North Carolina Seafood Festival Wraps Up

It's a somber ceremony to remember those who have risked their lives to bring us the freshest seafood.

The 12th Annual Blessing Of The Fleet took place Sunday morning at the port in Morehead City.

The service comprised of prayer, song, and music, is a non denominational religious service that aims to honor commercial fishermen and women who have lost their lives, bringing us the freshest seafood to our tables.

Organizers say fishing is a risky business, and daily these folks battle weather, pollution and a tough economy to bring food to our tables. During the ceremony, a processional of 26 boats, threw wreaths in the water as they drove by the port, to honor lives lost.

Sunday was also a day to learn how to make those great seafood dishes.

The Chef's Tent at the seafood festival put on cooking demonstrations all weekend through Sunday.

Carteret Community College's Culinary Program was on display with a unique recipe for lion fish.

If you don't know what Lion Fish is, it's one of the most venomous fish in the world.

Chef Thom Hosley turned an unusual fish into an appetizing dinner.

Hosley recommends people give this unique fish a try.

Also on the plate of activities at the seafood festival was the Arts and Crafts.

Making your own candles was just one of the many things available for people to get into this Sunday.

On the final day of the seafood festival many artists wrap up the weekend with special deals so you can buy their music.

Many different types of art were available from Christmas ornaments to jewelry and even some hand-carved sculptures out of wood.

Over 60 arts and crafts vendors came out to the seafood festival this year.

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