Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival
The 40th Annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival will be held October 21-23 in Niceville, Florida - The nicest little city in the South! Entertainment headliners include: Chase Bryant, Justin Moore, Confederate Railroad, Joe Diffie.
The annual festival honoring the mullet began in 1976 as a small event unheard of outside of Niceville. Today, the Mullet Festival is one of the South’s most celebrated festivals and in 2011 was named one of the top 12 food festivals in the nation.
For many folks living in and around Niceville, the Mullet Festival is a reunion of sorts. It’s an event that brings the townsfolk together at the same time and place every year, allowing them to renew old friendships and celebrate with their neighbors. For others, it’s an opportunity to have some family fun with the kids. The festival caters to families and always keeps the youngsters entertained with such things as clowns, pony rides and other fun attractions.
The Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival has become one of the South’s best known country music events. In recent years the Festival has featured nationally known country acts in a small, festival atmosphere. Of course everyone who comes to the Mullet Festival has something to eat! With an incredible variety of menu selections from dozens of concessions, everyone is sure to find a tempting treat to try. Seafood, international foods, Cajun and country cooking, and other festival fare will be available in great variety and abundance!
A few menu items aside from fried and smoked mullet have included such diverse choices as sautéed garlic herbed shrimp, alligator on a stick, crawfish bread, Oysters Rockefeller, BBQ, shrimp tempura, and hot apple dumplings with ice cream. There are many interesting non-alcoholic drinks, frozen drinks, coffee drinks, and soft frozen drinks.
A large arts and crafts show will make for some unique Christmas shopping between eating and watching the entertainment. This is a juried show which features only original, high-quality work. All exhibitors are eligible for the “Best of Show” Purchase Award. Also, hand-made or decorated clothing will be available in the Boutique section.
Mullet Festival Hours:
Friday, Oct 17 - 12 Noon
Saturday, Oct 18 - 9 A.M.
Sunday, Oct 19 - 10 A.M. Family Day
The price of admission to the 2016 Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival includes all of the live entertainment, including the headlining acts. It does not include games or rides. The cost of admission varies, depending on the day. Children age 11 and under are admitted at no charge. Advance sale tickets are available at a discounted price.
2016 Regular Admission:
Ages 11 & under FREE
2016 Advance Tickets: $10 Available online here
Niceville’s annual salute to the mullet - the fish, not the haircut! This hugely popular three-day festival draws tens of thousands of people from across the South and beyond. Big name entertainment, food, beer, arts and crafts, children’s rides and activities and more. Visit www.mulletfestival.com for more info.
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