seafood Festival, please visit

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For more information:
Contact: Public Relations Manager Josh Hall:
Phone: 727.464.7223

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