Festival Site Updates
September 29, 2020
Fort Myers update
We are looking forward to seeing you in Fort Myers!
There will be no opening night service. The first service will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 3.
We have two overflow rooms near the main hall. Since the number of attendees keeps increasing, we don’t know yet if we will have to split into two groups for services, though we don’t think we will have to. Please check your email or the Feast app for updated information at the end of the week.
The hall will be open for seating at 8 a.m., two hours before services. Please come before 9:30 a.m., if possible, so the ushers will have time to find seating for as many as possible.
We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we try to accommodate those whose arrangements in Orange Beach were affected by the hurricane.
Please also review the COGWA Guidelines 2020 Feast of Tabernacles that your pastor sent or gave you. The social distancing and mask guidelines are the same at all of our Feast sites. If you need a copy of the guidelines, please let me know. My email address is email@example.com.
See you soon!
September 2, 2020
Activity information and schedule now available
Fort Myers, Florida, is a satellite site and has been primarily secured for Florida members who find traveling to the site in Orange Beach to be too expensive or too time-consuming.
This coming year, however, Fort Myers will be open to any non-Floridians who wish to attend. We have set the capacity at 220 for 2020.
The beauty of the Gulf Coast of Florida, the many attractions for brethren to visit, and the excellent venue for accommodations and services made this a clear choice again for 2020.
Services will be held at the Holiday Inn at the Gulf Coast Town Center, which is a beautiful property located on a lake. There are over 30 top-of-the-line restaurants at the Town Center for brethren to choose from. Most people may wish to stay at the Holiday Inn, where a buffet breakfast comes free with your room.
This area of southwest Florida offers many attractions. The Edison and Ford Winter Estates, which include the Edison Botanic Research Laboratory and the Estates Museum, are open daily for tours. The causeway to Sanibel and Captiva Islands is 30 minutes away and so is the bridge to the island and city of Fort Myers Beach. All have beautiful white-sand beaches. The very popular Naples Zoo is 35 minutes away. Boat tours of the many millionaires’ homes in Naples and guided boat tours in the western Everglades National Park’s Ten Thousand Islands are just one hour away.
The temperatures in October should be from the mid- to the upper-80s.
Fragrance-controlled room available: Yes.
Tax rate for accommodations: 11 percent.
Closest airport: Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), 5 miles.