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Florida Blueberry Festival Schedule of Events

"A Brush With The Blues"

A Plein Air Event - April 5 - 9, 2014

For five days in April, artists will be pouring over Hernando County painting the scenic and cultural attributes readily available here. This beehive of activity is one of the pre-festival activities with the Florida Blueberry Festival.

Now, we invite you to be a part of our third annual "A Brush With The Blues". En Plein Air (in the open air) painters from across the Tampa Bay area will be capturing the many beautiful and unique scenes our county offers for five days, April 5 through 9, recording our county as it is today for the generations who follow. This will be followed by a breakfast reception with awards for the painters on Sunday April 13. This event will be widely publicized and the art works will be on display during the Florida Blueberry Festival.

PDF A Brush with the Blues Registration Form

Kick-Off

Saturday April 5, 2014


7:00 - 10:00 pm

Florida Blueberry Kick Off Announcement

Food Trucks

Hernando Park

Downtown Brooksville

Live Entertainment

The Rocket Man Band An Elton John Tribute
7 Bridges - THE ULTIMATE EAGLES EXPERIENCE

Admission $5.00

We are so excited this year to have an extensive variety of free musical entertainment throughout the two day weekend festival.

Saturday April 12th:


Featuring
Velvet Jones - Tampa Bays top local band
Glad All Over - sounds of the 60's and 70's
Draw The Line - the rockin' Aerosmith tribute band based out of Boston, Massachusetts.


Monster Transmission & Performance presents:
The 2014 Florida Blueberry Festival Car show
Saturday, April 12th, 2014 - Rain or Shine

Get more info & registration sheet HERE

Stilt Fun with Mike Weakly*
Orlando stilt walker Mike Weakley provides professional stilt walking entertainment for corporate, public, and private events. Skilled in juggling, balloon twisting, high-energy dancing, and audience interaction, Mike specializes in creating a fun and festive atmosphere everywhere he performs. With over 25 years of entertaining experience, Mike knows how to make any occasion more memorable.

Mike Weakley learned the art of stilt walking at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, and he graduated from the prestigious school with a Bachelor of Fun Arts degree. He then went on to perform with the Ringling Bros. Circus for 7 years as a professional clown and stilt walker. Upon leaving the circus, Mike continued entertaining audiences across the country at theme parks, sporting events, fairs, festivals, parades, conventions, and numerous other special events. Some of the notable venues Mike has performed at over the years include...


www.stiltfun.com

Sunday, April 13th:


Featuring

Blackhawk
a multi-platinum-selling country group (View website)
The Outlaws
the Southern Rock legends (View website)
Embry Brothers
(formally the Wiley Fox Band)

MUD TRUCK SHOW

Hosted in part by Monster Transmission & Performance
The 2014 Florida Blueberry Mud Truck show
Saturday, April 12th, 2014 - Rain or Shine

Get more info & registration sheet HERE

 

Stilt Fun with Mike Weakly*

Throughout the day we will have amazing various local musicians entertaining the crowds. With twenty (20) assorted food concessionaires, and the Fresh from Florida Market featuring Florida grown blueberries and produce, there will be plenty of delectable edibles to choose from.

Wander our streets to take in the Car Show, Street Entertainers and sixty (60) Artisans selling their beautiful creations and participating in our Juried Art Show! One hundred (100) Retail Exhibitors will be set up to entice you with a variety items we are sure you'll love.

Great family fun includes Family Open Bike Ride, Blueberry Patch Kids Zone with games & entertainment fun for the kids, Blueberry Theatre and Blue Mountain Zip Line rides!

Admission:
Children 5 & under - Free
Ages 6 to 17 - $3.00
Adults (18+) - $5.00

Official designated Blueberry Parking Lots will be $4.00 per car. All parking proceeds to benefit local charities.

*"Stilt Fun with Mike Weakly" is Saturday and Sunday!

Florida Blueberry Festival Brooksville, May 2013, Nature Coast TV from Nature Coast.TV on Vimeo.