From Fiddler Crab Festival Website:All your favorites are scheduled including:
The Crab Jam
With special giveaways for Valentine's Day (Friday), featuring Natalie Nicole Green on Friday Night along with The Ultimate Cowboy Challenge!
Saturday night we welcome The Tobacco Rd. Band!
The Suwannee River Jam 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 15) listening to this year's contenders for the coveted Suwannee River Jam finals held in May.
The Swampwater Cookoff is back on!
Saturday Morning Parade! Everyone loves a parade and you can be in this one!
Sunday "Visit OUR Vendors" Treasure Hunt! A new event this year, the "pot o' gold" awaits the entrant who figures out where the treasure is hidden! And you get a chance to meander through all of our great vendors on Sunday!
Fiddler Crab Racing - 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, 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- 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 - 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, and much more.
Food Vendors - 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!!!
Photo contest - With four categories for photography, there is room for just about 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 - 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???
Lots of Spots Fishing Tournament - 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 by officials from both sides of the fish and the fish with the most spots is the winner! Prizes for 1st and 2nd place, plus #1 Lady Angler and #1 Jr. Angler (junior 16 and under).
Sunday Poker Run (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! 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! This raffle supports 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!
AND of course, Commemorative Hats and both Ladies and Mens T-shirts are available - $15 each, or buy a set of 1 hat, 1 T-shirt and 1 Jon Boat Raffle Ticket for a value price of $32 (a $35 VALUE!) We'll ship them as well for the post office fee of $5.60! Hard NOT to take advantage of this value!