The first Spring Festival was held in March of 1975, to welcome in Spring and say farewell to all the Snow Birds who were returning to their Northern homes for the summer.  It was held at the original Festival Grounds, which is now the Microtell Hotel.   Local clubs and organizations sold their food and beverages from the current Flea Market building, which was also part of the Festival grounds.

Many of today’s events and contests originated back then.  Some of the contests from the past which are no longer offered:

  • Decorated Home Contest

  • Decorated Window Contest

  • Wine and Liqueur Making Contest

  • Fancy Beard Contest

  • Decorated Jeans and T-Shirt Contest

  • Chug-A-Lug Beer Contest

  • Checkers Contest

  • Rocking Chair Contest

  New additions to the Festival Fun are

  •  Annual Car, Truck and Bike Show

  • The Festival Idol Competitions

  • Hot Wing Eating Contest

  • BBQ Contest

We continue with the traditional Bubble Gum Blowing Contest, Horseshoe Contest, Festival Pageants, Pet Show and our ever popular baked goods, chili, flowers & vegys, and art contests.  We’ve also added a locals Craft Show, which has been very well received.  Vendor space is available at no charge to any nonprofit organization.  The Festival offers many opportunities for local organizations to raise funds, by helping with parking, carnival ticket sales, grounds cleanup, etc.

Nick’s Kids Show has been a family favorite for many years now, as well as Commodore Cutter, Southwest Florida’s Pirate.  Tolve Productions offers carnival rides and games, and lots of food vendors to choose from.

The Spring Festival moved to Veteran’s Park in the late 80’s, where it has been providing fun and entertainment for Lehigh Acres and the surrounding communities ever since.  The 2018 theme is Wild, Wild West, so mark your calendars for March 9th – March 17th and we hope to see you there.


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  1. Beth Drouin says:

    I am with Project HOPE, a program which reaches out to survivors of Hurricane Irma to provide emotional support and linkage to other services. We would love to have a presence at the Spring Festival. Our program is funded through NAMI Collier which is a registered not for profit. Our team specifically focuses on Lee County residents. Please provide me with the information I will need to be able to have a table at your Festival. Thank you so much.

    • admin says:

      Did you get my previous response? If not, please submit a vendor app and you will have a space. We would love to have you. If you need help, please message me. Thanks.

  2. admin says:

    Do you have a question?

  3. johanna says:

    hello in what location can i turn in the registration fee and application for a group.

    • admin says:

      Are you talking about the parade? You can email me the information, then mail it to Lehigh Spring Festival, PO Box 747, Lehigh Acres, FL 33970. Please let me know if you need any help.

  4. Johanna Felipe says:

    can i get your email please yes it for the parade but tomorrow is the due date.

  5. Stacey Gridley says:

    I am looking for more information about the parade, specifically the parade route information. I need to get that my scout parents as soon as possible.

    • admin says:

      The parade starts on Homestead at Beth Stacey and proceeds South to Arthur Avenue. If you need more information contact Andy at andyreisinger@ AOL.com.

  6. Cheryl says:

    What is the cost of a wristband for one evening from 5-9?
    Will the $5.00 off coupon apply to that?

    • admin says:

      The wristbands are $25.00 per day. With the $5.00 coupon they would be $20.00. On Tuesday and Wednesday, we are offering a buy one wristband, get the second wristband half off. You can not use the coupon for that promotion. Presale wristbands are $60.00 for the entire 9 days. They have to be purchased prior to start of Festival, which is Friday. Let me know if you need any more information.

  7. Rebecca says:

    I have money and applications for people entering the parade as per richard Farsi who do I need to give them to

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