Ruskin Seafood Festival draws large crowds
South Shore’s largest annual community event drew thousands of visitors this year to E.G. Regional Simmons Park in Ruskin. Its scenic venue, live music, fresh seafood and family-friendly atmosphere brought folks from around Tampa Bay and beyond to enjoy the 30th annual event.
Sponsored by the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce, the festival included about 100 business, nonprofit and food vendors, a boat and RV display and mostly free kids’ area this year.
Eileen Eletto, of Apollo Beach, said she had a great time. She brought along her Dachshund, Ava, her new neighbor and her neighbor’s Chihuahua, Brutus.
“It was so much fun,” she said. “It was a sunny day, lovely weather. The vendors, including those in the food court, offered a nice variety of items, and the music was great. And there were so many dogs. Ava had such a good time meeting them!
“All in all, I’d give it a big thumbs up!”