Florida Scrub-Jay Trail
County Rd. 565A
Clermont, FL 34711
10:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013
$5.00 – $8.00 Buy
Festivals, Holiday, Outdoors | Recreation
Just in time for Christmas…. The 3rd Annual WinterFair offers the excitement of a country Christmas.
The aromas of pine boughs, cinnamon and hot mulled cider, gift shopping, wagon rides pulled by a team of draft horses, and other furry critters, including Domenic the Italian Christmas Donkey. The Kids Crafts Village will featuring Donna Dewberry, from the PBS show “One Stroke Painting with Donna Dewberry”and Brandee Thunberg along with students from Grassy Lake Elementary will display artwork and invite you to create your own “make and take” gifts for the family.
The festivities begin on Friday, December 20 with a concert by legendary singer, songwriter, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame winner, John Sebastian, of The Lovin’ Spoonful. John will perform his #1 hits like “Do You Believe in Magic?”, “Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?” (what a day for a) “Daydream”, and the theme from “Welcome Back Kotter”.
This concert provides you with a look back at the early days of Folk, when John joined up with Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, Mississippi John Hurt and many others in New York’s Greenwich Village, where John was born. John will share his memories of those early days, as well as his appearance at Woodstock, and how those experiences have affected his music today.
Gates open at 5:00pm, with the concert beginning at 7:00pm.
On Saturday, December 21, from 10:00am to 5:00pm, WinterFair continues on the promenade by the Lake, with vendors of, foods, art, old time crafters of stained glass, blacksmithing, gifts of nature, soaps, lotions and potions, and many more.
Outdoor activities for the entire family include kayaking on the lake, paddle board demonstrations, and horse-drawn wagon rides through the wilderness. Animals of all shapes and sizes, like Florida snakes, creatures from Swamp Girl’s Adventures, and Trouper, the blind raccoon who was rescued and rehabilitated, and now wins the hearts of all who meet him.
Live music from Lost Lake Elementary Children’s Chorus, and old time folk and bluegrass music will drift through the air mixed with the fragrances of wood smoke from bratwurst, kraut, and chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and many other foods of the holidays, all presented in the beautiful lakeside setting of the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail.
Tickets are available on-line at www.scrubjaytrail.org John Sebastian tickets are $35 or $40 at the gate; Saturday festivities are $5, or $8 at the gate. Children under 12 free with paying adult. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 352-429-5566.