Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Weekend Festival Kicks Off With Big Parade

Budweiser Clydesdale Eight-Horse Team And Dalmation In Saturday Parade

LABELLE, FL. -- Thousand of visitors will be traveling to  the city of LaBelle in western Hendry county this weekend for the 50th annual Swamp Cabbage Festival. By far the county'a largest event, it's held every year on the last full weekend of February, this year the 27th and 28th.

The famous Budweiser Clydesdale draft horse team will be in the parade this year, with eight horses pulling the Budweiser beer wagon.

Road closings for the morning 5K run will affect SR80 and SR29:

SR 80 from Cowboy Way to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard: Motorists should expect the outside westbound lane closed from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 27 for the Swamp Stomp 5K. Drivers should use caution while runners use the roadway.

SR 29 over the Caloosahatchee River in the City of Labelle: Motorists should expect the bridge closed from 9:45 a.m. to noon on Saturday, February 27 for the Swamp Cabbage Parade. Motorists should follow detour signs and expect delays.
Watch highlights of the 2015 Parade above (video - Don Browne)

Click here for More info on the Festival and videos from past years
Click here for 2014 Festival Car Show Video

Activities follow in the park after the 10 a.m. parade which travels north on Bridge Street to the Barron Park on the Caloosahatchee River:

Saturday Feb 27

7:30 AM 5K Run
10:00 AM Parade
11:30 AM Opening Prayer and National Anthem
11:45 AM Queen/Princess introduction and performance
12:00 PM- Lester Beleau Bank
1:10 PM Introduction of the Pioneer Family and Grand Marshal
1:20 PM Country Rhythm Cloggers
2:15 PM Shannon Reed Band
3:30 PM Showtime Cloggers
4:35 PM Infield band
7:00 PM Rodeo $10 at Rodeo Grounds
9:00 PM Country Dance $20 at Civic Center

Sunday, February 28

9:00 AM Dave Redant
10:00 AM Press On
10:45 AM Posse Band
11:30 AM The Dance Company
12:35 PM Queen/Princess introduction and performance
1:15 PM Lynette White
2:15 PM 64 To Grayson
6:00 PM Rodeo $10 at Rodeo Grounds

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