20th Annual Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin’ Festival

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Take the Bait at the Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin’ Festival and 5K Run

Join us at the annual Worm Gruntin’ Festival on April 9, 2022!

The annual Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin’ Festival is incredibly excited to celebrate its twentieth anniversary this year! On Saturday, April 9, join us as we honor the local townspeople who made their living by grunting worms. These workers played a crucial role in raising our area’s fishing industry by attracting earthworms from the ground to be used as fishing bait. Gary Revell, a long-time Sopchoppy worm grunter, will be hosting an educational and entertaining demonstration of the process. Your little ones can test their newfound skills at the following Gruntin’ Contest!

The contest is only one of the wonderful events the festival has to offer. Show off your swing at our cornhole championship or participate in our hula hoop competition (hoops will be supplied, but feel free to bring your own)! While adults sample local brews at our first-ever beer garden, kids can enjoy the special children’s area near the Depot Museum. Families can check out nearly 100 arts and crafts vendors while listening to live music all day long! Make sure to satisfy your appetite at one of our many food stands before dancing the night away at the Worm Grunter’s Ball. The best part about the festival? Admission is completely free!

The annual 5K Race will be held at the same time as the other festivities. The race table and information booth will open at 7:00 a.m. on April 9 in downtown Sopchoppy (at the corner of Rose Street and Municipal Avenue); the race itself begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. Not a runner? No problem! Feel free to walk the trail and take in the gorgeous views of the town at your own pace. You can register for the race at runsignup.com.

We would like to thank our festival sponsors for making this event possible for the twentieth year. We appreciate your continued support and dedication to our community! We hope to see you on April 9. Get gruntin’!