Seafood Festivals Aplenty This Weekend
|November 4, 2009||Posted by admin under Agriculture, Seafood, Uncategorized|
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
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.
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.
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.