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The Trailhead is located in Lake County, Florida. map

For more information, please contact info@scrubjaytrail.org
(352) 429-5566

sat - wed : 8:00-5:00

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of wildlife or plants seen
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2nd Annual WinterFair 2012
FB Get more details on WinterFair
2012 on our Facebook Event page!

Take advantage of pre-Event pricing by ordering your admission tickets online!
Ticket sales will benefit the Treatment Center for Injured Songbirds and Wildlife.

Buy Daytime Activities Tickets Here
$5.00 per person

(Children under 5 - free)
Buy Evening Concert Tickets Here
$10.00 per person

(includes all Daytime Activities)

On the day of WinterFair 2012 tickets for the evening concert will be $15.00.

parking mapParking
Parking for Winterfair 2012 will be at Oak Island Lane, (1 mile north of event) with continuous shuttle service     MAP

WinterFair 2012 - December 15, 2012
The air is filled with the smell of wood smoke, sausages grilling, chestnuts roasting, hot mulled cider and other tantalizing tastes of the season.

Daytime Activities will include outdoor adventures like an old fashioned horse drawn hayride, kayaking on Flag Lake, searching for treasure with Ranger Rick on the Geocaching Trail and lots of games and fun for the entire family!

Shop for unique old time Florida gifts from grass roots artists. Most of all, come and enjoy a day in the country and enjoy Florida old and new!

The evening concert will present Frank Thomas, the award winning balladeer/songwriter, Dean of Florida Folk Music, recently nominated to the Florida Hall of Fame;Cathy DeWitt who has shared the stage and the airwaves with Pete Seeger, Garrison Keillor, and Will McLean; and Dale Crider, whose music is a down home foot stomping blend of bluegrass, gospel and traditional American mountain music, wrapped around an environmental theme.

Headliners for the Evening Concert

Frank Thomas

Frank Thomas Balladeer/Songwriter, The Dean of Florida Folk Music who was recently nominated into the Florida Hall of Fame along with Gloria Estefan, Pat Boone, Vassar Clements and Tom Petty.

Cathy DeWitt Frank will be joined by Cathy DeWitt an eclectic professional musician since the 1970’s, Cathy DeWitt has shared the stage and the airwaves with Tom Paxton, Pete Seeger, Garrison Keillor, Florida folk legend Will McLean, jazz pianist Rob Bargad, and oth­ers. Cathy is a jazz vocalist and pianist, bluegrass guitarist and folksinger/songwriter.
Dale Crider Dale Crider, Florida's environmental troubador, has written, recorded and performed numerous songs about Florida, its unique wilderness and wildlife. These songs have helped bring attention to the plight of endangered wildlife, to their habitats in rivers and other fragile acquatic ecosystems, and to the natural systems that support all life in Florida.

Daytime Music Line Up

just twistin hay 11:45am-12:30pm     Just Twistin’ Hay
Traditional and Original Celtic Music with a Twist! Born of a few folks who LOVE to play traditional music of all kinds-and like to “mix-it-up” – Just Twistin’ Hay picked a name, picked some rousing, fun tunes and songs – and here We Are
– Enjoying Ourselves and Entertaining YOU!

boilin' oil 12:45pm-1:15pm     Boilin’ Oil
The core members of Boilin’ Oil are Chris Demers, guitar and Max Williams, mandolin. The band plays an acoustic music with an emphasis on bluegrass, swing, blues, and original music inspired by their varied influences. Having been through many incarnations since 2002, the band has honed its sound at performances all over Florida. They have a regular gig at Satchel’s Pizza in Gainesville, FL and recently completed a recording, entitled Woodshed, of all original material they have been creating and working on over several years
carly bak 1:30pm-2:00pm     Carly Bak
Singer/Songwriter Carly Bak has performed Solo as well as with (Sabal, Louie Palma, Southern Pace...) She has two albums into her songwriting career – weaving soulful harmonies, rhythmic americana melodies, and a blend of folk/blues/country textures – drawing on influences such as Joni Mitchell, Patsy Cline, Emylou Harris, Etta James, and Eagles. Carly's "Boil That Sugarcane Down" is a prize winner in the Will McLean Songwriting Contest. She is currently active in the Florida Folk/Americana Circuit......"I have many passions but all stem from my childhood infatuation with adventure, nature, folklore, and watching people!.....Music and songwriting is my therapy and a way of sorting out life!"
Dale Crider 2:15pm-2:45pm     Gail Carson
Gail Carson is an Award Winning Singer/Songwriter from Palm Coast, Florida Writes music from the heart. Gail is also a Folk Festival Photographer You can hear/buy her music here, and see her photography here
candj 3:00pm-3:30pm     The Dunn Deal
Jim and Carolyn Dunn met in a rock band in 1975 and have been playing music together since then. Jim plays electric & acoustic guitar, and Carolyn plays electric and upright bass. Jim and Carolyn discovered the Florida folk community in 2004, and they're having a terrific time performing all over Florida. They are nature enthusiasts and enjoy supporting organizations that help protect Florida’s environment; Carolyn and Jim write and perform songs, including “Little Scrub-Jay”, about protecting Florida’s wildlife and Florida history.
jackson creek band 3:45pm-4:15pm    
Jackson Creek Band with Joe & Katie Waller, Diane Russell and Bill Dollahite  
Jackson Creek music is described as "fiddle-folk-grass." It is a dynamic blend of folk music, mild bluegrass , and many styles of fiddle tunes, with a little gospel and western. Clap and sing along and join in the music!
bob sanders 4:30pm-5:00pm     Bob Sanders
Singer, songwriter and guitarist, Bob "Stormcrow" Sanders has integrated his love and respect for nature in much of his music. Bob is also an avid birder.
dickens carolers 5:00pm - 7:00pm      The Dickens Carolers
By the Amphitheater Campfire -
Whether it's an intimate house party or a concert hall, The Dickens Carolers are prepared with more than 50 sacred and secular Christmas carols, Chanukah songs and popular seasonal favorites, all memorized in glorious four part harmony.

Our Sponsors

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2012 WinterFair Sponsors

Host Hotel

Hampton Inn

Hampton Inn & Suites Clermont
2200 East Highway 50,
Clermont, Florida, 34711, USA
TEL: 1-352-536-6600

Special rates starting at $95 per night +tax. Use booking code: "WinterFair Festival".
These special rates are good through November 30, 2012

Other Lodging Partners

Fairfield Inn Holiday Inn Express
Fairfield Inn & Suites Clermont
1750 Hunt Trace,
Clermont, Florida, 34711, USA
TEL: 1-352-394-6585
Holiday Inn Express Clermont
1810 South Hwy 27,
Clermont, Florida, 34711, USA
TEL: 1-352-243-7878


If interested in sponsorships or exhibitor registration forms,
contact us at  info@scrubjaytrail.org  or call  (352)-429-5566



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