The Mount Dora Community Trust presents

The Mount Dora Jane Austen Fest

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Save the Date (In Pencil).

The second weekend of February,

February 12, 13, & 14, 2021, is the date for the Mount Dora Jane Austen Love Fest!

We ask you to put it in pencil in your calendar because as you all know, with the Covid-19 virus, we can’t positively know what will happen next winter but we are  beginning to plan and hope you will join us!


New Order of Jane Austen Fest Tee-Shirts Received

If you wanted a Tee and we ran out at the Fest, we got  more in. 

Sizes, Small, Medium, Large, x Large, X2 are available. They are high quality cotton and machine wash well.

They cost, $18.00 plus please add $5.00 for packaging and postage. You can make your check to Mount Dora Community Trust. Send to Jane Austen Fest, P.O. Box 823, Mount Dora, FL 32756

My dear friends;

We are excited and encouraged regarding our first Jane Austen Fest in Mount Dora in February. Has it really been only 2 1/2 months since we were all together to celebrate Jane Austen's life? We are living in unprecedented times. What will happen in 10 months who knows? For Americans in the 21st Century death is hidden. So Covid-19 is shocking.

But in Jane Austen's life-time, death was a constant reminder of the fragility of life. Letters from the era frequently mention the writerʼs state of health. Cholera, Consumption (Tuberculosis), Diphtheria, Gout, Malaria, Pleurisy, Palsy, Pneumonia, Smallpox, Typhus, and Yellow Fever were just a few of the diseases known to have caused death in the Regency Era.