Old Florida Food and Folk Festival

The 3nd Annual Old Florida Food and Folk Festival will be held Jan 28, 2017!

Cee Bees Citrus in Odessa, FL is proud to announce the 3rd annual Old Florida Food and Folk Festival, taking place on January 28, 2017 from 11 am to 5 pm.   The festival will highlight the cultural legacy of Old Florida with a day full of Food, Art, Music, Cultural Presentations,  and Family Fun. The event is free, but donations will be collected to benefit The Boy Scouts’ Camp Brorein, located right next door.

At Cee Bee’s Citrus we are big believers in the cultural history of Florida, and last year’s fantastic turnout shows we are not alone!

Last years festival proved to be a great success, with over 1000 festival visitors enjoying a day of music, food and culture. This year will see a return of some favorites as well as exciting new additions. We’ll have grove tours, fresh made BBQ, kids activites, cooking demos, and lots of great entertainment. It’s sure to be a fun-filled day for the whole family.

Performances By


Crackerbillys

Making their annual appearance at the festival, Crackerbillys are always a crowd favorite. They know how to get your feet stomping and the good times flowing with their unique blend of old time string band music.

 

Patchwork

Patchwork is a group of women who play everything from original Florida folk, country and bluegrass to forties swing and rhythm & blues, all on acoustic instruments!


The Salty Dogs

Rooted in the tradition of string bands from the turn of the 20th century, with group of old time musicians have a keen understand of the cultural roots one Old Florida Music

 

Presentations By

Jeff Klinkenburg

Jeff Klinkenberg, who wrote about Florida culture for the Tampa Bay Times for almost four decades, is the author of the book collection of essays, Alligators in B-Flat, published by University Press of Florida. Previous anthologies, Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators, Seasons of Real Florida and Dispatches from the Land of Flowers, have been best sellers. He will tell stories about his travels on the back roads of Florida.

 

The Florida Wildlife Corridor

The Florida Wildlife Corridor organization champions the public and partner support needed to permanently connect, protect and restore the Florida Wildlife Corridor – a statewide network of lands and waters that supports wildlife and people. They will give a presentation highlighting their expeditions into the backwoods of Florida, and will be on hand all day to answer questions about their organization and their mission.

 

The day will also include grove tours, and artist market and fun for the whole family!