harborfest1The annual Santa Barbara Harbor and Seafood Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 12, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 132 Harbor Way at the Harbor. Admission is free. The festival is presented by the City, Commercial Fishermen of Santa Barbara Inc., Santa Barbara Harbor Merchant’s Association, and the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.

The 2013 festival will highlight fresh seafood from the Santa Barbara Channel and live musical entertainment featuring Spencer the Gardener. Festival-goers will have the harborfest2opportunity to meet local fishermen and enjoy fresh lobster, crab, prawns and other local-caught seafood. Cooking demonstration at Chuck’s Waterfront Grill will include seafood handling tips.

Also, Mick Kronman will be signing his new book hot off the press called Hooks to Harpoons. This book tells the story of the evolution of Santa Barbara fishing heritage, a story of discovery and adaptation. Using gear types as its lodestone, it offers a look at the fishermen whose initiative and hard work made Santa Barbara a thriving fishing town.

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