Taylor County Florida
Taylor County Florida
About Taylor County Florida

Upcoming Events in Taylor County Florida

Welcome to Taylor County Florida! All of us here at the Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce extend to you a warm welcome to a place you'll be glad you visited. Our community is filled with many cultural events as well as outdoor activities for the whole family. See below some of the fun and exciting things going on in Taylor County.

Fiddler Crab Festival
The Fiddler Crab Festival is held annually on President’s Day weekend. The dates for 2019 are February 15-17. This year, we are celebrating our 11th Annual Fiddler Crab Festival!!! To celebrate, we are raffling a cruise to Cozumel! Stay tuned for more information on the raffle!

Activities include food, arts and crafts, entertainment, cook-offs, fiddler crab races, a parade, boat and car show, and more!

NEW THIS YEAR! A 2-day boat show will be part of the Fiddler Crab Festival! Boats will be on display Saturday and Sunday. ... Visit Website

Calendar Events
Friday, September 21, 2018
Smokin' in the Pines BBQ Festival
Taylor County is home to one of the largest and most popular BBQ Festivals in the state and south-east...The Smokin’ in the Pines BBQ Festival (formerly known as the
Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival)
featuring one of the BEST OPEN BBQ
COMPETITIONS in the Southeast! There are The OPEN (Open to all competitors—professional & amateur), People’s Choice and the JOHN BOY & BILLY Grilling Sauce Contest!
Over $15,000 in cash prizes will be
awarded this weekend to those in all the
competitions. Visitors can sample BBQ at the many sampling stations or be a judge in the People’s Choice portion of the event where you can try over 35 different kinds of pulled pork for only $5.00.
This year we have combined two of our most popular events into one rocking
festival! We took the southern rock and county music that everyone loves and the falling off the bone BBQ that brings people back every year and made an event you don’t want to miss!
Southern Rock and Country music plays throughout the entire weekend featuring some of the most renowned artists. For those who want to attend this event, there is no fee to enter, however, if you want to sample BBQ during the People’s Choice
portions of the event, there is a small fee. In addition to BBQ, this event features arts & crafts, antique car show, kids play area,
activities and great entertainment.
Bring the family! ... Visit Website
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Gulf Coast CPR Kayak Fishing Tournament
The Gulf Coast Kayak Club CPR (Catch, Photo, Release) Fishing Tournament will be held in Taylor County with over $2,500.00 in cash prizes! Sponsored by the TDC, Dead Man’s Float and Big Bend Outfitters this tournament is a favorite among anglers. Entry fee is $55.00 and includes a quick dry, sun protection long sleeve fishing shirt. Captain’s meeting will be held October 12th where you will get your token and information on the Mystery Fish. You can also opt to purchase a ticket for a ribeye steak and shrimp dinner to be served at the Captain’s Meeting. All anglers at the Captain’s meeting will receive Captain’s Bags. Call the Chamber about registration or click below to get your registration form. You can call the Chamber at 850-584-5366 to pay by phone with credit card. ... Visit Website
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Florida Forest Festival
Fourth Saturday in October Annually. The Florida Forest Festival is a celebration of the forestry industry in Taylor County. With the World's Largest FREE Fish Fry, Lumberjack - shows and competitions, arts and crafts, antique car show, Heritage Village, children's games & story telling, this event promises to have something for everyone in the family and the best part is the event is free. All day entertainment on stage and lumberjack shows throughout the day. Heavy equipment shows and exhibits as well as loader competitions, cross cut saw competitions and chainsaw competitions. (On the Eve of the Festival, there are plenty of activities planned downtown in Perry: Antique Car Parade, Kid's Parade, Games and so much more) For more information about this event call 850-584-8733{TREE). ... Visit Website
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Trunk-or-Treat & Costume Contest
Annual Chamber of Commerce Halloween Costume Contest & Trunk or Treat. Vehicles line down Jefferson Street with trunks full of candy and games! Free event for the whole family! Sign up for the costume contest at the Chamber and bring your carved or painted pumpkin to enter in the carved or painted pumpkin contest.
Friday, December 7, 2018
Downtown Christmas & Santa's Little Helpers Parade
Parade begins at 6:00 pm
Activities following the parade include: letters to Santa, Strolling Carolers, Gingerbread House Contest, Tree lighting, meet Santa & Mrs. Claus, Snow Queens, story telling and milk & cookies!

Parade information call 850-584-5366
For information about vending and gingerbread house contest call the Historical Society 850-843-0332
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Florida State Bluegrass Festival
First Weekend in APRIL Annually
The Florida State Bluegrass started in Taylor County in 2000 and has thrived ever since. This very popular three day event promises a toe-tapping good time. With some of the best bluegrass performers in the country entertaining the audience each year, this event offers free bluegrass music workshops (with ticket purchase) for adults and children as well as great food, arts and crafts and a Chili Cook-off. In addition to three days packed with amazing performers, this event is also home to the Florida State Bluegrass Music Championship Finals Competition. Finalist performers travel here from all over Florida to compete for the state title. See some of the best of the best during this weekend. Camping available and tickets are only $15.00 per person. For more information on making camping reservations or purchasing tickets go to www.floridastatebluegrass.com or call 850-584-5366. ... Visit Website
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Chili Cook-off
16th Annual Taylor County Chili Challenge at Forest Capital State Park (same weekend as the FL State Bluegrass Festival) hosted by the Perry Police Department. For more information or for an application you can contact the Chamber at 850-584-5366 or visit our website www.floridastatebluegrass.com. ... Visit Website
Thursday, July 4, 2019
4th of July Celebration Downtown
4th of July Celebration downtown Perry! Featuring Tobacco Rd Band and Frayed Knot at Rosehead park! Food vendors, and Rotary Club of Perry Beer Tent, compliments of Tri-Eagle Sales! Come Join in the festivities!
Starts at 6pm! ... Visit Website

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