Dear Future Florida Seafood Festival Commodore,
The Florida Seafood Festival in Apalachicola, the oldest maritime event in the State of Florida, is celebrating its 55th anniversary on November 2nd & 3rd 2018. 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. Our Friday night concert is Christian Music headlined by LaRue Ministries, LaRue is a Dove Award Winning Recording Artist and has been leading thousands in experiencing the Presence of God for nearly 2 decades. Our Headline Musical Entertainment for Saturday night is Country Stars Maddie & Tae, They bring to the Stage such hits as “Girl in a Country Song”, “Shut up and Fish”, “Fly” and the new single from their upcoming album “Friends Don’t”.
Because of sponsors like you, the Festival has been able to survive these past 55 years and grow accordingly by never forgetting where we came from. For the past 25 years the price of admission has gone unchanged and this year is no exception. The admission price to the Florida Seafood Festival is still free on Friday and only $5.00 on Saturday. Over the past 3 years the Florida Seafood Festival has been ranked the #6 Oyster Festival in the world as well as listed as one of the top 15 small towns festivals in America. 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 Tshirts, 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, Back Packs, Coolers, Flashlights, Outdoor Blankets, Beach Bags, Duffle Bags and many other Promotional Items
Your sponsorship also helps us provide four scholarships to graduating High School Seniors in Franklin County each year as well as one for each Miss Florida Seafood. Over the past ten years, the Florida Seafood Festival has awarded 55 Scholarships to graduating seniors.
Last year’s Festival had over 98 Arts and Craft Booths, 24 Commercial Booths, 40 Non-Profit Booths and 35 food booths many benefitting local non‐profit groups, who were exclusively 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 55th Anniversary celebration. And we look forward to seeing you at the Florida Seafood Festival November 2nd & 3rd.
The 2018 Florida Seafood Festival Board of Director’s