Dear Future Commodore,
The Florida Seafood Festival in Apalachicola, the oldest maritime event in the State of Florida, will be happening on November 3rd & 4th, 2023. This is our 60th Anniversary. We are inviting you to help keep the oldest event in our area going for many more years by becoming a Florida Seafood Festival Commodore (Sponsor).
The ten-member all-volunteer Board of Directors for the Florida Seafood Festival is having the events you have come to love over the years, such as the Oyster Eating & Shucking Contests (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. We have a great weekend of Musical entertainment planned. Friday night Will be all Christian music, headlined by Rachael Lampa. Our Headliner for Saturday night is Elvie Shane, who sings songs like “My Boy”. Saturday night will feature three concerts, As has been for the past 26 years, admission is free on Friday and only $5.00 on Saturday.
Because of sponsors like you, the Festival has kept the hometown tradition going for 60 years. We have grown accordingly but also never forget where we started. Over the past 7 years, the Florida Seafood Festival has been ranked the #6 Oyster Festival in the world and listed as one of the Top 15 Small Towns Festivals in America, and in 2018, it won a Henry Flagler Award for Special Event.
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 sign plus gate material listing our sponsors, that will be handed out to every visitor entering the park. Commodores will receive entrance tickets, t-shirts, hats, Tervis tumblers, and front-of-stage tickets, depending on the level you sponsor.
Your sponsorship also helps us provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Franklin County each year, as well as one for each Miss Florida Seafood. Over the past thirteen years, the Florida Seafood Festival has awarded 63 Scholarships to graduating seniors.
To become a Commodore this year, fill out the application and pay online here.
The Applications are emailed directly to the board members for processing. We thank you in advance for considering your support for our esteemed event, the oldest maritime event in Florida, by joining us during our 60th Anniversary celebration. And we look forward to seeing you at the Florida Seafood Festival on November 3rd & 4th in Apalachicola.
2023 Florida Seafood Festival Board of Directors