If you love seafood, Havre de Grace is the new place to be, organizers of the city's longtime Seafood Festival say.
In its 34th year, "it's the biggest festival ever," organizer Lori Maslin said Sunday as the weekend-long event was wrapping up.
This year's festival drew about 53,000 people, roughly 10,000 more than last year, Maslin and her husband, Chuck, said. That included 3,500 who turned out to watch Three Dog Night perform Friday night.
Lori Maslin noted the festival is a nationally-recognized event and draws a national slate of vendors, including seafood offerings from Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and North Carolina.
"We can't really add a lot of vendors because of space but we improve the quality every year," she said. The Maslins run Laughing Crab Catering in the city.
She noted the festival was able to get some big sponsors this year, including Geico insurance and Cupcake Vineyards from Livermore, Calif.
"The better the event is, the more organized it is, the easier it is to get quality vendors," she said.
The sunny, moderate weather all weekend probably didn't hurt. Plenty of people were still strolling the grounds of Millard Tydings Park on Sunday afternoon and enjoying the different food options at tables set up for lunch.
Others headed to the water or snapped pictures by the giant, inflatable crab perched near the park's war memorial.
Some visitors drove several hours to the festival, such as Charles J. Roby and his wife, Yvonne Oliver. They were spending the weekend in town from Brooklyn, N.Y.