It Was A Real Nice LobsterFest

It was not the smoothest LobsterFest ever.

A truck bringing a couple of tons of lobsters broke down on the way, necessitating a mid-highway transfer to an alternate vehicle.

The weather — usually late summer/early-fall gorgeous — was wet. But the predicted downpour and gusty winds stayed away.

And no one complained.

A big tent came in handy.

It was another hugely successful crustacean-filled afternoon, with the traditional beer and wine, live band, kids’ activities and more.

Mr. Bungles is a traditional favorite.

As usual, the event — which sold out in 4 days this summer — raised about $250,000 for the Westport Rotary Club.

Which they will soon distribute to worthy non-profits and causes, locally and abroad.

It wasn’t Westport’s finest weather. But it was Westport at its finest.

Longtime Rotary official Rick Benson is Westport’s favorite lobsterman.

LobsterFest has many elements: unloading …

… selecting …

… cooking …

… preparing …

… serving …

… and recycling.

Kids enjoyed the “touch-a-tank,” staffed by Maritime Center volunteers …

… while the band played on.

(All photos/Benji Porosoff)


2 responses to “It Was A Real Nice LobsterFest

  1. What a great event! The volunteers for this are truely impressive. Smooth as silk in rough conditions Well done!!!

  2. Good work Benji! Looks like you are well on your way of becoming a photojournalist. I feel like I attended the “event” even though I was sitting five hours away looking at my computer……story well told.

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