The Tampa Bay British Annual Bonfire Night Party

  • November 2, 2013 · 3:00 PM
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It's the 4th year in a row at Camp Keystone for The Tampa Bay British Expats, local Anglophiles, British Sports Car fans and Avid MINIacs to kick up their heels to celebrate Bonfire Night.
Special thanks to Ferman MINI of Tampa Bay, The British American Business Council and TampaBayBritish.com because this year if you prepay and register your kids 12 and under can come for free (just tell us how many you are bringing).
Yes we know we’re having the party 3 days before Guy Fawkes Night but because it’s a Saturday we thought we could have a little more fun and enjoy Camp Keystone a little longer.
This is a private park so you are encouraged to bring you favorite beverage and if you want your own picnic though your ticket will get you dinner.
Join us after 3pm to enjoy Crescent Lake and just hang out in this beautiful setting. There is special MINI Cooper parking and there’s a prize for cleanest Cooper or Classic British Sports car.
There are more than $250 of prizes up for grabs for those who bring their “Guy” (Guy Fawkes Effigy made of non toxic ingredients) so be creative or just be there. Volunteers are needed for judging and to work ticketing, please call Johnny Cee at[masked] if you can help.
To try to solve the food issues from last year there will be a premium at the gate for those not purchasing their tickets before November 1st.  Paypal is probably the easiest method to prepay here at https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=3YPJY7S6S3AJJ and add a note to tell us how many kids are coming.
You could always drop off a check or cash at MINI of Tampa Bay on US 19 in Palm Harbor or you can call Sara Griffith on[masked] and she can collect credit card information.
MINI of Tampa Bay is at 31400 US 19 North, Palm Harbor, FL 34684 and is open from 9am-8pm Monday–Friday , 9-6 Saturday and 12-5 Sunday
Here is the schedule of events and address.
Camp Keystone, 19215 Crescent Road, Odessa FL 33556
3pm Gates Open (the rest of the times posted are approximate but we will try to adhere to them)
5.30 pm Judging for the Cars ends
6.00 pm Judging of the Guys ends
6.20ish  Food Served
7.20ish  Time to light the Bonfire
Then there are lots of big Sparklers and some long marshmallow sticks
Tickets for your meal will be given at sign in, tickets to vote on the guys will be given at the gate and these will also act as your door prize entry.
Pricing for the party and dinner before November 1st is as follows;
$11 Adults and Teens
Free for preregistered kids 12 and under accompanying paid adults

At the gate on the 4th
$16 Adults/Teens
$5 Kids

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  • Carol E C.

    fantastic time had by all, great hosts... thank you to everyone who makes this great event a perfect evening out.

    1 · November 3, 2013

    • Tracey

      Nice to meet you last night :)

      November 3, 2013

    • Carol E C.

      you too Tracey, it was a great night.. are you going to the Indian restaurant meet tomorrow night?? it'd be good to catch up again :)

      November 6, 2013

  • Cliff B.

    Thank you John and Carolyn and your team for a wonderful night! Jen and I enjoyed ourselves very much and met some new friends. This was my first Guy Fawkes Night, but it brought back many fond childhood memories for Jen. Good job! Well done!!

    1 · November 3, 2013

  • Janis t.

    What a great night and the rain made it all the more authentic ! Thankyou john & co for all the hard work organizing ....I think shoveling cow poo for two days is above & beyond the call of duty but don't forget ...give Robert a call next year.....he said he'll send Debra to help !! Jan&baz

    2 · November 3, 2013

  • John C. C.

    Thanks to all who came out and joined in the fun, it's a lot of work so we are glad you enjoyed yourselves

    2 · November 3, 2013

    • Tracey

      Thank you for organizing :)

      1 · November 3, 2013

  • Julie D.

    Had a great time last night, what fun!! Beautiful night, good food and company and sparklers and bonfire were awesome!! Can't wait til next year and I will be sure to bring a "Guy" !!

    1 · November 3, 2013

  • Imelda S.

    Great fun! I'd never roasted marshmallows on sticks before. Lovely group of people! Also loved the "really scarey" sparklers......very fancy!

    2 · November 3, 2013

    • Tracey

      Nice to meet you. The bonfire night was a lot of fun !

      1 · November 3, 2013

    • Candace

      Nice to meet you! Hope to see you soon!

