The Carnival in Orlando was magnificent this year. Unlike other years, this event was FREE! Bunji Garland and Faye Ann Lyons turned it out as the headline entertainment singing their crowd favorites joined by some other great performers. The costumes were wonderfully designed by the mas bands and was nicely coordinated with their themes and dances adapted to their special flow as they stepped. The venue was also very accommodating in that it was in a nicely manicured grass field which posed great for parking ones bamcie on the ground for a nice gathering. Caribbean American Passport Magazine; http://caribbeanamericanpassport.com, one of the major sponsors invited us in with open arms allowing us to display our "The Art of Carnival 2017" headline painting of "I feelin It" at the VIP tent allowing everyone to see the work prominently. Quite honest I don't recall being treated so nicely by any organization since we've been doing "The Art of Carnival". Once we explained what we were about Guenet Roberts was with open arms welcoming us to the carnival. She also invited us to share their booth with them allowing Richlin to do further promotions for us. It was amazing! Next year it is expected for this carnival to be free as well, making the Orlando Carnival 2018 to be at the top one any Carnivalist list of must attend.