2011 Steinhatchee Fiddler Crab Festival (UPDATED)

2011 Fiddler Crab FestivalFebruary 18th - 20th, 2011

It's Fun!

The 2010 Steinhatchee River Chamber of Commerce's Fiddler Crab Festival got rave reviews from the participates and from the people that attended.

The Steinhatchee River Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to host its 3rd Annual Steinhatchee Fiddler Crab Festival. The Festival will be held February 18th-20th, 2011 at the Steinhatchee Community Center which overlooks the beautiful Steinhatchee River.

We had a very successful festival last year with an attendance of approximately 3500-4000 visitors and this year's promises to be bigger and better.

The festival will be a two-day and a half day event.

We will "kick off" the Festival on Friday Night, February 18th with a block party. Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th festivities will include: Live Music, Craft and Food Vendor Booths, Fiddler Crab Races, Parade, Swamp Water Challenge Cook-off, Duck Derby, Kid's Activities, Photo Contest, Eco River Boat Tours, Antique Car Show, Captain Nemo's Fishing Clinic for Kids,Lots of Spots Redfish Fish Tournament and much much more!

If you are interested in participating in this years' festival or would like additional information, please contact Audrey Switalski, festival co-chair at 850-371-0966; Pam Wessels festival co-chair at 352-356-1086 or Patty Zurbrick festival co-chair at 352-356-7100

Click here for entry and registration forms.

Please mark your calendars and join us for a great, fun filled weekend of festivities.

Schedule of Events

Friday Feb. 18
Photo Contest – entries delivered to Community Center by 6pm
6:00 – Captains Meeting at Community Center
6:00 – until Block party, live entertainment

Saturday Feb. 19
Safe Light – Lots of Spots tournament begins
7:00 am to 9:00am – Breakfast at Community Center (American Legion)
9:00 – Parade line-up
9:00 – Information Booth opens
10:00 – Parade Starts
10:00 – 4:00 – River tours
11:00 – Opening Ceremonies
11:00 – Photo winners on display
11:00 – 6 – Camp Nemo open
11:00 – 6:00 – Auditions Suwannee River Jam
12:00 – Cook off tasting for public begins
12:00 – 4:00 – Fiddler Crab Races run continually
1:00 – 3:00 – Children’s Fishing Clinic