Orlando Food Adventure: 3 Fun Festivals

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Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival

Fellsmere, January
The world’s largest frog leg festival, in its 29th year, serving more that 7,000 pounds of amphibian extremities annually. Frog pops (leg on a stick, anyone?) galore, along with gator tail, funnel cakes, corn dogs and carny rides brighten up Indian River County. froglegfestival.com


South Florida Garlic Fest

Delray Beach, February
Get the breath mints ready: flaming shrimp scampi, garlic crab cakes, garlic bruschetta, garlic pizza, garlic Argentine BBQ with garlic black beans and rice, and more at this music-heavy celebration. garlicfestfl.com

Key Lime Festival

Key West, July
A mostly Key lime drinking festival but including a pie-eating contest, the current record held by Trey Bergman, who devoured an entire pie in 52 seconds. keylimefestival.com

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