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PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR 20th Annual Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin Festival has been postponed until April 10, 2021. 

Our 20th 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:
Citizens of Sopchoppy and all family, friends, vendors, and festival attendees: It is with a heavy heart and deep regret that we, the Sopchoppy Preservation and Improvement Association, regret to announce the postponement of the 20th Annual Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin’ Festival, which was scheduled for Saturday, April 11, 2020. We have been actively monitoring the updated recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the State of Florida, Wakulla County, and the City of Sopchoppy. The CDC recently issued Florida-specific recommendations to “cancel large gathering (over 10 people),” as well as recommended cancelling smaller gatherings that bring people together from multiple parts of the United States, which our festival has done in the past. Based upon this guidance and our concerns and cautions around COVID-19 (Coronavirus) as it related to our community and guests, we feel the only appropriate course of action at this time is to postpone the festival. SPIA takes the health, safety, and welfare of our guests, community, and volunteers very seriously, and we regret to say that the 20th Annual Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin’ Festival will not be held until April 10, 2021 (second Saturday in April 2021). We appreciate your understanding and hope you can join us then. In the meantime, please stay tuned to our Facebook page and our website for Worm Gruntin’ news and updates. Keep in mind that our Christmas in Sopchoppy Festival will be held the second Saturday in December and vendor invitations for that festival will go out in October. 


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!”


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