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Friday, April 25, 2014 through Saturday, April 26, 2014


Carrabelle Riverfront Festival

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Carrabelle CARES and the City of Carrabelle cordially invite you to attend the 24th Annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival on Friday, April 25th and Saturday, April 26th for this 2014's"Pirates of the Carrabellean - The Treasure of Gullet's Cove".  

Please join us as we celebrate the culture, history and vitality of coastal Carrabelle.  Our annual festival offers regional arts and crafts, family friendly attractions and local culinary treats. 

The two-day event held each spring on Marine Street caters to locals and visitors alike and attracts crowds from across the panhandle. 

The unique unpretentious charm of Carrabelle is on display as we celebrate our laid back life style with unique hometown attractions like Carrabelle’s own Fishy Fashion Show, Pet Parade and the Procession of the Species.  The hours of the festival are 4PM to 8 PM on Friday and 9:00 AM to 5:00 pm on Saturday

Admission is FREE.

 Pirates of the Carrabellean-The Treasure of Gullet's Cove

This year’s theme of “Pirates of the Carrabellean - The Treasure of Gullet's Cove" highlights the culinary delights of the area as the Carrabelle Riverfront Festival initiates a new venue attraction at the 24th Annual Festival.  Sponsored by Sea Crest Realty and Sandy Beach Properties, the new "Home-style" food court aptly named "Gullet's Cove" will feature fresh seafood, caught and prepared by local buccaneers and scallywags.   Indeed, Carrabelle's hometown hospitality and deep fried talent will be at full display at this year's festival.  Come grab a bite o' treasure from the sea and support our local organizations. 

Participating under the unique festival venue are the Christian Bow Hunters, The Carrabelle Church of God, CUMC-Gods Ministry for the Needy,  Franklin County Senior Services, the Carrabelle Food Pantry and others.  These groups will prepare our main festival entrees including mullet, grouper, shrimp, oysters, hamburgers and hotdogs as well as other delicious delights. Other festival treats like funnel cakes and blooming onions will be available by "local" festival food vendors as well.

The festival is very proud of this unique approach.  Who knows better how to fry up some seafood than Carrabelleans?  Home town hospitality is the hallmark of the Carrabelle Riverfront festival.  This new venue will offer the community an opportunity to display this rich heritage and will ensure that the financial benefits stay in the area.  A win for all.  Please join us, and support our community.  We are sure that you can find a "treasure" for your gullet's cove.


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