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08 May, 2018 No Comments

Food Trucks & Flicks Takes Place Friday, May 11th!

It’s contest time! Would you like to watch Friday’s movie from the comfort of your very own couch at Food Trucks & Flicks? Thanks to Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Friday’s event will feature a VIP seating area for one lucky winner and 3 guests – plus FREE popcorn!

 
Here’s how to participate: 
 
1.     Share the Food Trucks & Flicks event page.
 
2.     Tag 5 friends who you think would love the event.
 
3.     Come back to this post and comment ‘DONE!’
 
Each participant who followed the 3 steps above will be assigned a number. Friday we will go LIVE at noon to draw 1 lucky winner! We love our downtown merchants, and appreciate Habitat For Humanity ReStore sponsoring of our VIP seating area!

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You don’t want to miss this one; the last event was a success! Get your weekend started in downtown Sebring’s Circle Park at this family-friendly event Friday, May 11th, from 5:30 – 9:30 PM! Grab dinner from a variety of delicious food trucks provided by Gourmet Truck Expo and finish the night with a FREE kid-friendly movie at 8 PM.

Adult beverages will be available for purchase as well; just look for the ‘Mobil Mojo’ tent on Circle Park Drive, Sebring FL.

Don’t forget to bring blankets and chairs!

What Movie? The Secret Life Of Pets

Kid’s Games Available:
– Cornhole
– Ring Toss
– Giant Inflatable Outdoor Bowling
– Ladder Golf
– Bucket Ball
– New! Giant Jenga
– New! Giant Checkers

Food Truck Line-Up:
New! Island Boyz Conch Shack
New! shake.iv
New! Sugar Yummy Mama Atelier & Foodtruck
New! Thyme 2 Dine Streatery
Baby Taino’S Food Truck
Baldino’s On A Roll
The Burger Lab
Devil Dogs
Georgia Boy & Ethel’s Famous Wings, inc
Loafin’ Around Cafe

Note:
Family friendly restrooms will be available at the former Sebring Chamber office located at 309 Circle Park Drive, Sebring FL. Look for signage at the event to point you in the right direction if you have to go!

Going? Let us know on our Facebook event page. Thanks in advance!

10 Apr, 2018 No Comments

Spread the Word – Food Trucks & Flicks is this Friday!

This Friday you get to grab dinner from a variety of delicious food trucks and finish the night with a movie in the park; Finding Nemo starts at 8 PM! 😉 Adult beverages will be available for purchase as well; look out for the tent on Circle Park Dr. Don’t forget to bring blankets and chairs, see you there!

Food Truck Line-Up:
Baby Taino’S Food Truck
Baldino’s On A Roll
Chef Flamingo
Chichi Gourmet of Miami
Devil Dogs
Georgia Boy & Ethel’s Famous Wings, inc
Loafin’ Around Cafe
Philly Down South
The Burger Lab
– World Famous Eggroll Truck (Eggroll Truck)

Kid’s Games:
– Cornhole
– Ring Toss
– Giant Inflatable Outdoor Bowling
– Ladder Golf
– Bucket Ball

Interested? Going? Let us know by visiting our Facebook event page

Food Trucks & Flicks will be held at Circle Park in Sebring Florida from 5:30 – 9:30 PM

05 Apr, 2018 No Comments

Community Comes Together to Host Sebring Soda Festival This Weekend

The first ever Sebring Soda Festival is garnering a lot of local support and excitement with more than 30 sponsors and 40 non-profit organizations hosting tasting tents, as well as other businesses and organizations participating in various aspects of the event.

 

Highlands Regional Medical Center is the Title Sponsor, along with the following Presenting Sponsors: the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce, Visit Sebring/Highlands County Tourist Development Council (TDC) and the Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).

 

“This endeavor was a community partnership from the beginning with the Chamber, TDC, and CRA, as well as Sebring Soda & Ice Cream Works,” said Liz Barber, CEO/President of the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce.  “We are thrilled to unveil months of hard work this weekend and celebrate good, old-fashioned fun in historic downtown Sebring for both tourists and locals to attend while showcasing our area businesses and non-profit organizations.”

 

Other local businesses and organizations that will be part of the Festival include: Children’s Museum of the Highlands – coordinating the Kid’s Zone, Dance Unlimited – performing and leading the sock hop on Friday evening, Highlands Little Theatre – performances and character photo opportunities, Sebring Cruise – hosting the Car Show, Ridge Area ARC – designed and produced souvenir T-shirts that they will sell at the event, and Sugar Sand Distillery – providing the spirits for the Pop & Fizz Cocktail Party Saturday evening. In addition, three local hotels – Chateau Elan Hotel & Conference Center, Inn on the Lakes and Marriott Residence Inn Sebring – are offering discount codes to Soda Festival attendees, and several downtown restaurants have committed to extended hours, an outdoor presence, and ‘grab and go’ menus to accommodate festival goers.

