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Oldsmar Days relives old Florida fun
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The midway lights up the night at Oldsmar Days, March 28-30 at R.E. Olds Park. 
OLDSMAR - Experience classic Florida at Oldsmar's longest running festival, Oldsmar Days, March 28-30 at R.E. Olds Park.

Sample local food, get the thrills of carnival rides, enjoy live music from local bands and browse over the collection of antique cars while soaking in those Florida rays. Admission and parking are free. Visit www.utbchamber.com for more information.

Organizers recently announced the all-star lineup for Oldsmar's 53rd Annual Oldsmar Days and Nights Spectacular.

While some things have changed since 1961 the basics haven't - friendly faces, fiery wings, fabulous cars, fantastic music, a carnival full of enjoyment and warm spring sunshine return to the shores of Old Tampa Bay for three full days of family-oriented music, food and fun.

Oldsmar Days officially gets underway with the opening of the Arnold Amusements carnival and midway at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 28. Opening night is always popular with the teens, who can grab an $18 All-You-Can Ride wristband and spin 'til the cows come home. Jeff Vitolo and The Quarter Mile Rebels will be on hand laying down some tracks to get the event off to a rocking good start.

Vitolo is an Oldsmar-based musician with a strong rock history. He has shared the stage with countless national acts including Intice, Tyger Tyger, Headshock, Roxx Gang and The Mojo Gurus.

Saturday features the Oldsmar Annual Parade down State Street, Park Boulevard, Shore Drive E and Lafayette Boulevard. So bring the kids, grab a spot, catch the beads and enjoy the parade. The Shriners' will again join us this year so be ready for some really zany stuff.

Then get back to RE Olds for some old-fashioned family fun including limbo, hula hoop and pie eating contests. Music includes the red hot, up and coming Radio Crime fronting for the Bay area’s longtime favorite classic rock band Stormbringer followed by the legendary Greg Billings Band. Expect to hear a lot of classics that will remind you of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Led Zeppelin, Cheap Trick and some great originals. Billings prides himself in their live shows and says he has never had as much fun making music.

And the heat just keeps on coming Sunday with Eccentric taking the stage. Eccentric brings a unique mix of electronic dance, rock, R&B, funk and a little country. Sunday also features the traditional Wing Wars with six great local restaurants bringing the heat.

Oldsmar Days will close with Ronnie Dee and the Superstars. Dee is the son of legendary rock and roller Joey Dee (Peppermint Twist) and he is joined be his sister, Jamie Lee plus Andrew Beer and LeMonJello from the Swingin' Mooks plus George Harris and Leroy Myers from the Greg Billings band.

Schedule of events

Friday, March 28

• 5 p.m. Oldsmar Days 2014 opens

$18 All-You-Can-Ride carnival Wristband Night

$50 All You Can Ride Weekend MegaWristband

Arts & Crafts Show and Exhibits open

Food Court opens

Budweiser Beer Garden opens

• 5:30 -Trigger City Trio

• 8:00 - Jeff Vitolo & the Quarter Mile Rebels

• 10:45 - Budweiser Beer Garden Last Call

• 11 p.m. Oldsmar Days & Carnival close

Saturday, March 29

• 11 a.m. Oldsmar Days Festival Area opens

Carnival and Midway opens

$18 All You Can Ride Wristband

Sessions 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Arts & Crafts Show and Exhibits open

Food Court & Bud Beer Garden open

• 11 a.m. - 53rd annual Oldsmar Days Parade

• Noon - Oldsmobile Classic Car Show on the West Lawn

• 1 p.m. - Radio Crime

• 2 p.m. - Oldsmar Days Parade awards ceremony

• 2:15 p.m. - Radio Crime 3:15 Village Inn Triple Berry Pie Eating Contest

• 4 p.m. - Stormbringer

• 5:30 p.m. - Games

• 5:45 p.m. - Stormbringer

• 7:15 p.m. - Games

• 7:30 p.m. - The “Blazin' Wing Challenge” from Buffalo Wild Wings

• 8 p.m. - Greg Billing Band

• 10:45 p.m. - Budweiser Beer Garden Last Call

• 11 p.m. - Oldsmar Days & Carnival close

Sunday, March 30

• Noon Oldsmar Days Festival Area opens

$18 All-You-Can-Ride Wristband Day

All-Comers Classic Car Show

Arts & Crafts Show & Exhibits open

Food Court opens

Budweiser Beer Garden Opens

• 1 p.m. - Eccentric

• 2 p.m. - “Wing Wars X” Chicken Wing Cook-Off

• 2:15 p.m. - Eccentric

• 3:45 p.m. - The Superstars

• 5 p.m. - “Wing Wars X” awards ceremonies

• 5:30 p.m. - The Superstars

• 6:45 p.m. - Last Call

• 7 p.m. - Oldsmar Days closes
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