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Sarasota Bay Water Festival Welcomes More Exhibitors

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The festival is now accepting exhibitor applications

SARASOTA, FL – The Sarasota Bay Water Festival is accepting applications from prospective exhibitors for the regional event on Saturday, November 2 at Ken Thompson Park. An online application is available at sarasotabaywaterfestival.com. Most of the exhibitors will be promoting water recreation sports and activities, recreational boating, fine arts and crafts, wildlife and nature photography, wildlife conservation, and environmental education. The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program (SBEP) is the Presenting Sponsor and HDR, Inc. is the Host Sponsor for 2013.

Other highlights include dragon boat races, live music on the main stage, fine artists selling unique gift items, panel discussions about bay-friendly living, food trucks and local restaurants, vintage boat displays, a display of the winning submissions to the I Love Sarasota Bay Photo Contest, activities for kids including dip netting and nature walks, and diverse exhibits promoting boating, fishing, kayaking, paddle board sports, scuba diving, cycling, birding, and more.

Other sponsors:
Sarasota County
Freedom Boat Club
Economy Tackle & Dolphin Paddlesports  
Sierra Club
City of Sarasota
The Old Salty Dog
Hotel Indigo
Whole Foods Market
SUP Sarasota, Manatee County
Sarasota Sailing Squadron
Mote Marine Laboratory
Suncoast Food Trucks
West Coast Inland Navigation District  
Caldwell Trust Company
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Scheda Ecological Associates
Southwest Florida Water Management District  
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast
Town of Longboat Key
City of Bradenton
Gold Coast Eagle Distributing
Save Our Seabirds
Around the Bend Nature Tours
High Five Dragon Boat
Suncoast Waterkeeper
Sun King Disc Sports
Triple 3 Marketing

Media sponsors: Observer Media Group, WUSF Public Media / WSMR 89.1 Classical, WSRQ Sarasota Talk Radio, Sarasota Day (The HUB), Top10 Sarasota, and Transformation Magazine.

Details about sponsorship and exhibiting as well as festival highlights are posted at sarasotabaywaterfestival.com.