Florida Seafood Festival in Apalachicola
The 54th annual Florida Seafood Festival takes place in Apalachicola on November 3 & 4, 2017. 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.
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.
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 Florida Seafood Festival, including a full schedule of events, history of the festival, and location map, visit floridaseafoodfestival.com.
Apalachicola, Florida is the county seat of Franklin County. The population of this little town is about 2,500, and it is 80 miles southwest of Tallahassee on the Gulf of Mexico. It is located at the mouth of the Apalachicola River on Apalachicola Bay. The name Apalachicola comes from the tribe of native Americans who inhabited the area thousands of years ago. Read more: Florida Backroads Travel.
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