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Florida Seafood Festival

The Florida Seafood Festival is a two day event annually drawing 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, Cooking Contest ,Parade, 5k Redfish Run and The Blessing of the Fleet.

Schedule of Events for Friday, November 4:
10:00am- Park Opens (No Admission Charge)
4:00pm - Blessing of the Fleet
4:00pm - Arrival of King Retsyo, Ottice Amison and Queen, Christina Pateritsas
5:00-10:30pm – Musical Entertainment
10:30pm – Park Closes

Schedule of Events for Saturday, November 5:
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)
1:00-5:00pm – Blue Crab Races (at the Top of Each Hour) (kids under 12)
1:00pm – Oyster Shucking Contest
2:00pm – Oyster Eating Contest
8:00pm - Headline Entertainment - Travis Tritt
11:00pm - Park Closes

Posted on Nov 4, 2011 at 11:09 AM


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