To make the 2018 CRACKER FAIR a very special community event
we are looking for volunteers from all around town to join our committees.
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Lemon Bay Historical Society
P. O. Box 1245
Englewood FL 34295
We thank our 2018 Cracker Fair Sponsors. Please support them:
Key Agency, Inc.
Englewood Glass & Mirror
Merrill’s Heating & Air Conditioning
Olde Village Publix
Ron A. Smith Insurance
Lemon Bay Garden Club
Sarasota County Community Redevelopment Agency
Festivities for the whole family: kids’ games, crafts, food vendors, artists, music, and more. Located in Pioneer Plaza.
–Bit of Hope Ranch will give a demo of whip cracking used by Cracker men to round up the cattle. NOTE: this will be in the MORNING, around 10:15am
–Music by John Tuff and Les Caraher
–Lemon Dessert Contest. Entries accepted between 10 and 11 am. Judging between 11 and noon. Winners announced at noon.
–There are plans for a cast-net-throwing demonstration.
–Do you know the meaning of the Historical Society logo? We will tell you.
–Want to eat a tree? Charlotte Co. Museum Society will be cooking swamp cabbage, the heart of the cabbage palm.
–“Englewood: the First 100 Years” will be on sale at the Historical Society tent along with “Save the Church” T-Shirts!
PHOTOS FROM LAST YEAR’S FAIR:
Why lemons? They played a role in Englewood since 1894 when the Nichols brothers purchased 2000 acres of property to develop a town with surrounding lemon groves. The land sold for $30 an acre. If you were interested in a 1-acre city lot, you must also purchase a 10-acre grove lot. Unfortunately, 2 hard freezes in 2 consecutive years doomed the lemon crops.
The 16th annual Lemon Bay Fest: Englewood History with Zest! A week-long series of events for the entire family aimed at highlighting the area’s rich history and natural beauty. Lemon Bay Fest will run from Feb. 3-10, 2018 at multiple locations. Spread throughout South Sarasota County and Charlotte County, Lemon Bay Fest combined, tours, lectures and fun activities to celebrate not only Englewood’s past, but the unique history of Florida.