TUCKERTON — Tuckerton Seaport’s longest running festival returns for its 21st year this weekend.

The Baymen's Seafood and Music Festival has long celebrated the icons of life on Barnegat Bay, including fresh clams, crabs, scallops and shrimp. Attractions include crafters, vendors, music, family activities, demonstrations, boat rides, boat builders and decoy carvers.

Jackie Wood, director of Jersey Show Folklife Center, which is presenting the event, said one highlight is being able to speak with commercial fishermen to “learn the proper way to open clams” and learn about jobs and life on the bay.

An addition this year is a micro-brew court.

Tuckahoe Brewing Company and Shellback Caribbean Rum will set up a separate section at the festival. This includes a rum hut by Shellback, which includes a photo booth and an area to create cocktails.

“It’s a really neat addition the the event,” Wood said.

The musical lineup includes The Mott’s Creek Pickers on Saturday and The Billy Walton Band on Sunday.

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