 

Additional event sponsors include:

“Daddy-O” Gold Sponsors: City of Sebring, Sebring Soda & Ice Cream Works, and Midflorida Credit Union

 

“Bees Knees” Silver Sponsors: Alan Jay Automotive Network, Bernie Little Distributors, Boom Boom’s Guns & Ammo, Boots Beverages, Bugs Bee-Ware, Duke Energy, Florida Lakes Surgical, Griffin’s Carpet Mart, Millennium Physician Group, Sugar Sand Distillery, Sun ‘N Lake Golf Club, Sun ‘N Lake Improvement District, The Palms of Sebring, and Tobacco Free Partnership

 

“Cool Cat” Bronze Sponsor: Chen Dental, Children’s Museum of the Highlands, Clifton Larson Allen, Dental Care of Mid Florida, Edward Jones, Carole Cook- Financial Advisor, Florida Hospital, Heacock Insurance, Highlands News Sun, Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company, Ridge Area ARC, Sebring International Raceway, and Sebring Wholesale Meats

 

Tickets are now on sale online at Sebring Soda Festival.  This festival will kick off on Friday, April 6 with a Rockin’ 50s Block Party from 5-8 PM, which will be a free event featuring live music, games, fun competitions and more.

 

The actual “Main Event” and Soda Tasting will take place on Saturday, April 7 and is free to attend during the day.  Tasting Tickets, which will be required to taste the 200+ sodas, are now available for pre-purchase at http://www.sebringsodafest. com/, as well as tickets to the Pop & Fizz Cocktail Tasting & Pairing Party for adults on April 7 from 6-9 PM.

 

Certain tastes, smells and sights bring us back to our childhood, and soda pop is often one of those tastes that brings along fond memories. Cooling off on a hot summer day with a root beer float, or a sharing a cola at the drug store fountain with friends, are the types of nostalgic moments you’ll be transported back to at the Sebring Soda Festival.  This new and exciting event is a unique opportunity to showcase the small town feel of the beautiful downtown Sebring area while promoting a family-friendly event that everyone can enjoy. With hundreds of craft sodas available for sampling (such as Ramblin’ Butterscotch, Cicero Peach Cobbler, Mr. Q Cucumber and Mo’s Mint Julep), along with a classic car show, live entertainment, art and craft vendors, pop-up retail storefronts, a variety of food options, kids zone, and more, we will bring back vintage fun for all ages.

 

The event will take place at 309 E. Circle Park.  All event details, including information on tickets, vendor space, volunteers and sponsors, can be found at www.SebringSodaFest.com.

 

For more information about visiting Sebring, check out www.VisitSebring.com.

04 Apr, 2018 No Comments

Tickets Available for Pop & Fizz Soda Cocktail Tasting & Pairing Party

A limited number of tickets are available for the Sebring Soda Festival’s Pop & Fizz Soda Cocktail Pairing Party, which will take place on Saturday, April 7 from 6-9 PM at the Sebring Civic Center.  The event will feature Celebrity Mixologist Brenda Terry who will present specially designed, soda-based cocktails with rum, vodka and white whiskey from Sebring’s own Sugar Sand Distillery.

Culinary pairings to celebrate the palate and accompany the cocktails will be provided by Island View Restaurant with recipes provided by Celebrity Chef Luis Reyes, executive chef for Sysco Central Florida.

“The Pop & Fizz Party will be like no other event we have had in Sebring before,” said Liz Barber, CEO of the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce.  “We are thrilled to be diving into the culinary arts with such a fantastic event that we are sure everyone will be talking about the next day.”

The Sebring Soda Festival will kick off on Friday, April 6 with a Rockin’ 50s Block Party from 5-8 PM which will be a free, family-friendly event featuring live music, games, fun competitions and more. And the Sebring Soda Festival itself will be held in historic downtown Sebring April 7.  This family-friendly event is free to attend during the day on April 7 from 10AM-5PM; however, Tasting Tickets, which will be required to taste the 200+ sodas, are now available for pre-purchase at http://www.sebringsodafest. com/.

All event details, including information on tickets, vendor space, volunteers and sponsors, can be found at www.SebringSodaFest.com.

For more information about visiting Sebring, visit www.VisitSebring.com.

15 Mar, 2018 No Comments

Sebring Soda Festival & Children’s Museum of the Highlands Announce Kids Soda Coloring Contest

SEBRING, Fla. (March 14, 2018) – The Sebring Soda Festival in partnership with the Children’s Museum of the Highlands, is proud to announce the Sebring Soda Festival Kids Coloring Contest.  Kids ages 10 and under can pick up their soda-themed coloring sheets that the Children’s Museum of the Highlands (located inside Lakeshore Mall) or at the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce or download a copy at www.tinyurl.com/sodafestcoloring.
 
