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

Wendy Weitzel, The Star’s digital editor, joined the news outlet in August 2021, as a reporter covering primarily Gulf County.

Prior to then, she interned for Oklahoma-based news wire service Gaylord News and for Oklahoma City-based online newspaper during her four years at the University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated in May with degrees in online journalism and political science.

While at OU, Weitzel was selected as Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Fellow among 30 top journalism students from around the country. She also was senior editor managing a 12-person newsroom in coordination with Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit news organization in eastern Oklahoma.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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