Chamber of commerce prepares to host Scallop Festival

The annual Scallop, Music and Arts Festival will kick off this Saturday at George Core Park for the 25th time.

Hosted by the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, the festival will run Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4. Gates will open at noon on both days.

“Everyone is excited for this year’s event,” said Joe Whitmer, the director of the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce.  “We will have several vendors offering a variety of  seafood options, including scallops!”

“Arts, crafts, clothing, home decor and jewelry vendors from all over the region will be onsite, and we are very excited about our incredible music lineup.”

Tickets can be bought online ahead of the event or at the gates the day of the show. One-Day pass are $15 each. Two-Day passes are $25. Kids under 12 can get in for free.

Saturday music lineup

  • 1-2:10 p.m.  — Smolderin’ Embers
  • 2:40-3:50 p.m. — Ben Flournoy
  • 4:20-5:30 p.m. — American Blonde
  • 6:00-7:30 p.m. — Tiger County Regulators

Sunday music lineup

  • 1-2:10 p.m. — Kelly & The Healers
  • 2:40-3:50 p.m.  — The 911 Tallahassee Rock Band
  • 4:20-5:30 p.m. — Sauce Boss
  • 6:00-7:30 p.m. — The Josh Garrett Band

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

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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