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Panacea Blue Crab Festival
May 5, 2018
The Blue Crab Festival is held annually the first Saturday in May at Woolley Park on scenic Dickerson Bay. The quaint festival originated in 1975 to promote the crab industry in Wakulla County.
The festival is kicked off each year by a parade down U.S. 98 starting at 10am. After the parade, the gates open to Woolley Park… where the old, young and young-at-heart can enjoy a day’s full of waterfront fun.
Park Admission is $3.00 Per Person (Children under 12 get in free)
Come ride in the Coastal Optimists Club Parade!
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 mouthwatering 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. For more information and vendor registration or to contact the organizer visit http://www.bluecrabfest.com/