The Baltimore Seafood Festival, a first-time event its producers hope turns into an annual showcase for Baltimore and its restaurants, will take place at Canton Waterfront Park on Sept. 20.
Produced by B Scene Events & Promotions, the family-friendly event will feature food prepared by such Baltimore restaurants as Aggio, Barcocina, Blue Agave, and Ryleigh's Oyster.
The basic ticket price of $29 includes admission, a souvenir glass, two drink tickets for beer, wine, cocktails or non-alcoholic beverages and 10 tickets to use toward food, with individual food items priced between $1 and $7.
Beth Laverick of B Scene Events & Promotions said that staggered pricing is among the strategies she'll be using at the festival to ensure that lines keep moving.
Festival-goers will be able to purchase additional food tickets. Information about ticket packages, including VIP and steamed crab options, are on the festival's website.
Other restaurants participating in the event include Langermann's, Captain James Landing, Bond Street Social, Lebanese Taverna, Heavy Seas Alehouse, Cafe Gia and Stuggy's. More restaurants will be added to the list, Laverick said.
The Baltimore Seafood Festival is noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at Canton Waterfront Park. For information go to baltimoreseafoodfest.com.