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The Riverfest Seafood Festival had a new pirate crew and mermaid area for attendees to take photographs, enjoy some bagpipe music and participate in a treasure hunt. Photo by Michele Meyers

A pirate's bounty: Ormond MainStreet hosts 13th-annual Riverfest Seafood Festival

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 |

The Riverfest Seafood Festival had a new pirate crew and mermaid area for attendees to take photographs, enjoy some bagpipe music and participate in a treasure hunt. Photo by Michele Meyers

Joe and Angela Mahar press their hands in the sand before making their Magic Milk Island Art at the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 |

Joe and Angela Mahar press their hands in the sand before making their Magic Milk Island Art at the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

Caroline Strong and Bridget Stavoy offer free samples of Yuengling to attendees of the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 |

Caroline Strong and Bridget Stavoy offer free samples of Yuengling to attendees of the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

Caroline Strong pours a sample of Yuengling Flight at the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 |

Caroline Strong pours a sample of Yuengling Flight at the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

Owner Ashley "Island Girl" Willis and Cindy "Hurricane Cindy" Hall pose at the Magic Milk Island Art booth at the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 |

Owner Ashley "Island Girl" Willis and Cindy "Hurricane Cindy" Hall pose at the Magic Milk Island Art booth at the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

Ashley Willis prepares the customers' art for the "magic milk" pour. Photo by Michele Meyers

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 |

Ashley Willis prepares the customers' art for the "magic milk" pour. Photo by Michele Meyers

Caroline Strong and Bridget Stavoy offer free samples of Yuengling to attendees of the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 |

Caroline Strong and Bridget Stavoy offer free samples of Yuengling to attendees of the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

"Milkman" Dwayne Clark pours the "magic milk" into the customers' design. Photo by Michele Meyers

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 |

"Milkman" Dwayne Clark pours the "magic milk" into the customers' design. Photo by Michele Meyers

Dwayne "the Milkman" Clark and Cindy "Hurricane Cindy" Hall pose behind the items customers can use in their Magic Milk Island Art creations. Photo by Michele Meyers

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 |

Dwayne "the Milkman" Clark and Cindy "Hurricane Cindy" Hall pose behind the items customers can use in their Magic Milk Island Art creations. Photo by Michele Meyers

Jen Carrillo, owner of Gran Arepa, poses in front of the arepas she has prepared for the customers at the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 |

Jen Carrillo, owner of Gran Arepa, poses in front of the arepas she has prepared for the customers at the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

Penny and her people, Justin "just J.T." Tomlinson and Kate McLean, cannot decide on what food to eat at the Riverfest. Photo by Michele Meyers

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 |

Penny and her people, Justin "just J.T." Tomlinson and Kate McLean, cannot decide on what food to eat at the Riverfest. Photo by Michele Meyers

Justin "just J.T." Tomlinson, Kate McLean and their sidekick Penny walk through the crowd at the Riverfest. This is the first time the Edgewater couple have attended the festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 |

Justin "just J.T." Tomlinson, Kate McLean and their sidekick Penny walk through the crowd at the Riverfest. This is the first time the Edgewater couple have attended the festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

Mailly Rodriguez serves food as Derly Osorio and Juliana Lombo taste test the food. Photo by Michele Meyers

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 |

Mailly Rodriguez serves food as Derly Osorio and Juliana Lombo taste test the food. Photo by Michele Meyers

Mailly Rodriguez serves food at the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 |

Mailly Rodriguez serves food at the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

Dijana Vajceta smiles as she asks a customer what she would like to order at the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 |

Dijana Vajceta smiles as she asks a customer what she would like to order at the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

Juan Fernandez asks for a little help pouring the vegetables at the Riverfest. Photo by Michele Meyers

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 |

Juan Fernandez asks for a little help pouring the vegetables at the Riverfest. Photo by Michele Meyers

Dijana Vajceta scoops the vegetables as Juan Fernandez pours the freshly steamed batch into the pan. Photo by Michele Meyers

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 |

Dijana Vajceta scoops the vegetables as Juan Fernandez pours the freshly steamed batch into the pan. Photo by Michele Meyers

Festival goers eat at a long table together at the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 |

Festival goers eat at a long table together at the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

Troy Parriott poses amidst his Art-N-Around pieces at the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 |

Troy Parriott poses amidst his Art-N-Around pieces at the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

Seafood was in abundance at the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 |

Seafood was in abundance at the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

People line up for Seafood Unlimited's combination platters. Owner Robert Adams (middle) is from Hunter's Creek and has been a vendor at the Riverfest for years. Photo by Michele Meyers

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 |

People line up for Seafood Unlimited's combination platters. Owner Robert Adams (middle) is from Hunter's Creek and has been a vendor at the Riverfest for years. Photo by Michele Meyers

A new pirate and mermaid area offered photo ops to kids and their families at the Riverfest. Photo by Michele Meyers

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 |

A new pirate and mermaid area offered photo ops to kids and their families at the Riverfest. Photo by Michele Meyers

Shane Clark and Nichole Ingerto hang out by the Halifax River at the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 |

Shane Clark and Nichole Ingerto hang out by the Halifax River at the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

Scott Hanson, co-owner of Water's Edge, demonstrates how buoyant the boards are and that anybody can do it, even sitting on a chair. Photo by Michele Meyers

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 |

Scott Hanson, co-owner of Water's Edge, demonstrates how buoyant the boards are and that anybody can do it, even sitting on a chair. Photo by Michele Meyers

Lena Lux, co-owner of Water's Edge, gives a paddle board demonstration at the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 |

Lena Lux, co-owner of Water's Edge, gives a paddle board demonstration at the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

George "Gonzo" Gonzalez shows off his very special pirate tattoo. Photo by Michele Meyers

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 |

George "Gonzo" Gonzalez shows off his very special pirate tattoo. Photo by Michele Meyers

Vaudeen Cagnina poses with mermaids Jeanette Garcia and Brittany Byrom at the Riverfest. Photo by Michele Meyers

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 |

Vaudeen Cagnina poses with mermaids Jeanette Garcia and Brittany Byrom at the Riverfest. Photo by Michele Meyers

Sisters Rowan and Piper Fritze pose with mermaids Jeanette Garcia and Brittany Byrom at the Riverfest. Photo by Michele Meyers

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 |

Sisters Rowan and Piper Fritze pose with mermaids Jeanette Garcia and Brittany Byrom at the Riverfest. Photo by Michele Meyers

Diamond Jim creates balloon art for Melanie and Annabeth Snook. Photo by Michele Meyers

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 |

Diamond Jim creates balloon art for Melanie and Annabeth Snook. Photo by Michele Meyers

Timothy Snook waves his balloon around in the Kid Zone at the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 |

Timothy Snook waves his balloon around in the Kid Zone at the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

Timothy Snook checks out his new fishing pole. 300 poles were given out at the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 |

Timothy Snook checks out his new fishing pole. 300 poles were given out at the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers

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