"We were having a ball," she said. "We had a little bit of fish, we had chicken tacos; we had ice cream that was two days from the cow."

Savage also recommended sampling alligator.

Hawkins said she was not able to check out the food selections Friday, but planned to check them out over the weekend.

"I'm looking forward to grubbing tomorrow," she said.

Kristina Liwoch and her husband, Mark, of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., were seated close to the stage.

Kristina was even able to get a set list and autographed picture from the band.

She said she grew up listening to The Oak Ridge Boys, who were a favorite of her mother, who is homebound living with multiple sclerosis.

"I grew up listening to The Oak Ridge Boys and this is beyond the best, and my mother will be beside herself when I tell her about the photo," she said.

Mark Liwoch said the band members were "very friendly, personable and they make themselves very accessible to their fans."

The Liwochs also enjoyed the Seafood Festival.

"We bought tons of merchandise, had some good food and some delicious libations [drinks]," Mark said.

The festival is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday in Tydings Park. For more information, call 410-939-1525 or visit http://www.hdgseafoodfestival.org.