Surrounded by abundant magnolia trees and a main street protected by a gorgeous canopy of oak trees, the setting for the first annual Magnolia Springs Seafood Celebration couldn’t be more perfect. And the quaint town that boasts the only remaining river route mail delivery in the country is excited about being home base for an event that will raise awareness of the best-in-the-nation local seafood.
On Saturday, April 2, 2011, the town’s famed Jesse’s Restaurant will bring 10 area eateries head-to-head in an invitational competition. Using only local seafood, they may enter in the categories of fish, shrimp and baked oysters. Professional judges are eager to taste everything and announce winners in each category, as well as best of show. And, of course, you get to sample all of it.
The $25 general admission ticket ($75 VIP) includes not only the seafood but wine, microbrews and live musical entertainment from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Arts and crafts vendors will be showing off their best works—be prepared, because you won’t be able to ignore the strong whisper of “Take me home!” from the display cases and tables.
Magnolia Springs is beautiful enough to lure visitors just to be at peace in its surroundings. But the Magnolia Springs Seafood Celebration will create a delicious shift from quiet to festive. It’s a wonderful way to welcome a new season!
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