Thursday, September 15, 2011

Calling all shrimp lovers!

From time to time, Talkin’ Tourism likes to actually go to an event and not just promote it on the show. So, we're excited to share that this Friday, we're taking a field trip and broadcasting live from the Treasure Coast Nautical Flea Market and Shrimp Festival, which is occurring September 16, 17 and 18 at the Martin County, Stuart, Florida Fair Grounds!

Local events, like this one, do contribute to tourism. As a three-day event, believe it or not, there will be attendees who will make a long weekend of it, boosting hotel occupancy and activity in general during the Treasure Coast's slow season. 

This nautical and shrimp-themed event, produced by Talkin’ Tourism show sponsors Unique Events Florida and AllSports Productions has something for all marine and boating enthusiasts, as well as connoisseurs of delectable shrimp and entertainment lovers. Scores of vendors will offer marine related items both new and used, including boats and engines, dive gear, fishing tackle, clothing, jewelry, home decor and more. (Might be a great kick-off for your holiday shopping!)

Word has it that there will be more types of shrimp served than Forrest Gump could list in the movie. Entertainment? Well some of the best regional acts (The Ohana Band, Category 5, and Nouveaux Honkies) are lined up to keep the fairgrounds a rockin’! Proceeds from the event benefit a great cause— the Connor Moran “Hope Floats” program and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2011 Light the Night Walk.

As always, this week's show will include Bahamas flavor, including news from The Bahamas Out Island Promotion Board, which has just announced a new promotion that will certainly benefit those boaters planning a trip to the Out Islands of the Bahamas over the next nine months. What is it? Tune in tomorrow at 10:05 a.m. (WPSL 1590 AM or to found out!

Will Robin and Gary be crowned the honorary Shrimp Queen and King of the Treasure Coast Nautical Flea Market & Shrimp Festival. Who knows! Julie Lentine always has surprised up her sleeves, just like the hosts and producers of Talkin' Tourism.

Here are specifics on the Treasure Coast Nautical Flea Market & Shrimp Festival
  • WHEN:  Friday, Saturday and Sunday (September 16, 17 & 18, 2011)
  • WHERE:  Martin County Fairgrounds
  • TIME:  Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • WHAT:  Food, Shopping, Entertainment, Interactive Kids Zone, Free Parking
  • ADMISSION:  Friday $7 per person / Saturday $5 per person / Sunday $3 per person; kids under 10 FREE
See you tomorrow from the Treasure Coast Nautical Flea Market & Shrimp Festival!!

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