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Calendar & Trip Reports - 1997

Calendar & Trip Reports - 1998

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Tarpon Springs EPIPHANY , Church Service 8:00 am - Noon, then a procession to Spring Bayou where the DIVE FOR THE CROSS takes place. A glendi (FESTIVAL) at Cragi Park follows with Greek food, dancing, music etc. More Info contact St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cahtederal (813)-937-3540!
Last Updated 25-Dec-97
Jan 6
Hamfest at Crystal River Airport
Fly to Crystal River , (X31) which I've been to several time - Great FBO, Very Friendly, Buy your gas and pilot supplies there!! Crystal River, Citrus County Fla
Brooksville Raid Festival , Sand Hill Scout Reservation, Contact (352)-799-0129. Florida's 2nd largest Civil War Re-Enactment, Battles both days, visit encampments, items for sale, parade, Arts & Crafts show in downtown Brooksville, Music, Food, Entertainment.
Fly to Brooksville (BKV)
Last Updated 13-Dec-97
Jan 17-18
Plantation Key Sea Food Festival

Specializes in Florida Lobster
Fly in to Marathon Airport (MTH) Get Rental car at airport. Fest is at the Plantation Yacht Harbor about a 30 minute DRIVE north of the airport. Local chiefs spice and seve the best of the sea! Chamber of Commerce, 800-322-5397 Islamorada, Ray Lazano (305)-664-8453. Sponsored by the "Organized Fishermen of Florida Seafood".
NO Florida Lobster THIS YEAR (97)!!! Fish dinners starts at 10:00 AM, 305-743-5417 Marathon
Last Updated 01-Jan-98
Jan 16-18
Jan 18-19

7th Annual Fellsmere Frogs Leg Fest

27 miles south of Melbourne, No Airport, 4 miles west of exit 69 (County road 512) in Indian river County.
Thursday : 5 PM-11 PM, dinner 4-8 Friday : 5 PM-12 PM, dinner 5-9 Saturday : 11 AM-12 PM dinner 11 AM-9 PM Sunday : 11 AM-5 PM, dinner 11 AM-4 PM - Admission FREE, Frog Legs Dinner (1/2 pound) $7.50
Sebastian Chamber of Commerce 407-589-5969 45,000 frogs, 4,700 lbs fried frogs legs, a ton of grits, 500 lbs cole slaw, serves 9000. Dinner is 1/2 lb Frog Legs, Baked Beans, Coleslaw and Hushpuppies. I-95 to Exit 69, 3 miles West or SR 60 West to CR 512 in Fellsmere. HotLine- (561)-571-0008
FLY TO Valkaria (X59) - but it's long way to the fest!
Last Updated 11-Jan-98. 98 Report - Weather Great, Food Great, Worth going to!!!!!
Jan 15 to 18
Jan 16-19
A Little Cold & Windy, But Great
Goodland Mullet Fest. (941)-394-3041. Seafood Fest and Weekend of Music, sing-alongs, Buzzard Lope Dance Contest, Seminold and MiccosukeeJ foods. Noon til ?? (All day)!
Fly to Marco Island - (MKY) , haven't been to this one yet, it sounds interesting. Must call to arrange transportation!!! Goodland is about 4 miles from the airport (as-the-crow-flys), and probably 10 miles by car!! Goodland is a small fishing village with some good restaurants!
Last Updated 15-Jan-98
Jan 17-19
Florida Keys Renaissance Faire XIII, Marathon, Contact Rose (305)-743-4386 Last Updated 01-Jan-98
Jan 17-19
Kissimmee - Festival and Chili Cookoff, at the Kissimmee Lakefront Park, 10 am to 7 PM, more info (407)-933-8368. Area Map (180 k)
FLY TO Kissimmee (ISM)
Last Updated 15-Jan-98. 98 Report - UGH: Got there at noon and found out the Public Sampling wasn't till 3:45!!!! Didn't stay, the extra 3 hours!!!
Jan 17
Jan 17
International Circus Parade & Festival Sarasota. (941)-351-8888, (800)-522-9799
FLY TO Sarasota / Bradenton (SRQ) Last Updated 25-Dec-97
Jan 21-26
Port Orange Cracker Breakfast. Down-home traditional cracker breakfast at Gamble Place, presented by the Museum of Arts & Sciences. (904)-255-0285. $5 - in advance! 9 AM, Port Orange is south of Datona Bch - unknow about near by airports etc! Last Updated 01-Jan-98
Jan 25
JETS OVER DELAND Tom Sperling Park, DeLand. (904)-734-7958
FLY TO DeLand Muni (DED) Unknow how far it is! Last Updated 25-Dec-97
Jan 21-26
Monroe County Festival of the Seas, FLY TO (?? Don''t know yet!) Contace KWCOC (Key West) (305)-294-2587
Last Updated 27-Dec-97
Jan 31
Monroe County Festival of the Seas (Key West ??). FLY TO EYW ??? , Contact KWCOC (305)-294-2587. Never been to this one yet!
Last Updated 01-Jan-98
Jan 31
Pigeon Key Jazz Festival , Marathon FLY TO MTH ,
Get Avis rental car at airport drive to south to the 7 mile brdge - get a ride to Pigeon Key (I haven't been to it yet!!). I've heard this key is really a Research Station and is open to visitors only on special occasions. The Festival is fun and is near Marathon around Mile Marker 50! Pigeon Key Jazz Festival , contact Dave Whitney, 305-743-4386 -or- 289-0025, Marathon Chamber of Commerce 305-743-5417, Better call to confirm the date!! 6 PM till ??, $30 / person
Last Updated 02-Jan-98
Jan 14
Feb 2
South Florida Fair & Exposition. (Approx 7 miles west of Palm beach International Airport. 800-527-FAIR
Last Updated 22-Dec-97
Jan 28
Feb 01
SouthWEST Florida Fair & Exposition , North Fort Meyers at Lee County Civic Center (941)-543-8368.
FLY TO Page Field (FMY) . Unknow how far to the Fair.
Last Updated 25-Dec-97
Jan 31
Feb 09

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