8th Annual Fiddler Crab Festival® February 12-14, 2016
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The Crab Jam (Friday 6pm - 11pm, Saturday 6pm-11pm)
The Suwannee River Jam (Saturday, 11am - 5:30) happens all day Saturday and is the venue for the up and coming in the music field. Among other gems to get their break through the Suwannee River Jam, Rion Page and Clay Brooker have been moving up to bigger and better things. Come spend a day in Steinhatchee (Saturday Feb. 14) listening to this year's contenders for the coveted Suwannee River Jam finals held in May. Suwannee River Jamauditions registrations forms will be posted at www.firststreetmusic.com.
The Swampwater Cookoff is (Saturday, sunup to 2pm) Applications are available online along with cook off rules and other information!
Fiddler Crab Racing (Saturday 11:00 to 2:00 or until tickets are all sold out!) - always a favorite and unique to the Fiddler Crab Festival, buy a crab, enter one of 10 semi-final races and with a winning crab, race in the finale!
River Tours (Saturday, 10 to last boat out at 3) , hosted by one of our local guides Steve Kroll, are available from River Haven Marina docks, run about 45 minutes, and bring you along some of the " purtiest natural river views" you are likely to see in the Big Bend.
20+ Extraordinary Raffle Prizes (Buy $1 and $5 tickets all day Saturday with the drawing at 5pm) - All tickets sold Saturday, all items raffled that day! In years past we have had local artists work, liquor gift baskets, trips, vacation stays, and more... this is DEFINITELY one of the best raffles around!
Arts and Crafts Vendors (open from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, 11am - 4pm on Sunday) - we have BY FAR the best of the best in Arts and Crafts Vendors! Lining the streets around the Community Center, there is more than just something for everyone - there are lots of things for everyone! PLUS visit the " Kids of All Ages " (all weekend long) area and find lots of fun things to do including the Petting Zoo, Bunjee Jump, and much more.
Food Vendors (12pm-10pm Friday, 11am-10pm Saturday, 11am-4pm Sunday) - Looking for something to eat??? Want to gorge on great seafood, to sausage dogs, to bar-b-que, to kettle corn, to funnel cakes - and everything in between, there is sure to be something for even the pickiest of eaters. And this year, there are LOTS OF TABLES TO HAVE A SEAT AND EAT !!!
Sunday Poker Run (registration 9-11, last bike or cart in 3pm) (for motorcycles, golf carts, runners, and cyclists) - 2 routes available and if it is cold, ride in your car!!! We're an equal traveler opportunity festival ! The fun is all in poker hands, prizes for best and worst hands, and raffles, PLUS you get lunch! More info to follow.
AND of course, Commemorative Hats and both Ladies and Mens T-shirts are available all weekend from noon on Friday until we sell out.