60th Annual Florida Seafood Festival
November 3 & 4, 2023
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 and Tonging For Treasure.
As most of you prepare to enjoy the festivities at the 60th Annual Florida Seafood Festival, we kindly remind you that no pets are allowed in the festival with the exception of service animals. The Board of Directors is respectfully asking all patrons who have a service dog to please have “service” identification such as a leash or a harness. This is not a requirement but a request to avoid multiple directors stopping you and inquiring about your four-legged companion. We at the Florida Seafood Festival Board want to make all of our patron’s time to be enjoyable and as much as we love our pets there are some patrons that are not “pet-people”. *If you are camping and your pet travels with you, please be mindful of the no-pet rule and walk your pet in your designated camping area only and only to use the bathroom. Thank you for your cooperation in this manner.