The Land O' Lakes Flapjack Festival
is like a mixture of flapjack batter: bright, tasty, a blend of down-home
ingredients, and always ready for a hot time!
The Central Chamber of Commerce puts on the festival in November
and serves FREE Flapjacks on Saturday from 8am -10am.
The Festival is held on the Pasco County Fair Grounds – 36722 State
Road 52, Dade City.
It began 31 years ago, in 1977, when a group of community clubs
got together to put on an event that would provide fun, food and
entertainment for the entire community.
The FREE flapjacks were offered for the first time
in 1983 and the Land O' Lakes Butter Company of Minnesota supplied
the butter that year and every year since. Since those small beginnings
the festival has grown every year to the point where it has become
not only the biggest event in the community, but an event that attracts
visitors from surrounding counties and across the country
Sponsored by the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce, the Flapjack
Festival is a premier community building event which enables local
clubs and organizations to raise funds for their causes. Among the
groups benefiting from the Flapjack Festival are: The Land O' Lakes
High School Athletic Booster Club, Central Pasco schools, local churches,
and other charitable organizations.
Local residents have come to know that the change of seasons in
Land O' Lakes - from a long and sultry summer to a cool, tropical
autumn - is evident when the scent of fall is in the air. It smells
like Flapjacks. And it's something to flip over!
|31st Annual Flapjack Festival
Dan Cannon Auditorium
6:00pm "Live Karaoke" Preliminaries
7:30pm LOL Mayor Installation
8:00pm "Live Karaoke" Finals
Music Provided by: "The Silver Eagle Band"
Costume Contest & Candy Treats for children 12 and younger.
Face Painting & Mr. Balloon Man
Dan Cannon Auditorium
10:00am Lil' Mr.
& Miss Flapjack
11:00am Walking Parade
3:00pm Miss Flapjack Pageant
6:00pm Island Girl & The Beach Bums
7:00pm Mr.LOL Legs Contest
8:00pm James Taylor
Curtis & The
Silver Eagle Band
Breakfast with music by Linda Mangione
2:00pm Cake & Pie Baking Awards & Sale
3:00pm Bay Cities Bank Flapjack Eating Contest
12:45pm Parade Awards
1:00pm Pineview Jazz Band
2:00pm Rusche Middle Music
3:00pm Orange Blossom Singers
5:00pm Bridwell Trio
6:00pm Donny Simonds Band
8:00pm Skywire Project
11:00am Song & Dance
1:00pm Family Fun Magic Show
2:00pm Contempo Dance
3:00pm Suncoast School of the Arts
Back Porch Theatre