Now in its 23rd year, the Weeki Wachee Swamp Fest returns March 11, 12 and 13, 2016.
The 2016 Swamp Fest Mascot is a Florida Aligator. Start working on your swamp designs.
Each year, Swamp Fest committee member Audrey Holley of Weeki Wachee invites adults and children to submit drawings for the T-shirts and caps the event members produce for the yearly event.
For information on the 2016 Swamp Fest Mascot Contest click here
The Weeki Wachee Swamp Fest has grown from a small local community fundraising festival to a statewide annual event attracting over thousands of fun seekers and featuring more than one hundred and forty arts and craft vendors.
Along with a great variety of food to enjoy like fried grouper, bar-b-que chicken, crab cakes, Alligator, bloom in' onion, jambalaya, greens & black eyed peas, beans and rice, fried green tomatoes, slaw, hot dogs, Cuban Sandwiches, hamburgers, the entertainment program includes dancers, folk, country and instrumental music throughout the weekend.
The “Swamp Monster” contest has always been a favorite with the crowd, and with clever and wildly creative costumes, kids and adults alike vie for the cash prizes. Drawings for over 200 other prizes throughout the event, as well. (...read more about Swamp Monster contest)
There is a $8 admission at the gate; Kids 6-12 $4; Kids 5 and under free.