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For Immediate Release:
March 02, 2015
Media Contact:
Sheila Stieglitz
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The Deering Seafood Festival is The Catch of the Day

(MIAMI, March 2, 2015) - Get ready for a non-stop celebration at the11th Annual Deering Seafood Festival on the Bay, complete with delicious catch from the sea, celebrity chef cooking demos, fun-filled adventures for kids, Virgin Island stilt walkers, a Bahamian Junkanoo musical parade and on-going live entertainment. It all takes place on Sunday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the historic Deering Estate at Cutler. 

Seafood Alley, presented by Golden Rule Seafood Market, is lined with restaurants and caterers that include Devon Seafood + Steak, Whole Foods Market, Rodbenders, Asian Fusion, Bistro Foly, Paella Party, Fancy Loaf, Incredible Fish and more. Florida Key’s Executive Chef Chip Davis uses all sustainable ingredients to present Deering’s newest offering, a Florida-style clambake. Cooking demonstrations, presented by Whole Foods Market, feature acclaimed Executive Chefs Dean Max, Cindy Hutson, Paula DaSilva, Todd Erickson and Damian Gilchrist, while Sommelier Veronica Litton of Crown Wine & Spirits, presents seminars pairing wine with fish and seafood, in Charles Deering’s Prohibition Era Wine Cellar in the historic Stone House.

The Seafood Festival offers entertainment for all ages. In the Deering Discovery Cove, the Estate’s Educational and Interpretive Staff has planned a Swiss Family Robinson-type adventure with pirates, passports and scientific exploration. Kids will learn everything from basic survival skills and tying knots, discovering geological elements through hands-on gooey fun, to dissecting fish and exploring the coastal marine environment. For the less intrepid, the Lil’ Shrimp Kids Zone, presented by Baptist Health Systems, gets kids going with Zumba dancing and healthy tastings, and recipes for families. The Zone also offers unlimited play on inflatables, creative activities, and a kid-friendly menu when hunger strikes.

On the main stage there is continuous live entertainment presented by Palmetto Ford, featuring the island groove of Caribbean Crew, Fourth Dimension Reggae Band, plus Mr. Nice Guy’s rock ‘n roll music to close out the day. Around the Estate, on-going activities include the Pelican Skipper pontoon boat rides to Chicken Key, self-guided tours of the historic homes, and an Artist Lane with local artisans’ unique creations that range from nautical furniture, recycled tire art, oil-furled fossilized coral lamps, custom made cedar canoes and kayaks to fine art.

For those wishing to pedal to the festival, a courtesy bike valet is offered through Green Mobility. Free car Park and Ride is also available at satellite locations with continuous shuttle-bus service to the Estate.

Admission: Adults $15 in advance online/$25 the day of the event, Children 4-14 years $5, and Deering Estate Foundation Members receive free admission. Admission includes park entrance and all activities, excluding food, drink, pontoon rides and rock wall, from 10 a. m. - 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 305-235-1668 ext. 263. 

For more information please call 305-235-1668 ext. 263 or visit Proceeds from the event benefit the Deering Estate Foundation supporting the preservation of this community treasure and the Estate’s year around educational programs.

The Deering Seafood Festival is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

About the Deering Estate at Cutler

The Deering Estate at Cutler, a Miami-Dade County Park, is located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue in Miami. This 444-acre natural and archeological preserve and historic site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a center for education, culture and recreation. Historic house tours are offered daily at 10:30 am & 3:00 pm. Natural areas tours are offered daily at 12:30 pm (October – May). DeeringAdventure Tours are also offered throughout the year for an additional fee. For more information on the Deering Estate's educational and cultural programs, please visit 

About the Deering Estate Foundation

The Deering Estate Foundation is a volunteer driven community-based charitable 501(c) 3 Florida Corporation that was founded in 1989 by members of our community for the sole purpose of preserving, protecting and enhancing the Deering Estate at Cutler for this and future generations. The mission of the Deering Estate Foundation is to raise public awareness of the Deering Estate at Cutler and to raise funds to support education, research, exhibits and collections and the conservation and restoration of the Estate’s natural and historical resources.