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, Tonging For Treasure
MARITIME EXHIBIT AREA
The 51st Florida Seafood Festival has completely reworked the existing Maritime Events. To the new Maritime Exhibits Area and moved it to near the small stage and Large chair. This year the Festival has invited Marine labs and Exhibits that are hands on and educational for all ages. Learn about the ecosystem that makes Apalachicola bay so special. Also Meet local wildlife up close. Learn about how the Hardworking Fisherman of this community earn their living by demonstrations and educational exhibits. Certainly fun for the entire Family.