Visitors stroll through the 2022 Tupelo Honey Festival. [ Wendy Weitzel | The Star ]
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Wewahitchka prepares for 2023 Tupelo Festival

On May 20 – rain or shine – vendors, organizations and visitors from around the country will gather in Wewahitchka’s Lake Alice Park for the 2023 Tupelo Honey Festival.

The event, an annual celebration of the area’s famous tupelo honey and those who produce it, draws large crowds every year, according to festival organizers.

The festival will run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. CDT. Admission is free and open to the public. 

Visitors will enjoy a variety of food options, live music, family-friendly activities and booths from local organizations, vendors and beekeepers.

This year’s festival will also feature live demonstrations from a blacksmith and a knapper.

The event is sponsored by the Wewahitchka Employees Club and the City of Wewahitchka.

For more information, visit the event’s website at

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.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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