The 38th Annual Mullet Festival
As we have been telling our readers, fall on the Emerald Coast is a unbelievably wonderful time of year.
Our white sand beaches are still amazing to lounge on, and all of the area attractions are still waiting to be explored but the weather cools down quite nicely making everything that much better.
That’s why autumn is typically the time of year that outdoor festivals and fairs are put on, which is perfect for those who are considering this season for a trip to the Gulf coast of Florida, with a stay at the Sea Oats Motel in sunny Destin Florida.
For those planning a visit towards the middle or end of October, check out our famous Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival, which takes place across the Bay in Niceville. Yes, Niceville is a real place and the people there are very nice.
The annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival promises a great time for your family, with entertainment, the highest quality fine art and homemade-crafts, and a staggering array of food concessions serving a wide variety of tasty vittles and local delicacies, like Mullet.
Most likely not a fish your crew have ever tried, unless they are from the south, Mullet has delicious, white flaky flesh with a very clean, mild flavor because of their vegetarian diet, which means they can only be caught using nets, and the pristine bayous the fish call home.
Typically served breaded and fried, Mullet can either be eaten as fillets or whole, and around these parts it’s considered a travesty to ruin the meal with tartar sauce, instead the preferred condiment is some homemade hot sauce(wedding favors?) with a frosty mason jar of sweet ice tea to wash it down. So not only will your family be able to partake in all the amazing revelry, but they can also indulge in a meal of this humble fish which that has played such an important role in both the local economy and in the general nutrition of our culture here on the Emerald Coast.
After the festivities, head back to the beautiful Sea Oats Motel, which specializes in affordable beachfront luxury, right on the beach in sunny Destin, Florida, to relax and unwind.
Ideal for the more laidback traveler, the Sea Oats Motel is perfectly situated on Old Highway 98, away from the crowds, yet only a moment away from all the outstanding shopping, dining, and attractions that make our home so amazing.
Each of our suites are designed to be your home away from home while visiting our beautiful beaches. Fine furnishings, spacious living areas, sumptuous beds dressed in fresh linens, and large, modern bathrooms will ease your mind and your body.
Not only is the Sea Oats Motel conveniently located just steps from the beach or all the great dining, shopping and entertainment the city offers, but our amenities and service are so outstanding that you may never want to leave.
Your family will love lounging around our beautiful, heated pools, surrounded by lush tropical foliage and fragrant blooms, all overlooking endless stretches of private beaches. Our beach services are sure to delight everyone as we arrange time for your family to enjoy our jet skis, paddle boards and parasailing or simply set up some beach chairs with umbrellas and a good book recommendation.