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January 13, 2024

Come to Apalachicola to enjoy oysters galore, local beer, live music, kids’ activities, silent auction and 5K run! The annual Oyster Cook-Off benefits the Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department.

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Make plans to attend the Oyster Cook-Off to benefit the Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department in 2024! This annual event is held the Saturday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in downtown Historic Apalachicola at Riverfront Park. All proceeds go directly towards paying for the brand new fire truck they were able to purchase a few years ago, due to this sole fundraising event!

We have cookbooks available for purchase at Cafe Con Leche and Oyster City Brewing Company, if you’d like to support our Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department.

The event features a silent auction, oysters galore, shrimp, smoked mullet, hot dogs, hamburgers, local beer, live music, kids’ activities, dancing performances and a 5K run! Enter your best recipe and be a contestant in the oyster cook-off or just come out and enjoy a day of wonderful food, refreshments and music. We always welcome donations and volunteers to help make this wonderful event a success. Please contact us if you would like to volunteer.

🐾 Well mannered pets are welcomed on a leash.


artThere will be oyster-related items for silent auction throughout the day on Saturday.


runThe Half-Shell Hustle is a 5K FUN RUN! Everyone gets a t-shirt and medals will be handed out for categorical winners.


oystersEnter your best oyster recipe. Top three winners will receive a trophy.