The second annual Palm Harbor Citrus Festival celebrates the legacy of a town that was born in 1864, grew up on citrus, fish and beef, and boogied till the cows came home with lively fiddlin' music.
The heritage event is presented by the Greater Palm Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce and Old Palm Harbor Main Street.
"Our goal was to create a community event that celebrated Palm Harbor's past and created some signature events as well," said Mona Johnson, event chairwoman.
Those signature events include a bake-off, the crowning of a citrus queen and a Dancing With the Stars-type competition.
The citrus bash also features a carnival with a Ferris wheel and other games and rides on Georgia Avenue.
New this year are historical presentations with storytellers sharing folklore and artifacts in Harbor Hall.
Afternoon tours of the historic White Chapel, built in 1924, will be given as well.
Bluegrass, folk and gospel genres will be showcased on the main stage along with local school bands.
Young folks can take part in on some old-fashioned competition with games like bowling with grapefruit and lemon tosses.
Craft and food vendors will line Florida Avenue from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday only.
Bring your best citrus confection to Saturday's "Palmsbury Bake-off." Categories include cookies and bars, cakes and quick breads, pies and tarts, jams and jellies. Enter by noon Saturday at Harbor Hall. Judging takes place at 1 p.m.; winners are announced at 2 p.m.
Also Saturday, 10 local high school students will vie for the title of Miss Palm Harbor Citrus Festival Queen and a $500 scholarship. Modeling begins at 5 p.m. The pageant final takes place from 7 to 8 p.m.
Do you look like your dog?
That could be an asset Sunday, as the Humane Society stages its look-alike and costume contest at 1 p.m. Adoptable pets will be there too for anyone looking for a potential new best friend.
Then at 4 p.m. Sunday, local celebrities will compete in "Dancing with the Palm Harbor Stars," on the main stage. Josh Linker, a Bay News 9 meteorologist, will emcee.
Putting their best feet forward will be Rick Burton, director of Palm Harbor Parks and Recreation; Connie Davis, president of the Greater Palm Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce; Nikki Cruz, Q-105 (WRBQ) radio personality; and Tim Hilson, a Palm Harbor firefighter.
Professional dancers from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio will be their partners.
"Last year, they were so good the crowd was roaring," Johnson said.