Yankeetown Seafood Festival
Yankeetown, Florida
Weekend before Thanksgiving
Founded in 1983
Riverside Drive in Yankeetown, a tree-lined boulevard with a grassy median, along the shores of the Withlacoochee River makes a perfect venue for the Yankeetown Seafood Festival. Hosted by the Inglis-Yankeetown Lions Club, this is one of those true "real Florida" small town events enjoyed by basically all the locals ... and a good number of visitors.

The event features lots of seafood from a variety of vendors, arts and crafts booths, along with games. You can expect to find a wide variety of custom crafted items available for sale at the festival. Music - general country and bluegrass - is usually part of the entertainment.

One popular feature has been the ribber ducky race down the Withlacoochee River. Spectators are invited to choose a numbered duck to compete in the competition. In past years, up to 500 little yellow duckies have navigated a short section of the river to see which one wins.The winner - and the last place duck - each receive a cash prize. And all proceeds go to charity.
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Note: The dates of annual events and festivals are subject to change from year to year. Before planning your trip, be sure to check the links above for the actual dates, times, and schedule of activities.