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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Everglade Seafood Festival

Wow, what a weekend.  We traveled down to Everglades this weekend to do the ever popular Everglade Seafood Festival.  This event has been a favorite of mine since the first time I exhibited in 2009.  The crowds are large and appreciative and the food is out of this world.  Every type of seafood you could ask for as well as the standards, BBQ, corndogs and funnel cakes. 
The event spans a three day period and offers non-stop music. There were local entertainers, David Nail from Nashville, The Wild Eyed Southern Boys with the headliner being the Low Cash Cowboys.  The Cowboys are very entertaining and brought the crowd to their feet and playing their latest soon to be released, C-O-U-N-T-R-Y. 

As I said, the crowds were fantastic with shoulder to shoulder people all through the weekend.  The weather was gorgeous and the motorcyclists came out in force.  There were bikes there from Ontario, Canada; Athens County, Ohio and all parts of Florida.  A great chapter from Ft. Myers came in on Sunday, 22 members strong.

I had my display set up with slate, wood signs and pet signs.  I received many favorable comments, and did a couple custom signs while I was there.   The dog and cat signs were hot sellers and I sold a few wooden and slate signs.

If you are in the area, or thinking of a little vacation, this festival is held the 1st full weekend in February every year in the small town of Everglade City, where time seems to stand still.   I know I look forward to next year; enjoying more music, more food and more fun. 

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