Photos: Tavares Seaplane Fly-In

Seaplane event draws pilots from around Florida.

Pilots from around the state splashed into Lake Dora in the small central Florida town of Tavares, which bills itself America's Seaplane City, for the eighth annual Seaplane-a-Palooza over the weekend. Pilots flew in on Sunday morning for a day filled with events and competitions like shortest takeoff, most accurate landing and best watermelon drop.

Check out some of the planes the event attracted below.

Tavares Seaplane Fly-in
A Piper Cub floats on the edge of Lake Dora.Dave Carriere
Tavares Seaplane Fly-in
Onlookers check out a Maule M-7.Dave Carriere
Tavares Seaplane Fly-in
A seaplane approaches for a landing on the lake.Dave Carriere
Tavares Seaplane Fly-in
Several experimental planes made a splash at the event.Dave Carriere
Tavares Seaplane Fly-in
A Cessna 182 that landed on Lake Dora.Dave Carriere
Tavares Seaplane Fly-in
A Searey light sport airplane parked near the lake.Dave Carriere
Tavares Seaplane Fly-in
Murphy RebelDave Carriere
Tavares Seaplane Fly-in
An experimental two-seater.Dave Carriere
Tavares Seaplane Fly-in
Event attendees get a better look at this experimental plane.Dave Carriere
Tavares Seaplane Fly-in
Lake LA-4Dave Carriere
Tavares Seaplane Fly-in
A Piper Cub makes a landing on the water.Dave Carriere
Tavares Seaplane Fly-in
A Lake LA-4 shortly after landing.Dave Carriere
Tavares Seaplane Fly-in
The LA-4 makes its way onto dry land.Dave Carriere
Tavares Seaplane Fly-in
Onlookers showed up early to get a closer look at the seaplanes and amphibious aircraft.Dave Carriere
Tavares Seaplane Fly-in
A Lake LA-4 heads toward dry land after splashing into Lake Dora.Dave Carriere
Tavares Seaplane Fly-in
A Piper Super Cub looks out at the lake.Dave Carriere
Tavares Seaplane Fly-in
A seaplane flies high overhead.Dave Carriere
Tavares Seaplane Fly-in
A Cessna 185 tied to a dock at Lake Dora.Dave Carriere
Tavares Seaplane Fly-in
This Searey light sport airplane was the first to arrive Sunday.Dave Carriere
Tavares Seaplane Fly-in
Lake BuccaneerDave Carriere
Tavares Seaplane Fly-in
Visitors to Tavares can go for a ride in this Cessna 185 operated by Jones Brothers and Co.Dave Carriere
Tavares Seaplane Fly-in
A wall mural celebrates Tavares' status as America's Seaplane City.Dave Carriere