The festival begins today (Friday) at
About 35,000 to 45,000 people usually attend the three-day festival each year, the festival's organizer,
The festival is put on by the nonprofit
"They put a lot of passion into really making it a welcome festival for people that come into visit
Peters said the festival helps bring in people from the Mid-Atlantic region, including many who have not visited
"It's a nice way to experience our town and what we have to offer," she said.
Friday evening's entertainment includes a concert headlined by classic rock band Three Dog Night. The band released its first album in 1969 and is known for hit songs such as "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)," "Joy to the World" and "An Old Fashioned Love Song."
The concert, which will be held in the swale of the
Concert tickets can be purchased by visiting the festival website; as of Wednesday, tickets were still available for lawn seating at
Admission to all other Seafood Festival activities is free.
The Friday festivities end at
Seafood will be available from 32 vendors; visitors can also take in arts and crafts from 120 additional vendors, plus a raffle, silent auction, classic car show and live music from local and regional acts.
"We have artisans, crafters, and you can't beat the location overlooking the
The Seafood Festival is one of several major events taking place in
The 25th annual Fiore Winery Wine, Jazz & Art Festival will be held
The crowds are also expected to return to
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