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2023 Scallop Festival approaches

The 2023 Scallop Festival, to be held Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2 and 3, in Port St. Joe, continues to offer something for the whole family. The festival features arts and crafts vendors, great live entertainment, kid’s activities and a variety of food options.

The event will take place at George Core Park.

Buy your tickets in advance at bit.ly/3MPV2DB or at the gate on the days of the show. A one-day pass is $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. A two-day pass is $20 in advance. Kids under 12 may attend for free.

For more information, call the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce at 800-239-9553. Visit www.GulfChamber.org for more information. 

Scallop Festival musical line-up


Gates at Noon EDT, Music at 12:30 p.m. EDT:

Dirty Little Billy

Flabbergasted Band

Skyler Saufley and the 99th Degree

Jonn Del Toro Richardson

Damon Fowler


Gates at Noon EDT, Music at 1 p.m. EDT:

Hot Mess

Baby Gray

Memphis Lightning

Bo Spring Band

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 NonDoc.com 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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