Sailfest is one of my favorite summer events, there’s great music, awesome food, and mind blowing fireworks in evening. This year I got to cover it, and what an amazing experience it was. Growing up I used to go with my friends for a couple of hours, but looking at it through my camera for the entire day changed my whole perspective of of the event. I got to talk with people I never would have otherwise met, and I learned so much because of it. Living right near by is a luxury, so I grabbed by camera and took a shuttle down to the festival on a melting hot afternoon. I found myself in an ocean of people between tents of small businesses displaying their handmade clothing, jewelry, and food. Many cultures came together, and I met some very interesting people with great stories of their lives.
Beautiful handcrafted jewelry that will bring you right back to the ocean each time you wear it. – Earth to Ocean
I had the pleasure of speaking with this man who told me about his past and how he started a business making the absolutely delectable rum cakes. One bite and he had me sold.
Goodway Gourmet Rum Cakes
As I walked around I saw some interesting sights, and some awesome sailboats.
My fiancé won me a giraffe with his skills at darts.
Somewhere along the way I were convinced by a street vendor selling turtles to buy one as a pet. I’m not a fan of turtles, but these small ones were so cute. Clearly I don’t know much about them, because I was convinced they wouldn’t grow much larger, and didn’t live very long. Upon further research, I found out I had purchased a painted turtle that was expected to grow fairly large, and live for 15 years. I gave it away to someone who loved turtles, and knew lots about them. Lesson learned: never buy a pet at a fair.
After much walking around, it was time to cool off and grab a drink and dinner. The food was delicious, and the cold drinks felt like heaven after a long day in the sun. Dinner was followed by the most spectacular fireworks show in the county.
It was a great Sailfest for 2017, and I can’t wait for next year!