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SeafoodFest 2013 brings thousands to the streets of Ballard

Posted by Meghan Walker on July 13th, 2013

The weather couldn’t be better for SeafoodFest, and the streets are packed with people getting grub, watching performances and enjoying the sun. Send us your favorite shots of the day to tips@myballard.com.

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The annual lutefisk eating contest brought ten brave souls on stage to stomach the smelly white fish. Dave Johnson, who grew up in Ballard, was the lucky winner this year, saying this was his tenth win. He says he loves lutefisk, and eats it often at home.

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Lutefisk eating contestant Andy Young listens to the rules of the competition, seemingly doubting his decision to join up.

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“I think it’s pretty good!” Johnson admitted after his triumphant first place finish and $200 prize money in his pocket.DSC_0076

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Smokey Brights plays at the Ballard Ave Main Stage just next to the BeerFest garden.

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