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The Old Florida Outdoor Festival in Apopka celebrates its 5th year in 2016 with more fun and entertainment. That's more concerts, more barbecue, more kids activities and more of the great outdoors. Check back for updates throughout the year, and plan to join us in 2016. Image

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Headlining this year's big weekend of music performances is North Carolina-based country rockers Parmalee. This band made history when the hit song “Carolina” became the longest climbing single by a duo or group in the 24-year history of the Billboard Country Airplay Chart. Chris Young is a Grammy-nominated recording artist who will bring his chart-topping hits like "I'm Coming Over," “Gettin’ You Home,” “The Man I Want to Be,” “Voices,” “Tomorrow,” “You” and “Who I Am With You.” Drake White has been a popular touring artist for years, opening for musicians like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Luke Bryan, and the Zac Brown Band. His latest album, It Feels Good features the new radio tune “Livin’ the Dream.”
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ImageCheck out the festival's fishing demonstrations. Catch a helicopter ride. Fly high with the DogDogs aquatic competition. Browse the recreational vehicles. Local artists will feature their best outdoor displays. Watch Robinson's racing pigs or the Ibex puppetry team. See some local wildlife, or set the kids loose on the big play are with a rock wall, zip line and more.

It's a weekend of fun for the whole family - spend the days enjoying the best of outdoor recreation, and jam out each night with the best of country music. New this year! Jump into the arena with rodeo demonstrations and activities from Osceola County and National Championship Finals Rodeo.

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ImageThe 2016 Old Florida Outdoor Festival is proud to present the inaugural Jackpot Livestock Show. Agriculture is a big part of the Apopka community. This new event that brings together young people to show off their best sheep and cattle. Particpants represent 4H, FFA and other livestock organizations from pee-wee to high school - some that are among the best in the country.

Feeling Hungry? Let's Get Cooking!

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barbecue competition attracts top competitors from around the country. Get up close, meet the cooking teams and taste some great barbecue.

This Show is for the Dogs

DogDockDogs - the premiere
competition for canine aquatics - is returning to the Old Florida Outdoor Festival with all of its high-flying, dog jumping acrobatic action. Enter today to see how your dog matches up against some of the best jumpers from around Central Florida.


ImageThe Old Florida Outdoor Festival showcases the best of outdoor recreation in Apopka. It also benefits local groups
that help to put on the big event. This year the festival will dedicate a portion of proceeds to a very special non-profit
organization that has worked for years to improve life in Apopka.

The Big Potato Foundation started in 2011 as a charitable effort to create cultural programs in Apopka. The idea grew
with the community’s needs, and today the small foundation with a big mission provides essential food and services for
the homeless, clothes for families in need, public art and music programs, community improvements and much more.

Find out more at www.thebigpotatofoundation.org.

The Old Florida Outdoor Festival is Central Florida's premier outdoor recreation and music festival attracting thousands of visitors every year.

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