Welcome to the Worm Gruntin’ Festival Webpage!


SATURDAY, APRIL 13th, 2024

(where in the heck is Sopchoppy, fl?)

2024 Schedule!

7:00 a.m.Wiggle Worm Fun Run Registration
8:00 a.m.Wiggle Worm Fun Run Begins
9:00 a.m.Opening Ceremony &
Vendors Open for Business
9:15-10:00 a.m.Sign up for Worm Gruntin' Contest
9:15-9:45 a.m.LIVE MUSIC: Senior Wigglers
9:45-10:00 a.m.Worm Gruntin’ Demo
10:00-11:00 a.m.Worm Gruntin’ Contest 12 & under
11:00-11:15 a.m.Gummy Worm Contest 12 & under
10:00-11:15 a.m.LIVE MUSIC: D.J.Butch
11:15-11:30 a.m.Announcements- Winners & Activities
11:30-12:30 p.m.LIVE MUSIC: Whitehead Family
12:45-1:45 p.m.LIVE MUSIC: Humble Road
2:00-3:00 p.m.LIVE MUSIC: Johnny Wayne Mills Band
3:15-3:30 p.m.Crown the Queen & Scholarship Winner
3:30-4:30 p.m.Rick Ott Band (featuring Lindsay Sparkman and Jerry Evans)
4:30-5:00 p.m.Hula Hoop Contest
5:00-6:30 p.m.LIVE MUSIC: Jason Byrd

Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin’ Festival is changing hands, but will be bigger and better than ever in coming years!


Click this link to > See some of our T-shirts, bags, phone covers, hoodies and other merchandise available on Amazon 

If you have any questions about the upcoming 2024 festival or would like vendor information, please send an email to DiscoverSopchoppy@gmail.com.

We will still have our Worm Gruntin’ Festival merchandise available on Amazon: 

You can purchase selected years’ festival artwork on t-shirts, tank tops, long sleeve t-shirts, zip hoodies, tote bags, pillows, phone cases and more. We have uploaded a couple of the most popular years artwork (2001, 2005, 2011, 2019 and 2022), so you can order your favorite image. If you search on Amazon for “Sopchoppy Worm Grunting Festival” or search by year, for example: “2011 Sopchoppy Worm Grunting Festival”, you should find all the items, but if you don’t see what you’re looking for, send an email to: sopchoppyfestivals@gmail.com and we’ll help (or see the link at the beginning of this page).

For those who might want to visit Sopchoppy, there are a lot of outdoor activities available. You could enjoy a walk in our Sopchoppy Depot 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 have a second park, the old Myron B. Hodge park, with RV and camping spaces and a small river walk located on the Sopchoppy River right on the western edge of town. A brand new park is being developed along the Sopchoppy River, as well.  The Ochlockonee River State Park is just south of Sopchoppy and is a magnificent park with lots of trails, activities, and RV facilities. Sopchoppy is a link on the Capital City to the Sea Bike Trail — Sopchoppy is a bike trail community with one of the most peaceful multi-use trails located along Surf Road (Ochlockonee Bay Bike Trail).  And, we are a gateway community for accessing the Florida Trail, connecting hikers from one end of Florida to the other,  with access points just a few miles north or west out of Sopchoppy. We may be small but we are mighty! Come and visit anytime.


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!”


 Contact DiscoverSopchoppy@gmail.com for vendor application and information.