Weekend LaBelle Streets Crowded During Big Festival
LABELLE, FL. -- Another annual LaBelle Swamp Cabbage Festival concluded Sunday as thousands of visitors took every available downtown parking space around Barron Park, along the shores of the Caloosahatchee River, to enjoy hundreds of exhibits and food vendors.
The annual Festival Parade got off on time Saturday morning notwithstanding cool weather and the threat of rain showers, which came later in the day to the LaBelle area.
Kids got a treat this year as one section east of the park was set up for children rides, as an abundance of food vendors showed up this year, and hundreds of thundering motorcycles, parking in an area south of Barron Park, displaying wild colors and gleaming chrome modified exhausts pipes.
The Hendry County Tourist Development Council, with help from Michelle Phillips of Florida Freshwater Frontier, manned a booth at the Swamp Cabbage Festival to disseminate information on Hendry county and local area tourism to festival-goers. An added attraction was the gift basket giveaway courtesy of the HCTDC and the Harold P. Curtis Honey Company. The lucky winner of the basket filled with honey and other local products was Nick Wegscheid.
http://sites.google.com/site/donbrowne/scf.html - Swamp Cabbage Festival with video and photo of past parades.