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Calendar & Trip Reports - 1997

Calendar & Trip Reports - 1998

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1998 Date
1997 Date
Palatka Mug Race , Palatka Riverfront Fest, entertainment, Food, Sailboat Regatta. Jax Rudder Club (904)-264-4094
FLY TO Kay Larkin Airport (28J)
Last Updated 26-Oct-97
Pirates Festival VI , Marathon - Pirates in Paradise, Sombrero Beach. Food, Arts & Crafts, etc.
Fly in to Marathon Airport (MTH) . Haven't been to this one, don't know exactly where it is?!. Contact Chamber of Commerce (305)-743-5417. 1-800-2MARATHON Florida Keys Guide
Last Updated 07-Apr-98
May 2-3
West Palm Beach - SunFest '98. 800-SUNFEST. Music, Juried Art and Water Festival - Boat races, water-ski shows, art/craft show, plenty of food. ADMISSION $12. Haven't been to this one yet, Ya can probably fly to PBY (Plam Beach International).
Last Updated 07-Apr-98
Apr 29 - May 3
May 1-5
Taste of Tarpon Springs Food & Art Fest - FLY into Tampa Bay Exec
FLY into Tampa Bay Exec (3FD1 was RRF??) ,
, (813)-376-0052 call ahead for transportation to Tarpon Springs! Worth going to, live entertainment, arts and crafts, Authentic Greek Food from some of the areas finest restaurants and pastry shops, Free admission, call (813)-942-6381, Chamber of Commerce (813)-937-6109.

Tarpon Springs is a must place to visit! Stop in to Platka's, 769 dodecanese Blvd (813)-934-4752, and get a Hero and some Retsina. Ask for Tami! Several doors down, turn let when you walk out of Platka's, Hella's is one of the larget sweetest Greek Pastry Shops in the world, 785 Dodecanese Blvd (813)-943-2400. You'll want to buy one of everything. Sometimes, I try: Baklava, Greek Custard, Bougatsa, Walnut Cake, Folgeres, Chocolate flogeres, Shredded Dough with Walnuts, Cinnamon Honey Cookies, Diples, Saragli, Sfoliates, Apple Turnovers, Touloubes, Totte's, Eclair's, Napolean's and more!! Two days of the best authentic Greek Food from the area's finest eateries, plus entertainment, arts and crafts and kidds activities. Sponsored by the Sponge Docks Merchants Association.
Last Updated 05-Apr-98

May 2-3
May 3-4
Amelia Island Fernandina Beach Shrimp Fest

Fly in to Fernandina Beach, (55J) with lots of runways in all kinds of directions. The airport is about 5 miles away from down town, the taxi service has greatly improved (Benjamin's Cab Service - (904)-261-7278. The Festival is worth going to, the main street in town is blocked off and filled with food and stuff for sale - 175,000 visitors. The real great food is down by the water, lots of shrimp and other seafood. This is the 34th annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival and celebrates the birth of the shrimping industry on Amelia Island with a weekend of fun-filled activities. The Victorian streets of historic Fernandina Beach (home page author's note - I think they mean real old houses!!) are transformed into an eclectic festival featuring the landing of the pirates, an arts and crafts festival, live entertainment and some of the finest shrimp aroud - all cought fresh in the waters off Amelia Island.
Call Charlie at Amelia Island Resort Rentals - (800)-228-8256. Chamber of Commerce - 904-261-3248, Fernandina Beach Airport 904-261-7890, -or- 904-261-0203, 800-2AMELIA, (904)-277-0717 (97/98 number)
Benjamin's Cab Service (Airport to Town) (904)-261-7278. $13 each way seemed a little steap!
1996 was really hot!
1997 Sunday - Weater great good flying (3500' 2 hrs each way), cool temps, 300,000 attended this 3 day festival!! Food and crafts were great.
1998 Sunday - Weater great flying three - no wind, forever vis, no clouds. Fest had hundreds of Artists, lots of food and other vendors. Flight back was clear but moderate turbulance!
Last Updated 03-May-98
Apr 29 - May 1
May 2,3,4
Zellwood Corn Festival

Zellwood (407)-886-0014, If you like corn and country music, this is a must.
FLY to Orlando Country (X04) (Plymouth) Rny 15-33, 3000' x 30' (407)-886-7663 and arrange for a ride ahead of time - it's been done before. The Corn is great - ALL YOU CARE TO EAT, Tickets $10 advance, $12 gate!! Usually the last weekend in May. K92 Radio will be there - call them for more information! Entertainment: Saturday - , Sunday - Erin Tiffen,
Last Updaed 01-Apr-98
May 16-17
May 17-18
Abilities Wine Fest (Clearwater), if you like wine this is also a must if you like wine. Clearwater Airport Airport Hanger - Advance Tickets Required. (There were two possible dates Mar 21 & May 16 - THIS IS THE CORRECT DATE)
Last updated 08-Feb-98
May 16
Palatka Blue Crab Fest , Downtown Palatka, Memorial Day Weekend!! Booths, Entertainment, Art Exhibits, Local Blue Crab Dishes. Debbie Banks (904)-312-0066
FLY TO Kay Larkin Airport (28J)
Last Updated 26-Oct-97
May 22-25
EAA Poker Run . EAA Chapter 1181 will sponsor a Poker Run. Heading up the project involves delivering a deck of playing cards to Pilot Country, Tampa North Airport, Vandenberg and Plant City. You will need to find on eperson at each location to hand out a playing card to each participating pilot. See Places under EAA 1181 for more info! (ZPH)
Last Updated 15-Mar-98
May 23
Masaryktown Arts Festival , (Never been to it, don't know where it is). Kennedy Park, US 41 at Wilson, Contact (352)-683-3989
FLY to Brooksville (Hernando County Airport, (BKV),
Last updated 25-Dec-97
May 23-24
West Palm Beach - Pioneer Days (407-793-0333). South Florida Fairgrounds, crafts, blacksmiths, entertainment. ADMISSION $4. Ya can probably fly to PBY (Plam Beach International).
May 25-27
Key West Music Festival, Info (305)-651-5525, e-mail (Never been to this one yet).
Last Updated 01-Jan-98

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