Dear Future Florida Seafood Festival Commodore,
The Florida Seafood Festival in Apalachicola, the oldest maritime event in the State of Florida, is celebrating its 54th anniversary on November 3rd & 4th 2017. And we would like you to help celebrate with us. We are inviting you to join us in this historic milestone by becoming a Florida Seafood Festival Commodore. The Florida Seafood Festival is a Non‐Profit 501(c)3 organization. The all‐volunteer Board of Directors for the Florida Seafood Festival has planned a celebration worthy of this occasion. Not only are we having the events you have come to love over the years, such as the Oyster Eating Contest , the Oyster Shucking Contest (which we are proud to be the home of the National Oyster Shucking Champion), the Blue Crab Races , the Redfish Run, Blessing of the Fleet, parade and Carnival, Tonging for Treasure. Our Friday night concert is Christian Music headlined by Christian group “I Am They” Our Headline Musical Entertainment for Saturday night is Country Star Jerrod Neimann.
Because of sponsors like you, the Festival has been able to survive these past 54 years and grow accordingly by never forgetting where we came from. For the past 24 years the price of admission has gone unchanged and this year is no exception. The admission price to the Florida Seafood Festival is still only $5.00. The Festival values its sponsors like no other event and we honor those who become members of our Commodore program with a substantial amount of advertising through the Internet, Facebook, newspaper, Redfish run t‐shirts, a 16×16 Sponsor Board located near the entrance of the park and gate material that will be handed out to every visitor entering the park. Depending on level of sponsorship, Commodores will receive Entrance Tickets, T‐Shirts, Koozies , hats, Tervis Tumblers, Duffel Bags, Coolers and many other Promotional Items
Your sponsorship also helps us provide four scholarships to graduating High School Seniors in Franklin County each year. Over the past nine years, the Florida Seafood Festival has awarded 45 Scholarships. Last year’s Festival had over 97 Arts and Craft Booths, plus a multitude of food booths benefitting local non‐profit groups who were selling our local seafood. None of the non-profit groups had to pay anything to be part of the Festival.
We thank you in advance for considering your support our esteemed event, the oldest maritime event in Florida, by joining us during our 54th Anniversary celebration. And we look forward to seeing you at the Florida Seafood Festival.
The 2017 Florida Seafood Festival Board of Director’s