Race the Tortoise 5K
On March 7, 2015, Friends of O’Leno will host the 7th annual Race the Tortoise 5K. Participants are encouraged to “Care for your heart….take part.” The race is limited to the first 300 registrants. For information on next years race click on 5K Run under Upcoming Event Details.
O’Leno Ole’ Chili Cook-Off
By popular demand Friends of O’Leno will host the 8th annual CASI (Chili Appreciation Society International, Inc.) Chili Cook-off at O’Leno State Park on March 28, 2015. Bring your favorite chili recipe and compete with the best during the CASI sanctioned category of this chili cook off. You do not have to be a member to participate. There will be prizes for 1st – 10th place in the cook off, and 1st – 3rd place for the Showmanship award. CASI rules can be found at Chili Cook-off Rules.
Or, you can compete in the Open category where anything goes! Open category prizes are for 1st – 5th place winners, with cash prizes of $100 for People’s Choice Award, $75 for 1st place Open Category, $50.00 for 2nd place Open Category, and $25.00 for 3rd place Open Category. Contestants must be 18 years or older. Purchase a sampling kit and vote for the “Peoples’ Choice” Award.
For pre-registration and more information email Friends of O’Leno at FriendsofOleno@windstream.net or contact Harriet Walsh at 386-454-4806. For more information click on Chili Cook-Off under Upcoming Event Details.
Chili Cook-Off: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Fee: $20 per team for either category or both for $35. Park admission for this event is free with the donation of one can of food per person to be donated to a local food bank.
The Springs Celebration event also will be held at O’Leno State Park on March 28, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m in conjunction with with the 8th Annual O’Leno Ole’ Chili Cook-off. Join us to learn about the Sink to Springs connection and the Floridian Aquifer, and enjoy hands-on water activities, presentations, videos and live music.
More O’Leno State Park Events
A complete list of all scheduled Park events is at www.floridastateparks.org/oleno/events.cfm.
Scroll down the list to find an event and detail information about it. The following recurring annual events are on the Park’s list.
The Springs Celebration event will be held at O’Leno State Park on March 28, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Join us to learn about the Sink to Springs connection and the Floridian Aquifer, and enjoy hands-on water activities, presentations, videos and live music. Click here to check out photos and information on this website from the 2010 Celebration at O’Leno State Park.