Florida is renowned for its acclaimed quality seafood products and commercial fishing heritage. Keeping in with its traditions, the State of Florida holds many annual festivals exclusively dedicated to seafood. Most of these festivals prominently feature delectable local seafood dishes, live musical performances, cooking competitions, cooking demonstrations, 5K run/walks, parades, children’s rides, arts and crafts vendors, and many more.
If you are planning to attend seafood festivals and have good times, consider visiting Florida in the month of November 2014. Many seafood festivals will be held in Florida during the month. You will thoroughly enjoy attending these festivals. Just take a look at some of the popular seafood festivals that are worth attending here.
Yankeetown 33rd Annual 2014 Art Craft and Seafood Festival
The Yankeetown 33rd Annual 2014 Art Craft and Seafood Festival will be held for two days from November 22 in Yankeetown. The popular seafood festival is being held for the past 33 years now in the Nature Coast, where thousands of visitors are being constantly attracted to this wonderful annual event. If you want to have a glimpse into “Old Florida”, the Yankeetown, which is situated on the banks of Lower Withlacoochee River, is the perfect destination to visit. The locally caught Gulf seafood, arts and crafts, and live music entertainment are major highlights of this festival. Those who love fishing and kayaking, Yankeetown is fantastic destination to visit.
51st Annual Florida Seafood Festival
The 51st Annual Florida Seafood Festival will be held at Apalachicola from October 31 to November 1, 2014. The 2-day festival is the oldest maritime event being held in Florida for the past 51 years. Popularly called Florida’s oyster kingdom, Apalachicola, a historic town in scenic Franklin County, which is located at the mouth of Apalachicola River on Apalachicola Bay, attracts thousands of avid seafood lovers to this annual event. The festival is held under shady oaks of Apalachicola's Battery Park at the Apalachicola River’s mouth. The prominent highlights of this festival include Oyster Eating and Oyster Shucking contest, King Retsyo's Ball, fireworks show,History of the Festival Exhibit, The Blessing of the Fleet, 5k Redfish Run, Parade, Photo Contest and Blue Crab Races.
26th annual Ruskin Seafood Festival
The 26th annual Ruskin Seafood Festival will be held for two days from November 1, 2014. The venue of the festival will be at E.G. Simmons Park, where it is being held for the past several years. The quite little town of Ruskin on Tampa Bay’s south shore attracts a large number of visitors to this hugely popular seafood festival every year. You will get opportunity good seafood at the festival. The daylong entertainment featuring island music such as Reggae and Calypso in accompaniment to steel drums will enliven your spirits. Among major highlights at the 26th annual Ruskin Seafood Festival include boats show, arts and crafts show, and educational exhibits of Ruskin’s unique wildlife and environment. You can look forward to thoroughly enjoying at the festival and getting prompted to visit it year after year.