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Welcome to Glades County, Florida

By location, landscape and culture, Glades County represents the Heartland of Florida. With more than 30 miles of Lake Okeechobee shoreline, 60 miles of Caloosahatchee River frontage, and 52 miles of paddling trails on pristine Fisheating Creek, Glades County offers nature-based tourism assets that are unparalleled in Florida, be you a birder, biker, boater, hunter, fisherman or paddler.

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Annual Chalo Nitka Big Bass Tournament set for Feb. 24

The annual Chalo Nitka Big Bass Tournament is set for Saturday, Feb. 24 at Alvin Ward Park, from safelight until 1 p.m. Entry fee is $25 per person. Find a team and bring your boat! Over $3000 in guaranteed cash prizes. First place is $1000, 2nd -$800, 3rd -$600. There’s a mystery gift for Lucky 13th place. The angler weighing in the biggest bass and wearing a 2018 Chalo Nitka t-shirt will win an additional $100. A Critter Division, sponsored by Ahern’s Shell, gives the angler who brings in the largest Mudfish, Garr or Catfish a chance to win $100.
Enter online at www.chalonitka.com. Entry forms are also available at the EDC Office, 998 US Hwy 27 South, Moore Haven. For more information, contact Kim Yager with the EDC at (863) 946-0300. ... See MoreSee Less

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Chalo Nitka t-shirts on sale

T-shirts, with the new 2018 logo, are on sale at the Glades County EDC office, (998 US Hwy 27 in Moore Haven. To mark the 70th anniversary, shirts come in your choice of brick red or royal blue, with the 2018 logo on the back. Available in long sleeve for adults, shirts start at $15—add $1 for each X. We also have toddler shirts, in 4T ($8) and 6T($8). Short sleeve t-shirts are $10 for children, Youth small through large; $12 for adults (small through XL)—add $1 for each additional X.
As always, anyone wearing a 2018 t-shirt or Seminole Indian attire the day of the festival gets in free of charge. For more information visit www.chalonitka.com ... See MoreSee Less

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Parade Entries Wanted for Chalo Nitka!

Applications are being accepted from church groups, civic groups, individuals, community associations, and any others interested in participating in the 70th annual Chalo Nitka parade. There is no fee to enter. If you or your group are interested in participating, you may submit an entry form online at www.chalonitka.com
You may also call (863) 946-0300 or email Kim the EDC Assistant at info@gladescountyedc.com and we’ll send one to you. Come out and help us celebrate! ... See MoreSee Less

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