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Goodland Mullet Fest 2008

See larger Mullet are pulled from an icy tub for the filet competition at the annual Mullet Festival held at Stan's Idle Hour on Saturday afternoon. Participants competed to see who could filet three mullets in the shortest amount of time.

Photo by JASON EASTERLY

Mullet are pulled from an icy tub for the filet competition at the annual Mullet Festival held at Stan's Idle Hour on Saturday afternoon. Participants competed to see who could filet three mullets in the shortest amount of time.

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  • Cliff Hartman of Key West makes hats from coconut palm fronds during the  annual Mullet Festival held at Stan's Idle Hour on Saturday afternoon. Hartman was selling the hand crafted hats at the event.
  • Devin Oetman, 7, dances for spectators during the Princess Mullet Queen Dance-off held on Saturday at the annual Mullet Festival held at Stan's Idle Hour on Saturday afternoon. Oetman was awarded the honors of being this years Princess Mullet Queen.
  • Naples resident Boyd Wiles, 84, dances with Barbie Hatcher at the annual Mullet Festival held at Stan's Idle Hour on Saturday afternoon. Wiles was honored during this years mullet festival by Stan Gober for serving our country in WWII.
  • Mullet are pulled from an icy tub for the filet competition at the annual Mullet Festival held at Stan's Idle Hour on Saturday afternoon. Participants competed to see who could filet three mullets in the shortest amount of time.
  • Becka Rankin of Key West paints the arm of Candyce Lewis of Naples at the annual Mullet Festival held at Stan's Idle Hour on Saturday afternoon.
  • Brooke Peitrovski, 4, dances for spectators during the Princess Mullet Queen Dance-off held on Saturday at the annual Mullet Festival held at Stan's Idle Hour on Saturday afternoon. Brooke was the youngest contestant in the competition.
  • Marco Island firefighters Munier Gattas, left, and Steve Hagmann prepare hotdogs and brats for customers at the annual Mullet Festival held at Stan's Idle Hour on Saturday afternoon.
  • Jim Miller of Banton Harbor, Mich., filets mullet during the mullet cleaning competition at the annual Mullet Festival held at Stan's Idle Hour on Saturday afternoon. Miller came in second in the competition cleaning three fish in 1 minute, 55 seconds.
  • Linda Young, the Buzzard Lope Queen, with Stan Gober, the Witch Doctor, at the 24th Annual Mullet Festival in Goodland on Sunday. Young was named queen among some very competitive contestants.
  • Linda Young, center, was crowned the 24th Annual Buzzard Lope Queen by Martini Schroeter, 2007 Buzzard Lope Queen. With them is husband Charlie Young. Craig Goodrich stands behind his friends.

The 24th Annual Goodland Stan’s and Sons Mullet Festival was held Jan. 18 - Jan. 20.

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