Saturday, February 21, 2015

Parade And Swamp Cabbage Attracts Thousands To Small Town Florida

LABELLE, FL. -- The largest festival in Hendry county once again attracted thousands of visitors to the city of LaBelle today, clogging streets like no other weekend, and creating a temporarily boon for local businesses.

Held the last full weekend of February the annual gathering at Barron Park along the Caloosahatchee River provided opportunities for hundreds of vendors of food, crafts, and assorted goodies for visitors from around Florida to peruse this weekend.

The two-mile long Swamp Cabbage Festival Parade kicked off at 10 a.m. Saturday with palm frond decorated floats, local politicians, marching bands, dogs, horses, and lots of flags.

Entertainment and food offerings continue through the weekend.

(Video- Highlights from the Saturday morning parade and activities around Barron Park.)

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