The third annual Crab Cake Cook-off will be held on Saturday, July 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Marine Street Grill, next to Harry’s Bar, 306 Marine Street in Carrabelle.

Guests will be able to sample some yummy crab cake bites from several talented competitors and cast their vote for which crab cake will be named the greatest in Carrabelle and perhaps the Forgotten Coast! 

Last year, Jon Johnson won first place as Judge's Choice, and Sid McOmie won first as People's Choice. Both are returning this year to defend their titles. Attendees may purchase a ticket for just $7 allowing them to taste and judge the crab cake entries.

Back by popular demand, the amazing music of "Slim Fatz," playing some cool blues sounds during the event. You may have caught his gritty Delta tunes at “Blues in the Lot” in Apalachicola or other venues. In addition to great food and amazing music, this event will also feature wonderful door prizes and silent auction items too. 

New this year will be the unveiling of the plans for “Carrabella II”, the pirate ship playground to replace the one that burned at the Crooked River Lighthouse. The original and much beloved playground ship, “Carrabella” was destroyed by arson on May 10, 2015. Come see the exciting drawings and designs for the replacement ship.

Everyone is invited to this fun food-filled event to benefit the Crooked River Lighthouse. For more information, contact the lighthouse at 697-2732 or

For those wishing to enter their crab cakes into the competition or learn more about being a competitor, contact Kathleen at 607-353-9167.