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Seafood Festivals Aplenty This Weekend

November 4, 2009

Need a great way to spend a Saturday? Why not attend a local seafood festival. There are many to choose from this upcoming weekend.

Florida Seafood Festival

Photo Courtesy of Florida Seafood Festival

Florida Seafood Festival

Apalachicola hosts the 46th Annual Florida Seafood Festival. The Florida Seafood Festival is the state’s oldest maritime exhibit. The two-day event annually draws thousands of visitors to this scenic historic town at the mouth of the Apalachicola River. The festival features delicious seafood, arts and craft exhibits, seafood related events and displays under the shady oaks of Apalachicola’s Battery Park. Some of the notable events include oyster eating, oyster shucking, a parade, a 5k Redfish Run and a Blessing of the Fleet. To view the festival’s website, click here.

Sebastian Clambake and Lagoon Festival

The Sebastian Clambake and Lagoon Festival is also this weekend. This festival celebrates Florida farm-raised clams with educational exhibits, concerts, a carnival, historical re-enactors of early area settlers and plenty of Florida seafood. The non-profit event chooses a local charitable or public-purpose project to benefit from the proceeds each year. The Sebastian Clambake and Lagoon Festival Official Site.

Photo Courtesy of Sebastian Clambake and Lagoon Festival

Photo Courtesy of Sebastian Clambake and Lagoon Festival

Stone Crab Jam

Crystal River has a 2nd Annual Stone Crab Jam with local bands, local cuisine and of course stone crab claws! There is also dancing in the street and local artists. Click here for more information.

Photo Courtesy of Stone Crab Jam

Photo Courtesy of Stone Crab Jam

Ruskin Seafood Festival

Ruskin’s 21st Annual Seafood Festival, held at E.G. Simmons pristine waterfront park right on Tampa Bay, features sun, fun and seafood. The seafood festival is Hillsborough County’s largest community event with over 18,000 in attendance. Feast on lobster, oysters, clams, grouper, mullet, shrimp and much more. Admission is $5 for adults, children under 12 are free. Click here to view the website.

Seafood festivals are a great way to support fisherman and the local economy. Plus they are plenty of fun to boot! For our complete list of seafood festivals throughout the state, visit our website.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. November 7, 2009 11:08 pm

    These festivals are the best. Just a lot of fun with great food. Another good blog. All the best.

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