My favorite parade of the entire year! The weather was great. The turnout was fantastic. And how many golf carts does Homosassa actually have?
Since this is a “local” parade and a lot of the participants are from right here in Old Homosassa, I’m putting up a lot of pictures!
First Terry and I stopped at the Old Homosassa Heritage Council’s booth at the festival to make a donation and pick up our freshly printed t-shirts!
This is the first year that we actually went to the staging area for the parade. That place was crazy cakes!
We usually stand in front of the Starting Gate cafe to watch the parade but this time we stayed in the shade right at the beginning of the parade under the beautiful oaks on Yulee Drive.
Someone forgot to stop the traffic and it was a little entertaining to watch vehicles pull up, drivers curse and then turn around and attempt to find a different way out of Homosassa. Really, this is the FOURTH annual Shrimpapalooza and it’s very well advertised. There are people standing along the parade route plus Mason Creek Road is blocked off. How any one that was back in Old Homosassa on Saturday morning not know that there might be a traffic issue?
And then the parade started!
We not only have a bunch of golf carts and shrimp in this parade, we have dogs.
It’s a PUPALOOZA!
After the parade we headed over to the Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park to check out Homosassa Heritage Day. DeeDee Pierce Wilcox, a co-chair of the Old Homosassa Heritage Council, was promoting the new organization and had a bunch of her own personal treasures from the early days of Homosassa.
Saturday was a fun day in Homosassa!