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Nosh upon lobster, sea urchin, and a host of sustainable, straight-from-the-channel choices.

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    Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival
    JessyLynn Perkins
    Nosh upon lobster, sea urchin, and a host of sustainable, straight-from-the-channel choices on Saturday, Oct. 14.

    SATURDAY, OCT. 14, a primo, fall-soft day for the to-do, and foodies will be out in gotta-try-that force for an event devoted to quality seafood. Highlights include chatting with the people who fish on the channel, calling upon a host of specialty food booths (think barbecued albacore, fresh crab, fish tacos, more), and picking out sea urchin and having it "prepared on the spot" (along with lobster, if you like). You're right on the harbor, so there are those brochure-ready views to soak up, which you can do for free (for that's the price of admission). Buying bites? That'll cost, so have cash, but if you want to just enjoy the scene, simply show and pay no dough. Fire boat demos from the Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol, dockside tours of the 99-year-old Ranger as well as Blackfin (the US Coast Guard Cutter), and other all-ages happenings festoon the sunshiny 'n briny day out by the classic waterfront.