Flora-Bama Interstate Mullet Toss
by Mike Miller
(Mount Dora, Florida)
The Flora-Bama Lounge and Oyster Bar is located on Perdido Beach west of Pensacola. It is on the Florida-Alabama state line, hence its catchy name.
The Interstate Mullet Toss is an annual event that has become one of the biggest beach parties anywhere. Its organizers decided that tossing a mullet is as good a reason as any to have a beach party.
Contestants in this event stand in a ten foot diameter circle in the Florida beach sand and throw a dead mullet over the state line into the state of Alabama. Whoever throws the fish the farthest wins the contest. Don't confuse the fish with the bad haircut a lot of misguided men choose to wear.
Some of the proceeds of the entrance fees go to local youth charities. Most years these contributions add up to more than $20,000.
The event is held the last full weekend of April every year. The 2016 event, for example, is April 22,23 and 24.
More information at: http://www.florabama.com/
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