Monday, February 16, 2015

Thousands Prepare For Swamp Cabbage Festival

LABELLE, FL. -- Thousand of visitors will be 'swamping' the city of LaBelle in western Hendry county this weekend for the annual Swamp Cabbage Festival. By far the counties largest event, it's held every year on the last full weekend of February, this year the 21st and 22nd.

Watch highlights of the 2014 Parade Above (video - Don Browne)

Clich here for More info on the Festival and videos from past years

Activities follow the 10 a.m. parade down Bridge Street this year at Barron Park on the Caloosahatchee River:

Saturday Feb 21st

11:30 am - Opening Prayer and National Anthem
11:45 AM -Queen/Princess introduction and performance
12:00 PM-China Grove
1:10 PM introduction of the Pioneer Family and Grand Marshal
1:20 PM Country Rhythm Cloggers
2:15 PM- Blackwater Band
3:30 PM- Showtime Cloggers
4:35 PM- Buckshot band

Sunday, February 22 2015

9:00 AM- Gospel Music
10:00 AM-Dave Randant
10:45 AM- Posse Band
11:30 AM- The Dance Company
12:35 PM Queen/Princess introduction and performance
1:15 PM Press On
2:15 PM- 64 to Grayson
3:15 PM- Day by Day

Lodging Note for overnight visitors:  The Port LaBelle Inn for the first time has no rooms available for the Festival weekend and has no restaurant. The motel now houses men for drug and alcohol rehab on the top floor and has only what appears to be 5 rooms available for the public for any particular date according to their online reservation page.(They claim by phone to have 22 rooms for the public.) The owner. St. Matthews House of Naples has closed the public restaurant and bar that formerly operated there. They also have a companion dog training business operating next to the motel.

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