Florida Catfish Festival

The 34th Annual St. John’s River Catfish Festival Catfish Festival Arts & Crafts Show

Presented by the Rotary Club of Crescent City, FL the Florida Catfish Festival is hosted at Eva Lyon’s Park the first Saturday of April in downtown Crescent City.  This event has been a Crescent City tradition since 1978.  And though Catfish is the main attraction of this festival it is filled with activities the whole family will enjoy.  Everything from live music to a 5k Catfish Run.  There will be plenty of vendors on hand with unique arts and crafts in addition to all kinds of delicious food to satisfy whatever craving you might have.  Including any hankering you might have for swamp cabbage. Hmmm…good?

That's a big'un

Festivities kick off Friday April 6, 2012 at 5pm and continue through Saturday, April 7, 2012, 5pm.  Don’t be surprised if a crowd is already there ahead of you.  This two day event is expected to attract some 12,000 attendees.  They’ve even provided guests with a Catfish shuttle to get you in and out without too much hassle.  You can visit their homepage and download a PDF file of the shuttle route to find out where to park and ride.  You will also find a schedule of events there with time for the Catfish Run, Catfish Car Show, and the 34th Annual Catfish Parade.  Who knew catfish had such an active lifestyle?

Anyone interested can register for the 12th Annual Catfish Car Show on site for $25.  If you love classic cars you don’t want to miss this.  Proceeds from the Florida Catfish Festival go towards scholarships for high school students in the Crescent City community.  They ask that you come on out for a day of food and fun while supporting a great cause.