DADE CITY — Sparklebration, the annual Fourth of July celebration, was held at the Pasco County Fairgrounds last week with a baby pageant, watermelon- and hot dog-eating contests and a watermelon seed-spitting contest.
Despite some inclement weather, the crowd enjoyed a fireworks display and featured entertainment, including the area’s top country band, DC Country, and the Dennis Lee Show.
Activities included cow chip bingo, a barbecue brisket cook-off, pony rides, bounce houses, a petting zoo and face painting.
Sparklebration is hosted by the nonprofit Pasco County Fair Association Inc. The Pasco County Fairgrounds are located at 36722 State Road 52. Information is available at www.pascocountyfair.com or by calling (352) 567-6678.