The first weekend of November is upon us and so is our South Shore staple: the Ruskin Seafood Festival.

Beginning this Saturday, November 5th at 10am and continuing into Sunday until 4pm, the Tampa Bay community will gather at E.G. Simmons Park to enjoy good food, good music, and good company. Take in the natural beauty of our Gulf of Mexico fed waters whilst sampling fresh seafood and cuisine.

Make it a memorable family adventure with the kids and grandkids under the sun and beautiful skies. Stick around for the varieties of live music and don't be afraid to experiment with that intriguing looking dish or curious spices!

Please visit the official website of the event for more information about admission cost, volunteering, and vendors. Don't forget to head over to the Festival's Facebook page to Like and Share with your friends and family!

Venue: E.G. Simmons Regional Park of Hillsborough County
            2401 19th Ave NW
            Ruskin, FL 33570

"Developed from 258 acres of native mangroves with open land areas and intertwined with waterways, the park also includes 200 acres of mangrove swamp that has been especially reserved for a bird and wildlife sanctuary ... Visitors can also take a leisurely walk along the 700 foot of beach along Tampa Bay, play a few rounds of volleyball, fish on the pier and waterbank, or rent a kayak ..." -- Hillsborough County Official Site.

In appreciation of the Ruskin Seafood Festival, this blog will be featuring seafood-centric recipes during the winter holiday season!