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51st Annual Florida Seafood Festival

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What: 51st Annual Florida Seafood Festival
When: Saturday, November 1, 2014
Time: 7:00 am to 11:00 pm

The Florida Seafood Festival is a two day event annually drawing tens of thousands of visitors to the  historic town of Apalachicola in scenic Franklin County. The Festival is held at the mouth of the Apalachicola River under the shady oaks of Apalachicola's Battery Park.

The festival features delicious seafood, arts and crafts exhibits, seafood related events,  and musical entertainment. Some of the notable events include Oyster Eating and Oyster Shucking contest, Blue Crab Races, Photo Contest, Parade, 5K Redfish Run, The Blessing of the Fleet , History of the Festival Exhibit, Fireworks Show and King Retsyo's Ball.

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10:00am | Park Opens ( No Admission Charge) Booths Open
12:00-3:30 | Musical Entertainment Main Stage
4:00pm | Blessing of the Fleet
4:00pm | Arrival of King Retsyo Miss Florida Seafood 2014
5:00-10:30pm | Musical Entertainment
10:30pm | Park Closes
7:00am | Registration for Redfish Run (Front Steps of Gibson Inn)
8:00am | Start of Redfish Run
10:00am | Gates Open ($5.00 admission Charge & kids Under 12 Free)
10:00am | Parade Starts (Hwy 98)
12:00-1:00 | Musical Entertainment Main Stage 
1:00-5:00pm | Blue Crab Races (at the Top of Each Hour) (kids under 12)
1:00pm | Oyster Shucking Contest
1:15pm | Oyster Eating Contest
3:00pm-7:45pm | Musical Entertainment
8:30pm | Headliner Entertainer 
11:00pm | Park Closes

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