What’s Happening in Polk County Sports
Posted on August 6th, 2012 by Rebecca Thompson
Dixie Youth World Series
Dates: Now—Thursday, August 9
Venue: George Pittas Complex—Bartow
–Opening ceremonies for the 2012 Dixie Youth Baseball World Series began Friday, August 3 at Tiger Town.
-This double-elimination tournament wraps up on Thursday, August 9.
-Bartow has been the site of four World Series tournaments — in 1970, 1977, 1981 and 1987.
Florida Orange Blossom Trail Series Summer Classic
Dates: Friday, August 10 – Sunday, August 11
Venue: Simpson Park Community Center—Lakeland
-This sanctioned table tennis tournament begins Friday night with Doubles and Sandpaper events.
-Players from across Florida and the southwest U.S., along with several international competitors, travel to participate in the event.
August Youth Classic
Dates: Saturday, August 11—Sunday, August 12
Venue: Bartow Softball Complex
–This Florida ISA Classic is a youth fast-pitch qualifying event that is expected to bring 420 participants to the Bartow Softball Complex.
Date: Saturday, August 11
Venue: Rowdy Gaines Pool – Winter Haven
-Bring the family to the pool for some fun with inflatables, swimming, a cannonball contest, food and more.
-All ages can enjoy the fun for $3 a person.
Saturday Night Rodeo –Every Saturday night (Westgate River Ranch Resort-Lake Wales)
“Let’s Go Green” 21st Birthday X-travaganza – August 25 (Explorations V-Lakeland)
“Bark” Tower Gardens’ Dog Days of Summer –September 8 (Bok Tower Gardens-Lake Wales)
Live at the Gardens: Summer Music Series –September 22 (Bok Tower Gardens-Lake Wales)
Central Florida NatureFest – October 4-7 (locations across Polk County)
Brick-or-Treat – October- Saturdays & Sundays (LEGOLAND® Florida-Winter Haven)
Cornfusion Corn Maze – October 6- November 11 (Lakeland)
Legends & Legacies- Letters Home: Love, Courage & Survival – October 12-13 (Fantasy of Flight-Polk City)
Go LEGOLAND – It’s Your Birthday – October 15 (LEGOLAND® Florida-Winter Haven)
Boktoberfest – October 20 (Bok Tower Gardens-Lake Wales)
BOO! Bash – October 26 (Explorations V-Lakeland)
Wings ‘n Things – November 2 (Sun ‘n Fun Florida Air Museum-Lakeland)
Water, Wings & Wild Things – November 3 (Circle B-Bar Reserve-Lakeland)
Red, White & Blue Veteran’s Salute – November 9 (Sun ‘n Fun Florida Air Museum-Lakeland)