Annual Mount Dora Arts Festival

Annual Mount Dora Arts Festival

This year's festival features over 290 unique artists exploring and expressing in 14 different mediums. Like the art museum of your dreams, you will not only be able to take in countless works of art, you will be able to fall in love and bring home that perfect piece of art. 


January 29, 2020 by Fred Price

Mount Dora Scottish Festival 2019


Celebrate the Scottish Culture in Mount Dora with bagpipers, Highland Athletics, Celtic music, dancing, Scottish Reenactment Camps, Society and Heritage Clan Village and much more!

The Festival will take place on the weekend of November 16 and 17.  There will be vendors selling their wares along with food and drinks.  This is a family-friendly event for residents and visitors.  

November 15, 2019 by Fred Price
25th Mount Dora Plant and Garden Fair

25th Mount Dora Plant and Garden Fair


November offers perfect planting weather in Florida. Stock up on unusual and native plants for your home and garden.

The "Festival City" celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Mount Dora Plant and Garden Fair on November 9 and 10, 2019 in Donnelly Park.

Event originator Christine Cole has managed the event with partner Gene Packwood since its inception in the early 90's.

Christine says, "I used to live in Baltimore and there is a festival there called Flower Mart. It was a beautiful event with vendors and all sorts of plants and flowers. It was held in the center of town and I just loved going to the event. "
"When I moved to Mount Dora some people approached me about having a plant sale and I said, 'Let's do this right' and so I started visiting nurseries and doing my homework and started the Mount Dora Plant and Garden Fair."

Twenty five years later, Cole is the longest continuous event stake holder in Mount Dora, FL.

This year she is getting some help from well known local festival coordinator Janet Gamache who's organizational skills helped get the Mount Dora Craft Fair ranked the #4 Craft Festival in the nation 2019 by Sunshine Artists Magazine.
Gamache says, " I am absolutely thrilled. Combining my passion for festivals and love for plants is a perfect combination. I'm looking forward to working with Christine this year to learn the ropes and promise to make the Mount Dora Plant and Garden Fair one of the best in the area."

November is the perfect time to plant in Florida and the festival will feature both native and exotic nurseries from all over Florida. Expect to find orchids, airplants, fruit trees, bamboo, bromeliads and many other specialty vendors.

Some crafters will be on hand to show and sell nature inspired products and vendors will have items like hanging chairs and bird houses to enhance your outdoor space.

The 25th annual Mount Dora Plant and Garden Fair takes place Sat Nov 9, 2019 9am-5pm and Sun Nov 10, 2019 9am-4pm rain or shine in Donnelly Park. It is FREE to attend.

November 08, 2019 by Fred Price

35th Annual Mount Dora Craft Fair

 October 26th & 27th,  2019 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

Welcome to the Mount Dora Craft Fair!

Throughout this historic community, the streets come alive with more than 400 talented crafters & artists from all over the country displaying and offering for sale their finest works to the more than 100,000+ visitors who are expected to attend this two-day event. Plus there's food and entertainment to round out a perfect day outdoors. This is one of Central Florida's favorite festivals and what a perfect time of the year to host a craft fair with the cooler weather and the holidays just around the corner.

About the Craft Fair

The Mount Dora Craft Fair is a top ranked event featuring an eclectic mix of arts and crafts from sculptures to ceramics to paintings to woodworking, and more, providing you with the opportunity to find unique gifts for you or for those on your holiday list. And with all of the crowds in the streets, it's a perfect time to shop along the resident stores

Mount Dora is a pet-friendly town but City Ordinance does NOT allow pets during special event weekends. Please make plans for your pet before coming.

For more information contact: Visit Mount Dora(tm)
Tel. (352) 217-8390
October 10, 2019 by Fred Price

45th Annual Mount Dora Bicycle Festival – Oct 3-Oct 6

Florida’s ONLY 4-day Premier Cycling Social – 16 Routes

Choose from up to 16 scenic routes through 3 of Central Florida’s most beautiful counties. Optional Gran Fondo challenges on Friday & Saturday. Our routes are designed to challenge any ride level. 

(follow the link above for additional information)

October 02, 2019 by Fred Price

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September 27, 2019 by Fred Price
September 28 - 29, 2019 | Simpson's Cove & Mount Dora Marina & Boating Center

September 28 - 29, 2019 | Simpson's Cove & Mount Dora Marina & Boating Center

September 28 - 29, 2019 | Simpson's Cove & Mount Dora Marina & Boating Center
September 26, 2019 by Fred Price