Welcome to the Worm Gruntin’ Festival!

Our nineteenth annual Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin’ Festival, held on April 13, 2019, was a huge success.  The day was beautiful, the music was spectacular, and the arts and crafts vendors represented the awesome talent that we have in our region.  The Worm Gruntin’ contest, horseshoe contest and hula-hoop contest were a lot of fun for all.

We couldn’t have done it without starting the day with our 5K race and without our professional Worm Grunters, Gary and Snap Revell,  showing their timeless craft of earthworm gathering.

With awesome music all day long, ending the day with Wakulla Rising and Tobacco Rd Band at our Worm Grunters’ Ball made for a truly exciting day.


It was a beautiful morning for our race: Click HERE for 5k Race
 Thanks go out to everyone who participated and made it a great race!

We thank everyone who participated and who made it the exciting event that it was!  The top 3 SWGF Horseshoe Championship pitchers:

1st Place:  Kenny “Bulldog” Donaldson, Wakulla County

2nd Place:  Lorenzo “Zo” Randolph, Wakulla County

3rd Place:  Kenny Matthews, Tallahassee

Check back soon for the results of our Worm Gruntin’ contest and the Hula Hoop contest

Some visitors to the Sopchoppy Depot Museum during the Worm Gruntin’ Festival on April 13, 2019 (the source is our sign-in log at the Depot Museum and it only represents a small fraction of the overall attendance, probably less than 1%, since many people did not enter the museum and many who did, chose not to sign in.)  Home Locations:  Alabama, California, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, North Carolina,  Pennsylvania, South Carolina,  Texas,  Virginia, Wisconsin, Maine, Washington, Illinois, Utah, Massachusetts, Ohio, Canadian provinces, Melbourne Australia, and many cities throughout the state of Florida.  People come from all over to visit our festival!

This is why we hold these festivals. We use the money raised to help our community:

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 Northwest Florida” – Read the full article

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!” – Read the full article

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