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2019 Annual Soul Food Festival

All Day, Oct 5, 2019


On Saturday, October 5, 2019, Green Cove Springs will be Celebrating it's 18th Annual Soul Food Festival which begins at 12:00 noon! The Festival's Theme this year is: "Green Cove Springs 4-Ever!", as we will also celebrate our very own Augusta Savage. The festival kicks off with a parade, starting from the Clay County Administration Building located on Palmetto Avenue. The parade is FREE and we are seeking dance groups, specialty cars, floats, marching units, High School and Jr. High bands, motorcycles, Kings and Queens, etc. The line up is at 10:30 a.m. Applications can be found online at www.greencovesprings.com under the events page beginning May 31st. Mrs. Debra Austin will spearhead the parade. There will be food, arts and crafts, music, clothing, jewelry and other vendor spaces available for anyone wanting to participate. Complimentary Blood Pressure and other health options will be available on site. Please get your application in early as spots do tend to sell out fast! This year's entertainment theme: "Band-Tastic!" This year we are going to ROCK it out in Soulful Fashion! We are accepting information for all bands who are interested in showcasing their talents. The bands are asked to play R&B, Old School music, Jazz and even a lil country. This is an opportunity and all music will be reviewed prior to acceptance. No profanity is allowed. Only 7 bands will be accepted for this event with each having a 30 - 45 minute spot. We will also sponsor a Sweet Potato Pie, BBQ Rib, Dance and Spades Contest! Our ever popular GOSPEL HOUR will be held at 2:00 p.m., and ZUMBA Contest to follow. A softball tournament and a fishing tournament will be held on the beautiful 13 acre park. There will be an Oratorical Contest for kids only, spearheaded by Ms. Chanda Holsey. Prizes will be awarded accordingly. There will be plenty of food, dancing, and children activities as this is a fun filled family event! Everyone, please feel free to wear either your favorite Green Cove Springs apparel, or your favorite most colorful Afrocentric outfit for a chance to win $$! There will be 3 CASH PRIZES for the best modeled outfit! Children and Adults are encouraged to participate! We have between 3000 - 6000 people to attend this Annual Event, Sponsors are needed and welcome to participate. Please contact Felecia Hampshire at 904-622-7903 or Diddy Coffee at 904-525-6386 for additional information. Special guest artist TBA. Thank you for your support!

Cost: FREE - DONATIONS AND SPONSORSHIPS ARE ACCEPTED.
Phone: (904) 622-7903

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Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd.
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

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