Sunday, February 15, 2009

Swamp Cabbage Festival Opens

LABELLE, FL. -- The LaBelle Swamp Cabbage Festival in Hendry county Florida is an annual Southwest Florida event with some 25,000 people flooding the streets of LaBelle for it's annual parade and Barron Park festivities along the banks of the Caloosahatchee River. The festival is always held the last full weekend of February in LaBelle, Florida, the county seat of Hendry county.

Hendry County's Swamp Cabbage Festival is an annual event begun in 1965 by the LaBelle Jaycees. The City of LaBelle, and Port LaBelle community and all of Hendry County extend a warm welcome to all our many visitors to this annual event. The festival honors the delicacy gourmets call the "Heart of Palm," the meat of the cabbage palm tree. The cabbage palm is also called the Sabal Palm, the state tree of Florida.

More photos, last year's parade video, and festival schedules: Swamp Cabbage Festival

Photo: The Swamp Cabbage Festival at Barron Park in LaBelle, Florida

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