Treasure Hunt Promotes Inaugural "Feast of the Sea" Festival in West Palm Beach

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Festivals. We love them. Whether they're specialty themed, or weekend-long events with food and drink, it seems a new one pops up every year. To add to the growing list of seafood festivals in South Florida, Palm Beach County will be celebrating its very first annual waterfront Seafood Festival known as Feast of the Sea, taking place this September in downtown West Palm Beach. And, unlike many festivals, this one will offer free general admission.

To promote the event, festival organizers have partnered with local restaurants and retailers to begin a three-month-long hidden treasure hunt for prizes, gift cards, VIP tickets and even cash, each placed in envelopes throughout Palm Beach County. Through social media, Feast of the Sea creators will be leaving clues to help followers located the hidden "treasures."

"For the past week now, we have been leaving clues on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts telling people that we are doing this treasure hunt, and our fans couldn't be more excited," said Matt Ferrer, social media director for Feast of the Sea. "Everyone loves the thrill of hidden treasures, especially when it could be cash."

Each treasure has a minimum value of $200, and is being strategically placed at a new location each week until the start of Feast of the Sea festival. To participate, follow Feast of the Sea on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the next treasure clue.

The inaugural Feast of the Sea festival will take place Saturday, September 13 at the Meyer Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, beginning at 11 a.m. The event will feature more than 100 art vendors and live music on Flagler Dr. through the downtown area. The main focus is on the food, with a chef's challenge and a crab crawl, as well as globally-inspired seafood dish samples from 35-50 of Palm Beach County's best restaurants representing North and South American, Asian, European and Caribbean cuisine. For more information visit feastofthesea.com.

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