Seafood and Eat It – at the Space Coast Seafood Festival
By Keith Malone // April 17, 2012
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA — Coming to Brevard VERY SOON – it’s the Space Coast Seafood Festival. Running for 10 days this month starting Thursday and continuing through April 29 – with BARGAIN LOW ADMISSION – this is a must-go-see event for the whole family that will get your juices flowing – for food, drink, music and fun.
And North American Midway Entertainment, the best fun fair provider in the world, will be laying on and running some of the biggest, best and safest rides that there are.
You know the saying: “I’m on a Seafood Diet .. see food and I eat it!” Well, go for it! The Space Coast Seafood Fest is the place to be. Just $10 or $12 includes all the rides, shows and fun.
Sponsored by Space Coast Daily.com, the Brighthouse Networks Space Coast Seafood Festival will be located in the 20-acre festival grounds at Space Coast Stadium in Viera – home of the major league Washington Nationals and the minor league Brevard County Manatees.
The festival will feature FREE UNLIMITED RIDES AND SHOWS with BARGAIN ADMISSION of only $10 weekdays through Thursday and $12 for Fridays and the weekend.
As its name suggests, the festival will feature a fabulous array of seafood delicacies and platters supervised by the highly-acclaimed Florida Seafood Grill of Cocoa Beach. Bacon-wrapped scallops and bacon-wrapped shrimp will be big on the menu.
It is estimated that 50,000 sumptuous fried shrimp and 25,000 delicious elephant ears will be eaten by joyous seafood fest guests at the 2012 event. Seafood lovers and guests with a sweet tooth will be in heaven as the festival delicacies will be readily available at the event. The shrimp will be harvested from Florida fisheries to ensure freshness and the elephant ears are always made fresh to order… so FRESH is the word at the 2012 Space Coast Seafood festival.
The Seafood Fest will also feature a wide variety of fun for the whole family – just like the 25th Annual Space Coast State Fair that was a huge hit in November during it’s eleven-day run. The Space Coast Seafood Festival will feature FREE UNLIMITED RIDES ON THE STATE FAIR MIDWAY from OPEN TO CLOSE. The Space Coast State midway will be provided by the biggest and best midway company in the world – NORTH AMERICAN MIDWAY ENTERTAINMENT.
There will be five professional baseball games for the Manatees during the seafood festival: 6:35pm on April 25,26,27 versus the Tampa Yankees (New York Yankees) 6:35pm on April 28 and at 5:05pm on the 29th versus the Clearwater Thresher.
Tickets for the baseball games are sold separately for just $7 with great group discounts available. For more information call 321-633-9200. Parking is free for the baseball games. So come out for some great Manatees baseball and then join us at the seafood festival.
Festivities include the Space Coast’s best restaurants – like the Florida Seafood Grill – serving an abundance of mouthwatering seafood delicacies, arts and crafts vendors promoting locally and regionally hand-made products, a world-class midway with free unlimited rides from open to close, a kiddie land with fun for the little ones, Culinary Chef Demonstrations, live musical entertainment, Space Coast merchants offering special goods and services, two professional Bull Riding Shows, 4 Professional Motocross Stunt Shows and much more.
Visitors to the 2012 Space Coast Seafood Festival will pay just one price at the gate to enter and then all the live shows, unlimited rides on the midway and all the entertainment are all included from open to close.
The FREAK OUT ride is a giant pendulum masterpiece that swings riders up to 127 degrees while revolving at a speed of up to 15rpm’s. The GIANT WHEEL is the eye in the sky that can be seen for miles throughout the beautiful community of Viera. Guests can enjoy a relaxing ride on one of the tallest travelling giant Ferris wheels. The SIZZLER is a dazzling spinning machine that rotates at speeds of 11rpm. One of the fair favorites, this is a sling shot of fun and excitement.
The MEGA DROP is a tower of power that takes riders 130 feet in the air and drops them to the ground in less than 2 seconds. Hold on to your hats for a ride of a life time. The beautiful YOYO ride is a real crowd-pleaser and is one of the closest experiences to flying that terrestrials can have.
The seafood festival will also feature a KIDDIE LAND full of rides and fun for the little ones. The WACKY WORM is a kiddieland rollercoaster for all the thrill seekers in training. Kids can also race their friends on the towering FUN SLIDE. The little ones will also enjoy the BUMBLE BEE DROP and DIZZY DRAGONS where shreaks of joy are often heard from the fun seekers.
Seth Elliot and the East Coast Xtreme riders will perform their DEATH DEFYING stunts during four FREE shows at the seafood festival. The Xtreme dare devils will take to the sky on Thursday, April 26, 27 and 28 at 8pm – and at 4pm on the last day of the festival on Sunday, April 29. Breathless seafood fest guests will see the famous “superman” jumps and much more during the stunt shows.
The live entertainment on the Jambalaya Jam Stage will feature some of the best and most talented musicians, bands and singers that Florida has to offer – with jazz, oldies and rock n’ roll. They include Johnny Danger, Don’t Quit Your Day Job, Stones Clones, Jack Smink the superb Elvis impersonator, Chris Miller, The Riverside Band, Marc Dobson, 3 Christian Band and Srazz Band. The bargain admission of just $10 or $12 dollars depending on when you come includes all the entertainment – so a visit to the Space Coast Seafood Festival really is great value for money.
Here’s some of the delicious seafood on offer. Fried Florida Shrimp, 2 corn fritters, served with fries, slaw, dipping sauce – $10.
Bacon-wrapped scallops and bacon-wrapped shrimp brochettes: 10 bacon-wrapped shrimp, fries, 2 corn fritters and slaw – $10; 7 bacon-wrapped scallops, fries, 2 corn fritters and slaw – $10.
Shrimp Cerviche – $10 (a healthy dish sponsored by Health First) large portion served with crackers. Fish and chips includes 2 corn fritters and slaw – $10. Florida Gator Tail, fries, 2 corn fritters and slaw – $10. Crab cakes, fries, 2 corn fritters and slaw – $10, served in large paper boat with wax paper, dipping sauce in Dixie cup on certain items.
Bucket O’ Fries – $5 (big bucket with mayo and ketchup). Lobster Bisque – $5 Clam Chowder (New England). Florida Key Lime Pie – $3 a slice with discount on a whole pie.