Come to Forever Florida and help us celebrate our Festival Days. You'll find we know how to throw a party. Scroll through below for all of the upcoming Festival Days then come on out and get in on the fun! Coming up next for Howling Halloween is the Screamline Halloween Zipline Adventure! Reservations where necessary can be made by calling 407-957-9794 or toll free 866-85-4EVER. See you there!
Howling Halloween - October 19, 20, 26 and 27, 2012
Ever hear those mysterious bumps in the night on a camping trip that set your nerves on end? It's about time you headed out with us into wild Florida to face those fears once and for all as we go in search of the legendary skunk ape.
Brace yourself for all new frights on the Screamline Halloween Zipline Adventure. This year, we're forming an expedition to go in search of the skunk ape. Legend has it this so called "mythical" creature makes an angry bigfoot look downright friendly. This one of a kind Halloween zipline adventure will allow those brave enough and fool hearty enough to step off into the darkness 68 feet off the ground flying through the trees at speeds up to 30 miles per hour through 7 screaming ziplines and 3 spirited bridges. From the 10 treetop observation platforms, you'll have the perfect vantage point to search for evidence of the skunk ape. Who knows, you might just be the one who finally proves his existence. That is, if he lets you live to tell the tale.
Now if you're one of those skeptics that doesn't believe in the skunk ape, you might enjoy visiting this third party site that chronicles local sightings of the beast: Skunk Ape Sightings
The Screamline Halloween Zipline Adventure is $85 per person. Advance reservations required. Call 407-957-9794 or toll free 866-85-4EVER and follow the prompts for "resevations". Participants must be age 10 or older and weigh between 70 and 275lbs. Must have pants, closed toe shoes and no loose or flowing costumes to participate in the Screamline. Plan on at least a 2.5 hour visit.
See you there, if you dare!
13th Annual Patrick Smith Days - November 16-18, 2012
Get ready for some Fall fun at our Patrick Smith Days, celebrating all things Florida. The popular annual event is in honor of Patrick Smith, a great storyteller, author and historian who's been recognized as "the greatest living Floridian" by the Florida historical society. Quite a title, right? He's written some amazing books about the pioneer days of Florida inlcuding his most well known historical epic "A Land Remembered".
We love Patrick Smith's books because they're filled with so much of what makes Florida EcoSafaris at Forever Florida special including the animals, pristine natural ecosystems and above all else ADVENTURE! On November 16, 17 and 18, 2012, we're offering the "A Land Remembered" Coach Safari. The special fully-guided 2 hour tour of Forever Florida highlights the pristine ecosystems of the conservation lands and the working Crescent J Ranch tied into the amazing stories told by Patrick Smith. It's a special journey through the settings of Patrick Smith's works that's only available during Patrick Smith Weekend! Tickets for the "A Land Remebered" Coach Safari are $32 Ad, $28 Ch(ages 6-11) with kids ages 5 and under free if sitting on a parent's lap.
Saturday November 17, 2012, we'll welcome artists,authors and artisans to diplay their Florida heritage wares. A special private BBQ lunch will be offered in the Cypress Restaurant at 12pm featuring keynote speaker Charlie Bronson telling the tale of Florida's unique Cracker Horses as you enjoy a great meal, all for just $15 per person with proceeds benefitting the conservation efforts of the Allen Broussard Conservancy. Call 407-957-9794 to make advance reservations for the lunch to make sure we have a seat saved for you. All day Saturday, a special Ranch Sorting Competition will be held in the Crescent J Ranch Corral with fun for spectators and competitors alike. The timed challenge will have teams on horseback competing to be the best at moving cattle and sorting through the herd in a fast paced game of horse and cow. This is competion Florida cowhunter style and not to be missed by any specatators. Teams wishing to compete can sign up by emailing Cynthia Davis at CDavis@FloridaEcoSafaris.com. There is no charge for spectators to come in, enjoy the vendors and view the competition so plan to make a day of it.
This year, we've set up a very special adventure for those wanting the real experience of the Florida pioneers found in Patrick Smith's books. On Saturday November 17, 2012 a Patrick Smith themed Overnight Horseback Safari will be heading out for an adventure into the conservation lands including 6 total hours of scenic riding (3 out, 3 back the next day), overnight camping, meals and stories around the campfire, all led by your cowhunter guide. Your adventure starts with the 12pm BBQ lunch featuring keynote speaker Charlie Bronson before heading out into wild Florida. The Overnight Horseback Safari is $199 per person and includes 3 meals, guides and horses. Just bring your sleeping bag and a sprit of adventure. Must be at least 12 years old and weigh no more than 275lbs to participate. Space is very limited for this special Overnight Horseback Safari so please make your reservations early by calling 407-957-9794.
All the proceeds from these special Patrick Smith Days activities go to benefit the Allen Broussard Conservancy, A 501C3 nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting Florida's wilderness. Thanks for helping us save wild Florida!
See you there!
Thanksgiving Day Dinner - Thursday November 22, 2012
Join us for traditional turkey day fare with a country twist in Forever Florida's beautiful Cypress Restaurant. We spare the wild turkeys on location but there's still bird available along with cranberries, stuffing and so many more items in our country-style spread. Make a day of it with a family ecosafari through the beautiful Forever Florida conservation lands before or after your meal. Spend some time in a rocking chair on the wraparound porch and take a stroll around the lake. Surrounded by the beauty of wild Florida, there's no shortage of things to be thankful for. The full dinner spread is just $18.95 per person plus tax and gratuity. Advance reservations required, call 407-957-9794 ext 1 or toll free 866-85-4EVER.
