Cypress Gardens To Host Barefoot Event Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven, Fla. will host Footin’ Fever, a barefoot head-to-head endurance competition on Oct. 25 at 8 a.m. The entry fee for competitors is $50 and includes free parking in the main parking lot, entry to Cypress Gardens, a T-shirt and a cook out following the competition. Competitors will go head-to-head around the famous Cypress Gardens show circle on Lake Eloise. Skiers must register by Oct. 18 by mail or e-mail, or beginning at 7 a.m. at the Cypress Gardens main entrance on the day of the event. To register online, e-mail Mshaune3@msn.com or send a paper entry form to: Cypress Gardens Ski Department, 6000 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33884. Click here to download entry form. An awards ceremony will be held directly following the last ski show of the day. For skiers needing accommodations, the Best Western Admiral’s Inn is located adjacent to the park. Please call (863) 324-5950 for reservations. Please note that all USA Water Ski members must bring their membership cards. Each competitor will receive discounted vouchers for additional guests. This will include park admission for $20 and second day free. To receive vouchers, you must be pre-registered. Depending on entries received, the competition could be extended to Sunday, Oct 26, to finish final rounds.