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Rotary Club readies for another Brandon Seafood Festival

Attendees at the 2015 Brandon Seafood Festival, hosted by Brandon '86 Rotary Club, sink their teeth into the pie eating contest. Photo courtesy of Brandon '86 Rotary Club
Attendees at the 2015 Brandon Seafood Festival, hosted by Brandon '86 Rotary Club, sink their teeth into the pie eating contest. Photo courtesy of Brandon '86 Rotary Club
Published Oct. 29, 2017

BRANDON — Brandon's Original Seafood Festival celebrates its 24th anniversary from 11-3 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 4) at Rotary's Camp Florida, 1915 Camp Florida Road.

The festival features all you can eat southern fried fish, shrimp, hush puppies, coleslaw, hamburgers and hotdogs. Families can enjoy a pie eating contest, music, human foosball and more.

There also will be face painting, bounce houses, three-legged races, a hula-hoop competition and a timed obstacle course event comprised of inflatable items.

"The Rotary Club of Brandon '86 is working hard to make this a great event filled with fun and great food," says Marlene Adkinson, this year's chairperson of the Brandon Seafood Festival. "This is our signature fundraising event to support charities in our community."

Founded in 1991 and funded by Rotary clubs across the state, Rotary's Camp Florida is a 21-acre tree-canopied site on the banks of Gornto and Chapman lakes in Brandon. When not hosting the seafood festival, it serves as a sanctuary for sleepovers and non-stop entertainment for children with special medical needs.

Cost of admission is $20 per adult before the event and $25 at the door, $10 per child ages 12-17 years old, and $1 or a canned food donation for ages 12 and under. The price includes all you can eat and beer tent at the event.

All proceeds from the event benefits organizations like the Brandon Outreach Clinic, ECHO, Everyday Blessings and more. A portion of the profits will also support Rotary's Camp Florida and Rotary International.

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