      1 · November 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you John and the other volunteers for arranging a great night, see you for curry on Thursday :-)

    1 · November 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    great time, thanks!

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic 5 stars

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • Felicity S

    Sadly we had to miss this in the end. Went to a new restaurant for brunch and didn't agree with hubby's stomach! Still hope to get to a meetup eventually.

    November 2, 2013

  • Margaret C.

    Had to change our RSVP to 'NO' as Lou's knee is still too sore to be doing much of anything. Sorry, will miss all the fun. Hope you all have a great time.

    October 31, 2013

    • Felicity S

      Sorry to hear that Margaret, had hoped to see you there! Hope the knee improves soon.

      November 2, 2013

    • Margaret C.

      Oh, I'm so sorry to miss seeing you and the whole shebang - but Lou is asleep on his recliner and I'm bored.

      November 2, 2013

  • Carol E C.

    are there any fireworks at this event?? :-)

    October 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      hoping our fireworks will be just like the fireworks back home when we were kids - big impressive firework with awe-inspiring name that goes 'pfffft'.

      1 · November 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      looks like it will be a 'Bonfire Night of our youth' - rain or at least ground wet from the rain.

      1 · November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    50% chance of thunderstorms, is there a pavillion to hide under or shall we break out thr brollies?

    November 2, 2013

  • John C. C.

    Moved the Fire Lighting time up and we hope to have the food out before 630 ..Volunteers needed with set up and check-in please see John on arrival

    November 2, 2013

  • Debbie

    Can't make this one but hopefully next year, sounds fun. Have a great time all

    November 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone know what the Dinner menu is ????

    November 1, 2013

    • John C. C.

      Hamburgers(Veggie Burger alternative and the buns to go with them all), Sloppy Joe, Hot Dogs, Baked Potatoes, Crisps (Corn Snacks too), Sodas, Water and everyone is invited to bring whatever delights they wish to enjoy. It's BYOB and BYOTT (treacle toffee) and rumor is some are bringing fireworks to go with the 1000 sparklers we have

      November 1, 2013

  • Cliff B.

    Looking forward to tomorrow! See you there!

    November 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just paid foe 2 tickets on paypal, printer not working, reciept on cell phone ok to show?

    October 31, 2013

  • Deb

    Hey, everyone! My husband (from London) and I are relocating to the St. Petersburg area in January, 2014. Looking forward to meeting with some expats and joining in activities in the future.

    October 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    my wife's boy is coming with us. He is turning 13 Nov 30th, but looks older; will we need some sort of id?

    October 30, 2013

    • John C. C.

      honour system works fine with us

      October 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      thanks! we be there just before 6 - Little League baseball.

      October 31, 2013

  • Jess G.

    Hi everyone!
    I've paid for our tickets on Paypal. Other than the Paypal receipt, is there anything that I need to bring as proof of purchase?
    Really looking forward to this event!
    Jess

    October 29, 2013

    • John C. C.

      Fold up chairs, a jacket in case it gets nippy (though that doesn't look like it will happen, insect repellent, a torch (flashlight for those of us that have been here for years) and your favorite beverage as it's a private park :)
      And you paypal receipt :-)\

      October 30, 2013

  • jody o

    Looking forward to Guy Fawkes night.!

    October 29, 2013

  • John C. C.

    A notice to all - if you have not done so already please use the paypal link to prepay, call[masked] and ask for Sara Griffith if you would prefer to use a credit card over the phone or stop by Ferman BMW and leave me a check or cash. Please let us know how many kids under 13 you are bringing for free

    We want to make sure we have food, beverages and sparklers for all prepaid guests :)

    October 11, 2013

  • Janis t.

    John,looking forward to being back on 1st October ! Weather here in the uk has. Gone cold & wet !. Do you still want us to get you the mini towel ??? Jan & barry

    1 · September 16, 2013

  • Esther V.

    I'm flying out to the UK on the 5th of November, so this will be a nice send off.

    September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Veronika

    August 17, 2013

  • Janis t.

    We will be back in Florida by then so looking forward to coming ! Janis & Barry Turner

    June 24, 2013

  • Joanne C.

    John, let me know what we can do to co-host this year? thanks

    June 12, 2013

  • Joanne C.

    Plus 2 more guests

    June 12, 2013

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