The reason we came to LaBelle is for the "Swamp Cabbage Festival". There is such a thing as swamp cabbage. It is made from the sabal palm. This is the state tree of FL. Swamp cabbage is the heart of the palm that is boiled and season. It was a food source that supplemented the early settles.
There were other things like lawn mower races, a bass fishing tournament and a rodeo. They had a swamp cabbage queen and princess, several bands and lots of food. It was a warn sunny day of about 85 degrees. Not to hard to take for February. It was fun and we got to see a lot of different thinks.