WESTPORT, Conn. -- If you left the Westport Rotary Club's Lobster Fest hungry, it was your own fault.
The fifth annual event was held at Compo Beach on Saturday afternoon — and it was a sellout.
A total of 1,200 people paid $50 each to enjoy two 1-pound-plus lobsters, an ear of corn, coleslaw and potato salad — as well as lots of beer and wine. There was also steak.
The Rotary Club attracts numerous sponsors whose funding, along with ticket revenue, is donated to a variety of nonprofits in Westport and nearby communities. The funding also goes to global organizations supported by the club and other Rotary clubs.
Festival-goers spent a late summer day at the beach, got to catch up with friends and consume a lot of good food.
Many volunteers started cooking the 3,000 lobsters in the morning. Servers began in mid-afternoon and were joined by many beer and wine pourers. There was also live music, a raw bar featuring locally harvested oysters and clams and two wine raffles.
Much of the cleaning up was done by Staples’ SLOBs -- Service League of Boys.