Saturday, March 24, 2012
10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Above Average Entertainment and Main Street Fort Pierce, Inc. are excited to combine the “Taste of the Sea” Seafood Festival and the Sandy Shoes Festival together for a day of great food, music and competitions. If you love fresh seafood and enjoy having a day of fun with your family; join us on Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm. at Veteran’s Memorial Park,600 N. Indian River Drive in beautiful Downtown Fort Pierce. Admission is free.
Bev Smith Automotive Group is the Title Sponsor for the “Taste of the Sea” Seafood Festival & Sandy Shoes Festival. Frank Gonzalez and the Bev Smith Automotive Groups are excited to join forces with Fort Pierce Main Street to sponsor the Taste of the Sea Seafood Festival and the Sandy Shoes Festival. Frank says “Great food, fun and entertainment will be on the agenda so make certain that you mark your calendars for this exciting event”.
This year’s Festival has a lot to offer the community. Each year our Arts and Craft section increases to bring the public a wide variety of handmade crafts and merchandise to choose from, as well as the non-profit organizations that are there to promote their organizations and provide activities. There will be the Lil Mr.& Ms. Taste of The Sea Seafood pageant. Professional food vendors will be featuring over 75 various items from shrimp kabobs and lobster rolls to Dee’s World famous conch fritters and for those appetites shore-side, we offer land-loving BBQ, burgers, hotdogs and various snack items.
For your music enjoyment there will be entertainment scheduled throughout the day. At 12:00 pm (noon) the Main Stage will come alive featuring favorite local bands Jon Sills, Rustico Drop, Felix Moss & the Easy People Band, the Wildcard Band, and the Humdingers.Budweiser is the Main Stage Sponsor.Main Street is proud to have partnered with Southern Eagle on their events for over 20 years. Budweiser will feature Land Shark Pale Lager, along with local favorites Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob Ultra and Stella Artios as the beer of the festival
Seacoast National Bank is the sponsor of the 2012 Iron Chef Competition. Contributing sponsors include Nelson’s Family Farms and Pelican Seafood. Originated by popular Food Network show, four local restaurants will compete for the right to be called the top restaurant in St. Lucie County for a year. Invited local chefs will be given the same ingredients and time to prepare memorable dishes for the judges. The Iron Chef Competition will begin at 11:00 am.
Waste Management, Inc. is the sponsor of this year’s Citrus Squeeze Off. The Citrus Squeeze Off is a tradition dating back to the beginning of Sandy Shoes Festivals. This is an exciting competition and due to our citrus industry brings some St. Lucie County history to the festival.Pat Alleywill be on hand to MC the competition as local businesses, schools, and community leaders squeeze grapefruits for the top prize – Community Bragging Rights. The Squeeze Off begins at 1:00 pm. and FPUA will be back to defend their title.
The Chowder Cup Competition is sponsored by The Original Tiki Bar, Cobb’s Landing and Bluewater Beach Grill. This competition is open to restaurants, private and home chefs all competing for the title of Chowder Cup Champion. Join the fun and excitement as talented chefs compete for the glory of the BEST CLAM CHOWDER! More than just a culinary competition, the fun event has featured participants dressed as scuba divers, mermaids, and even as a Clam Fairy. The competition features two divisions: Individual and Professional and visitors may pay $1-$3 to sample the clammy concoctions. Public tasting begins at noon. For more information please contact the Chowder Committee: 772-985-2083.
Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute is the proud sponsor of the Kids Zone. Kids will enjoy a variety of games, Lawnmower Train, and activities. All in Fun will have a 22’ high dual lane slide, a bounce house and more. The kids will enjoy a Giant Sand Box, Coloring Wall and Face Painting.
The Taste of the Sea Seafood Festival and the SandyShoes Festival – the Ultimate Seafood Celebration!
Join us Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm. at Veteran’s Memorial Park
600 N. Indian River Drive Fort Pierce.
Admission is free.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
10:00 am - 10:00 pm Festival Hours
10:00 am – 10:00 pm Arts & Crafts Show
10:00 am – Dark Kids Zone Activities
11:00 am 12:30 pm Iron Chef Competition
12:00 noon – 4:00 pm 2012 Treasure Coast Chowder Cup
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Citrus Squeeze Off
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Lil Mr.& Ms. Taste of The Sea Seafood pageant
11:00 am - 11:45am Jon Sills
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Rustico Drop
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Felix Moss & the Easy People
5:30 pm - 7::30 pm the Wildcard Band
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm the Humdingers
Title Sponsor: Bev Smith Automotive Group
Main Stage Sponsor: Budweiser
Presenting Sponsors: Clear Channel Media and Entertainments WAVE 92.7 and OLDIES 103.7, Cobb’s Landing/The Original Tiki Bar/Bluewater Beach Grill, Goldstein, Schmitt, & Wade, PL, Seacoast National Bank, Lawnwood Regional Medical Center/St. Lucie Medical Center, St. Lucie News Tribune, Waste Management
Supporting Sponsors: All In Fun, Inc., Boyd Law Firm, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Nelson Family Farms, Park’s Rental, Pelican Seafood, Reliable Poly-Johns, Sign Edge, Treasure Coast Happens.com, Treasure Coast Parenting Magazine, Inc., Varsity Sports Shop
For more information, sponsorship or volunteer opportunities on the Sandy Shoes Festival call theMain StreetFort Pierceoffice at 772-466-3880 or email
Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org;
Kevin at 772-985-2083 or email: email@example.com.