Saturday, June 16, 2012

Harborfest 2012 Open for Business

I went down to Harborfest early, right after the clouds rolled in. Last year there was rain all day, so clouds, with intermittent sun, isn't too bad. Vendors were still setting up stands as revelers began to stop by. The marina parking lot was already full at ten when I left. The most popular early destination was the Nautical Flea Market. These two early-birds walked off with gear that was practically new. Sven sold his kayak for $400, the yellow one in the top photo. Further down the marina, I learned what Russian oysters are: add a dollop of sour cream. Nancy O'Connell manned the OysterFest stand and told me this other great Wellfleet festival is in desperate need of volunteers. The organizers have worked hard over the past ten years. Can you imagine the town without OysterFest? Me, neither. Totally impossible. So do sign up to help out. I noticed the Curley family raising money for a rare bone disorder and hope many of you will contribute to this cause, too. (Dollars, this time.) Plan to have lunch at Harborfest and be sure to check out the "authors' tent," new this year.