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SOMETHING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Our family-friendly event has various attractions for people of all ages! Some people are drawn to our car show and antique tractor display, others to the free kids play park and gator wrestling show, and some just love to watch local performers on the community stage. 

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Kids Park

Our kids play park is sure to keep your little ones entertained for hours. The park is free of charge. Parents must sign a waiver for their child to enter.

Kids Park

Antique Tractor Display

Welcome to Old Town, a village of antique tractors that only come out once-a-year for the Clewiston Sugar Festival.  Join our team of tractor-buffs for crank up sessions scheduled in-between main stage performances. Trust us, you won't see this display anywhere else. 

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Antique Tractor Display
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Community Stage

The Sugar Festival community stage features an eclectic mix of local performers such as: Labelle Country Rhythm Cloggers, Sugar Dolls Baton and Dance troop,  Alcazar Academy Tae Kwon Do, gospel singers, and more. 

Community Stage

Gator & Wildlife Shows

Join Justin Igualada from Bite Force for for an educational wildlife show in the morning, and get your adrenaline racing with a unique gator show in the afternoon.  The shows are free. All ages welcome!

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GATOR SHOW

Car Show

Big Lake Cruisers Rod Run is the annual fundraiser for the Big Lake Cruisers. Most of the proceeds fund local youth charities with the club retaining a small percentage for operating costs during the year. The 2024 Rod Run is Saturday, March 16 2024, in conjunction with the annual Clewiston's Sugar Festival event. 

Questions? Contact: Paul Hart, President of Big Lake Cruisers at 561.261.2291 or email  biglakecruiserscc@gmail.com 

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Sugar Express

CLIMB ABOARD FLORIDA HISTORY!

Saturday March 16, 2024 there will be various ride options featuring vintage passenger cars and Sugar Express steam locomotive no. 148, these trips will traverse local farmland on a spirited ride perfect for families and children.

Locally, No. 148 will be operating a six-chime steam whistle off sister locomotive No. 153, which is currently on display at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum. Steam locomotive No. 153’s voice has been silent for decades and has not been head.

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LOCAL RIDE 

  • Operating March 16, 2024

  • Departure times: 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM

  • Departing from 900 WC Owen Avenue

  • One one-hour trips aboard steam-powered train Sugar Express No. 148

  • Tickets are $30.00 + tax per person

  • Children 3 and under and not occupying a seat ride free.

ALL DAY EXCURSION from LAKE PLACID

  • an all-day layover at the festival

  • complimentary bus connections to and from the festival. 

  • Tickets start at $148.00 + tax for first class and $98.00 + tax for deluxe coach

  • Trips feature recently acquired US Sugar SD-40-2 diesel locomotives No. 6323 and No. 6324.

  • Parking/boarding at 12 W. Park Street, Lake Placid, Florida

  • Schedule

    • 9:30 AM – Departure from Lake Placid

    • 11:30 AM  -Arrival in Clewiston, complimentary bus to Festival

    • Noon – 7:00 PM   - Layover at Festival 

    • 6:30 – 7:45 PM – Bus return to train

    • 8:00 PM – Departure from Clewiston

    • 10:00 PM – Arrival in Lake Placi

 

SUGAR EXPRESS
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