Charles H. Fairbanks
The 41st Annual Armadillo Roast
The 41st Annual Armadillo Roast will be held on March 24th, 2012, at the Rancho el Cenote, home of UF professors Susan Milbrath and Mark Brenner. The address is 16021 SW 15th Avenue, Jonesville, FL 32669. Sadly, the Roast venue of the past several years, the Austin Carey Pavilion, burned down.
What does it cost?
We will be accepting donations at the door. The suggested donation is $10 per person (kids eat for free).
What time does it start?
The event will run from 11:00am until 6:00pm.
Do we eat armadillo?
Well, maybe. As always, there is a mystery meat competition. A small entry fee, $2, is required to sample the mystery meat. A prize is awarded for the person who guesses the meat correctly. Previous year's meat has included yak, armadillo, ostrich, and so on!
What's this about a pie contest?
Every year there is a pie contest. There are three different categories that you can enter your pie into. As this is an archaeology fundraiser, the pies are categorized in ceramic themes of tempered, untempered, and decorated. For example, a tempered pie is a pie with something added into it, i.e. apple or pecan. An untempered pie is the opposite, it has nothing added, i.e. a key lime pie. Lastly a decorated pie is one where some aspect of it is decorated, i.e. piecrust molded to look like Dr. Fairbanks.
Are there any other games to play?
Why yes, there are horseshoes. For those that haven't played before, horseshoes is a tough competition at the Armadillo Roast. Teams of two are formed, and compete against each other. You may also participate in a plethora of spirited events in the ArchaeOlympics.
What should I bring?
We ask that people bring a side dish. There is also a $10 suggested donation per person (kids eat free) to cover beverages and grilling goods. Remember, all money goes towards the Charles H. Fairbanks Scholarship Fund.
Is there anyway that I can remember this event forever?
Of course, there will be T-shirts available for $10 apiece.
How do I get there?
Click here for a map to the venue.
Hosts are: Kacie Allen, Melissa Ayvaz, Stephanie Boothby, James Crandall, Justin Dunnavant, Michelle Eusebio, and Michael Wylde