It's going to be a busy weekend in Gulf and Franklin Counties.
The Butts and Clucks Cook-off on the Bay kicks off Friday at noon at Battery Park. People’s Choice tickets, which entitle holders to sample some of the 50 team entries, will be on sale. Food vendors will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday.
John Solomon, director of the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, said Saturday’s event begins at 10 a.m. and runs until 5:30 p.m. when winners of the Florida Barbecue Association-sanctioned event will be announced. A deviled egg contest, open to everyone for a $5 entry fee, will begin at 4 p.m. The Food Network will be on hand to film an episode of an upcoming series to air in July.
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The Carrabelle History Museum presents a free program “The Battle of Natural Bridge,” featuring historian and author Dale Cox on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon in the upstairs room at C-Quarters Marina, 501 St. James Ave.
The Crooked River Lighthouse continues its Country Farmer’s Market on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lighthouse Park, 1975 Hwy 98 West, Carrabelle. The market is actively recruiting new and returning vendors, at a cost of $10 a market. For more information, contact 850-697-2732, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.crookedriverlighthouse.com.
A musical celebration concert for the Martin Luther King Celebration will be Sunday, Jan. 22 at 4 p.m. at Holy Family, featuring J. D. Music, Bernard Simmons and inspirational words from Elder Damien Davis and others. For more info call Robert Davis at 850-653-5089.
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