Saturday, March 25, 2017

Immokalee Pioneer Days Festival

IMMOKALEE, FL. -- Annual celebration of the area's pioneer heritage in Immokalee, Florida. Cowboys drive cattle up Main Street to the Robert's Ranch Museum where displays and food are available as well as an antique and a classic car show.

Celebrate Immokalee is a three-day event that combines the pioneer spirit and rich agricultural history of Immokalee with the diverse community it is today. A cattle drive along Main Street Saturday, March 25th led by Clint Raulerson and featuring Eastern Indian Rodeo Association Sr. Queen Ms. Allegra Billie, EIRA Jr. Queen Ms. Madisyn Osceola, and their court and Miss Rodeo Palm Beach County Caleigh Anderson. 

The drive will lead to the Roberts Ranch, a National Register of Historic Places listed farmstead operated as a Collier County museum, located at 1215 Roberts Ave W., Immokalee.

Events include food, family games, dancing, and live entertainment on the main stage interspersed with cheering, clogging, and skits. Dance to the mix of Caribbean, Country, Hip Hop, Salsa, Bachata and Up Town Funk by Spin City DJ with live performances by Zoe Ness, K4C Band, Danny Boy, Caribben Groove, and local talents. 

Other attractions include Track to Trail Thoroughbreds rescue with two ex-race horses, family games, autograph signing from home-grown NFL players, a Blue Ribbon Cake & Pie Competition, antique cars from Cool Cruisers car club, arts & crafts vendors, and the winners of the Little Mr./Mrs. Immokalee competition. A family carnival alongside the event opened on Friday night (5-10PM) and runs through Sunday.

The Celebrate Immokalee Festival is organized by the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Roberts Ranch Pioneer Museum, Collier County Parks & Recreation, and the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency. Sponsors: Coconut Point Fort, Lipman Family Farms, Spin City DJ, and Track to Trail Thoroughbreds.

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