Perry, Taylor County, Florida Events

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Friday, February 17, 2017
Fiddler Crab Festival
Fiddler Crab Festival is held on Presidents Day Weekend annually, February 17-19 next year. More information to come as we get closer to the 2017 event. Visit website for information about last years event. ... Visit Website
Friday, March 31, 2017
Moon Pie Princess Pageant
Moon Pie Princess Pageant to be held at Forest Capital Hall at 6:00 p.m. Little girls between the ages of 5 and 8 will be competing for the Moon Pie Princess Crown. This year is our biggest year yet! We have a total of 36 girls signed up and we not have two age groups! We will have the 5 & 6 year old girls competing together and the 7 & 8 year old girls competing together. There will be two winners this year! The winners of this competition will be the official Moon Pie Princess for the FL State Bluegrass Festival April 6-8 2017. All girls will receive a crown, sash, and will represent Moon Pie & the Florida State Bluegrass Festival! ... Visit Website
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Community Park Celebration
Main Street will serve pancake breakfast at the pavilion across the street from Rosehead Park.

For more information please contact Main Street - 850-843-1279 ... Visit Website
Thursday, April 6, 2017
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 or call 850-584-5366. ... Visit Website
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Chili Cook-off
This event promises to be fun for the whole family. Held in conjunction with the FL State Bluegrass Festival admission to the Chili Cook-off is included with purchase of tickets to the bluegrass festival. If you would like to enter the contest, tickets to the festival are complimentary. Entry fee for the Chili Cook-off is $25.00 per chili entered to compete for over $1,000.00 in cash prizes. There is also a Peopleís Choice portion of the event. For more information or to obtain rules or an application to enter call 850-584-5366.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Founders' Day
Annual Founderís Day Celebration held at the Perry Courthouse Square from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be historical skits, face painting, refreshments, live music, historical tours, a 5K race and much more! For more information or to be a vendor at this event please call 850-843-1279 ... Visit Website
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
4th of July Celebration
For more information please call Main Street - 850-843-1279 ... Visit Website
Friday, September 22, 2017
Smokin' in the Pines BBQ Festival
That's right...we're heating things up here in Taylor County, FL - The Smokin' In The Pines BBQ Festival is held each year and with it comes a BBQ Open Competition, Backyard BBQ, the KIDZ-Q Competition (Ages 6-15), John Boy & Billy Grilling Sauce Contest, People's Choice...Southern Rock, Country and a variety of music, vendors, BBQ, BBQ got it - MORE BBQ! Join us...for a finger lickin' good time!
Saturday, October 28, 2017
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, Scary Story Telling, Games, Tricycle Race and so much more) For more information about this event call 850-584-8733{TREE). ... Visit Website
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Main Streets Trunk or Treat
The Downtown Perry area will be lined with food vendors and vehicle passing out candy from their decorated trunks to all the children

For more information please contact Main Street - 850-843-1279 ... Visit Website
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Chamber of Commerce Halloween Costume Contest
The annual Chamber of Commerce Halloween Costume contest held the same day as Main Street's Trunk or Treat event. Contest begins at 6 and ends around 7:30! Trophies are given out to the best costumes in the following categories: Most Scariest, Best Recycled, Best Group, and Most Unique.

For more information please call the Chamber - 850-584-5366
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Victorian Christmas
For more information please contact Main Street - 850-843-1279 ... Visit Website