The Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival is an annual music and food festival held the third weekend in October in the friendly community of Niceville, Fla.
The festival celebrates the lowly mullet. In its early days, Niceville’s fishing industry relied substantially on the mullet.
Times have changed, and there is no longer a mullet fishing industry in Niceville. But there is a Mullet Festival!
The annual festival honoring the mullet began in 1976 as a small event unheard of outside of Niceville. There was no admission charge and the entertainment consisted of local talent.
While those days are gone, today the Mullet Festival is one of the South’s most celebrated music and food festivals and has been named one of the top 12 food festivals in the nation. It offers fun for the entire family!
The Mullet Festival is located at the intersection of State Road 85 North and College Boulevard in Niceville.