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33rd Annual Windsor Zucchini Festival

Windsor Fire Station #30
1401 SE County Road 234
Gainesville, FL 32641
United States
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Event Description:

Everyone’s favorite summer squash is celebrated at Gainesville's 33rd Annual Windsor Zucchini Festival on May 13th, 2017 (WIndsor Fire Station #30, 1401 SE County Road 234, Gainesville, FL 32641). Admission is free.
 
Over 100 arts, crafts and plant vendors from around the state will be showing off their wares.
 
Festival activities will also include: the new ‘Windsor’s Got Talent’ talent show, Cook-A-Zuke and zucchini carving contests, an Old Time Auction including vendor donated gifts, a raffle with prizes including a kayak  and a handmade Quilt using vintage Festival artwork.
 
A lunch, prepared by  Hill’s BBQ and the Cracker Boys Hunt Club, will have items on the menu for both adults and kids. As always it will feature Windsor’s famous Zucchini Cornbread and everyone’s favorite...Fried zucchini. Also available: Sweet Dreams Home Made Zucchini Ice Cream, a bake sale featuring homemade bake goods including Windsor’s Zucchini bread, the Country Store with locally grown produce including famous Straughn blueberries grown in Windsor.
This year the Festival will be adding a few special attractions to keep kids of all ages busy. 
 
There will be all day live entertainment, a plant sale with plants donated by Hatchett Creek Farms, and expanded children’s activities including pony and cart rides by Deb’s Party Ponies and inflatable bounce challenges.  Also, plant a pot for Mom (flowers for Mother’s Day), and  the Zoin Coin Treasure Hunt.
 
Hayrides will be running all day to parking areas at Illinois Owen’s Park and Windsor Baptist Church.
 
Just 7 miles east of Gainesville, home of the famous Univ. of FL Gators, nestled in forests and farmland and bordering the shores of historic Newnan's (Pithlachocco) Lake, Windsor is one of Florida’s oldest communities. More than 30 years ago a group of concerned residents saw the need to set up and support their own Volunteer Fire Dept to better protect the community and its surrounding areas. The Windsor Zucchini Festival was created to raise funds to help pay the bills. Thanks to this group of volunteers, the Festival is still going.