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PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR next Annual Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin Festival has been postponed until April 9, 2022. 

Our next Annual Festival T-Shirt artwork is the image shown above.  We appreciate the talent of Rachell Mathis, our local artist.   And we could not do this festival without our SPONSORS whose logos appear along the right-hand side of this page.  A huge thank you goes out to them.  Please thank them when you shop with them or visit their stores.   Our formal status update for this year’s festival is below:
It was a difficult decision to make, but our Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin’ Festival team has decided to err on the side of caution and postpone this year’s festival, traditionally held the 2nd Saturday in April, until April 9, 2022. We feel that currently there is no safe way to proceed given that the health crisis is still upon us. We look forward to a resolution of the Covid situation and hope to see friends, family and all of the many visitors who love our festival, in 2022.

Though our festival won’t be taking place this year, Sopchoppy Preservation and Improvement Association, hosts of the Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin’ Festival, will continue to lend a helping hand for community projects here in our little historic town. See you all in 2022.

For those who might want to visit Sopchoppy on their own, there are a lot of outdoor activities available. You could enjoy a walk in our park in downtown Sopchoppy (across the street from the old historic train depot—now a museum.) The park is planted with native wildflowers and also hosts a small pitcherplant bog garden. We are also a bike trail community with one of the most peaceful multi-use trails located along Surf Road (Ochlockonee Bay Bike Trail). We have a second park with RV and camping spaces and a small river walk located on the Sopchoppy River right on the western edge of town. The Ochlockonee River State Park is just south of Sopchoppy and is a magnificent park with lots of activities. And, we are a gateway community for accessing the Florida Trail just a few miles north or west out of Sopchoppy. We may be small but we are mighty! Come and visit anytime.


Some Visitors to the Sopchoppy Depot Museum during a recent Worm Gruntin’ Festival — Home Locations:  Portland OR, Moultrie GA, Fall River WI, Plymouth MA, Geneva OH, Perry OH, Delaware, Chattanooga, TN, Springfield and Ruhland IL, Ashland OR, Pittsburg PA, Redwing MN, Iron River MI, Bangor and Mobleboro ME, and many different cities in the state of Florida! People came from all over the country! There were even visitors last year from Canada and one or two from Australia.

We love this article that appeared in the April 2019 issue of Florida Sportsman Magazine:

****** Florida Sportsman Magazine — Out-Bait the Best ******

You’ll enjoy seeing and reading Steve Hartman’s CBS news report about his Sopchoppy visit:

“Worm Gruntin’ Festival: Re-Opening A Can of Worms”

Also, see our article ResortsandLodges.com! “Worm Gruntin’ Festival: A One-of-a-Kind Event in Beautiful NW Florida”

EXCITING NEWS: Our Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin Festival has made the FloridaRentals.com list as one of the top picks for the best annual events and festivals to visit in the state of Florida.  FloridaRentals.com – “12 Annual Events in Florida You Absolutely Can’t Miss!”


Questions? Click here to send us a message  or contact us at sopchoppyfestivals at gmail dot com.