Welcome to the Worm Gruntin’ Festival!

Our nineteenth annual Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin’ Festival, a one-day outdoor event in the streets of historic downtown Sopchoppy, Florida, will be on Saturday, April 13, 2019 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
  • And ends under the stars with fine 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 and koozies.

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 see use Vendor tab or use the links on the left-hand side of this page.  For returning vendors, check your email inbox for your invitation letter and booth agreement form.


So many people love our 2018 Worm Gruntin T-Shirts. You can get them at Sand and Soul Designs in Sopchoppy (corner of Rose St. and Municipal Ave.)   Contact Sand and Soul Designs at: (850) 556-3081, or message them on their Facebook Page

Some visitors to the Sopchoppy Depot Museum during the Worm Gruntin’ Festival on April 14, 2018 (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, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, Germany, Newfoundland Canada, Nova Scotia Canada, Ontario Canada, Toronto Canada, and many different cities in 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:

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

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

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