SPECIAL EVENTS

 


 

 

 

BROWNWOOD® COLONIAL DAYS FESTIVAL

 

Friday, January 20, 2017
12:00pm - 4:00pm

 

THE VILLAGES® BROWNWOOD PADDOCK SQUARE®

 

Turn back the clock over 200 years when our country was founded and enjoy a stroll back through simpler times!
Featuring over 20 different Villages Clubs, Residents, and Organizations demonstrating their Old World Crafting Techniques & Sharing information about the early days of our Country!

 

Enjoy period music and performances by Marcille Wallis & Friends at The Dog Trot Porch enhanced by The Villages Festival Performance Groups with their Colonial Days themed cosutmes and routines.

 

Taste some delicious time period themed food at the Food Vendor Taverns and enjoy a Colonial themed beverage at the Bar Kiosk Pubs!

 

Check out the various Vendor Market Night and Farmer's Market Vendors with their Colonial Themed Products!

 

Take a photo with a Stilt Walker in Colonial attire and be prepared to run into a Historical Figure or two as we turn the clock back over 200 years to the birth of our nation!

 

 


 

 

JANUARY CRUISE IN CLASSIC CAR SHOW

Featured Car Club: The Model A's and The Model T's of North Central Florida

 

Saturday, January 21, 2017
4:00pm - 9:00pm

 

THE VILLAGES® SPANISH SPRINGS TOWN SQUARE®

 

Check out the beautiful Classis Cars, years 1980 and older

 

Entertainment from 4pm - 9pm by Second Slice

 

WITH SPECIAL PERFORMANCES BY:
Sweet and Sassy Line Dance Team at 6pm

 

Food Vendors will be available with a variety of delicious items
Bar Kiosks will be open with a variety of tasty beverages

 

People's Choice Trophies Awarded & Door Prize Drawings for Registered Cars

 

50/50 Chance Drawing Benefiting Shared Harvest Community Garden
TROPHY PRESENTATIONS & 50/50 DRAWING TAKES PLACE AT 8PM AT THE GAZEBO
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN

 

Car Registration takes place from 3pm - 6pm at the head of Main Street for cars, years 1980 and older
If you have a classic car, bring it out and show it off!
Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis!

 

 


 

 

AFTER HOURS WITH THE DISTRICT

 

Monday, January 23, 2017

from 5pm - 9pm during Vendor Market Night at

THE VILLAGES® SPANISH SPRINGS TOWN SQUARE®

 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

from 5pm - 9pm during Vendor Market Night at

THE VILLAGES® LAKE SUMTER LANDING MARKET SQUARE®

 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

from 9am - 2pm during Farmer's Market at 

THE VILLAGES® BROWNWOOD PADDOCK SQUARE®

 

Stop by the District Tent during the events listed above, and spend some time with them discussing how your District Government is working for you to make this a unique community!

 

 


 

 

THE VILLAGES® MARDI GRAS FESTIVAL

 

Thursday, February 2, 2017
4:00pm - 9:00pm

 

THE VILLAGES® SPANISH SPRINGS TOWN SQUARE®

 

Enjoy Fabulous Cajun Tunes at The Gazebo with The Porch Dogs, Good Time Jazz Band on the Del Mar Stage, and Perseverance Brass Band on Alverez Avenue!

 

A Festival wouldn't be Festival without The Villages Festival Performance Groups performing their
Fabulous Mardi Gras routines at The Gazebo throughout the course of the event!

 

Taste some delicious Cajun themed food from the Festival Food Vendor Booths and enjoy a beverage
from the Bar Kiosks!

 

Capture a festive moment as you take a photo with the Mardi Gras themed Stilt Walkers!

 

No need to go all the way to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras when you can enjoy the same fun and frivolity at Spanish Springs Town Square®!

 

 


 

 

THE VILLAGES® MORNING ROTARY CLUB'S
CHILI COOK OFF AND HOME & GARDEN SHOW

 

Saturday, February 4, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm

 

THE VILLAGES® LAKE SUMTER LANDING MARKET SQUARE®

 

Purchase a chance to sample the countless delicious homemade chili recipes from over 50 different Chili Teams throughout the Lake Sumter Landing Market Square® area! All while supporting a great cause, as the Rotary supports the continuing education of young adults through their scholarship programs.

 

While waiting for the Chili to be ready, be sure to also check out the Home & Garden Show featuring numerous vendors with displays offering ideas on how to enhance your home!

 

A fun event for a great cause, don't miss this annual event at Lake Sumter Landing Market Square®!

