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RED BANK GUINNESS OYSTER FESTIVAL

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October 2, 2011.  The weather in Red Bank, NJ was excellent and the five dollar entrance fee was donated to the Red Bank RiverCenter, the Jane H. Booker Cancer Center at Riverview Medical Center and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

 

We entered at the west end of the White Street Parking lot and immediately heard some fine music from on stage.

              

 

The festival had large quantities of Guinness and oysters and plenty of patrons were partaking of both.   It was estimated that 10,000 oysters were consumed during the festival.

              

              

 

To satisfied varied taste buds, there were over 20 local food vendors dispensing their specialties.

              

              

 

The Red Bank Roller Vixens were on hand promoting roller derby.  The Vixens hold practice Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Red Bank YMCA.

         

 

The media was on hand today.

    

 

Vendors of all types were present that interested many patrons.

              

 

At all festivals, people watching is a most entertaining sport.

                   

                        

                             

                               

Paddy and I took our "famous" mirror shot and a couple of other fun photos.

         

 

For the kids there was face painting, build and color a bottle, watching boxing and checking out a magician vendor.

              

 

At the east end of the parking lot was another band.  Their music was outstanding.

         

 

It was at the east end that I met my friend Gary who was also enjoying his photography.

              

 

After a fine afternoon, we left the festival and headed for the car.  Red Bank always has interesting things to photograph.

              

         

 

Just before we were to round the bend, where our car was parked, we came upon this fellow riding a Segway Personal Transporter.  A most interesting way to get around town and it looked like fun too.

                   

 

 

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