Mission Statement

jane austen logo largeIn an atmosphere welcoming to all levels of interest and curiosity, the Jane Austen Fest-Mount Dora strives to present a wide array of programs, presentations and excitement surrounding Jane Austen, the culture of the Regency Era and the culture that evolved from it.

Jane Austen, as a woman, followed her passion and is a relevant role model for today’s women. And to that end we want to help today’s woman follow their passion by offering college scholarships as a out-growth of this festival.


A foot in the 21st Century and a toe in the Regency Era.

Steering Committe

Margaret Andersen, Chairperson
Betsy Arvelo Buzbee, Creative Director
Shirley Grantham, Treasurer/Registrar
Connie Brough, Dinner Chair
Jan Farmer, Vendors
Ginni Christopher, Tea Chair
Rene Milota: Volunteer Coordinator
Lisa Colon:  Children's Program
Cathy Lundy
Stephanie Haimes

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