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Chasco Fiesta - New Port Richey, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 28° 15.114 W 082° 43.194
17R E 331275 N 3126306
Quick Description: This festival lasts about 10 days during the middle of March--held continuously since 1947.. during which there ave various special events and a midway set up in Sims Park.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/22/2010 4:42:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM8EPG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Long Description:
The Story of Chasco

Since 1922, Chasco Fiesta has honored the romantic legend intertwining the lives of a Spanish boy and girl, a priest and the Calusa Indian tribe who captured them after defeating a Spanish expedition. According to the story, the boy and girl were later wed as Queen Chasco and her consort Pithla. Today, Florida's Native American heritage is revered, as evidenced by this annual event honoring all Native American tribes. Experience Chasco Fiesta™

Chasco Today

This festival offers eleven days of family fun and entertainment, along the banks of the beautiful Pithlachascotee River in downtown New Port Richey, Florida. This time-honored tradition allows visitors to witness a traditional Native American festival, float decorated watercraft in the boat parade, or attend one of the areas largest street parades.

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Other Chasco activities include, the Coronation Ball, a world record beef barbecue, a concert featuring popular country music stars, a street carnival, Native American arts & crafts show, golf & softball tournaments, flea market & antique show, as well as the 5K & 1OK races. The Chasco Fiesta™ provides activities that will thrill and delight any member of your family and the best part is that most of them are free!!

So make your plans now to come and enjoy the free entertainment, tons of food and plenty of activities that make up one of Florida's longest running festivals the Chasco Fiesta™!

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How many days does the festival last?: 10

Admission Price: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

National, County, or City Festival?: City

Coordinates Location:: middle of the park

Website:: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
You must visit the festival at the time of the event. You must post a picture of the festival as it is going on, or a picture of a sign or banner promoting the festival.
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