Wild about Wakulla Week
Wild about Wakulla Week is a celebration of Wakulla County, the “Natural Place to be”. The week from April 12-21, 2013 highlights the heritage, outdoor recreational opportunites, and enterprise of Wakulla County.
The Kick-Off event is the Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin' Festival held on April 13, 2013. The event focuses upon the art of worm gruntin' - the act of pounding a stake (stob) into the ground and rubbing a flat piece of iron across its top to vibrate earthworms from the soil. The earthworms come to the surface where they are collected for fish bait. The process borders on mystical, but for some local folks it has provided a way of life for over 50 years.
The event is held along the picturesque downtown streets of Sopchoppy ,FL. Events begin at 9:00am and offer over 80 vendors and a fascinating worm grunting demonstration. The day concludes with the Worm Grunter's Ball. Their is no admission to the event and it is loaded with family oriented activities. Please visit www.wormgruntinfestival.com for more information.
Special events, tours, and activities will be held April 12-21 throughout Wakulla County's scenic, friendly, and historic communities.
Visit the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab in Panacea with your children and grandchildren to be introduced to the glee of hands-on discovery. This is a must-experience opportunity not only during Wild About Wakulla Week but anytime the "explorer" inside you is looking to create vivid memories. Visit www.gulfspecimen.org to get started on your family adventure.
St. Mark's, America's Oldest River Town, exemplifies the hospitality of a cozy gulf-side village. Although any day is a good day to visit this coastal community, its welcoming arms will offer guests special home-town opportunities on Sunday, April 14.
Visit www.palmettoexpeditions.com for a wide selection of tours suited to varying tastes and activity levels. The website is a gateway to oudoor fun in Wakulla County and the Big Bend Region. Make arrangements for a trail ride, a sunset cruise, or an action packed saltwater fishing charter. Perhaps a personalized tour of Wakulla County's sinkholes with a gourmet cheese and fruit picnic included would be more to your taste. Make outdoor planning easy by visiting Wakulla Expeditions on-line.
The fun continues on Saturday, April 20 at Wakulla Springs State Park as the Wakulla Wildlife Festival goes into high gear offering inspiring local musicians, knowledgable exhibitors, dazzling presentations, convincing living history demonstrators, and special premium guided tours. Fine art, fine food and fine music mingle in the historic Wakulla Springs Lodge as Art on the Terrace, another aspect of the festival, features the work of gifted local talent.
Please vist www.WildAboutWakulla.com to guide you to more of what makes Wakulla County a destination for heritage and outdoor recreational activities and adventure.