The Annual Olustee Festival & Battle Reenactment is this weekend!
The festival will be held February 12th & 13th in downtown Lake City, FL. The Olustee Battle Reenactment will be February 13th & 14th at Olustee Battlefield State Park. Find details about this weekend’s events at www.olusteefestival.com and www.battleofolustee.org. Also, follow the Olustee Festival on Facebook!
Covenant Pet Trust is hosting The WoofStock Festival on February 20th at Darby Pavilion on Lake DeSoto. The festival will feature the 3rd Annual Columbia County Doxie Derby Races, WoofStock 5K Run/Walk, and Parade of Paws!
Visit with animal rescue organizations and their adoptable pets, enter your dog in contests, participate in a fun run/walk with your dog, show off your dog in the Parade of Paws, and enjoy vendors, entertainment, and great food. There will be events for dogs of all sizes & breeds, but you don’t have to participate to come out and have fun! Admission is FREE!
The Doxie Derby includes sanctioned National Dachshund Races and races for all dogs, 14 inches or less at the shoulders, from which the proceeds benefit a host of charities including Florida Dachshund Rescue, Pay It Ford Community Support Program for animals with special needs, American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, CPT Community Cats TNR Program, and National Canine Cancer Foundation. Registration fees for all races are $7.
The WoofStock 5K Fun Run/Walk is open to runners and walkers of all levels. It will be a timed event, and the winner will receive a $50 gas card. Registration is $30 and includes a WoofStock 5K t-shirt, bottled water, and the satisfaction of knowing you have made a difference in the life of a deserving animal. You may run with our without your dog. All dogs must be on a 6ft or shorter leash. Pre-register by Feb. 13th to guarantee receipt of a t-shirt!
The WoofStock Parade of Paws is a 60s-themed parade one mile along Marion St. There is no fee to participate in the parade, but if you would like to enter the costume contests that will be judged during the parade, you may enter for $7 and receive a contestant number.
Are you a connoisseur of craft beers & wines? There is an event coming to Lake City for you! The Gateway City Craft Beer & Wine Festival will be held at the Darby Pavilion in Wilson Park by Lake DeSoto on Saturday, February 27th, 2-6pm. The event is expected to host over 20 different craft beers & wines from our region. In conjunction with the Beer & Wine Festival, a Backyard Bar-B-Que Fest will be held, in which contestants have a chance to win a cash prize up to $500!
VIP tickets for the Beer & Wine Festival are $50 and include one hour early admission, refreshments, private lounge area with seating, & 3 full pour (8 oz) drink tickets. Advance general admission tickets are $20; day-of-event general admission is $30. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Lake City Chamber of Commerce at 386-752-3690.
Want to show off your barbecuing skills at the Backyard Bar-B-Que Fest and vie for the $500 grand prize? Contact Thomas Henry at 386-623-0498.