Landscape & Garden Fair

Landscape and Garden Fair presents speakers on roses, butterflies and more

Lake County’s 6th Annual Landscape & Garden Fair, a free, botanical-themed festival, will be held Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26 at the Lake County Extension Center’s Discovery Gardens, located at 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. Sponsored by Lake County, The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County […]... Read More
Leesburg Bikefest

Countdown to 21st Annual Leesburg Bikefest

Guest Post by: Mandy Wettstein, APR, CPRC The 21st Annual Leesburg Bikefest roars to life on April 28-30, 2017 and this year offers its usual full slate of enthusiasm, experiences, incredible course destinations and much more. The City of Leesburg, just north of Orlando, has become known as one of America’s premier biker destinations. Leesburg […]... Read More
Anne McKinney won the Adopt-a-Lake photo contest.

Adopt-a-Lake highlights Lake County’s waterbodies

The Adopt-a-Lake calendar, which includes submitted photos of waterbodies in Lake County, is back in publication for its 9th year. The top-scoring photograph of Lake Eustis was submitted by Anne McKinney and is featured on the calendar’s cover. It was chosen by voters from a narrowed down pool of 200 photos originally entered into the […]... Read More
Wildlife Festival

Florida Wildlife Festival in Umatilla to celebrate native species

UMATILLA — Nature lovers are invited to learn about the Florida black bear and other native wildlife species during the 17th Annual Florida Wildlife Festival. The free festival, held in partnership with Lake County, the Umatilla Chamber of Commerce, the city of Umatilla, the U.S. Forest Service, Defenders of Wildlife, Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway […]... Read More
Chad Crawford

‘how to Do florida’ spotlights South Lake attractions

The hit show “how to Do florida,” which highlights local destinations and outdoor activities across Florida, is returning to Lake County for a third episode, this time focusing on South Lake-area adventures and attractions. “Central Florida is not all theme parks and crowds,” said “how to Do florida” host Chad Crawford. “Not far from all […]... Read More
Scott Canterbury

Fishing League Worldwide to film on the Harris Chain of Lakes

Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) announced that one of its six broadcast tournaments will be filmed on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Leesburg March 9-12, 2017. The 2017 Walmart FLW Tour, on NBC Sports Network, the Pursuit Channel and the World Fishing Network, will showcase the best bass anglers in the world competing in the […]... Read More
Gallinule Crossing

Nature lovers invited to participate in Wings & Wildflowers Festival photo contest

Lake County Tourism is inviting nature lovers with a photographic eye to enter the Wings & Wildflowers Festival inaugural photo contest. With Lake County’s growing reputation as Florida’s premier birding destination, the goal of the festival is to enhance awareness and appreciation of the area’s natural resources and quality of life. The contest seeks to […]... Read More
Melinda Myers

Wings & Wildflowers Festival announces keynote dinner at Lakeside Inn with James Currie and Melinda Myers

MOUNT DORA — The 4th Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival presents a special keynote dinner with gardening columnist Melinda Myers and birding TV host James Currie on Friday, Oct. 2 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Lakeside Inn, located at 100 N. Alexander St. in Mount Dora. Myers, a gardening expert and author, has 30 years of […]... Read More
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Annual festival pairs holiday fun with a spark of competition

What happens when a small town in Lake County has a Christmas festival that includes a home decorating competition? The whole town sparkles with both lights and excitement. The annual Howey Christmas Festival is one of the largest events for Howey-in-the Hills, a town of just over 1,000 residents. But that doesn’t stop the more than […]... Read More