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Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce


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Apalachicola, St. George Island and Eastpoint, the heart of the Forgotten Coast, offer an authentic taste of Florida;s Gulf Coast. Experience historic Apalachicola, a quaint small southern town with a strong maritime culture, an eclectic group of locally owned shops and galleries, restaurants which serve fresh local seafood, and meticulously restored Bed & Breakfast inns,and hotels. Selected one of American's Dozen Distinctive Destinations in 2008 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation Apalachicola has over 900 structures on the National Register. You'll also find miles of uncrowded pristine beaches, an endless supply of shallow bays and waterways, excellent fishing and acres of National and State forests to explore. Combine all this with some of the finest oysters and seafood in the country and your stay with us is sure to be perfect!

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  • Multi-day,
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  • Chambers & Visitors Bureaus, Welcome Centers,


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51st Annual Florida Seafood Festival

October 31, 2014 - November 02, 2014
This is the 51st year of the oldest seafood festival in the state. October 31-November 1, 2013 the Florida Seafood Festival will feature quality entertainment and maritime crafts paying tribute to the Apalachicola Bay's commercial fishermen. There is also an oyster shucking contest, oyster eating contest. For more information go to


Downtown Oyster Roast

October 31, 2014 - November 01, 2014
Dine under the stars in the heart of historic Apalachicola at the 10th annual Apalachicola Oyster Roast on October 31, 2014. Apalachicola oysters are recognized by top chefs as some of the best oysters in the world. Come enjoy Apalachicola Bay oysters and fresh local seafood in a beautiful downtown setting. We'll have roasted oysters, oyster on the half shell, artichoke and oyster soup, shrimp, crabs, and homemade desserts, and Blues by Joe Hutchinson. For tickets call (850) 653-9419 or email Apalachicola Bay oysters are recognized by top chefs as some of the best oysters in the country, noted for their mello ...Read More>> flavor, plumpness and balanced saltiness. Apalachicola Bay, with its warm shallow water fed by the fresh water of the Apalachicola River, and undeveloped shorelines provide an excellent environment for oysters. Read Less


Apalachicola Christmas Celebration

November 28, 2014 - November 29, 2014
The Apalachicola Christmas Celebration will light up the lovely historic town of Apalachicola from 4:00-8:00 p.m., the day after Thanksgiving. The streets will be lined with luminaries and filled with holiday spirit. Merchants will be open late and the sounds of carolers will echo through the streets filling the evening with the Christmas spirit. Santa will arrive on a shrimp boat at 4:00 p.m. at the City Dock on Water Street. Santa will hear children's Christmas wishes and carolers will sing. The Raney House is trimmed in holiday finery and docents in period costumes lead visitors through the early history of the county. Join us for an ...Read More>> ld-fashioned Christmas celebration! Saturday from 1:00-3:30 pm the fun continues as Santa has a special day devoted to hearing wishes from his furry friends. There will be a pet costume contest at 3:00 and special treats for dogs. Bring your camera and make a donation to the Franklin County Humane Society and get your pet's photo take with Santa. Small Business Saturday Help our great local shops on "Small Business Saturday" November 28th, from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM (ET) From art to jewelry, food or antiques, you'll find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, minus the crowds and the hassle of going to the mall. Read Less


Oyster Cookoff

January 17, 2015
The 5th Annual Oyster Cook-Off to benefit the Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015. The Friday evening event will be a preview of the oyster-related silent auction items, along with a sampling of the Apalachicola Bay's tasty bivalves 6:00-8:00 pm. The actual cook-off on Saturday will start at 12 noon, Judging and Band starts at 2:00. Contestants are encouraged to enter with their favorite recipe. All forms of oysters will be available to taste: raw, steamed, fried. Other food items and refreshments will be available for purchase also. The day's activities will include live music and danc ...Read More>> ng performances. More information will be posted soon at, and the event can be followed on Facebook. Read Less


Forgotten Coast Chef Sampler

February 08, 2015 - February 09, 2015
The Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce will host the 18th Annual Forgotten Coast Chefs Sampler on Sunday, February 8, 2015, from 6:00-9:00 pm. Chefs from all over the Forgotten Coast will prepare their most creative dishes at the historic Fort Coombs Armory located on 4th Street and Avenue D in Apalachicola. Sample an array from our area restaurants. Our talented shopkeepers and local designers give the event an extraordinary touch and add creative flair by decorating each table individually. The tables range from elegant to artistic and funky. Tickets are $60. For more information, call the Apalachicola Bay Chamber at (850) 653-9419 or ...Read More>> mail us at Read Less


Apalachicola Art Walk & Wine Festival

March 21, 2015 - March 22, 2015
Art in all forms will be woven in and around picturesque downtown Apalachicola on March 21, 2015, where artists and musicians will be showing, selling and demonstrating their talents. The festivities continue into the evening with a wine tasting at 6 p.m. Afterwards area chefs will prepare dishes at their restaurants pared with special wines. The evening's finale will be a professional performance at the Dixie Theatre at 8 p.m.

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