Welcome to the Worm Gruntin’ Festival!

Our TWENTIETH annual Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin’ Festival, a one-day outdoor event in the streets of historic downtown Sopchoppy, Florida, will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2020 and will feature:

  • Begins with a 5K race for adults and children down country roads
  • The colorful Worm Gruntin’ Contest for children
  • The intense Wakulla County Horseshoe Championship
  • A lively Hula Hoop Contest for children and adults
  • Live entertainment throughout the day
  • Ends under the stars with music at the Worm Grunters’ Ball

There will be 100 vendors of original arts and crafts and delicious food and our original Festival t-shirts, hats, koozies and aprons. The Festival is free and open to the public in the heart of downtown Sopchoppy.  If you are interested in becoming a vendor at our festival, please use Vendor tab or use the links on the left-hand side of this page (or use the contact us link on this page.) For returning vendors, check your email inbox for your invitation letter and booth agreement form.


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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