Kelcey Moreau with Emily Beringer, owner of Healing Tides (healingtidesmaine.com).
Jaime Richards with Emma and Debra King.
With Seaweed Festival on the lawn beside Spring Point Light, some festival-goers visit the lighthouse too.
Darcy Nason with Heather Correia, who volunteered with Garbage to Garden at the festival.
Flags celebrating the diversity of seaweed.
Like, Sugar Kelp.
Hagai, Arava and Ariel Bernstein of Portland.
Cyndi Redmond of Litchfield at one of the talks during the festival.
Tara Treichel, owner of SeaMade, with Jason Gootman of Portland.
Claire Weinberg, who owns Dulse and Rugosa with her daughter Carly. They grow seaweed on a remote island off Acadia National Park and market it with the tagline "It's legal in all 50 states."
Burritos, people! Rolling Fatties food truck incorporated seaweed in burritos.
Dishware by Saltwater Studio (saltwaterstudio.biz).
Eli and Ivyn Redmond making games out of rope.
Chilling out, listening to live music...
... by the Seagrass band.
Pasta salad with seaweed? Or chocolate ice cream with seaweed? One of each, please.
Tom McCoomb and Ruth Robertson sampling Dulse de Cocoa ice cream from Lear's Old Fashioned Creamery of Wiscasset. So delicious!
Experiential learning at the touch tank.
Phoenix and Kaya Teret of Portland after face painting.
Teaching maritime knot-tying.
Arianna Elwell, Rachael Knight and Page Wayne taking a moment for a photo op.
Art by festival organizer Hillary Krapf.
The "back yard" of the festival, with plenty of room for kids, dogs and photographers to run around and play.
After the free festival, there's a ticketed dinner with five courses of Fish, Fungi & Ferments.
Hanging seaweed added to the decor at the Full Moon Fishery Feast. And a FEAST it was!
The main course: Cooke aquaculture salmon steamed with VitaminSea Kelp and finished with a dulse quinoa Streusel, Harris Farm sweet corn puree, backyard blackberries, and a local whitefish fritter.
Maine Seaweed Festival founder Hillary Krapf with her mother Devorah Hanson, both of Portland.
Maine Seaweed Festival proved it wasn’t a one-hit wonder with a the second year of the one-day festival being a very full day indeed. With cooking demos, hula dancing, art workshops, panel discussions, a seaweed identification beach walk, and food vendors incorporating seaweed, there was something for longtime seaweed lovers and newbies alike. Seaweed, if you haven’t heard, is the new kale. More info: www.seaweedfest.com.