Mullet Festival


The Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival always promises a good time for the entire family, and this year is no exception.  Art & craft booths will showcase the talents of local artists, as well as those from surrounding states. The food booths will be a hit with flavors from all over the world, and Mullet fans and newcomers alike can enjoy a taste of the local staple our Festival is named for.  Carnival rides, clown acts, magic shows and cartoon characters will be on hand for “children” of all ages, and the Mullet Festival stage will come to life each day with concerts by top Country stars and other musical acts.

 Friday night will feature the return of rising Country star Brantley Gilbert. Brantley has recently penned two #1 hits for Jason Aldean (My Kinda Party and Dirt Road Anthem).  His own single Country Must Be Country Wide is climbing the charts and is featured on the deluxe edition of his album Halfway to Heaven, which will hit stores September 13th.

 Trace Adkins is sure to be a crowd pleaser on Saturday night. A member of the Grand Ole Opry, Trace has had 4 Grammy nominations and has won numerous ACM and CMT Awards. Trace has acted in motion pictures, been a voiceover artist, a social commentator, and was a finalist on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice.  Trace’s song Just Fishin’ has become his 15th top-ten hit and is the lead single from his latest album Proud to Be Here.

 The tradition continues with Alcohol-Free Family Day on Sunday, October 23rd.  Sunday’s headliners are duo Steel Magnolia and Vero Beach native Jake Owen.  Steel Magnolia won season two of CMT’s Can You Duet? and after signing with Big Machine Records saw their debut single, Keep on Lovin’ You, reach #4 on the Country charts.  Jake Owen, the Academy of Country Music’s 2009 Top New Male Vocalist, has spent 2011 touring with Keith Urban and readying his third album for release.  The album sold 55,000 copies in its first week to top the Billboard Country Albums chart the same week the title track, Barefoot Blue Jean Night, became the #1 Country song.

 Performances by local church groups are always popular on Sunday afternoon.  Also taking the stage Sunday will be the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys Band, who recently made their Grand Ole Opry debut and have received national media attention with performances on Letterman, the Today Show and Huckabee.

 2011 will mark the third year of the Mullet Festival Singing Showdown.  Auditions will take place at the Niceville Community Center on Saturday, September 24th from 10am-2pm and Tuesday, October 4th from 6pm-8pm.  A $25 registration fee is due upon audition.  Five finalists will be chosen to compete Friday, October 21st around 7pm on the Mullet Festival stage for $500 cash and the opportunity to perform the following night during the Festival.  Visit the Mullet Festival page at for Singing Showdown information and entry forms.

 Also appearing are Doctor Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster and the Alabama Blues Brothers.  The complete schedule of events will be posted online closer to festival time.

This year’s Mullet Festival will be held October 21-23 at the intersection of Highway 85 North and College Boulevard.  Tickets at the gate will be $10 daily and $15 Saturday from 5pm until closing time.  Children age 11 & under are FREE.  Advance tickets are $9 each or 3 for $25 and can be purchased online or at numerous locations from Walton to Escambia County. 



The 34th Annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival promises a great time for

the entire family, with entertainment, the highest quality fine art and home

hand-crafts, and a staggering array of food concessions.

mullet fans will consume this humble fish that has played such an important

role in both the local economy and in the general nutrition of our culture.

This celebration of food and fun will take place on the weekend of

October 15-17.

Joe Nichols will be delighting the crowd at this year’s festival on

Saturday night. Also performing on Saturday will be Jerrod Niemann, The

Tip Tops, Bo Porter and .Caliber.

Performing on Friday night will be Brantley Gilbert, Damon Smith,

Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster and local favorite The BluesCrabs.

Several local church groups will perform Sunday afternoon.

Also performing Sunday will be Ronnie McDowell and The Stamps

and the Barry Fish Band. Closing out the festival will be Josh Turner.

For detailed information on entertainers and other activities, visit our

website at .

Not to be missed on the Children’s Stage will be an array of clown

shows, magic shows, and cartoon characters, which will particularly delight

the younger set.

Lots of hungry

The Mullet Festival is held at the intersection of Highway 85 North and

College Boulevard.



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