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2020 De Soto Food & Music Fest FAQ

When is the Hernando De Soto Historical Society Food & Music Festival?

The festival is Friday, February 28th, 2020 (5pm – 10pm), Saturday, February 29th, 2020 (11am – 10pm), Sunday, March 1st, 2020 (12pm – 6pm)

What is the admission price?

Admission is $10 per day. Enjoy the festival!

Is the festival an all ages event?

Yes, everyone of all ages is welcome to attend the 2020 De Soto Food & Music Festival!

Do vendors accept credit cards?

Cash is required to purchase food and drink tickets (dollar-for-dollar). ATMs are conveniently located at the festival. Some Arts & Craft vendors may accept credit cards but be sure to bring enough cash!

What items should I leave at home?

Backpacks, professional camera equipment and recording devices, cameras with detachable lens or video capabilities, roller skates/roller blades, bikes, scooters, skateboards, hoverboards, outside food and drinks, weapons of any kind, pets, illegal or illicit substances of any kind, glass containers, metal aerosol cans, coolers, unauthorized solicitations, handbills, sampling, giveaways, etc.

Is there plenty of parking?

Yes! Nathan Benderson Park has plenty of parking and SANCA (Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, Inc.) will be handling parking and charging a $5 parking fee.

Are pets allowed?

No, though we love to see your furry friends, due to insurance and crowd safety, we do not allow pets inside the festival.

Can I record the show?

Sorry to say, but due to artist contracts, we do not allow recording devices of any kind inside of the festival.
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The Hernando De Soto Historical Society produces the De Soto Food & Music Festival along with many other community events! The Hernando De Soto Historical Society is a not-for-profit community organization of 175 volunteer members who celebrate the historical significance of the 1539 landing of Spanish Explorer Hernando de Soto on the Manatee River. While Keeping de Soto’s legacy alive, the Hernando De Soto Historical Society produces Manatee County’s largest entertainment events each year, culminating with the De Soto Heritage Festival, now over 80 years old!
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Proceeds generated from the De Soto Food & Music Festival benefit the Conquistador Historical Foundation. As the charitable arm of the Hernando De Soto Historical Society, the Conquistador Historical Foundation distributes funding to other community charities, provides education programs including a student exchange program with Barcarrota, Spain (Bradenton’s Sister City and the birthplace of Hernando de Soto), and funds collegiate scholarships.

Fostering and facilitating an appreciation of Manatee County’s Spanish - American heritage and cultural alliances through special events, community collaborations and charitable giving Since 1939

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Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 5:00 
Sat - Sun: Closed