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Attendees of Clarksville's Seafood and Beer Festival want their money back

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Posted at 2:44 PM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-07 20:19:17-04

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A third-party festival held at the Downtown Commons in Clarksville at the end of April has patrons asking for their money back.

With individual tickets being sold from $15 all the way to $250, the Seafood and Beer Festival was suppose to supply festival-goers with both local and international seafood prepared on site. Additionally, live music and libations were also expected.

The event page details the many other specialties that will be found at the festival such as "Garlic butter and thyme braised tiger prawns with a collard greens, carrot gel and basil mint pickled radish, pina colada shrimp tempura with crispy tortilla rollup, miniature lobster taco cup served with plantain and cilantro salsa finished with a jalapeno creme and seafood bisque."

However, what those who attended the festival experienced was lackluster to say the least.

In a statement released on their Facebook page, Downtown Commons wrote the following of the event: "On Saturday, April 27 the Downtown Commons was rented for a private event called Seafood and Beer Festival. This was a third party event. The event did not meet the standards or expectations of the Downtown Commons or of the people who purchased tickets for the event. "

The statement went on to say the vendor who hosted this festival has held multiple successful events in Clarksville in the past.

Testimonials on the Seafood and Beer Festival Facebook page showed the true extent of just how disappointed those who attended the festival were.

With so much dissapointment from attendees, full refunds are being offered. To register for a refund, the County recommends that you email clarksvilleseafoodfestival@gmail.com.