Tuesday, September 23, 2014

October = Fishing and Festivals

Oh October, how much I love thee. My favorite month of the year weather wise. The gulf waters are still warm enough to swim in and the humidity is about half of what it is during the summer and temps are still in the 80's. And it's football season so there's that as well. haha

My October weekends are usually jam packed with fun stuff and this year looks to be no exception. If you are looking for a quick getaway weekend somewhere then I would highly recommend the Destin/Ft Walton area during this time. Lots to do and see without it being jam packed with tourists like in the Summer. Below are some of my favorite activities that usually happen in October.

This is a free event that always falls during the first weekend in October and helps kick off the Destin Fishing Rodeo. It spans the entire Destin Harbor and offers plenty of activities for all ages. This is the 35th year of the Seafood Festival. My first visit to the seafood festival was in high school as our cheerleading squad put on a performance during the event. It has continued to grow each year and doesn't look to be slowing down any. 

This is the 66th year of the fishing rodeo and it lasts the entire month of October. One of my favorite things to do is walk down to the weigh ins and watch all of the fish being brought in and weighed. They have categories for just about anything including Shark Saturdays; my favorite category by far. It's always exciting to keep track of who is in the lead and is just as fun to go out and try to catch a big one yourself. I mean, any chance to win some money is good with me. 

The fish; not the hair. Get your Mullet any way you like it during this festival. Fried, Grilled, Blackened, on a stick, whatever Usually held the 3rd weekend in October in Niceville, the Mullet Festival is like a mini fair with rides, arts and crafts tents and good food. Plus, watch some pretty good entertainers on the main stage. This year's headliners' include Dusin Lynch, Martina McBride, and Neal McCoy. If you like country music then this is where its at. 

We did this for the first time last year and will definitely be doing this again. I loved everything about going up to the country in Milton and walking around corn fields and sunflower fields, taking hay rides, eating sweet corn and playing games. You can easily spend an entire day here and enjoy every minute. I'm so excited to go back this year since Brandon is a little older and will be able to do more. Especially looking forward to bouncing on the corn popper and possibly taking a ride around the sunflower speedway!

What activities are you looking forward to during October?
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1 comment:

  1. I forgot about the corn maze! I'll be keeping that in mind for when Han and Eli are home on Fall Break. Thanks!