The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #104453   Message #2154051
Posted By: Celtaddict
21-Sep-07 - 12:38 AM
Thread Name: Working Waterfront Fest/New Bedford MA USA
Subject: RE: Working Waterfront Fest/New Bedford MA U
I have been there, several times. This is a most interesting festival, focused on the commercial fisheries, and besides music, storytelling, and poetry, includes survival techniques demonstrations, clam shucking contests, blessing of the fleet, a children's program, and lots more.
This year the focus is on 'Women and the Sea' and several workshops look at the topic in different ways.
Captains from 'Deadliest Catch' will be there as well.
This festival is free and fascinating.