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SGI Hosts Oyster Festival This Weekend!

Mark your calendar to attend St. George Island's Oyster Festival Columbus Day this weekend, Oct. 7-9. This three day festival highlights the county's seafood heritage, particularly the Apalachicola Bay oyster. There will be displays, contests, demonstrations and of course seafood. The event, which will include some Eastpoint activities, will also feature music, a fishing tournament and a 5K run. Visitors may also climb the Cape St. George Lighthouse, browse the new Lighthouse Museum in the Keeper's Cottage, and visit the new Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) Visitor Center in Eastpoint.

Posted on Oct 6, 2011 at 11:37 AM

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Salty burlap bags full of Apalachicola Bay oysters are a Franklin County icon. Earthy, unpretentious, yet strong and resilient, burlap symbolizes much of what Franklin County embodies in its people, places and culture.
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