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The South Carolina Aquarium is hosting its fifth annual Sustainable Seafood Festival at the Charleston Maritime Center on Sunday, October 26, from 12 to 6 p.m.
Culinary battles, free demonstrations, sample selections, music, and more are all part of the festival.
Here's a bit about it from the aquarium:
Celebrate sustainable seafood as you sample creations from the area’s best chefs at this free outdoor event featuring fresh, local seafood and fun for the whole family.
Rate the offerings of more than a dozen of Charleston’s finest chefs as they compete in sustainable seafood cook-off competitions and share their skills in free cooking demonstrations. Enjoy local beers and organic wines, buy fresh shrimp right off the boat and learn how our seafood choices today can ensure fish for the future.
Food and beverage will be sold, but the event is free, so bring your friends and family for a Sunday full of seafood and surprise. For the 4 of the 12 tastings it's $12, for all 12 it's $30.
The event is from noon to 6 p.m. at the Charleston Maritime Center downtown.
Oh, and they're also focusing on sustaining the environment; in an e-mailed press release:
Continuing its commitment to sustainability, this year’s Festival will decrease its carbon footprint by implementing a waste diversion plans, using biodegradable products and recycling waste through the Aquarium’s composting program.
For more information hop over to the S.C. Aquarium, they also have loads of info on the Sustainable Seafood Initiative.