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Panacea Blue Crab Festival

May 4, 2013

Join us in Panacea, Florida on Saturday, May 4th, for the Annual Blue Crab Festival. Held annually at Woolley Park on scenic Dickerson Bay, the quaint festival originated in 1975 to promote the crab industry in Wakulla County.

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Throughout the event you will be entertained by live music, dance performances by cloggers, and historic demonstrations.  A long-time tradition of the festival is the Crab Pickin’ Contest. Watch entrants pick their way through a basket of Blue Crabs to “weigh-in” the delicious meat for a prize.  Of course, it is always exciting to watch the Mullet Toss, where contestants throw a real mullet in a distance-toss competition.

Make sure you bring your appetite to the festival, as vendors will be cookin’ up boiled crabs, fried shrimp, hushpuppies & other mouth watering treats throughout the day.  Take a stroll through the park to visit the many arts & crafts on display, where you can buy souvenirs and gifts.  And while you are there, don’t forget to buy your 2012 Blue Crab Festival T-Shirt or Cookbook!


May 4, 2013
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