Swamp Cabbage Festival

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Swamp Cabbage Festival
Organized by Swamp Cabbage Festival
Started in 1966, we are looking forward to celebrating the 54th annual Festival. There will be fun, food, music and much more to enjoy!
Date: Feb 22 9:00 am - Feb 23 4:00 pm calendarAdd to Google Calendar
Heritage Museum Boat Tour
Captain John C. Cookman will pilot M/V River Queen on an almost two hour cruise show-ing the river as it is and once was. Guides & volunteers include the 52nd Grand Marshal of the Swamp Cabbage Festival Parade & award-winning president of the Hendry/Glades Audubon Society Margaret England, Amy Bennett Williams, author of “Along the Caloosahatchee,” Scott Cooper, Hendry County educator, Scott Perry, founder of Children’s Summer Fossil Camps, Florida Pubic Archaeology Network and the Museum’s Joe Thomas assisted by members of Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society, at LaBelle’s Hendry/Glades Center of FSW State College.
About the organizer
Swamp Cabbage Festival
A hometown Festival to promote Florida's pioneer heritage and to educate and celebrate the official state tree, the Sabal Palm.
Vendor Applications
Event Date: Feb 22 - 23
Swamp Cabbage Park Vendor Application
Category: Other
Deadline: Dec 31, 2019
LaBelle is celebrating 54 years of Swamp Cabbage!! Join us on February 22nd & 23rd in Downtown LaBelle to enjoy our Annual Festivities. Live Entertainment, Food and FUN all day!!! Thank you for wanting to take part in our festival. A single space is 10’x10’ and a double is 20’x10’. Select your booth size, options and discounts (1 per application) as appropriate. Proof of residency or tax-exempt status required to qualify for discounts. Contact Information: Mailing Address: Swamp Cabbage Festival, Park Chair, PO Box 2081, LaBelle, FL 33975 Email: swampcabbagefestival.org@gmail.com General Information Phone: 863-675-2995
Volunteer Applications
Event Date: Feb 22 - 23
Volunteer Application
Slots Available: 35
Deadline: Feb 01, 2020
Age Requirement: 13
Other Applications
Event Date: Feb 22 - 23
Parade Application
Category: Parade
Deadline: Feb 10, 2020
Line Up: 8:00 AM Parade Start: 10:00 AM Information The Parade Route will begin on North Main St in front of the Dollar General Market and end on South Bridge Street in front of the Catholic Church. Bridge Street and portions of Main Street will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at 8:00 am. Entries can begin arriving at that time. Please enter the parade route from Main Street. Parade representatives will be along the route with location information. You MUST be in your assigned spot by 9:30 am. Those entries that arrive later will automatically forfeit their assigned position and will be added to the end of the parade, in front of the horses. Please note: There will be a $10 fee for every 50 feet over the 50 feet allotted for each entry due to space limitations. This fee is for businesses utilizing the parade with vehicles as advertising, non-profits or floats will not be charged any additional fees. Fees can be paid at the SCF Office (8 Park Avenue, LaBelle). NO POLITICAL candidates or advertisements will be permitted in the parade. Judging Guidelines: When constructing floats for judging, please adhere to the following guidelines: Use of Palm Fronds All floats must be lined with Swamp Cabbage Palm Fronds. Entries will be judged on look of palm fronds, (yellow vs. green, full skirt vs. few fronds.) REMEMBER- this is the Swamp Cabbage Festival, the more fronds, the better. Please be mindful of public and private property. (Palm fronds should only be taken with the owner’s permission). Use of Theme Entries should be related to the Festival’s theme. Entries shall be respectful and tasteful. No lewd writing or music will be allowed in the parade. Entries to be judged MUST display their number clearly on the front, left side of their float for judges to view. Numbers should be a minimum of 1 (foot) in size.
Entertainment Application
Category: Other
Deadline: Feb 21, 2020
Looking to become a musical act or entertainer at the 2020 Festival? Please complete the entire application in order to be considered as a performer for the festival.
2020 Grand Marshal Nominations
Category: Competition
Deadline: Dec 02, 2019
The Swamp Cabbage Festival Committee is currently accepting nominations for the Grand Marshal. The rank of Marshal is traditionally bestowed on a person who shows exceptional leadership qualities and deserves a place of honor. In parade organizing, a Grand Marshal is named to take the lead in the processional and in hosting festivities. The ceremonial title holder is often renowned as a community leader or cultural hero.