Wiredin.cc Talk of the Bay
photos by Eddie Harper and Paul Fjelsta

Feel free to download and email any of our images at no cost

2- 5x7's just $10 (does not have to be the same photo) more info


Signup for FREE eTalk of the Bay newsletter.... just click here!

April 30, 2011 - Gumbo Cookoff | Kemah ~ Blessing of the Fleet Photos

It was a full and fun weekend out in the city of Kemah. Friday night kicked off the Kemah Music Festival with rock music by the King Pins and Navigators. Saturday, brought out  cook-off competitors for the 3rd annual Gumbo Seafood Cook off with one a mandatory ingredient; wild caught Texas shrimp. Judging happened Saturday evening, where local celebrities were asked to judge the gumbo, in a blind taste test. Visitors to the festival joined in the judging for the People’s choice award. All the while, Toucan and the Chad Ware band provided some great country music.

Sunday was a perfect day for visitors to line up along the Kemah Boardwalk for the annual Blessing of the Fleet. The Blessing of the Fleet is a tradition each year to start off the fishing season with a blessing in hopes of a safe and profitable fishing season; numerous pleasure craft also joined in on the fun as part of the parade. After the Blessing, the Bill Bellmore and Lone Star bands rounded out the music festival with their Bluegrass, toe tappin tunes. 

Listen in as Talk of the Bay visits with Tom Holts, one of the event organizers.  Bookmark and Share  

Kemah TXBreeze into Kemah, The Gateway to the Bay

Kemah Visitor Center 604 Bradford  Kemah, TX 77565  887-775-3624   www.kemah-tx.gov 

Be sure to sign up for our weekly newsletter “eTalk of the Bay”.  Just enter your email address into the box at the top of this page; information on all the fun happenings in the area will come right to your desktop.   You can follow us on Facebook also!


IMG_1423 IMG_1424 IMG_1427 IMG_1428
IMG_1423.jpg IMG_1424.jpg IMG_1427.jpg IMG_1428.jpg
IMG_1429 IMG_1434 IMG_1435 IMG_1437
IMG_1429.jpg IMG_1434.jpg IMG_1435.jpg IMG_1437.jpg
IMG_1439 IMG_1441 IMG_1442 IMG_1443
IMG_1439.jpg IMG_1441.jpg IMG_1442.jpg IMG_1443.jpg
IMG_1445 IMG_1446 IMG_1447 IMG_1448
IMG_1445.jpg IMG_1446.jpg IMG_1447.jpg IMG_1448.jpg
IMG_1449 IMG_1450 IMG_1451 IMG_1453
IMG_1449.jpg IMG_1450.jpg IMG_1451.jpg IMG_1453.jpg
IMG_1454 IMG_1455 IMG_1456 IMG_1457
IMG_1454.jpg IMG_1455.jpg IMG_1456.jpg IMG_1457.jpg
IMG_1458 IMG_1459 IMG_1460 IMG_1461
IMG_1458.jpg IMG_1459.jpg IMG_1460.jpg IMG_1461.jpg
IMG_1462 IMG_1464 IMG_1465 IMG_1466
IMG_1462.jpg IMG_1464.jpg IMG_1465.jpg IMG_1466.jpg
IMG_1468 IMG_1469 IMG_1470 IMG_1471
IMG_1468.jpg IMG_1469.jpg IMG_1470.jpg IMG_1471.jpg
IMG_1472 IMG_1474 IMG_1475 IMG_1476
IMG_1472.jpg IMG_1474.jpg IMG_1475.jpg IMG_1476.jpg
IMG_1477 IMG_1478 IMG_1479 IMG_1480
IMG_1477.jpg IMG_1478.jpg IMG_1479.jpg IMG_1480.jpg
IMG_1481 IMG_1484 IMG_2119 IMG_2120
IMG_1481.jpg IMG_1484.jpg IMG_2119.jpg IMG_2120.jpg
IMG_2122 IMG_2123 IMG_2124 IMG_2125
IMG_2122.jpg IMG_2123.jpg IMG_2124.jpg IMG_2125.jpg
IMG_2126 IMG_2160 IMG_2161 IMG_2162
IMG_2126.jpg IMG_2160.jpg IMG_2161.jpg IMG_2162.jpg
IMG_2163 IMG_2164 IMG_2165 IMG_2166
IMG_2163.jpg IMG_2164.jpg IMG_2165.jpg IMG_2166.jpg
IMG_2167 IMG_2168 IMG_2169 IMG_2170
IMG_2167.jpg IMG_2168.jpg IMG_2169.jpg IMG_2170.jpg
IMG_2171 IMG_2172 IMG_2173 IMG_2174
IMG_2171.jpg IMG_2172.jpg IMG_2173.jpg IMG_2174.jpg
IMG_2175 IMG_2176 IMG_2177 IMG_2178
IMG_2175.jpg IMG_2176.jpg IMG_2177.jpg IMG_2178.jpg
IMG_2179 IMG_2180 IMG_2181 IMG_2182
IMG_2179.jpg IMG_2180.jpg IMG_2181.jpg IMG_2182.jpg
IMG_2183 IMG_2184 IMG_2185 IMG_2186
IMG_2183.jpg IMG_2184.jpg IMG_2185.jpg IMG_2186.jpg
IMG_2187 IMG_2188 IMG_2189 IMG_2190
IMG_2187.jpg IMG_2188.jpg IMG_2189.jpg IMG_2190.jpg
IMG_2191 IMG_2192 IMG_2193 IMG_2194
IMG_2191.jpg IMG_2192.jpg IMG_2193.jpg IMG_2194.jpg
IMG_2195 IMG_2196 IMG_2197 IMG_2198
IMG_2195.jpg IMG_2196.jpg IMG_2197.jpg IMG_2198.jpg
IMG_2199 IMG_2200 IMG_2201 IMG_2202
IMG_2199.jpg IMG_2200.jpg IMG_2201.jpg IMG_2202.jpg
IMG_2203 IMG_2206 IMG_2208 IMG_2210
IMG_2203.jpg IMG_2206.jpg IMG_2208.jpg IMG_2210.jpg
IMG_2211 IMG_2213 IMG_2216 IMG_2217
IMG_2211.jpg IMG_2213.jpg IMG_2216.jpg IMG_2217.jpg
IMG_2219 IMG_2220 IMG_2222 IMG_2226
IMG_2219.jpg IMG_2220.jpg IMG_2222.jpg IMG_2226.jpg
IMG_2229 IMG_2232 IMG_2234 IMG_8685
IMG_2229.jpg IMG_2232.jpg IMG_2234.jpg IMG_8685.jpg
IMG_8686 IMG_8687 IMG_8689 IMG_8690
IMG_8686.jpg IMG_8687.jpg IMG_8689.jpg IMG_8690.jpg
IMG_8691 IMG_8692 IMG_8693 IMG_8695
IMG_8691.jpg IMG_8692.jpg IMG_8693.jpg IMG_8695.jpg
IMG_8696 IMG_8697    
IMG_8696.jpg IMG_8697.jpg