I had no idea how to pronounce this town’s name(I do now!), I just knew I hadn’t explored it and it was near Mount Dora, where I wanted to visit again. I decided to venture out to experience Georgefest 2016, the 114th celebration of George Washington’s birthday in this town.
It was located in the downtown area and parking was a breeze. There were streets filled with vendors of all sorts, food carts, live music, and a carnival. The first night included fireworks over the water. The second day I ended up venturing to Ocohee and Orlando so I missed the parade and other events that day. I think it would have been a lot of fun and perhaps the fullest day of the festivities. The third day I walked around and visited the museum in town where they had free admission and an ice cream social. There is a lovely lake where seaplane rides were happening and a nice boardwalk near the museum.
I think Saturday’s events would have been a lot of fun and that this was a great event for a family and kids. Unless I was attending the parade day, I’m not sure I would go again, however, it was neat to experience such an old tradition. The people were nice and the location was, too. I know there were shops and restaurants in the downtown I simply didn’t focus on.
If you go here this festival is fun and great for families especially. And regardless of the reason, if you’re there, check out the post office! I went to mail a postcard and was happy to discover the old boxes they had there. Antique mail boxes still in use. What a cool thing!