The Clewiston Sugar Festival
Sponsored by Clewiston's U.S. Sugar Corporation and community government and other local organizations, is an annual event celebrating the town's primary industry, the growing of sugarcane and the end of the cane harvest.
The main events are held annually the third Friday and Saturday in April, and preliminary events the second Friday and Saturday in April in Clewiston, America's Sweetest Town, and Hendry county's largest municipality. Enjoy the old fashioned sugar cane grinding, musical entertainment, exhibits, arts and crafts, and regional food!
The City of Clewiston and Hendry County extends a welcome to all our many visitors to this annual event.
For festival stories, news, and times of events, go to: Sugar Festival News & Schedule
Watch the 2011 Sugar Festival and Classic Car Show
The Sugar Festival Events
Second Friday of April
7:30 p.m. - "Miss Sugar" Beauty Pageant at John Boy Auditorium
Photo: Seminole Indian Tribe Queen at recent Festival Parade
Second Saturday of April
11:00 a.m. - Barbecue Chicken at the Clewiston Library parking lot.
Third Saturday of April
7:30 a.m. - 5-K walk/run and Tennis Tournament Finals
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts and Crafts by Clewiston Professional Women's Club, antique cars, farming equipment, classic cars, regional food, bands, flower show, horseshoe tournament, Taste of Sugar Dessert Contest, entertainment for adults and children
7:00 p.m. - Rodeo at Fairgrounds Arena
(Festival schedule, dates, activities and times are subject to change. Call (863) 983-7979 for the next festival dates)
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