Dear Future Commodore,
It has been a long two years, but we are proud to say The Florida Seafood Festival in Apalachicola, the oldest maritime event in the State of Florida, will be happening on November 5th & 6th, 2021. After what the Festival, this community and the world faced last year, we are so happy to be able to say that this is the 58th year. With a special nod this year to our missing 2020 year. We would like you to help celebrate with us. We are inviting you to join us by becoming a Florida Seafood Festival Commodore (Sponsor). We would like you to help keep the oldest event in our area to keep going for many more years to come by being one of our sponsors.
The ten-member all-volunteer Board of Directors for the Florida Seafood Festival are 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 and Carnival. Musical entertainment all weekend with our Friday night concert is Christian music headlined by Dante Bowe. Our two headliners for Saturday night are Kylie Morgan and Drew Parker. Opening the musical entertainment on Saturday is local favorite, The Ashley Morgan Band.
Because of sponsors like you, the Festival has been able to survive these past 58 years and grow accordingly by never forgetting where we came from. For the past 29 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 five 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 and in 2018 won a 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 board plus gate material listing our sponsors, that will be handed out to every visitor entering the park. Also, we will be offering new advertising opportunities at the stage this year. Depending on level of sponsorship, Commodores will receive entrance tickets, t-shirts, koozies, hats, Tervis tumblers, mouse pads, desk organizers, messenger bags, jackets, front of stage tickets as well as 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 eleven years, the Florida Seafood Festival has awarded 59 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 58th Anniversary celebration. And we look forward to seeing you at the Florida Seafood Festival November 5th & 6th in Apalachicola.
2021 Florida Seafood Festival Board of Directors