Festival number one: The Tampa Bay Seafood Festival
This was the larger, and rowdier of the two. It was rowdier, and larger, because it served alcohol. I had trouble determining what the festival was about at first since almost half of it was a US Olympic Team traveling display; sponsored by BP, desperate to not be associated with oil spills anymore:
There was seafood purchasable with "clams", a festival currency available at several "clam banks":
And there was a stage, so people could be entertained while the waited in line, ate, or played with their mobile phones.
Festival number two: Greenfest 2012
I was worried this would be an eco-fair full of things made out of hemp. I was surprised to see a garden-heavy attraction:
It was pretty, and it had trees, so it was nicer to stroll through.