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Florida Heritage Travel, October 2018 - Port St. Joe
September 27, 2018

October 2018 News and Events


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PORT ST. JOE: FROM PAPER MILL TOWN TO GEM OF THE FORGOTTEN COAST


Port St. Joe is on Florida's "Forgotten Coast" at the intersection of US-98 and State Road 71. The population is about 3,400. It is about 23 miles west of Apalachicola.

The town of St. Joseph was founded in 1835 and it was largely abandoned after a serious yellow fever outbreak in 1841 was followed by destructive hurricanes in 1843 and 1851. A new town was founded nearby when the railroad came to the area in 1909.

Town founders decided on the more casual name of 'Port St. Joe" and that's what it's been named ever since.

READ MORE ABOUT PORT ST. JOE


PORT ST. JOE RECOMMENDED RESTAURANT

Krazyfish Grille
113 Monument Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Tel: 850-229-7878

Locals and visitors to the Forgotten Coast have an easy time remembering Krazy Fish. They come on a regular basis not only from Port St. Joe but from the beach towns in either direction.

Krazyfish uses locally sourced fresh food and their most popular items are made daily. For a restaurant with such an extensive seafood menu, the owner, Mark Haddock, has an especially appropriate name.

READ MORE ABOUT KRAZYFISH GRILLE ON OUR PORT ST. JOE PAGE



Thanks for continuing to subscribe to Florida Heritage monthly e-zine. Our website, Florida-Backroads-Travel.com continues to grow, and we hope you enjoy these updates.

You can also subscribe to our Florida Blog by going to our home page and selecting an RSS feed. This way you will have daily updates. I recently added a new page to the website: Florida Tales. This feature allows website visitors to share their favorite Florida stories with us. We also revised our Florida Getaways page to provide links to getaways in all 8 geographical regions of Florida.

October is when most Floridians remember why they moved to the state. The weather is cool, our windows are open, not all of the snowbirds have comw back yet, so the lines are not long enough yet to make us curse. It's also cool enough on many days to sit outside.

HERE ARE SOME INTERESTING FLORIDA EVENTS FOR OCTOBER:

ALL REGIONS

FLORIDA WINERIES. Check the Florida winery nearest you. Many of them have wonderful weekend events that include music and wine tastings. Our site has information on 27 wineries scattered across the state. We plan to add even more when we have time to visit them.

FLORIDA TOURIST ATTRACTIONS. We have an extensive list of Florida Tourist Attractions. Some of them are well known; other are a wonderful step back into Old Florida.

FLORIDA FESTIVALS. There are several outside events this time of year. Among these are outdoor art festivals and folk and bluegrass music festivals.

BEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA. Almost anything you decide to do in Florida can be enhanced by spending some quality time at a great beach, and best beaches in Florida will guide you in the right direction.

FLORIDA MUSEUMS. Many Florida art and historical museums have scheduled events. Click on the links to find out what is going on.

FLORIDA THEATER. This is an active time for plays and musical events in our many Florida theaters.. Check the links to find out what might be interesting to you.

FLORIDA AUTHORS. Any time is a good time to read a book by a Florida author. Our most visited author pages are those of Randy Wayne White, the creator of adventurous marine biologist Doc Ford, Tim Dorsey and his unlikely protagonist, serial killer Serge Storms, and Robert N. Macomber, and his historical novels featuring Captain Peter Wake of the U.S. Navy.

Here is a useful link that will tell you what is going on this month virtually everywhere in Florida.

FLORIDA FESTIVALS AND OTHER EVENTS FOR OCTOBER 2018

Information on the towns and places hosting these events, or near them, including lodging, can be found at Florida Towns.

A few events are cancelled on very short notice. I do my best to ensure that our information is correct and current, but I recommend you call before leaving for the event to make sure it's still on.

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