Florida Seafood Festival in Apalachicola
53rd Annual Florida Seafood Festival takes place in Apalachicola on November 4 & 5, 2016. 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, 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 and Tonging For Treasure.
Headliner entertainer is country music artist Rodney Atkins, set to perform on Saturday night.
Carnival: The south end of the Festival grounds is dedicated to the Carnival featuring rides and games that will keep you busy for hours. This year’s carnival will be opens Thursday night at 6pm and will each day through Sunday. Seafood Festival events take place on Fri & Sat only.
Musical Entertainment: The Florida Seafood Festival has many musical acts throughout the two day event. Starting around noon on Friday until the park closes, and throughout the day on Saturday. Country Music star Rodney Atkins will headline the Florida Seafood Festival with a show on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 8:30 p.m.
Much of the seafood we enjoy in South Walton comes from the Apalachicola Bay area - one of the world's richest marine estuaries. For true epicureans, there's no better place or time to celebrate the succulent seafood and rich heritage of the seafood industry than the Florida Seafood Festival on the banks of the Apalachicola River. For more information on the 53rd Florida Seafood Festival, including a full schedule of events, history of the festival, and location map, visit floridaseafoodfestival.com.
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