Hey everyone, we have a new place to show off our cars. First Coast Smarties member, Richard Baker has brought it to my attention that the town of Wellborn Fl. is having their 19th Annual Blueberry Festival. Now before you start screaming foul because it is a long drive and you would have to get up too early, here are a couple of ways to help you out: Vicky and I are willing to open our house up to people making the trip to Jacksonville the night before. We don't have a lot of room, but we don't mind people crashing here so they have a shorter drive in the morning. If Nancy comes, she has her own room. :-) Tampa people will most likely be going up I-75, so we will most likely meet them in Wellborn. Another alternative would be to go to the festival on Friday and spend the night in Wellborn. Let me know when you RSVP that you plan to stay in Wellborn and I can contact a hotel and see if they will give us a group rate. We will be leaving from Cracker Barrel at 502 Chaffee Point Blvd. Jacksonville at 7AM. We can get something to eat and then cruise on to Wellborn.
Place: Wellborn Fl. (Suwannee County)
Line up time: 10:00AM
Parade start time: 10:30AM Sharp!
Directions: From the north/south, take I-75 to exit 427 (Lake City Highway 90). Go West approximately 10 miles on US90. Turn right (north) on CR137, go to blinking light and turn left.
From east/west, take I-10 to exit 292 (Wellborn CR137). Go to the blinking light.
TENTATIVE 2012 SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012 - 2:00PM to 8:00PM
Arts & Crafts Vendors ....2pm - 8pm
Food Vendors... 2pm - 8pm
The WCA Country Store (Blueberry pies, cobbler, jam, jelly, syrup, candy, country items & more)...... 2pm - 8pm
Amusements, Power Jump & Water Walking.......2pm - 8pm
Entertainment by the Willow Creek Band...... 2pm - 8pm
Karaoke (participant sign-in required) ......2pm - 8pm
Bake-Off Registration (must be 12 years of age or older; free entry; cash prizes & ribbons awarded) ....4:00 - 5:30pm
Bake-Off Contest Judging ....5:30pm
Children’s Talent Contest ages 8 to 12 (sign in at 5:30) (Prizes 1st - $100; 2nd - $75, 3rd - $50) .....6:00pm
Tasting Party ($3.00) following the judging approximately.. 7:00pm
SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2012 - 7:00AM to 5:00PM
Invocation and National Anthem..... 9:00am
Blueberry Pancake Breakfast ($5.00 adults; $3.00 children) Three Pancake Lines Available* .......7:00-10am
NOTE: Last Pancake Breakfast Ticket will be sold at .....9:30am
Parade - Cash prizes in Floats, Equestrians and Classic Cars (Line-Up at 10:00) ...10:30am
Arts & Crafts Vendors, Food Vendors and Amusements ....All Day
Entertainment by the Willow Creek Band ......All Day
The WCA Country Store (Blueberry pies, cobbler, jam, jelly, syrup, candy, country items & more) ..........9am-5pm
Talent Contest ages 13 and up (sign in at 1:00pm) (Prizes 1st - $500; 2nd - $300; 3rd - $200)..........1:30pm
*Third Pancake Station at the Wellborn Baptist Church (the pink church on US90).
Use the free shuttle service between the church and the fairgrounds for easy parking.