 
There will be three different age categories: 3 and under, 4-6, and 7-10.  The winner of each age category will receive a Family Pass for Four (4) to the Children’s Museum of the Highlands and a $20 gift certificate to Sebring Soda & Ice Cream Works. Entries must be returned to the Children’s Museum of the Highlands or the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce no later than March 31. Representatives from Highlands Regional Medical Center, which is the Main Sponsor of the Soda Festival, will conduct the judging. 
 
Finalists in each age group will be displayed at the Soda Festival in the Kids Zone and the three winners will be announced at the Festival on April 7. 
 
Tickets are now on sale online for the highly anticipated Sebring Soda Festival taking place in historic downtown Sebring April 6-7.  This family-friendly event is free to attend during the day on April 7 from 10AM-5PM; however, Tasting Tickets, which will be required to taste the 200+ sodas, are now available for pre-purchase at http://www.sebringsodafest. com/ as well as tickets to the Pop & Fizz Cocktail Tasting & Pairing Party for adults on April 7 from 6-9 PM.  
 
The event will kick off on Friday, April 6 with a Rockin’ 50s Block Party from 5-8 PM which will be a free, family-friendly event featuring live music, games, fun competitions and more. 
 
All event details, including information on tickets, vendor space, volunteers and sponsors, can be found at www.SebringSodaFest.com. 
08 Mar, 2018 No Comments

Race Gala – Celebrate the 12 Hours of Sebring!

Kick off the 12 Hours of Sebring race festivities, a “throwback” Race Gala will take place on Wednesday, March 14 at the Sebring Civic Center. Attendees can celebrate the city’s internationally-acclaimed sports event and experience the race gala like many members of the Sebring community remember with good, old-fashioned community fun!

“The Race Gala has always been the race event for Sebring to celebrate the races and the exciting time in our community,” said Sebring Mayor John Shoop. “The Art League has done a great job carrying on the traditional of the Race Gala, and we are thrilled to bring the event back to its Wednesday night (before the race) date.” Attendees can experience an international food, wine and beer tasting, along with a cash bar, live music and race festivities.

 

Latest News:
Limited Number of Tickets on Sale for “Throwback Style” Race Gala Set For March 14
 A limited number of tickets are now on sale for the “throwback” Race Gala that will kick off the 12 Hours of Sebring racing festivities on Wednesday, March 14 at the Sebring Civic Center (355 W. Center Avenue, Sebring) from 6-9 PM.  Attendees can celebrate the city’s internationally-acclaimed sports event and experience the Sebring Race Gala like many members of the Sebring community remember with good, old-fashioned community fun!
“The Race Gala has always been THE race event for Sebring to celebrate the races and the exciting time in our community,” said Sebring Mayor John Shoop.  “The Art League has done a great job carrying on the traditional of the Race Gala, and we are thrilled to bring the event back to its Wednesday night (before the race) date.”
 
Attendees will enjoy food, wine and beer tasting, along with a cash bar, live music and race festivities.  Entertainment will be provided by Penny & Roger who performed in years past, and the local Sugar Sand Distillery will be conducting product samplings.
 
Race Gala sponsors include: John A. Anthony/Anthony & Partners; David E. Willey, DMD, PL; Harbor Community Bank; Palms of Sebring; Marmer Construction, Excavation Point, Inc.; Maxwell Pest Control; Alan Jay Automotive Network; City of Sebring; Miller Central Air; Firehouse Billboards; Creative Printing; Kristy’s Creatives; Palmer’s Grand Rental Station and Robbins Nursery. 
 
Food will be provided by Blue Lagoon Saloon, Dee’s Place, Faded Bistro & Beer Garden, Nutmeg’s Cafe, Palmano’s Pizzaria and The Smoke Shack. Beer provided by Bernie Little/Budweiser. 
 
Sponsorships are available.  A limited number of tickets are available for $40 for Highlands Art League members and $50 for non-members.  They can be purchased online at www.HighlandsArtLeague.org or at the Art League office (1971 Lakeview Drive in Downtown Sebring in the green Clovelly House).  For more details visit www.HighlandsArtLeague.org or call (863) 385-6682. 
27 Feb, 2018 No Comments

12 Hour Fan Fest – See The Cars, Meet The Stars!

You are invited to see the cars and meet the stars of the 2018 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Tuesday, March 13th between 5-9 PM in downtown Sebring!
This free community event will allow fans to welcome their favorite teams and drivers to Sebring as the elaborately designed transporters enter Circle Park Drive from Sebring Parkway and North Ridgewood Drive at 5:30 p.m. Music and entertainment at the circle will start at 5 p.m. with many drivers competing in the 66th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring taking part in autograph session, fan forum and meet and greets.

