WHAT: Terra Ceia Island Mullet Smoke-Off
WHERE: Seabreeze Park, 55 Horseshoe Loop, Terra Ceia Island, FL 34250
WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 11am – 6pm
Terra Ceia Island is known for its rich history, natural beauty, and its annual mullet smoke-off. This long-running festival offers the opportunity to compete in making the best smoked mullet. Second and third place will also be awarded in the competition, with each winner receiving a plaque and bragging rights. The Terra Ceia VIA will be offering smoked mullet dinners, mullet cakes, homemade BBQ pork, hot dogs, beer, refreshments, freshly baked desserts and more.
Located in the beautiful waterfront Seabreeze Park, the Terra Ceia Mullet Smoke-Off doesn’t only feature the best smoked mullet in Florida - guests can also take part in the infamous Mullet Toss, in which participants take turns tossing mullet 20 yards towards targets including a toilet bowl. Half of the proceeds from the mullet toss go to the Terra Ceia VIA, with the winner of the competition receiving the other half.
“The Mullet Smoke-Off is one of our most loved events, and it’s not hard to see why,” said Joe Dougherty, President of the Terra Ceia VIA. “It’s a great way to show off the beautiful place we live and to raise awareness about the needs of our historical community, all while having a good time. All ages are welcome - it’s going to be great fun for families, friends, and anyone who loves a good smoked mullet!”
Attendees will enjoy live music performances by Soul Purpose, a roots rock and reggae band originating from Sarasota, FL. Admission is free for all attendees, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Almost Home Dog Rescue, based on Terra Ceia Island, and efforts to maintain the historic meeting hall that is on the National Registry of Historic Buildings. For more information, visit www.terra-ceia-
The Terra Ceia Island Village Improvement Association (VIA) is the oldest ongoing civic association in the state of Florida, and looks forward to continuing to serve the Terra Ceia Island community with events such as the Mullet Smoke-Off, the Annual Arts & Crafts Show, and the Halloween Hayride. Located at the foot of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on the Gulf Coast of Florida between Bradenton and St. Petersburg, Terra Ceia has a history that covers more than five hundred years and includes tales of Indians, Spanish Explorers, soldiers, immigrants, and pioneers. Terra Ceia Island remains an area full of history, and a quiet reminder of the past with its feeling of community pride and spirit, maintained by residents since the days of early settlers.
Terra Ceia Island Village Improvement Association (VIA): The Terra Ceia Island Village Improvement Association, comprised primarily of Terra Ceia residents, is the longest ongoing civic association in the State of Florida, and is dedicated to maintaining the history and beauty of Terra Ceia Island, and beautifying and protecting the environs of this small community in Manatee County. The Terra Ceia VIA hosts monthly and annual events to bring awareness to the needs of the community, and to celebrate the natural surroundings of the area. For more information, visit www.terra-ceia-
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