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Sopchoppy hosts their 19th annual Worm Gruntin' Festival

7,000 people walked through downtown Sopchoppy for the town's biggest festival
Posted at 7:29 PM, Apr 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-15 04:03:51-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The town of Sopchoppy got a lot bigger Satruday with people coming from across the nation to the 19th annual Worm Gruntin' Festival.

The event highlights worm grunting, which is driving a "stick like piece" into the ground and rubbing metal on top to attract the worms to come to the surface.

A lot of the time those worms are then used as bait for fishing.

About 200 different types of earth worms were on display at the festival.

"It brings the community together. We love to bring attention to it and focuses on business in Sopchoppy Look forward to this every year, because it's just a banner day." said Cindy Melzer, President for Sopchoppy Preservation and Improvement Association

The event raised money for the festival next year and will also put a few thousand dollars back into community projects.