Swamp Fest Contests

Prize Booth

Hundreds of prizes, donated from businesses and individuals around Hernando County, will be raffled off over the Festival. Winners will be announced hourly from the Terlep Chiropractic Entertainment Stage as well as displayed on a board on the side of the Prize Booth at the front of the park. You do not need to be present to win.

Raffle Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and can be purchased at the prize booth. If you would like to donate a prize or purchase your tickets early please contact Sandee at

T-Shirt Contest

Swamp Fest Committee member Audrey Holley invites adults and children to submit drawings for the annual mascot which will be printed on t-shirts to be sold at the event.

The mascot for 2019 is TBD – keep checking back for updates!

Prizes are awarded to the top 3 designs overall as well as the top 3 kids designs

Overall Designs:  

  • 1st place – $100
  • 2nd place – $75
  • 3rd place – $50

Student Designs:

  • 1st place – $25 Gift Card
  • 2nd place – $15 Gift Card
  • 3rd place – $10 Gift Card

Congratulations to the 2017 T-Shirt Contest Winners!


Overall Designs:

  • 1st place (see image):
  • 2nd place:
  • 3rd place:

Student Designs:

  • 1st place:
  • 2nd place:
  • 3rd place:

Swamp Monster Contest:

 The Swamp Monster contest is a yearly costume contest where contestants of all ages come dressed as their version of a swamp monster.

The contest will be Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Noon.

  • Sign in for the contest will be located at the information booth.
  • Contestants must be at the Terlep Chiropractic Stage dressed in their costumes, no later than 11:30am.
  • Contestants are encouraged to make as much of their costume as possible. You will be asked questions (see below) during the contest to help the judges make their final decisions.
  • Contestants are encouraged to remain in costume and circulate throughout the Festival as much as possible.
  • Photos of all contestants may be used in Swamp Fest promotions and advertising.
  • Judges decision will be final.

Questions Asked By the Judges During the Contest:

How much of your costume is home-made?

You are encouraged to make as much of  your costume as possible.  Use your creativity and personal style! Be sure your costume embodies the essence of “THE SWAMP FEST”

Did you make it by yourself or with help?

Making your costume by yourself will help with your chances of winning, but don’t feel like you have to do it alone if you’re having difficulty. Having your family and friends get in on the fun is always a good thing too!

How long did it take to create?

Give us the amount of time you spent creating your awesome SWAMP MONSTER LOOK!