Fixed Price Menu, $18.95 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Menu: Mug of Uncle Ken’s Creamy Butternut Squash Bisque, drizzled with Sherry and partnered with a savory puff pastry. Crisp autumn salad with dried fruits and roasted pumpkin seeds, paired with a seasonal house dressing. Juicy, smoked turkey breast and Granny’s honey kissed ham. Served with our signature Pop's savory cornbread dressing, garlic smashed taters, topped with a creamy down home gravy, and Aunt Rose’s green bean casserole. And of course, don’t forget America’s favorite Turkey Day side item, cranberry sauce! Meal includes a non-alcoholic beverage, Southern inspired dessert selections and after dinner coffee service.
Seasonal, Micro-Brew and Domestic Beer available, as well as nicely paired White and Red table wines by the glass or bottle.
Now accepting reservations for 11:00am to 2:30pm seatings. Space is limited so please make your reservations today, call 407-957-9794 or toll free 866-85-4EVER.
Christmas at Forever Florida - December, 2012
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Holiday Lights Zipline Safari - Evenings, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2012
Florida EcoSafaris at Forever Florida presents a family holiday adventure like none other. The Holiday Lights Zipline Safari will take you caroling through the Forever Florida Wildlife Conservation Area 68 feet off the ground through Florida's very own winter wonderland. You’re the star on these treetops as you zip your way through the night sky along 7 different ziplines, 10 aerial observation platforms and 2 free-walking sky bridges. It's all the fun of a Starlight Zipline Safari plus some special holiday lights, music and fun along the way. The special holiday adventure runs Saturday nights throughout December.
Santa won’t be the only one flying over Florida this year as you soar through the night sky at speeds up to 30 miles per hour! The Holiday Lights Zipline Safari incorporates the best of Florida EcoSafaris’ popular Starlight Zipline Safari including a chance to spot some of wild Florida’s nocturnal residents along the two and a half hour journey. You'll find colorful holiday lights along the way in the most unexpected places but nothing will compare to mother nature's holiday light show, a beautiful bright sky full of stars completely unobstructed by city lights! You can relax knowing that, just like Rudolph, Florida EcoSafaris’ skilled zipline guides are there to make it a fun and safe fully-guided adventure.
Tickets for the Holiday Lights Zipline Safari are $85. Participants must be age 10 or older and weigh between 70 and 275lbs. Please allow for a four hour visit including check-in, transport by safari coach and the Holiday Lights Zipline Safari. Advance Reservations Required, call 407-957-9794 or toll free 866-85-4EVER.
Christmas Day at Forever Florida - December 25, 2012 - 9am to 5pm
Celebrate Christmas with us! We're open and ready for adventure, even on Christmas! Join us for a fun day filled with a Zipline Safari, Cypress Canopy Cycle, Horseback Safari or Coach Safari. The Cypress Restaurant is open regular operating hours from 11am to 3pm so be sure to enjoy some real Florida BBQ or other homestyle fare. As always, there's no charge for admission to the Forever Florida Visitor Center or the Cypress Restaurant so feel free to stop by even if you're just looking for some home cooking on the holiday. See you there for some holiday fun!
Reservations required for the Safaris but not for the restaurant. Call 407-957-9794 or toll free 866-85-4EVER.
New Year's Day Celebration - January 1, 2013
Ring in the New Year with Florida EcoSafaris at Forever Florida. What better way to take charge of the new year than by starting it out with an adventure! Enjoy the All New Zipline Safari, Cypress Canopy Cycle, Horseback Safari or Coach Safari. Plus, partake of great food in the Cypress Restaurant. Most importantly, join us in resolving to save Florida's wilderness!
Valentine's Weekend at Forever Florida - February 16 & 17, 2013
Romance awaits at Forever Florida. On Saturday February 16, 2013 enjoy a beautiful Horseback Safari during the day or the Starlight Sweetheart Zipline Safari that evening. Or, on Sunday February 17, 2013 enjoy a romantic daytime adventure. Don't forget to sit down for a nice lunch in the Cypress Restaurant. Space is limited so reserve early by calling 407-957-9794 or toll free 866-85-4EVER.
Easter Dinner - Sunday, March 31 2013
Gather up the friends and family and celebrate the season of rebirth with an Easter excursion to Forever Florida. With Spring in full gear, Easter will be a perfect day to enjoy a Coach, Horseback Safari, Zipline Safari or spend the day exploring the EcoPark! Then, sit down together for a beautiful lunch in the Cypress Restaurant. Safaris will be available throughout the day.
Now accepting reservations. Space is limited so please make your reservations today, call 407-957-9794 or toll free 866-85-4EVER.
Mother's Day at Forever Florida - Sunday, May 12, 2013
Bring the mothers in your life out to Forever Florida for a visit with our mother, Mother Nature! Enjoy a fun family day on a Coach Safari, Horseback Safari, Zipline Safari or spend the day exploring the new EcoPark! Then, sit down for a beautiful meal in the Cypress Restaurant complete with some fun extras for the best people around, moms.
Reservations recommended. Call 407-957-9794 or toll free 866-85-4EVER.