Fan Fest features include:
– The 1st ever, Outback Steakhouse Transporter Parade
– Photo opportunities with the official Raceway Corvette pace car
– Special appearance by The Michelin Man
– Food Trucks from Gourmet Truck Expo
– Opportunities to win 12-hour 4-day supertickets
– Driver autograph session
– Fan Forum with the stars of the 12 Hours
– Live DJ and more!

Going? Please let us know on our Facebook Event Page. 

16 Feb, 2018 No Comments

Circle of Speed – The Return of Historic Race Cars!

Take in the sights and sounds of the race with an up close and personal look at the cars that made the 12 Hours of Sebring world famous. Meet the drivers, see the cars and enjoy a delicious lunch in beautiful downtown Sebring! This year’s event will also feature a car show that is FREE to the public to participate! Showcase your speedster and feel like a racecar driver for the day. Download your registration form at HERE, and submit completed forms to CRAmarketing@mysebring.com by March 9th to reserve your spot.
 
Bring your friends and loved ones downtown and celebrate our City’s rich race history! Going? Please let us know on our Facebook Event Page

 

07 Feb, 2018 No Comments

Sebring Soda Fest Announces Celebrity Mixologist

SEBRING, Fla. (Feb. 6, 2018) – The Sebring Soda Festival (April 6-7) is proud to announce Brenda Terryan award-winning cocktail artist known for her passion behind the bar and her mix of imaginative, aromatic and balanced cocktails, will serve as the Celebrity Mixologist at the festival’s Pop & Fizz Cocktail Tasting & Pairing Party on April 7 from 6-9 PM.   
 
Originally introduced to the craft scene while living in New York City, Brenda worked in coveted Foodie Centric Brooklyn establishments, such as Berlyn and Prime Meats. It was during this time that her love for alchemy and cocktail creation began to bloom. 
 
“They let me play behind the bar during the day when it was quiet. I asked a lot of questions. At night, I used to watch the bartenders pump out cocktails in high volume as though it was a simple task for them as they danced and laughed with each shake and stir,” she said.  “Then and there, I fell in love with the bartender.” 
 
From fashioning classic tipples to creating original recipes, she has created one-of-a-kind libations for various U.S. and International bars, restaurants, and brands. Including: 
  • Ciro’s, Le Meridien, The Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Art with a Twist for the Chihuly Collection, The Tampa Yacht Country Club (FL)
  • Barleycorn (NC) 
  • Tullamore Dew (Ireland), Chartreuse (France), Bombay Sapphire (UK), Domaine de Canton (France), Elijah Craig (USA)
 
Brenda enjoys the challenge of competing in cocktail competitions and has entered events at both regional and national levels earning the following titles:

 

  • Heaven Hill’s Bartender of the Year Regional Winner  | 2017 
  • Bombay Sapphire’s Most Imaginative Bartender Award, Southeast Regional Winner & North American Finalist | 2015, 2016, 2017 
  • Espolon Tequila’s Cocktail Fight Champion & National Finalist | 2016 
  • Best Cocktail in the Bay, Art With a Twist | 2014

 

Certain tastes, smells and sights bring us back to our childhood, and soda pop is often one of those tastes that brings along fond memories. Cooling off on a hot summer day with a root beer float, or a sharing a cola at the drug store fountain with friends, are the types of nostalgic moments you’ll be transported back to at the Sebring Soda Festival.  This new and exciting event is a unique opportunity to showcase the small town feel of the beautiful downtown Sebring area while promoting a family-friendly event that everyone can enjoy. With hundreds of craft sodas available for sampling (such as Ramblin’ Butterscotch, Cicero Peach Cobbler, Mr. Q Cucumber and Mo’s Mint Julep), along with a classic car show, live entertainment, art and craft vendors, pop-up retail storefronts, a variety of food options, kids zone, and more, we will bring back vintage fun for all ages.    
 
The event will kick off on Friday, April 6 with a Rockin’ 50s Block Party from 5-8 PM which will be family-friendly and free to attend.  The Soda Fest will take place from 10AM-6 PM on Saturday, April 7 with live entertainment, a Kids Zone, classic car show and more.  It is free to attend and tasting tickets will be available to purchase soda samplings.  To complete the festivities, the Pop & Fizz Cocktail Tasting & Pairing Party (adults only) will feature Celebrity Mixologist Brenda Terry presenting special soda-based cocktails with culinary pairings. Tickets are on sale for this event and are limited. 
 
All event details, including information on tickets, vendor space, volunteers, and sponsors, can be found at www.SebringSodaFest.com.