Betsy Arvelo Buzbee
New Order of Jane Austen Fest Tee-Shirts Received
If you wanted a Tee and we ran out at the Fest, we got more in.
Sizes, Small, Medium, Large, x Large, X2 are available. They are high quality cotton and machine wash well.
They cost, $18.00 plus please add $5.00 for packaging and postage. You can make your check to Mount Dora Community Trust. Send to Jane Austen Fest, P.O. Box 823, Mount Dora, FL 32756
Friday, February 7, 2020
2-6 PM – Registration – City Community Center Auditorium Lobby (building in the Park)
- Jane Austen Music on CD- (Note: CD music is authentic Regency era recordings, researched and curated by Elise Curran.
- Actors at registration 4-6pm helping to advertise the different fun options.
7-9 PM – Soiree/Reception – City Community Center Auditorium Lobby
- 6:45/7:40/8:40 pm Guitar/ Flute/Voice- 3-20 minute sets.
- Pop-up performances- atmospheric cosplayers.
9:30-10:30 PM – Haunted Tour through Mount Dora - meets at Donnelly House
Saturday, February 8, 2020
7:30AM- Registration in the park
Music CD- at registration
9-9:30 AM – Introduction of Workshop Leaders, etc. – City Community Center Auditorium
- 9:30-10- in-between live music in lobby.
11:30-12:30 PM – 1st Tea Sitting – Donnelly House
- 11:15 Flute/guitar
- 11:30-12:30 pop-up actor performances
1-2 PM – 2nd Tea Sitting – Donnelly House
- 12:45 Flute/guitar
- 1:00-2:00 pop-up actor performances
2:30-3:30 PM – 3rd Tea Sitting – Donnelly House
- 2:15 Flute/guitar
- 2:30-3:30 pop-up actor performances
6-7:30 PM – Jane Austen Dinner – Mount Dora Yacht Club
- 5:45-6:15 Flute/guitar
8:00 PM – Dance Workshop- Mount Dora Yacht Club.
• Actors will assist the Dance Master in working with the crowd
Regency Entertainment, Children’s Program – Annie Donnelly Park
• Actors will go out to the park to interact with the children as time allows in-between.
Sunday, February 9, 2020
8-10 AM – Tea and Crumpets Breakfast – Donnelly House
• CD MUSIC
4-5 PM – Regency Style Show, Betsy Bashore – City Community Center Auditorium
• Actors will assist in walk-around theater or participate in the fashion show.
Margaret Andersen – Chair
Shirley Grantham – Treasurer
Donya Carter – Registrar
Janice Tozer – Asst. Registrar
Betsy Arvelo Buzbee – Creative Director
Connie Brough – Dinner Chair
Ginni Christopher – Co-Chair Tea
Stephanie Haimes – Co-Chair Tea
Jan Farmer – Vendors
Rene Milota – Volunteer Coordinator
Lisa Colon – Children’s Program
Cathy Lunday – Library
Elise Curran – Music
Erin Pyne – Entertainment
Join us on this decking overlooking Lake Dora to watch the sunset at the only water front view restaurant in Mount Dora. The Mount Dora Yacht Club, the oldest in-land yacht club in central Florida, was built in 1913.
In 1966 the Club burned down but was rebuilt on the same property next to the Lake.
Lake and Sumter Style Magazine of Lake County heard about the Jane Austen Fest and
have put an article on their website on Monday, December 23rd.
Dear Jane Austen Fest attendee.
Thank you for considering registering for our event! We will be delighted to have you join us for our first Jane Austen Fest to be held in Mount Dora, FL.
Please note all attendees must show and pay for the daily registration fee as well as for any other events at the festival.
You must register for our daily Entrance/Registration Fee (which includes our speakers from out of town, regency style show, goodie bags, children’s program in the park, regency entertainment in the park, and our vendors.)
Depending on how many days you plan to attend register, for one Day or two.
$25. per day or $45.00 for two.
In order to register for a workshop or any other individual event, the dally Entrance Fee needs to be paid.
It’s the year of the woman or so it has been said. Jane Austen was passionate about her
work and because she was. she produced 6 novels in her short life of 41 years. During
her lifetime, women didn’t have careers. And in the Regency Era there were certain
things that were appropriate for Women.
Lawn Bowling Workshops to be held on February 8 and 9 at the Jane Austen Fest in Mount Dora.
The Jane Austen Society of North American (JASNA) is sending the President, Elizabeth Philosophos Cooper to be the keynote speaker to the Mount Dora Jane Austen Fest February 7, 8, & 9, 2020. Her talk is entitled
Jane Austen – Woman at Work.
When reading Pride and Prejudice in high school, she fell in love with Jane Austen for the first time. “I think Austen’s brilliance, humor and critical eye not only invite readers into a bygone era but continue to speak truth today. Her novels provide me with a lot of joy. I laugh out loud every time I read them. She has a gift of continually delighting”, she said. Her love for Austen has spilled over into her front yard. A few years ago she installed a Little Free Library with a Jane Austen theme. She keeps one or two Austen books available in the library for passersby to pick up in the hope of inspiring others to read and love Austen, too.