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SW Florida Gumbo Fest set for Jan. 27

By Staff | Jan 16, 2013

The 11th annual SW Florida Gumbo Fest will be held Sunday, Jan. 27, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at The Shell Factory in North Fort Myers.

All proceeds will benefit The Nature Park Environmental Education Foundation, Inc. To help raise funds for the foundation, well known philanthropist Sam Galloway has lent his name as presenting sponsor.

Music, children’s activities, beer, cocktails, Jello shots and of course gumbo will be featured.

Compare and experiment with different types of the rich soup built around a base of a dark, rich roux supplemented with celery, onion, peppers, spices and meat or seafood.

Back by popular demand as headliners will be “Cracker Blues.” Cracker Blues has performed regularly for the last nine years in the Fort Myers area and played many major festivals, opening for major acts including Charlie Daniels, Eddie Money, Foreigner, Lee Brice and others.

The sponsorship by Galloway Ford has allowed the gates to be open free to all.

Aqua Dog Sports, a Sanctioned Facility Series, also will hold The Outdoor Big Air, Extreme Vertical & Speed Retrieve, Iron Dog Challenges on Friday, Jan. 25, beginning at noon; Saturday, Jan. 26, 8:30 a.m .and Sunday, Jan. 27, 8:3 a.m.

Details, applications and full schedule available at: aquadogsports@gmail.com.

The Shell Factory and Nature Park is located on U.S. 41 at 2787 Tamiami Trail

Visit www.shellfactory.com for additional information.