Be an Event Sponsor

Would you like to underwrite the event, sponsor the boat parade, land parade or just be involved in the general promotion of the Blessing of the Fleet? Call Heath Lannie at (251) 689-7544 to find out how you can participate.

Participate as an Arts & Crafts Vendor (download form)

Arts & Crafts and Retail Vendors, Please call (251) 824-2415 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am - 2 pm or submit this form with your payment. download form or register online)

Come, take a ride down scenic byway 188 to the Certified 4-Mile Run in the heart of the City of Bayou La Batre, a community steeped in Southern history. This 4-mile course showcases the largest Seafood Industries in the United States. After the race, don't run off; the Award Ceremony will take place at St. Margaret's Catholic Church, with food and beverages provided. Run for a record, or run for fun - just run! Click Here to Download a map of the Course for Blessing of the FEET 4-Mile Run


Enter the Decorated Boat Contest (download form)

$4,000 in Cash Prizes for the best decorated boats! Boats will be judged on originality, prettiest and Godliest theme.
Registration ENDS at 1:30 pm on Sunday.

Recreational Boat Small Commercial Vessel (up to 35') Large Commercial Vessel (36'+)
1. $200 1. $600 1. $900
2. $125 2. $300 2. $500
3. $75 3. $100 3. $200

Flags and poly fringe streamers are available in multi-color or red, white and blue. Flags are $18 per 105 feet and fringe is $20 per 60 feet.

Enter your Gumbo recipe in the Blessing of the Fleet Gumbo Cook-off
held Saturday, April 30th. (download form)

Gumbo is a stew or soup of celery, onion, bell peppers, seafood, meat and spices. Every family has their own recipe and their own method for making the roux, and no two gumbos are the same. A roux is flour that’s slowly browned in oil until it turns a dark brown color. At the Blessing of the Fleet, tasting the gumbo is only half the fun. It’s fascinating to walk around in the morning, see the cooking methods of the different teams, and talk to the cooks. Besides the traditional seafood gumbos, you may find chicken and sausage gumbos, plus more daring creations. Contestants register today and start planning for the competition. Get your “ROUX ON” and join us for a tasty fun day! Make sure you've got your TABASCO Sauce!

Participation in the Land Parade

To participate, call Marcia Stork at (251) 377-6181