We thank all our fine sponsors for helping make this year’s Cracker Fair a great success and a great gift to the community.
Please visit them. Shop local!
Food Vendors, Artists, Authors, Local Merchants, Crafts, Music, and more
Lemon Dessert Baking Contest
Located in Pioneer Plaza, Dearborn Street, Englewood, Florida.
SCHEDULE OF CRACKER FAIR EVENTS:
10:00am – Opening Announcements and Greeting
10:00am – 11:00am – Entries for Lemon Dessert Baking Contest accepted
10:15am – Bit of Hope Ranch will give a demonstration of whip cracking used by Crackers to round up the cattle. NOTE: the only whip demonstration will be at this time. Don’t miss it!
10:30am – 11:30am – Music by Doug Burns (time approx.)
11:00am – Judging for Lemon Dessert Baking Contest
11:30am – Peace River Wildlife Demonstration
12 noon – Baking Contest Winners Announced
12:30pm – 1:30pm – Music by James Hawkins (time approx.)
1:30pm – Swamp Cabbage Demonstration with Frank Desguin
3:00pm – 3:00pm – Classic Country Music with John Tuff and Friends (time approx.)
3:00pm – Cast Net Throwing Demonstration
3:15pm – 4:00pm – Classic Country Music with John Tuff and Friends
— Pioneer Days Committee present Kids’ Zone: Free Arts & Crafts Tent
— 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 as well as other local history books
— Vendors, Artists, Authors, Merchants and Community Organizations: Food, Fun and New Discoveries for All!
The CRACKER FAIR is the culmination of an entire week of events and activities organized by the Englewood libraries and called the “Lemon Bay Fest: Englewood History with a Little Zest!”
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 home lot, you had to also purchase a 10-acre grove lot. Unfortunately, 2 hard freezes in 2 consecutive years doomed the lemon crops.
To make the 2019 CRACKER FAIR a very special community event
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The 2019 CRACKER FAIR is pleased to present the following musical artists:
We are pleased to list, in no particular order, the vendors, artists, merchants and organizations who will be at the 17th Annual Cracker Fair: Variety, Food, Fun and new discoveries.
Pioneer Days Committee: Kids’ Free Arts & Crafts Tent
Englewood Museum at the Historic Lampp House
Diana Betts Quilts
Fishing guide books
Wind Chimes by Chime Tyme Studio
Southern Yankee Canned Goods
Painted Glass, Cards
Moose raffle for Veterans
Fused Glass Jewelry
Bath and Shower Remodeling
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Crafts and Jewelry
Jewelry & Lawn Décor
Peace River Wildlife Animals
Books and Pen and Ink
Towels and Bear bags
Men’s, Women’s, Children’s clothing
Health and Wellness
Pewter Pins and Badges
Health and Wellness
Hand-painted Signs, Jams and Jellies
Wood Wall Hangings
Drift Wood Art
Jewelry by Lauren Roberts
Florida Folk Art
Self published books by Brenda Spaulding
Pendants and Key Chains, Acrylic
Shannon’s 100% Handcrafted Soaps
Clarissa Thomasson: Historic Novels & Children’s Books
Kids Educational Material
Hand-made Greeting Cards
Blasé Van Thomme: pens, key chains
Recycled palm art
Handmade pies and fillings