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Festival to energize Carrabelle waterfront Saturday

The Carrabelle harbor and river will be the site Saturday for the 31st annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival, featuring family-friendly activities, live music, arts and craft, and food vendors.

The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  along the waterfront. Admission is free and open to the public.

Captain Davy’s Adventure Show and his band of pirates will be back, as well as free children’s mini-train rides and bouncy house. At 2 p.m., the Fishy Fashion Show by Joan Matey will return to the festival with this season’s “Dos and Do Knots” of coastal couture. Maritime models show off nautical-themed outfits made from found and recycled materials. New outfits will be débuted and fan-favorites will make a return.

The band, NightShift with special guest Eric Pfeufer will perform, as will musicians Frank Lindamood and Cody Barber during the festival. The Tallahassee Community College Dance Company showcasing their wonderful dance skills. 

Visitors can browse over 80 festival vendors and exhibitors, plus explore local shops, museums, galleries and restaurants.

The festival will feature the Exhibitor Expo on Avenue B, hosted by the Carrabelle History Museum, with a variety of informative exhibits. The Ramblin’ Reptile Program from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. features native snakes, turtles and an alligator named Stormy.   

The festival is hosted by the Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce and the community of Carrabelle, and funded in part by the Tourist Development Council, Carrabelle Redevelopment Agency and donations from community sponsors.

For more information, visit www.CarrabelleRiverfrontFestival.com or Facebook or the  Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce at 850-697-2585.

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Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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