1999 Land o' Lakes Flapjack Festival
Land o' Lakes Flapjack Festival
In 1976, community organizations of Land O'Lakes
planned an event that all area citizens could partake. It began as
a small festival produced by civic, church and business groups. The
annual festival, which is themed around flapjacks, has grown each
year with more entertainment, rides and activities.
The three-day event, produced by the Central Pasco
Chamber of Commerce, begins on Friday afternoon with the tossing of
the first flapjack. Free flapjacks were offered for the first time
in 1983, and have since become an annual ritual for the Saturday
morning breakfast. The Land O'Lakes Butter Company in Minnesota has
supplied its namesake butter every year since the first free
flapjack breakfast. Throughout the weekend thousands of residents
and visitors enjoy free entertainment, parades, shows, carnival
rides, and food. On Saturday evening, the Honorary Mayor of Land
O'Lakes is "elected" with dollar votes. The "candidate" who raises
the most funds wins the honorary mayor position. The fundraiser
activity supports the chamber and the continued improvement of Land
O'Lakes. Land O' Lakes is named for the many blue lakes in this
community north of Tampa Bay.
Documentation includes a report, brochure, program
Originally submitted by: Michael Bilirakis, Representative (9th District).
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