The Destin Fishing Rodeo is an unforgettable experience for fishing enthusiasts and spectators alike. Held annually in Destin, Florida, known as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” this month-long event attracts anglers worldwide who come to test their skills and compete for various prizes. Gulf Tide Vacation Rentals has a luxurious selection of Destin vacation rentals perfect for hosting your stay.
Gulf Tide Vacation Rentals has beach house rentals in Destin, Florida, featuring premium amenities like an included golf cart rental or private pool. From 2–7 bedroom condos and homes, we have something for every group size and taste. Book your stay in time for the Destin Fishing Rodeo in October! This is the ultimate saltwater fishing tournament for anglers of all ages.
The History of the Destin Fishing Rodeo
The first Destin Fishing Rodeo happened over half a century ago, in 1948. This created a huge splash, and shortly after, Destin got its nickname “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.” The winner received a new kitchen complete with a sink, stove, and refrigerator. The awards mostly come from local business sponsors or are paid for through entry fees and merchandise sales. Today’s awards are typically fishing trips, fine rods and reels, weekend getaways, and good ol fashioned cash! The Destin Fishing Rodeo committee is hoping with new contacts; they will be able to add cars, boats, and exotic fishing trips to the list of prizes in the future!
Book Your Stay for the 2023 Destin Fishing Rodeo
The Destin Fishing Rodeo will return this year, October 1 – 31. Below are just some of the fun activities in store in 2023:
- Enter the Boat Raffle to win a $15,900 2023 Havoc with an aluminum trailer and 25 hp Yamaha engine. The raffle money will go towards RMHC Charities and the Miss Destin Scholarship fund.
- Share in the excitement of you and your fellow anglers with big catches with free Daily Weigh-Ins.
- Work off the beer and seafood with the Destin 5K Rodeo Run.
- Families will have a blast at the activities Just for Kids, like the Destin Fishing Rodeo 14th Annual Kid’s Wagon Boat Parade and Halloween on the Harbor!