The Seminole Shootout was first performed in the late 1990s and brings together re-enactors in soldier and warrior attire with authentic weapons and tactics, plus pyrotechnics to simulate cannon blasts. They reenact a typical battle from the Second Seminole War, which ranged from 1835 through 1842 and is the longest and costliest Indian conflict in U.S. history.
Reenactment events are slated for 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, and 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 3. Friday, March 1, is reserved for students and admission is free with advanced reservations.
On Friday and Saturday, a variety of music will be performed with the bands Bajo Zero, Hatley Band, Jordan Davis and One Night Rodeo scheduled in the afternoon and evening after the Reenactment. Additionally, on Saturday at noon, there will be a special performance by Native American Hip Hop artist and motivational speaker Supaman.
This is the second year it will be held on the Immokalee Seminole Reservation. All events will be held at the John Jimmie Memorial Arena and the Immokalee Youth Camp, 1195 East Main Street, Immokalee, adjacent to the Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee.
In addition, the Seminole Shootout will include alligator wrestling, craft and food vendors, historical and cultural displays, as well as Seminole and soldier camps.
Combo tickets, including the Saturday battle reenactments, concert and all other activities, are $30 and available on line atwww.seminoleshootout.com. Tickets may also be purchased for just the reenactments at a cost of $10/$8/$6. Tickets for the Saturday concert are $25 and tent camping is available for $15 per night on Friday and Saturday. Preferred parking is $5.
The Immokalee Seminole Reservation is located 30 minutes east of Naples via County Road 846 (Immokalee Road) or just over 30 minutes southwest of Fort Myers via State Roads 82 and 29. For more event information visit www.seminoleshootout.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.