Great Day in the Country


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Here are some answers to questions we are frequently asked about Great Day in the Country.

Where is Great Day held?  The festival is held at Oviedo on the Park, 357 Center Lake Lane, Oviedo, Florida 32765.

What are the times?  9 AM to 4 PM.

How much does it cost to come to Great Day?  Admission is FREE- so please join us!

Is Great Day a kid-friendly event? ABSOLUTELY! We have a special kids area,entertainment geared toward kids, and our Student Art Fest featuring art by Oviedo school students of all ages.

Where should I park? Parking will be available in several nearby lots, and you can ride the shuttle bus from some of these to and from the show. Three shuttles will run from the Reformed Theological Seminary and two will run from the and the Citizens Bank lot just a block from the Cross Seminole Trail crossing. Those two locations will offer free parking. You can also park free at Oviedo Aquatic Center just a short walk away (no shuttle). Close parking near the east OOTP entry and also early vendor parking at City Hall is $10. After 8:30AM, remaining available parking at City Hall will be available for $5 for attendees. You can also park in any other available legal parking space. Please do not block driveways and be courteous to businesses and residents. Click either link for a bus route map.

What type of food will there be? We will have all types of food and snacks: the usual hamburgers and hotdogs, ribs, BBQ, Greek food, sausage, ice cream and gelatos, kettle corn, plus much more.

Can I use a credit card to buy things there? Many vendors take credit cards, but not all. For your convenience, ATMs are located on the event grounds.

What kind of crafts are there? They range from super rustic crafty items, fine art, jewelry, toys, fine furniture, painted gourds, oil name it. This is a classy show. You're bound to be impressed by something you see.

How do I find the vendors and events?  When you get to the festival, be sure to get a copy of the program which contains a schedule and list of vendors. Or bring your copy from Sunday's Orlando Sentinel.

How many people show up? The police tell us about 35 thousand came in 2017, throughout the day.

I'm coming from out of town. Where should I stay? There are a number of hotels and RV parks convenient to Great Day. Click the link to open a list with locations and phone information.

Tell me more about that shuttle bus. Five air conditioned, shuttle buses will run continuously from 8:30 to 4:30. Shuttles will run from the Reformed Theological Seminary and from the Citizens Bank lots. Click either link for a map. The shuttle usually completes a drop-off/pick-up circuit once every 20 minutes.  All shuttle buses have room to stash strollers and wheelchairs for the ride. One bus serving the Reformed Theological Seminary will be fully accessible. Parking for persons with disability permits is on Mike Roberto Way.

What's the Woman's Club? As members of the General Federation of Woman's Clubs, the GFWC Oviedo Woman's Club is a non-profit 501(c)3 philanthropic organization made up of over 100 hardworking, generous women. The club started as a book club in 1906. We are a service club dedicated to helping our community and others in need. Please visit us online to find out more!

Where do the proceeds from Great Day go? Each year the proceeds from Great Day in the Country are awarded as scholarships to high school students and those returning to the workforce and in need of education; local schools for necessary but unfunded projects; local community programs and organizations that help others, military support, international outreach, art awards and much more. Last year the Oviedo Woman's Club awarded over $80,000.

For numerous photos of the 2019 Great Day, click the chicken: oviedophotoclub link

Great Day in the Country is organized by the GFWC Oviedo Woman's Club
Oviedo Woman's Club is affiliated with the General Federation of Woman's Clubs (GFWC)
and the Florida Federation of Woman's Clubs
Oviedo Woman's Club is a member of the Oviedo/ Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce

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