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Get your swamp on at Swamp Fest this weekend at Linda Pedersen Park in Weeki Wachee

Posted at 5:27 PM, Mar 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-02 18:35:13-05

WEEKI WACHEE, Fla. — Thousands of people are expected at Hernando County’s Swamp Fest. This year the festival is being held at Linda Pedersen Park in Weeki Wachee.

There will be live music, food and lots of unique vendors. 

"Some people run out of the tent." said John Loveland, who runs a booth called "Butterflies amazing and beautiful."

His booth tops the list on interesting swamp things. It's filled with mounted butterflies, insects, lizards, bats, and spiders. 

"My wife started collecting butterflies when she was eight years old and she went to college and has her master’s in entomology," said Loveland. 

"We have a lot of local vendors that you may not see at other festivals," Rebecca Labrie of the Swamp Fest committee said. "Like handmade mermaids, jellyfish, drinking horns, driftwood, and much much more."

The festival lasts through Sunday. It's $5 for adults, and $3 for children. Children five and under get in free. All the money goes to help local organizations.