The annual corn maze at Long & Scott Farm opens on October 3. The popular seasonal attraction reportedly brings in an estimated 1500-2000 weekend visitors.
A police car, fire truck and ambulance are cut into pathways in the 7-acre corn maze to convey this year's salute to first-responders. Visitors that dare can enter the maze and attempt to find their way out of the tall and twisting corn field. No need to panic. It's a friendly day of fun and before an anxiety attack kicks in, participants can raise a flag to surrender and be promptly rescued.
There is also a one-acre corn maze for smaller guests, plus a 3-acre live Tree Maze in the shape on an ear of corn. The popular attraction also includes an over-sized jumping pillow, 60' super slide, kids' zip line, covered picnic areas, tree maze, mist maze, hayrides, rope maze, country market and cafe.
Scott's Maze Adventure is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)between September 30 and Dec. 10. It is recommended to get there early to avoid long lines. Latest entry is 3 p.m. The farm is located at 26216 County Road 448A, Mount Dora.
Large groups can make reservations for admission on Tuesdays-Fridays. Admission is $12, children 3 and under are free. First-responders get in free with their I.D. and their family members get in at half price.
The Annual Lake County Folk Festival celebrates its 20th year October 14th and 15th, with musicians, crafters, artists and food vendors, all converging in downtown Eustis. The family-friendly festival, in its 20th year, occupies 9 venues including Ferran Park and Bay Street Theatre.
64 performing groups with more than 150 musicians will take part in the festival. Performances feature a variety of musical styles, including Americana, Vintage Folk, Blues, Celtic, Bluegrass, and Gospel and others.
Venues included the historic Alice B. McClellen Band Shell in the park, Bay Street Theater, Lake Eustis Museum of Art and various local restaurants. Guests can bring their instruments and play along at the jam tents or compete in the “Funniest Folk Song” contest on Sunday 10:00 AM.
Ferran Park will also host craft and food vendors, as well as a children's area with games, playground and more.
The two-day festival’s hours are Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.
ABOVE: 2PM Band
Saturday's music schedule at the bandshell features:
2PM Band: Pete Price, Pete Hennings, and Mike Jurgensen, a trio of talented musicians who blend their varied musical talents into an eclectic mix of material, from original songs, to obscure covers, to well-known standards. www.2pmband.com
Larry Mangum: A folk festival with nearly 3000 performances over 5+ decades as a folk, rock, country and Americana artist. www.reverbnation.com/larrymangum
Rachel Grubb: New to the Florida Folk Music scene, Rachel writes and performs songs from the heart. She grew up singing backseat harmony to The Mamas and the Papas and songs from the Baptist Hymnal. www.rachelgrubbmusic.com
Passerine: This music is between modern folk, progressive bluegrass, and what is loosely called “Americana.” With original songs as well as their own arrangements of traditional songs, Passerine carries on the living tradition of acoustic folk music rooted in popular experience. www.passerinemusic.net
Remedy Tree: This band is blazing their own trail in the field of indie Americana. A little bit of bluegrass, indie attitude and combination of male and female vocals reminiscent of ages past mix together for a modern and traditional sound all on one. www.remedytreemusic.com
ABOVE: Moon Stone pendant by by artist Oscar Rivero
It’s all about the art...and the bling. Over 40 jewelry designers from across the state will descend on Lake County to showcase their original art-to-wear pieces at the first Mount Dora Jewelry and Accessories Show that runs September 30 through October 1.
The show, produced by Mount Dora Center for the Arts, will sprawl the main hall of Lake Receptions with accessories handcrafted utilizing a range of techniques and fine materials including sterling silver, semi precious stones, pearls, copper and leather and be offered in various price points.
Many of the featured artists also exhibit at some of the best art shows across Florida, so this weekend's event provides a sneak preview of new pieces created for the upcoming festival season.
The show runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days at Lake Receptions located at 4425 N. Highway 19A in Mount Dora. Attendees will receive a wristband for re-entry. Food and drink is available for purchase or guests can dine at one of the nearby restaurants and return.
Admission is a five dollar donation at the door. One dollar from every admission will be donated to Lake Cares Food Pantry.