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The Treasure of Gullet’s Cove

Pirates of the Carrabellean-The Treasure of Gullet's Cove

This year’s theme of “Pirates of the Carrabellean -The Treasure of Gullet's Cove" will focus on the culinary delights of the area as the Carrabelle Riverfront Festival initiates a new venue attraction at the 24th Annual Festival.  Sponsored by Sea Crest Realty and Sandy Beach Properties, the new "Home-style" food court aptly named "Gullet's Cove" will feature fresh seafood, caught and prepared by local buccaneers and scallywags.   Indeed, Carrabelle's hometown hospitality and deep fried talent will be at full display at this year's festival.  Come grab a bite o' treasure from the sea and support our local organizations. 

Artist Rendering of the new "Gullet's Cove"

Participating under the unique festival venue are the Christian Bow Hunters, The Carrabelle Church of God, The Franklin County Senior Services, CUMC - God's Ministry to the Needy, the Carrabelle Food Pantry and others.  These groups will be preparing our main festival entrees including mullet, grouper, shrimp, oysters, hamburgers and hotdogs as well as other delicious delights to support their local community. Other festival treats like funnel cakes and blooming onions will be available by "local" festival food vendors as well.

The festival is very proud of this unique approach.  Who knows better how to fry up some seafood than Carrabelleans?  Home town hospitality is the hallmark of our festival.  This new venue will offer the community an opportunity to display this rich heritage and will ensure that the financial benefits stay in the area.  A win for all.  Please join us, and support our community.  We are sure that you can find a "treasure" for your gullet's cove.


Super Special Musical Entertainment

Avast Ye Mateys, young and wretched, it's  shaping up to be a good time on the Carrabelle River as Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers plan to wash ashore and take captive the main stage for Friday night's special event.  Be sure and arrive early for the big entrance, a Carrabelle extravaganza. Like corpsed debris from the depths of Davey Jones' locker Tom and his crew of scalliwags and vermin will take the City and kick off the 24th Annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival's Pirates of the Carrabellean - The Treasure of Gullet's Cove.  

The band will take the Stage at 6pm(Carrabelle Time - which may be 10 minutes early but more likely 30 minutes late).  Tom and Crew will follow J. Kuntry and crew on the main stage near the riverwalk pavilion from 4-5:45.  If you miss Tom on Friday night, and we can't imagine why ye'd do so, unless yur pillaging and plundering, you can see him following the Fishy Fashion Show starting at 2pm on Saturday on the Duke Energy Stage.  Fans of Debbie Jordan, be sure and arrive early as she will be entertaining the early birds and will lead the pet show and possible encore if time allows on Saturday.  So don't stay up to late, there will be plenty to do and see all day on Saturday.

For more information on schedules, check out the latest at:.

The Planning for the 24th Annual Riverfront festival is underway!

This year's 24th Annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival will be held Friday, April the 25th from 4-8pm and Saturday, April 26 from 9am-5pm.  Please plan to join us as we work to make this years celebration the best ever. 

Vendors and attraction representatives will find a this year's application on this web site in the "Vendor Information" area of the site.  In the meantime, all inquiries should be addressed to or 850-320-8225


24th Annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival-"Pirates of the Carrabellean" 2014

Carrabelle Riverfront Festival-2012  
Carrabelle Riverfront Festival-2012  

Carrabelle CARES and the City of Carrabelle cordially invite you to attend the 24th Annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival on Friday, April 25th and Saturday, April 26th for this 2014's "Pirates of the Carrabellean".  

Please join us as we celebrate the culture, history and vitality of coastal Carrabelle.  Our annual festival offers regional arts and crafts, family friendly attractions and local culinary treats. 

The two-day event held each spring on Marine Street caters to locals and visitors alike and attracts crowds from across the panhandle. 

The unique unpretentious charm of Carrabelle is on display as we celebrate our laid back life style with unique hometown attractions like Carrabelle’s own Fishy Fashion Show, Pet Parade and the Procession of the Species.  The hours of the festival are 4PM to 8 PM on Friday and 9 AM to 5 PM on Saturday

Admission is FREE.


Riverfront Festival Caters to Our Elders 

Golf Cart Shuttle Service

This year there will be a free golf cart shuttle service throughout the Festival that will be devoted to helping folks who find it hard to walk a long way move through the festival easily.  It will make continuous rounds from the Carrabelle CARES’ host tent at the intersection of US 98 and Marine Street down through the whole Festival to the Wharf Pavilion at the other end of Marine Street.  Franklin County Emergengy Management, Weems Hospital and the First Responders will offer shady rest areas and a "boo-boo" station along the way where the shuttle will stop.  A new venue at the corner of Marine Street and Avenue C, the “Carr's Hill Performance Stage” will be a great place to rest, be entertained by the musical, historical adventures of Sammy Tedder or Frank Lindamood, and still be in the middle of everything.

Special Close Parking for Disabled People

Two special parking areas for individuals with disability tags will be provided this year on Avenue B between the Hometown Marathon and the Georgian Motel and on the east end of Avenue C between Third Street and Marine Street close to the new Sands Field Park.  You can call 697-2141 on the days of the festival for more information.