The "Festival City" does it again in the dog days of summer with the 4th annual Mount Dora Seafood Festival!
Food vendors, Crafters, beer, wine and cocktails can be found during the festival in both waterfront Evans Park and Simpson's Cove during the two-day event.
The festival is to be held on August 25 & 26, 2018 in waterfront Evans Parks and along the shoreline of Lake Dora in Simpson's Cove.
Between Evans Park and Simpsons Cove, Mount Dora Boating Center and Marina will partner with Visit Mount Dora to include a connecting space in their parking area with a FREE Kid zone featuring a rock wall and bungee jumper. The world's largest pinball machine will also be on hand for guests to try and win prizes for a small fee.
Festival admission is FREE to the public and runs Saturday August 25, 2018 11AM-9PM and Sunday August 26, 2018 11AM-5PM
With "Pirate Week" proclaimed officially by the Mayor of Mount Dora as the last week of August, the lineup of events start early with a free Pirate Scallywag party at Magical Meat Boutique on Wednesday August 22 and a fancy Pirate's Ball featuring a large seafood feast buffet at Pisces Rising restaurant on Thursday August 23.
In conjunction with the festival, the annual Landlubber Restaurant Tour will be adding a second day to their tours.
The self-guided tour allows guests an opportunity to visit downtown restaurants to sample a seafood inspired dish from their menu along with a specialty drink on Saturday August 25 and Sunday August 26 between noon-5pm and is self-paced.
A limited number of tickets are available at Mount Dora Events and cost $38 pp.
Another fun addition to the festival is the one-hour Swashbuckling Scalawag Fun Bus tour where you become part of the pirate crew and “set sail” on a comedy tour through historic Mount Dora.
The tour starts at Mount Dora Plaza at 2700 W.Hwy Old 441 and a round trip train ride to the festival is included with your ticket.
Another way to avoid traffic congestion is to "Park and Ride" the $5 Royal Palm Railway Train from Mount Dora Plaza located at 2700 W.Hwy Old 441 to the entrance of the festival on both days.
Shuttles will also be provided from Mount Dora Christian Academy located at 301 W 13th Ave on Saturday and Sunday.
Festival admission is FREE to the public and runs Saturday August 25, 2018 11AM-9PM and Sunday August 26, 2018 11AM-5PM. Get more info about the event and purchase Pirate’s Ball and Fun Bus tickets at click here. See the promo below.