A ton of fun is in the making when an event combines amazing talent, competition and a bit of creative enterprise.
Those ingredients will be abundant when dozens of live performance artists from across the US converge for the free Eustis Buskers Festival on March 27.
Busking, entertaining in a public place for donations, is sometimes credited with adding charm to intimate settings, like historic downtown districts. Eustis’ fifth annual festival will provide buskers a bigger stage, while treating residents and visitors to a free event packed with entertainment. The family-friendly performances occur from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at “Busk Stops” throughout downtown.
The day-long festival will feature performers such as musicians, dancers, comedians, jugglers, mimes, living statues, artists and acrobats. Each busker will perform two 30-minute acts throughout the day. Judges will rate each act and invite the top performers to the Grand Finale which will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the bandshell at Ferran Park.
Top performers from each division will perform and compete for prizes including the $3,000 grand prize, a $1,500 People’s Choice prize, a $1,000 second prize, a $750 third place prize and 1st, 2nd & 3rd place divisional prizes.
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ABOVE: Bag Pipes play during a previous year's Mount Dora Craft Festival in the Fall.
The Central Florida city known for its vibrant festivals won’t disappoint in March. The historic streets of downtown Mount Dora will be awash with visitors again March 20 and 21 during the annual Spring Festival, the city’s celebration of the arrival of spring. The free event showcases 200 vendors selling their handmade waresplus a variety of food vendors. Crafters and artists are selected based on their originality, quality, and scope of work. Downtown’s many unique stores and restaurants are also open during the festival.
The family-friendly event, now called "Mount Dora Spring Festival of Arts and Crafts,” marks the last large street festival of the season in the city, although park festivals like Mount Dora Blueberry Festival and Mount Dora Seafood Festival will be held in the coming months at Evans Park on the waterfront.
Mount Dora’s Spring Festival ranked #49 on Sunshine Artists Magazine’s list of Top 200 Contemporary/Classic Craft Festivals in America for 2020. The event’s hours are Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is free.
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