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Florida Seafood Festival 2016 Schedule
November 4 - 5, 2016 - Apalachicola, Florida

53rd Annual Florida Seafood Festival - November 4 and 5, 2016. = The Florida Seafood Festival is held annually at Battery Park in downtown Apalachicola.

Friday, November 4, 2016 Schedule

10:00 am - Park Opens (No Admission Charge), Booths Open
3:00 pm - Musical Entertainment
4:00 pm - Blessing of the Fleet
4:00 pm - Arrival of King Retsyo T.J. Ward & Miss Florida Seafood Corie Cates
4:30 pm - Opening Ceremonies (Info. Booth)
5:00 pm - 6:45pm - Christian Musical Entertainment
7:00 pm - Headliner Christian Entertainer - Ardent Worship
8:30 pm - Headliner Christian Entertainer - the Shepards
10:30 pm - Park Closes



Saturday, November 5, 2016 Schedule

7:00 am - Registration for Redfish Run (Front Steps of Gibson Inn)
8:00 am - Start of Redfish Run
10:00 am - Gates Open ($5.00 admission, children under 12 free)
10:00 am - Parade Starts (Hwy 98)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Musical Entertainment Main Stage
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Blue Crab Races (at the top of each hour, children under 12) Through-out the day - Tonging for Treasure
1:00 pm - Oyster Shucking Contest
1:15 pm - Oyster Eating Contest
3:00 pm - 7:00pm - Musical Entertainment: Boo Radley. The Curry’s, Clayton Anderson
8:30 pm - Headliner Entertainer - Rodney Atkins
11:00 pm - Park Closes

Sunday, November 6, 2016
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Carnival Open to Public - Carnival Midway open to public access thru the Water Street gate entry.



The Florida Seafood Festival Parade begins Saturday, at 10:00 am. EST and winds eastward down U.S. Highway 98 to the Apalachicola River. The parade annually features bands, floats and dignitaries from throughout the region.

The Blue Crab Races returned to the festival 7 years ago after many years absence. Up to 20 children can participate at a time. The races are held at the top of each hour from 1pm to 5 pm on Saturday of the Festival. It is free to any children up to age 12 with prizes for everyone who participates thanks to its sponsor, Fisherman’s Choice.



Miss Florida Seafood - look for her at the festival.

Each year, the Florida Seafood Festival board selects a King Retsyo who symbolizes Apalachicola Bay and the bounty harvested by the seafood industry.


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