 

 


 

 

THE VILLAGES® MARDI GRAS FESTIVAL

 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
4:00pm - 9:00pm

 

THE VILLAGES® LAKE SUMTER LANDING MARKET SQUARE®

 

Enjoy Fabulous Fat Tuesday Tunes at The Pavilion with Beth McKee and Catahoula Blue, The Porch Dogs
on the Lake Shore Stage, and Perseverance Brass Band near RJ Gator's!

 

Don't miss the talent of The Villages Festival Performance Groups performing their Mardi Gras routines at
The Pavilion throughout the course of the event!

 

Taste some delicious themed food from the Bayou at the Festival Food Vendor Booths and enjoy a beverage
at the Bar Kiosks!

 

Make sure to get your picture taken with the Mardi Gras themed Stilt Walkers!

 

Enjoy the fun and excitment as Lake Sumter Landing Market Square® is transformed into Bourbon Street for an evening full of festivities!

 

 


 

 

ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW

 

Friday, February 17, 2017
12:00pm - 2:00pm

 

THE VILLAGES® BROWNWOOD PADDOCK SQUARE®

 

Farming plays a very important role in everyone's everyday lives.
Come check out a variety of tractors and farm equipment that has helped to make that happen in history all the way up to today! Learing more about the machinery that the farmer's use helps everyone to understand how the process of agriculture works!

 

Fun, but also educational, don't miss this unique event, with some incredibly well maintained machinery!

 

 


 

 

FEBRUARY CRUISE IN CLASSIC CAR SHOW

Featured Car Club: Tamps Bay Austin Healey Club

 

Saturday, February 18, 2017
4:00pm - 9:00pm

 

THE VILLAGES® SPANISH SPRINGS TOWN SQUARE®

 

Check out the beautiful Classic Cars, years 1980 and older!

 

Entertainment from 4pm - 9pm by Cactus Jack & The Cadillacs!

 

WITH SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY:
The Original Villages Belly Dancers at 6pm

 

Food Vendors will be available with a variety of delicious items.
Bar Kiosks will be open with a variety of tasty beverages.

 

People's Choice Trophies Awarded & Door Prize Drawings for Registered Cars!

 

50/50 Chance Drawing Benefiting Shared Harvest Community Garden
TROPHY PRESENTATIONS & 50/50 DRAWING TAKES PLACE AT 8PM AT THE GAZEBO
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN

 

Car registration takes place from 3pm - 6pm at the head of Main Street for cars,
years 1980 and older.
If you have a classic car bring it out and show it off!
Space is limited and available on a first come first served basis!

 

 


 

 

FEBRUARY ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW

 

Saturday, February 18, 2017 & Sunday, February 19, 2017
10:00am - 5:00pm Both Days

 

THE VILLAGES® LAKE SUMTER LANDING MARKET SQUARE®

 

Enjoy some shopping, with over 200 unique Arts and Crafts Vendors!
Entertainment will be provided from 12pm - 4pm on Saturday and Sunday!
While browsing all of the talented vendors, pick up a snack from a food vendor or a beverage from the Bar Kiosks!
Don't forget to check out all of the great retailers and restaurants of
LAKE SUMTER LANDING MARKET SQUARE®, too!

 

 


 

 

THE VILLAGES®
BROWNWOOD® STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

 

Thursday, February 23, 2017
1:00pm - 6:00pm

 

THE VILLAGES® BROWNWOOD PADDOCK SQUARE®

 

Featuring various Brownwood® Farmer's Market Vendors selling lots and lots of delicious, fresh strawberries!

 

Enjoy good old fashioned country music with Hayfire on The Dog Trot Porch and Country Themed Performances by The Villages Festival Performance Groups at The Dog Trot Porch throughout the course of the event!

 

Food Vendors with delicious Strawberry Goodies like Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Cheesecake, Fried Dough with Strawberry Topping, and  more delectable Strawberry Goodies!

 

Purchase a Strawberry Daiquiri or other palate pleasing beverage at the Bar Kiosks!

 

Test your luck at an Old Fashioned Carnival Game and win a prize for that special someone or take that special someone on a Hay Ride!

 

Enjoy the antics of the Country Dressed Stilt Walkers and Clown Alley #179 as they all
stroll the Square throughout the day!

 

Support the bakers in The Villages® with the Strawberry Pie, Strawberry Baked Good, and Strawberry Dessert contests at the Train Depot Stage Beginning at 2:15pm!
Also, at the Train Depot Stage there will be special performances thoughout the course of the day from The Villages® Festival Performance Musical Groups!

 

Various Farmer's Market Vendors and Market Night Vendors will be on hand to purchase other great products from throughout the whole event.

 

It will be an old fashioned, down home, country kickin', hee haw kinda day at Brownwood Paddock Square® for the 2017 Brownwood® Strawberry Festival!