RTX Exchange Spotlight | Central Florida February Fun

By on February 14, 2018 in Blog Posts | RTX Traveler Magazine

If you’re enjoying a sunny exchange to Florida this month, we’re here to remind you that there’s much more to do than enjoy the beautiful scenery and spectacular weather. Check out these fun activities if you’re enjoying an exchange to the central part of the sunshine state this month.

Cowboy Makes a Move to Wrestle a Steer during a Rodeo while Others Watch

Going on now, Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway runs through Feb. 18. The World Center of Racing hosts seven races across four different racing series, all with special fan events attached. And Sunday, February 18 marks the 60th anniversary of the Daytona 500.

Don’t miss the Space Coast Seafood and Music Fest, running Feb. 15-18 in Viera, Florida. This exciting family event will include a wide selection of fantastic seafood, top flight entertainment, premier arts & crafts show, a pirates festival and parade, a kids zone, and numerous other special events. The seafood festival will also feature a fun fair midway, all four days and nights, with state fair rides, games and fun.

Did you know that nearly half of all Florida agricultural land is involved in cattle production? Florida is a huge cattle state, and with that comes cowboys. Come see the Silver Spurs Rodeo in Kissimmee, the largest rodeo east of the Mississsippi. The fun family event is Feb. 16-18 and features all seven traditional rodeo events: bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie down roping, and barrel racing. In between all the rodeo action, there will be an act by the rodeo clown and the famous and fast Silver Spurs Quadrille team who perform a square dance on horseback. A crowd favorite, and beloved Silver Spurs tradition, during the half way mark of the performance, children between the ages of 6 and 10 are invited to participate in the Calf Scramble where they come onto the dirt and chase a calf’s tail for a $5 prize. Well known as one of the best indoor rodeos of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), the Silver Spurs Rodeo in February draws contestants from all over the nation, many national champions, to compete for $100,000 in prize money.

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As always, we at RTX wish you happy traveling!

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About the Author

About the Author: Pat Barcas serves as staff writer and photographer for RTX Traveler Magazine, based in Asheville, NC. His favorite RTX destinations are on the beach: Orange Beach, Alabama, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. .


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