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6th Annual Fiddler Crab Festival® February 14-16, 2014
GET YOUR 2014 FIDDLER CRAB FESTIVAL T-SHIRTS AND CAPS NOW!!!
Available at Chapman Insurance Office daily on Riverside Dr, Good Times Motel & Marina, and River Haven Marina or by sending a note to us at $15 each, in multiple colors this year!!!
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All your favorites and more are scheduled including:
Friday (6p-11p) & Saturday (6p-11p) Night - CRAB JAM Concerts!!!!
With special giveaways for Valentine's Day (Friday), featuring headliner Natalie Nicole Green on Friday Night along with The Ultimate Cowboy Challenge!
Saturday night we present The Tobacco Rd. Band! Follow us on facebook to see more about our headliner entertainment!
$10 for a one night entry, $15 for two nights.
Weekend Long Events!!!!
The Suwannee River Jam (Saturday 11-5:30) ($5 for the day auditions only)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 stardom! Come spend a day in Steinhatchee (Saturday Feb 15) listening to this year's contenders for the coveted Suwannee River Jam finals held in May.
The Swampwater Cookoff is back on! (Saturday sunup to 2pm) Applications are available at Fiddlers' Restaurant along with cookoff rules and other information! Cash and Trophy Prizes for Soup, Stew, and Chili entries!
Saturday Morning Parade! (Step off at 10am runs along Riverside Dr) Everyone loves a parade and you can be in this one! FREE! Look for applications above!
Sunday "Visit OUR Vendors" Treasure Hunt (Register online or at 12:30 at the community center, 1p- 3p)! $25 for a crew of up to 4 mates) A new event this year, the "pot o' gold" awaits the entrant who figures out where the treasure is hidden! Meander through all of our great vendors on Sunday!
Fiddler Crab Racing (Saturday 11am-2pm or the crabs are all purchased!) $5 per crab- 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, first boat out 10am, last boat 3pm), $5 per guest hosted by one of our local guides Steve Kroll, are available from the River Haven Marina docks. They run about 45 minutes, hold 6 passengers, and take you along some of the "purtiest natural river views" you are likely to see in the Big Bend area!
20+ Extraordinary Raffle Prizes ($1 and $5 tickets all day Saturday - drawings at 5pm)- The OMG event! 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 (11-5 Saturday, 11-4 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" area and find lots of fun things to do including the Petting Zoo, Bunjee Jump, Water Walker and much more.
Food Vendors (Friday 12p - 10p, Saturday 11a-10p, Sunday 11a-4p))- Looking for something to eat? Gorge on great seafood, sausage dogs, bar-b-que, kettle corn, funnel cakes - and everything in between! Something for even the pickiest of eaters. And this year, there are LOTS OF TABLES TO HAVE A SEAT AND EAT!!!
Photo contest (entries must be in by 9m Friday at the community center) - ($5 for the first/second entry, $10 for 3/4, 5+ entries $15 , Students free) With four categories for photography, there is room for everyone's favorite photo! Cash prize for the overall winner and ribbons for others, it's great to have your photo's judged by professional artists but just as much fun just to enter!
Boot Artin (entries must be in by 9am at the community center) ($5 per entry) - what's that you ask??? Get yourself any ol' pair of boots, paint 'em, decorate 'em, glitter 'em up, or do all that and more and enter them into Steinhatchee's very own Boot Artin contest! Still not sure??? Check out our facebook page this month for sample photos of previous entries!
Lots of Spots Fishing Tournament (Capt Meeting Friday 5p, tournament sunup to 3pm Saturday - counting at the Community Pier, 1p-3p) ($15 per angler) - This is an "Angler Contest" held on Saturday - Anglers fish against each other from boats or the shore or a ramp or a dock... in local waters, for Redfish (aka Red Drum and Red Bass). Spots are counted on both sides and the fish with the most spots wins! Place prizes - plus #1 Lady Angler and #1 Jr. Angler (junior 16 and under).
Sunday Poker Run (Registration 9-11a at the corner of 9th St and 1st Ave, last bike/cart in at 3p at the Entertainment Venue) ($10 per driver, $5 each passenger; Extra Hands $5 each) (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!
BIG ITEM RAFFLE! (Available now until 3pm Saturday at the Information Booth) Tickets available NOW for the $3500 Value Jon Boat!!! $5 each and can be mailed anywhere! You don't even have to be present to win - but you DO have to pick up your boat! This Jon Boat is SWEEEEET! Includes trailer, motor, and more. What a great way to start out the 2014 fishing season! Call us if you want us to mail you tickets - 352-356-8185! Raffle proceeds kick off Steinhatchee's 4th of July Fireworks show! And what a show it is!!! Almost an HOUR of fireworks seen 30 miles away! Buy a chance and help us keep up the fireworks!
Commemorative Hats and both Ladies and Mens T-shirts are available - $15-$22 each, 5 hat colors $15, glow in the dark necklaces, and much more. Hard NOT to take advantage of these commemorative values!
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