Fiddler Crab Festival
Steinhatchee, Florida
President's Day weekend in February
Founded in 2009
The Fiddler Crab Festival is two and a half days of fun, food, and music in the streets of downtown Steinhatchee. The festival is headlined by its signature event, the fiddler crab races. For those who are uninitiated in the sport ... fiddler crabs are little guys with one giant claw - and they walk sideways. The Festival supplies the crabs - or you may bring your own - and they are raced along metal troughs, ten at a time, to see which one finishes first. The contest is open to adults and kids ... pretty much anyone who wants in on the fun.

Local music is a big part of this festival. The live entertainment begins in the evening on Friday, and continues through the day and evening on Saturday. Gospel music groups take the stage on Sunday afternoon.

On Saturday there is a parade down Riverside Drive. A car show, fishing tournament, poker run, and the "Swampwater Chili Cook-off" are also part of the festivities. While you're in town, you can also take advantage of river tours of the Steinhatchee River. Food vendors are on site during the festival, and the event organizers kick off Saturday and Sunday by serving breakfast.
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