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Oct 7, 2012 06:20 AM

Boston Seafood Festival at Pavilion

Did anyone attend? Was it a worthwhile endeavor?

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  1. Yes definitely. Good turn out of people and restaurants. Hope they do it next year. I bet it will be even bigger. Huge success

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    1. re: sherylga

      hmm doesnt really tell much nor did the website. What exactly goes on there? What was available to eat? etc etc...

      1. re: hargau

        and what extra did you have to pay for what food? I love the idea and concept,but really hope they will do a better job of marketing and giving info next year. But maybe minimal info brought out the maximum number of participants they could handle? Seriously. I wish them the best but I too went to the website and just saw a lot of "more info coming soon" two days before. As someone not-so-tech-savvy who used to update websites for paid employment, I know it's not that difficult with minimal skills, especially to add a PDF to download. Glad it worked for them, a worthy cause and glad the weather worked out and hope to do it next year.

        1. re: Madrid

          I sat on the xway north behind an accident for 30 minutes and a few different stations informally talk about it. Traffic all day heading in and out if Boston was crazy. With the great weather I bet they did well.

        2. re: hargau

          Yes you did pay extra for food after you went in but it was very reasonable. Example under the big pavilion tent you got lobster, steamers, mussels, corn on the cob etc for $20.00. All the side "shack" areas had different restaurants... Daily Catch (wonderful calamari), Yankee Lobster (awesome fried shrimp/they gave out free chowder) .. there was sushi, yummy soft shelled crabs, and a great veggie burger ..can't remember all restaurant names. About 12-14 of them. There was a live band too. Arts and crafts. There was a shucking :) Steady stream of people. It was the first year so I'd expect more next year as they grow.

      2. We happened to be on the roof deck of the Legal Seafood next door at Liberty Wharf. We could see a tent with a "Summer Shack" sign on it. We could see people, but it wasn't crowded and there weren't any lines to get in, and it was around 1 p.m.

        1. Bringing up last years thread back up it's this weekend, anybody have any advice about going to the festival not the gala??


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          1. re: lc02139

            I am so sorry that I didn't see this until too late. It was a wonderful event. Perfect weather. Hope you made it!