Not everyone is a happy camper. Cold showers and port-a-potties aren't everyone's idea of a day in paradise.
Today 'glamping', a hybrid of glamour and camping with amenities that aren't typical of camping's discomforts, will be on full display until 5 p.m. at Renningers Antique Center. Mount Dora's Vintage RV and Glamping Show highlights the travel trend of decked out vintage RVs that provide affordableadventure without getting too much dirt under anyone's fingernails.
Two weekends a year tin can tourists roll under the oaks at Renningers with everything from fanciful retro campers to mac-daddy modern RVs. Glampers can partake in traditional camping activities like camp fires, smores, live music and activities, or just meander about the show which also features vendors selling vintage collectibles.
The Central Florida city known for its vibrant festivals won’t disappoint in March. The historic streets of downtown will be awash with visitors again March 18-19 during Spring Fest. The event is expected to have 300 craft, vintage and food vendors lining the city’s picturesque streets.
The festival, formerly Mount Dora Spring Show, marks the last street festival of the season and has evolved from an eclectic antique show in the streets to a festive family-friendly event. The city will also host the Mount Dora Blueberry Festival in April and the Mount Dora Seafood Festival in August in Elizabeth Evans Park on the waterfront.
Spring Fest’s hours are Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free to the two-day event and Park-and-Ride shuttles are available.