Florida Seafood Festival in Apalachicola
The 56th annual Florida Seafood Festival takes place in Apalachicola on November 1 & 2, 2019. 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.
This year's Headline Entertainment: Parmalee, the quintessential American Country band from North Carolina. The band made their 2013 breakout single, “Carolina,” into a Platinum-certified #1 hit, while their debut album landed in the Top 10. Two more singles (“Close Your Eyes” and “Already Callin’ You Mine”) rose to #3 and #10 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.
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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