2023 Florida Flamingo Rally
Sarasota County Fairgrounds
February 8-11, 2023

Special Event. An auction to support the Fisher House Foundation will be held following the Closing Banquet on Saturday night.  Please bring an item that will be auctioned off with all proceeds going to a Fisher House in Florida.  

The Fisher House Foundation builds comfort homes where military & veteran families can stay free of charge, while a loved one is in the hospital. These homes are located at military and VA medical centers around the world.




(All events held in Downs Building unless noted below.

Door prizes at the end of seminars and meal events)



Early Arrival

3:00 pm 5:00 pm – Registration 

4:00 pm Happy Hour



3:00 pm 5:00 pm – Registration 

4:00 pm – Happy Hour – Wine & Cheese Social sponsored by SkyMed.

5:30 pm  Dinner on your own



8:00 am 10:00 am – Registration and Continental Breakfast
10:00 am – Seminar – Instant Pot Cooking, Michelle Odiorne and Maryanne Swegles

Join Michelle and Maryanne as they demonstrate the ease and advantages of using an Instant Pot. They will show you how to save time, money, and energy!  There will be samples available - so BYOB (bring your own bowl)!!  If you have an Instant Pot, let Michelle know at the rally. She can always use a couple extra. 

Michelle’s Professional certification: Certified Plant Based Professional Chef ( Graduate Plant Based Nutrition Certificate Program (

Open Afternoon
4:30 pm – Happy Hour – Bring your beverage of choice and snacks to share.

5:30 pm  Dinner on your own

7:30 pm Game night – Bring your favorite game(s)


FRIDAY (2/10)

8:00 am – Full Breakfast and Presentation by SkyMed

11:00 am – Seminar – Zip Dee Awnings, Greg Blue

Greg will have a service desk where you can sign up for service and will have parts available for sale during the rally. 

Open Afternoon
4:30 pm – Happy Hour – Bring your beverage of choice and snacks to share.

5:30 pm  Dinner on your own

7:30 pm – Movie night – Bring your popcorn and beverage of choice. 



8:00 am 9:30 am – Continental Breakfast
10:00 am – Seminar – Tire Roundtable, Bob Masters 

Tire Basics – Tire Types (ST verses LT), Understanding Tire Markings.  Road Hazards, Determining Tire Pressure, Axle Construction, Jack Methods and Location, Wheel Nut Torque, Tire Monitors, and Airstream Michelin Advantage Program

4:30 pm – Happy Hour – Bring your beverage of choice.
6:00 pm – Closing Banquet and Auction to support a Florida Fisher House of the Fisher House Foundation


SUNDAY (2/12)

Departure – Safe travels and see you down the road.


Your hosts, 

Linda and Larry Scovotto

Deb and Steve Oppel


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Other Events at Fairgrounds (separate entrance fee)


Friday and Saturday 2/11 & 2/12

Sarasota Shell Show

10:00 am – 5:00 pm –– This is one of the best, most comprehensive shell shows on the Florida Gulf Coast. Scientific exhibits, sales of common and rare shells, knowledgeable vendors, helpful Sarasota Shell Club members, kid's area. Both shells and fantastic shell art are on display and for sell. Potter Building

Saturday 2/11 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Sunday 2/12 – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm 

Sarasota Gun Show 

Sarasota County's largest and finest gun show! Over 200 tables of quality guns, ammo, accessories, knives, and parts. Knowledgeable and friendly dealers are ready to help you buy, sell, or trade for new or used merchandise. Many antique and collectable items as well.  Robarts Arena