• Brandi Perry

The Florida scallop Festival



September 4 will be here in less than a month and that means the 24th Annual Florida Scallop, Music and Arts Festival in Gulf County, Florida is just around the corner!

Located at George Core Park in Port St. Joe, Florida, this ticketed event has everything you need for a wonderful weekend on the beach, including food, arts, crafts, and local and regional musicians! With only a few vendor spots available at the time of this publication, the number of businesses and people planning to showcase their products is nearly 30! Bee Wild Raw Honey, Franks and Dranks, kettle corn, and many other specialty products will be lined up at the park.



As far as music goes, the Bo Spring Band, an Americana band from Port St. Joe, will be headlining the festival. Spanning genres of music from bluegrass to rock and roll, their tunes will definitely get the crowd to moving! In addition, the Sticky Tea band, a crowd favorite, will be there with their four piece band and high energy bringing rock and roll and blues to the stage. Additionally, Southern Flood, Will Thompson, and The Krickets will be spending time on the stage as well on Saturday. Sunday’s schedule includes, Baby Gray, Brett Wellman and the Stone Cold Blues Band, as well as The Currvs.



We cannot even begin to list all the delicious food trucks and vendors that will be there serving up some of the best fried foods and seafood you will ever find in not only Florida, but throughout the southeast. This is a ticketed event and lasts both Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend. Tickets can be purchased through gulfchamber.org.

The host of the festival is Visit Gulf County. They are located in the Panhandle of Northwest Florida that is famous for their westward-facing sunset. With their laid-back lifestyle, Gulf County is one of the best beach towns to relax and explore all of natures beauty. If you are planning a trip to the famous Scallop Festival, the chamber can help you find everything you need to make your trip complete. From unique accomodations near the beach, to the best restaurants on the gulf coast.



Make plans now to attend one of the best festivals in all of the southeast. We can guarantee this will be an experience like no other and you will want to keep coming back for more festivals and events that are held regularly in Gulf County. The longevity and history of the Florida Scallop Festival is one that proves this is one festival you do not want to miss! Labor Day weekend never tasted so good!



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