Exciting Live Art Performances given by local artists at SCF

While Barron Park was buzzing with endless Swamp Cabbage Festival events, the often unnoticed tiny, white, 105-year-old house that sits to the east of the American flag mural and tennis courts, near the river, had also come alive with activity. Crowds of people wandered into the Barron Park House Gallery & Gift Shop, probably attracted […]

2019 Swamp Cabbage Festival Bass Fishing Tournament

Early on Sunday morning, just as the sun began to creep over the horizon, anxious anglers had their rods and reels at the ready, and tackle boxes packed. Over at the LaBelle Boat Ramp, around 30 boats launched into the Caloosahatchee, as the 2019 Swamp Cabbage Festival’s Bass Fishing Tournament kicked off. Motors gurgling and […]

The 2019 Swamp Cabbage Parade Float Winners

The O’Ferrell Family named 2019 Pioneer Family

It’s been a sweet life for the O’Ferrell Family. Even with the ups and downs that plague everyone, the 2019 Swamp Cabbage Festival Pioneer Family members look back on a history filled with love, community pride and downhome fun. They look forward to the continued blessings of a close family and community. Jesse and Irma […]

2019 SCF Grand Marshal Dr. Kai-Fu Chow

Retired last year, 2019 Swamp Cabbage Festival Parades Grand Marshal Dr. Kai-Fu Chow began earning the respect and admiration of LaBelle residents when he first arrived here in 1981. He has spent decades caring for the hurts and maladies of people with varied backgrounds. Many local families have histories of hunting, fishing and eking out […]

2019 Swamp Cabbage Queen and Princess Pageant

The 52nd Annual Swamp Cabbage Queen and Princess Pageant was held at the LaBelle High School Auditorium this past Saturday night, February 2. The audience was packed with excited friends, family, and even some royalty from past pageants. Seated front and center were the judges: Lori Jennings, Jennifer Dubasak, Justine Prince, Pam Brown, and Lara […]

2019 Swamp Cabbage Queen and Princess Contestants

Courtesy photo/Lilac Photography First Row – Hailey Prince, Mallory Saxon, Sadie Pellitier and Camryn Nash. Second Row – Emyllee Hull, Trinity Carncross, Carli Spencer, Emmalee Grace and Harleigh Weber. Third Row – 2018 Queen Taylor Randant, Novie Kohutek, Brooke White, Jaiden Hinman and 2018 Princess Ryley Bordeau.

Joe Mobley, hometown comedian will perform this weekend at the SCF

Joe Mobley, born December 5, 1969 started his comedy Shenanigans while in high school in LaBelle, where he danced and sang in the chorus. Later, Joe was a stand-up entertainer in the US Armed Forces, 􀀃where he wooed fellow soldiers, with his talents from Oklahoma to Germany. When he went to college to pursue business, […]

Changes happening to the Swamp Cabbage Parade

By the Swamp Cabbage Festival Committee For over 50 years, residents and tourists alike have flocked to our small town to watch floats covered in cabbage fronds travel down Bridge Street while listening to our home town bands play their marching tunes. It is a valued tradition that has grown to include entries from all […]

Bourdeau and Gonzales are Swamp Cabbage Festival Royals

With the Goddess of Greek Mythology as the theme, January 27, 2018 is a date that some young women will never forget. This was the date of the pageant that crowned the 2018 Swamp Cabbage Queen, Princess and their courts. With all their pageant experience, former Queens Jennifer Dampler and Mallory Tanner were excellent co-emcees […]