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The Brooksville Raid Reenactment selected as an ‘Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event’

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on January 2, 2019

Southeast Tourism Society has named The Brooksville Raid Reenactment one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for January and February 2019.

This year’s Brooksville Raid Reenactment is January 19 & 20, 2019. The STS Top 20 Festival and Event Awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985.

Travel industry experts select 20 events per month, and STS publicizes them throughout the United States. The complete list is published on two websites: Southeast Tourism Society and Travel Media Press Room.

This reenactment is a re-creation of a Civil War battle that happened in Hernando County in July of l864.

The Raid is held the 3rd weekend in January every year.  It has become the largest Civil War reenactment in Florida with over 1500 reenactors and their families.  There are 28 cannons, 60 horses, and over 50 sutlers.

The public is invited to tour, at no additional charge, the authentic confederate and union camps and experience how the soldiers lived and what it was like during the Civil War.  Visit the sutlers (Vendors), so you can view and purchase any Civil War items you might want.  Available is kettle corn, old time root beer and you can’t leave without having FRY BREAD.

Southeast Tourism Society has named The Brooksville Raid Reenactment one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for January and February 2019.

“The Top 20 Festival and Event Program is celebrating 34 years of spotlighting the best festivals and events in the Southeast.  Our goal is to provide well-deserved accolades for the dedicated event organizers and additional media exposure for their events,” said Monica Smith, president and CEO of the Southeast Tourism Society.  “The Southeast offers so many unique, year-round, opportunities for attendees to create memories and support an industry that is an economic generator for its community.”

Events considered for the STS Top 20 recognition must be at least three years old and have attendance of at least 1,000.   The online nomination link and submission deadlines are available at SoutheastTourism.org or by calling 770-542-1523.

STS, founded in 1983 and headquartered in Roswell, Ga., is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting travel and tourism within 12 states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

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