Q: Do I have to be a serious and/or scholarly Jane Austen Fan?
A: No. We welcome you to this weekend celebration of this iconic woman. Learn her trail blazing ideas and thoughts that influence us even today. Maybe by the time the weekend is over you will be a serious fan. :-)
Q: Must I dress in Regency era clothing?
A: No. We encourage you to dress anyway you like whether it is era clothing or no. Be comfortable and have fun in your exploration of Jane and the Regency era.
Q: What I expect of the weather?
A: February in Central Florida on average is 73 degrees and as cool as 53 degrees. It can also rain. - the average rainfall is 3.2". It can be hotter than 73 degrees and cooler than 53 degrees. You might want to pack a raincoat or umbrella as well as a sweater, jacket, or coat.
Q: Will there be a lot of walking?
A: The Fest will be held within 4-6 block radius and walking is suggested. Bring comfortable walking shoes. The hub of the Fest will be at Lakeside Inn.
Q: Where can I stay if I don't want to stay at the Lakeside Inn?
A: There are several B&B's in Mount - some pet friendly- as well as air B&Bs. There are motels on the edge of town and if they are filled you might look up lodging in Tavares or Apopka= two towns next to Mount Dora..
Q: What can my husband do if he wants to come with me but doesn't want to attend the Fest?
A: There are many things to do in Central Florida. Golfing and fresh water fishing are, perhaps, the most popular. Mount Dora hosts the Museum of Speed which exhibits muscle cars, automobile Mount Dora includes the Modernism Museum. Palm Island is a lovely walk through a nature preserve where there are possible sightings of alligators, cranes - both whooping cranes and brown sandhill cranes as well as pelicans and egrets.