A Citizen Support Organization serving Honeymoon and Caladesi Island State Parks
HONEYMOON ISLAND'S 2ND ANNUAL
October 21 & 22 10am-5pm
Oasis Beach Area
FREE With Park Admission
Things To Do...
OUTDOOR REC DEMOS
Honeymoon Island is a haven for paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing and fishing. Learn about these activities from enthusiasts who have spent many an hour on the clean waters surrounding this undeveloped island. Stand-up paddleboarding is a full-body workout when done properly. Kayaking is less tiring when using proper arm -- and leg -- techniques. And you anglers, watch experts from Bill Jackson’s Shop for Adventure demonstrate how to cast an artificial fly using a fly rod. Our summer heat is easing. October and November are excellent months to be on the water.
GUIDED BEACH, TRAIL WALKS
Our guides will take small groups on non-strenuous walks. Stroll along Honeymoon’s beautiful beach to see (and photograph) the many colorful birds that frequent this unspoiled island. Learn about the power of Gulf tides. Maybe see a turtle or a rolling dolphin. Or take a short nature walk on Osprey Trail. Your group will wind through one of the last remaining coastal stands of Florida slash pines. Ospreys will fly overhead. Get lucky and see a great horned owl or a bald eagle. Wear walking shoes, and bring water, sunscreen and hats.
GLASSBLOWING, OTHER ARTISTS
Sand crystals on Honeymoon are perfect for glassblowing. Watch artists with the Duncan McClellan School Project in St. Petersburg use their mobile hotshop to create dazzling objects. Listen as they explain how they use the blowpipe. Several other Tampa Bay area artists also will show their work at Fall Fest’s art stalls. Jewelers, potters, photographers, crafters -- much of their work is inspired by the natural world around us.
MAGNIFY THE OUTDOORS
Stop by our “arts and science tent” for a unique experience. Use special microscopes to peer at: -What all is in Gulf water. (whoa!) -And in a grain of Honeymoon beach sand. Docents will be on hand to guide you. These microscopes reveal many surprises!
CONCESSIONS, SHADE & FREE PARKING
Have lunch or a snack. A variety of popular choices await. Cool off under two large tents. One tent shelters picnic tables. Several reserved parking spaces are on the festival site for guests with disabilities. Portable toilets are on the site, too. One of Honeymoon’s large bathhouses, with changing tables and outdoor showers, is one more comfort station. It’s just a short walk.
BE A SPONSOR OR VENDOR
Fall Fest offers robust marketing opportunities to its sponsors. Get exposure and present your products to thousands of festival goers. Align your brand with one of the most-treasured community assets on Florida’s west coast. Become “a proud supporter of Honeymoon Island.” Fall Fest delivered for Florida Blue last year. “The festival was a huge success for Florida Blue. The community engagement was just great,’ said regional marketing manager Deborah Scoggins. Sponsor levels • $5,000 Eagles sponsors: Your logo will be prominent on all Fall Fest promotions, from posters and advertising to the Friends of the Island Parks’ website and Facebook pages. FIP will work with you to assure your booth has highest visibility. • $2,500 Islands’ Stewards sponsors: As with Eagles sponsors, your logo will be prominent on all Fall Fest promotions and advertising -- print and digital. FIP will work with you to position your booth for maximum impact. • $1,000 Champion sponsors: Champion sponsors will be thanked in FIP’s announcements during Fall Fest, along with Eagle and Stewards sponsors. No booth space will be provided to Champions. • $500 Caring sponsors. A way to give back to community and the park. All sponsors will be invited to a Fall Fest appreciation party. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Vendors: Join our beachside marketplace. We seek vendors aligning with outdoor activities and interests. Booth fees: 10’x10’-$125 10’x20’-$225. More vendor info: email@example.com. Contact festival organizers: firstname.lastname@example.org. Download vendor application below: