IT’S THE LOCAL FLAVOR! November is a great month to discover the things that make Ormond Beach such a special place. From here to the holidays we enjoy unique local events, local stores and local traditions. Our calendar can get crowded, so check out what’s in store and don’t miss a thing.
THE 11TH ANNUAL RIVERFEST SEAFOOD FESTIVAL returns to Ormond Beach with all the fresh fish, family fun and fall festival delights that attendees have come to expect at this annual celebration of life along the water. On Nov. 16 & 17 visit Rockefeller Gardens and Fortunato Park to find more than two dozen food vendors, live music, boats, paddleboards, kid’s activities, a draft beer garden with tv’s to catch your favorite football team and so much more. TREAT YOUR TASTEBUDS TO SOMETHING SPECTACULAR! There’s more food than ever before at this year’s Riverfest Seafood Festival. Sure, every festival has food vendors, but do they have gumbo, coconut shrimp, alligator, or local oysters? They may have funnel cakes, but how about fruit fritters, fried Oreos and chocolate dipped treats? This year more than two dozen food vendors bring in everything from local fish to bbq. Of course, there’ll be plenty of draft beer in our the EatStreet Pub - sponsored by Grind Gastropub, Kona Tiki Bar, 31 Supper Club, and Ormond Garage. This is where you’ll find the folks who can’t bear to miss a weekend football game. Acies Technology will bring in satellite service and four big screen TVs for the weekend. Grab a seat and enjoy.
WHAT TO DO, WHAT TO DO?! Whether you’re big or small you’ll find lots of opportunities to enjoy yourself at the festival. Grab a paddleboard for a free splash on the river. Check out the boat displays. Bounce and climb your way through the Security First Kids Zone. Get your face painted. Enjoy great music from R&B to country and rock. Take an exciting ride on the Seabreecher. And, for those of you whose idea of recreation runs to the retail, we expect 70 vendors this year! Our wildly popular KID FISH fishing clinic is back, sponsored by Fish Florida and Hull’s Seafood. With 300 fishing poles to give away to kids from 4 to 12 years old, it’s a must-visit family destination at the Festival. Mark your calendar for the 62nd BIRTHPLACE OF SPEED ANTIQUE CAR SHOW AND GASLIGHT PARADE on Nov. 29 & 30! Bring the family to East Granada at 6 pm on Friday, Nov. 29 to watch the traditional “Gaslight Parade” as original cars from the 1920s to the 1990s strut their stuff. The parade goes from the Casements east on Granada and then south on A1A. On Saturday morning, Nov. 30, get a closer look when the cars are parked in Fortunato Park (2 John Anderson Dr.) from 10 am - 3 pm. An Ormond Beach tradition honoring the Birthplace of Speed! Viewing is free. If you’d like to be a part of the parade or the car show contact the Volusia Region Antique Automobile Club of America at 386-761-7987, kroegers3@ att.net There are prizes in 22 categories plus 4 special prizes.
THE 46th ANNUAL DAYTONA TURKEY RUN A THANKSGIVING TRADITION
The 46th Daytona Turkey Run welcomes fans of all ages to celebrate their love of classic cars. The largest combined car show and swap meet in the U.S. is a four-day show that kicks off at 8 a.m. Thanksgiving day. At the Daytona Speedway, it runs through Sunday, December 1st. Guests can look forward to: • `Meeting Rick & Kelly Dale from “American Restoration” on the History Channel. Stop by to say hello and get an autograph on Friday, Nov 29th & Sat, Nov 30th from 10am-2pm. • `The Mecum Auctions Mobile Experience. Experience first-hand what it feels like to be in the middle of a fastpaced Mecum auction through simulations and hands on activities! •` Enjoying the Hops & Hoods Craft Beer Festival. Keep the party going and sample more than 120 different craft beers from 48 different breweries. Saturday, Nov. 30th from 12pm-4pm. Samples are 4 for $5 or 10 for $10 and can be purchased in advance at www.turkeyrun.com or inside the show. Must be 21 years of age. • `The Little Gobbler’s Play Zone. Kids will have a blast in bounce houses, an obstacle course, inflatable games and more. All Play Zone activities are free of charge. The Daytona Turkey Run is open to the public and features more than 6,000 vintage, classic and custom, muscle cars, race cars and trucks on display and for sale, as well as a massive swap meet in which vendors sell and trade hardto-find auto parts and accessories. There is also an Artisan Alley with fashion and art and a full midway of delicious food vendors. More than 150,000 attended the 45th Daytona Turkey Run. The 46th Daytona Turkey Run is presented by White Diamond and is sponsored in part by Mecum Auctions and Spectrum. Admission is $15 Thursday through Saturday and $10 on Sunday with free parking. Children under 11 are free. Show hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Free parking is available at the Daytona Speedway all four days. The Spring Turkey Run dates, March 27-29, 2020 were also just released. For more information about the Daytona Turkey Run, visit www. TurkeyRun.com.
BACKSTAGE PASS MAGAZINE • NOVEMBER 14 - DECEMBER 11, 2019