Carbondale Lobster Fest boils with popularity |

Carbondale Lobster Fest boils with popularity

CARBONDALE – It’s last call for lobster tickets for Carbondale Music and Lobster Fest.”It will be very hard to get tickets after Thursday,” said Chris “Woodsie” Woods, recreation and special events coordinator for the Town of Carbondale and co-organizer of the event. “Please don’t call me Friday.”Woods has taken nearly 700 orders for fresh lobster dinners being served alongside live local music offerings this weekend. A limited number of walk-up tickets will be available, but Woods said they’ll go fast. This summer’s Carbondale Music and Lobster Fest includes an additional day, starting at 5 p.m. Friday at Fourth and Main streets downtown. The food-and-music event continues through Saturday, ending around 9 p.m. on the Town Plaza Main Stage.For $30, patrons receive a fresh Maine lobster dinner with sides and a beverage. The event features a choice of 10 varieties of wines, five different microbrews, margaritas, and $2 Pabst Blue Ribbons beers.”Rumors are that there will be clam chowder, too,” Woods said. “But just a limited quantity.”Standiford said the event is not just about the food, drinks and music. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Joy International.Local musicians are providing the tunes at 10 downtown Carbondale venues at no charge.The event includes family friendly activities such as face painting and a castle jump. The second annual Lobster Crawl Fun Run, benefitting the Colorado Rocky Mountain School’s preschool, starts at 9 a.m. A 5K run begins at 10 a.m., and the Kids Dash kicks off at 11 a.m. at the Fourth Street Plaza.Meal tickets are available at Carbondale Town Hall or by calling Woods at 704-4116. For more information about the music, contact Standiford at 963-3304 or April E. Clark: 945-8515, ext.

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