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Monday
Jan142013

2013 Steinhatchee Fiddler Crab Festival

From The Steinhatchee River Chamber webpage:

The Steinhatchee River Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to host its 5th Annual Steinhatchee Fiddler Crab Festival and we welcome your participation in this exciting event. The Festival will be held February 15, 16 & 17, 2013 at the Steinhatchee Community Center, which overlooks the beautiful Steinhatchee River. We are meeting regularly now to plan all the details of this event and our desire is to make it as spectacular as possible for all our friends to enjoy

1013 Riverside Drive S.E. Steinhatchee, Florida 

Some of the events will include:

Fiddler Crab Race – We will have 100 crabs for the races which will be staggered on Saturday only $5.00 each.

Photo Show
 – Students and Adult categories. $5 for one entry for adults, 3 for $10.00 or $15.00 for 5 or more. kids enter free. Ribbons awarded. There will be a $50.00 cash prize awarded for best of show. 

Boot Artin’
 - A fun new way to show off your “Steinhatchee Reeboks” (white rubber fishing boots). $5 entry. Visitors can vote for best entry by stuffing cash in the boot. Proceeds to benefit our local food bank. Trophy & ribbons awarded for top three.

Crafts – 10 X 10 booth. Bring your own canopy. $65+tax both days. Power available on a limited basis for small addt’l fee.

Food Vendors - Space size is 20 x 20. $260 +tax for the weekend, no extra charge for power.

River Tours – We will have boat tours of the Steinhatchee River. The trip can include up to six people. The fee will be $5/adult.

Entertainment – Fri and Sat evenings and Sat afternoon auditions for Suwannee River Jamm. $10.00 one night $15.00 both nights. Click here for audition link.

Parade – The parade will include golf carts, horses, floats and lots more fun. We invite you to join in the parade. Line up is at 9:00 a.m. and parade starts at 10:00 a.m. No charge for entry. 

Camp Nemo – Kids area featuring touch tank, face painting, kids games and other activities.

“Swamp Water” One Pot Cook Off – Three categories, Soup, Stew and Chili. We would like to invite you to participate in this fun event & enter your soon-to-be famous recipe. Entry fee is $25.00 ($5 extra for electric). Cash prize for 1st-2nd place winners in each category, trophy for 3rd place with an over all best winner. Commemorative Mugs can be purchased for tasting. Also Peoples Choice Award. 

“Lots of Spots” Redfish Contest on Saturday. $15 entry fee, mandatory Capt’s meeting at Sea Hag. Click here for more information on this event.

2nd Annual Poker Run – on Sunday. Proceeds to benefit local Boys & Girls Club. Bigger and Better this year, not just for bikes, but walking, golf carts, and vehicles welcome. 

T-Shirts For Sale – In addition to our event T Shirts we will have a ladies cut shirt & ball caps.

Monday
Dec102012

Steinhatchee River Christmas Boat Parade

Make  Plans now to come over to Steinhatchee on Saturday December 22nd for our Christmas Boat Parade. Activities start around dark at the mouth of the Steinhatchee River. Roy's Restaurant would give you a great view of all the boats. From the mouth of the river the parade will float up stream and end at Fiddlers Restaurant.

Monday
Jul022012

Bay scallop season permanently extended by 2 weeks

Fron the Gainesville Sun:

A state agency decided to extend the recreational bay scallop season by two weeks permanently and to consider reviving commercial scallop harvesting, which has been banned for 18 years.

The recreational season, which starts July 1 and closed annually on Sept. 11, will now end Sept. 25.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission determined Thursday that the season extensions in place the last two years did not significantly impact the bay scallop population, according to an FWC release.

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Sunday
Jun172012

Boat Ramp and Marina Locator for Steinhatchee and Keaton Beach

I found this map online as part of a brochure and thought it would be helpful to first time scallopers to our area.

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Sunday
Jun172012

Results from the 2012 Reeling for Kids Fishing Tournament

Congratulations to all the winners

From www.reelingforkids.com: THANK YOU to all of our SPONSORS and ANGLERS for making our 2012 Tournament a SUCCESS. It’s with your generous support and participation that we will continue to make a difference in the lives of the children that  attend the Boys & Girls Club throughout the year.

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