Things to Do In Florida Right Now!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Things to Do in Florida This Weekend - Friday, October 19th thru Sunday, October 21st, 2012



Florida…Just For Fun!
Things to Do in Florida Right Now



Want to do something interesting in Florida this weekend?     
 Here are some suggestions!


Friday, October 19th thru Sunday, October 21st, 2012   







MagnoliaFest – Thursday, October 18th – Sunday, October 21st
Live Oak, Florida
Suwannee Music Park



Four day music festival features Americana and Grassroot music.  

Stars include Emmylou Harris and Bonnie Raitt.








Evening Under the Stars – Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th
Pensacola Beach, Florida


Come view the heavens with telescopes and binoculars provided by the Escambia Amateur Astronomers Association.









Quilt Show and Sale – Friday, October 19th – Sunday, October 21st
White Springs, Florida
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park







More than 200 quilts are on display at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park during a weekend of quilt-themed workshops, speeches and demonstrations.  You can see pieces ranging from traditional bed to antique quilts.






36th Annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival – Friday, October 19th – Sunday, October 21st
Niceville, Florida




The event features rides, games and more than 4 tons of fresh-caught mullet. 










Alligator Warrior Festival – Friday, October 19th – Sunday, October 21st
High Springs, Florida







The Alligator Warrior Festival celebrates the area’s rich pre-Civil War History.  This year’s festival includes a re-enactment of the 1936 Battle of San Felasco Hammock.











Upper Keys Garden Club Fall Festival
Tavernier, Florida
Francis Tracy Garden Center - Mile Marker 194
10AM to 3PM




The Upper Keys Garden Club celebrates its Fall Festival with free gardening workshops, a plant/orchid sale, vendors, artists, and children’s activities. 






46th Annual Rattlesnake Festival – Saturday, October 20th – Sunday, October 21st
San Antonio, Florida
9AM to 4PM











Since 1967, San Antonio has rounded up the state’s rattlers for a gopher race, a snake show, and a pancake breakfast.  Come join the fun!







43rd Annual Seafood Festival – Saturday, October 20th – Sunday, October 21st
Cedar Key, Florida
9AM to 5PM







Come sample fresh seafood and enjoy live music and art exhibits.  Saturday morning features a small town parade.  Stop by Seahorse Key, 3 miles west of Cedar Key, and explore the local lighthouse during its annual open house.








38th Annual Fall Harvest Festival – Saturday, October 20th – Sunday, October 21st
Micanopy, Florida
9AM to 5PM
WEBSITE 











Come enjoy the charming small town of Micanopy for this seasonal event.  There will be artists, musicians, food, and of course antique and book shopping.  All proceeds go to support 15 local non-profit organizations.






Haunted Hanger Walking Tour – All of October
Polk City, Florida
Fantasy of Flight
1400 Broadway Blvd SE  Polk City, FL 33868
863-984-3500
1PM daily throught October








Fantasy of Flight is celebrating Halloween all October.  Experience the season in a whole new way!


Take a creepy tour while learning about local aviation lore.  Held daily at 1PM throughout








Gainesville Cell Phone Tours 
Every day until October 31, 2012
Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs
Various - see website, Gainesville, FL 32601
352-393-8540
WEBSITE    
Free






Use your cell phone for a Free tour of Gainesville's nature, arts and historical attractions. You control what you hear and when. The tour is Free. (cell phone minutes do apply)

Print out a guide and start your adventure. Pick from one of the tours available.

Tours include Historic Downtown Gainesville, Historic Thomas Center, Matheson Museum, Paynes Prairie, Evinston, Dudley Farm and Oleno State Park.





Tour the Botanic Gardens at Kona Kai 
 Fridays
Key Largo, FLORIDA
Kona Kai Resort, Gallery and Botanic Gardens
97802 Overseas Hwy., MM 97.8, Key Largo, FL 33037
305-852-7200
Fee: 15.00



Enjoy a guided visit to the only sub-tropical botanic garden between Miami and Key West. A memorable 90 minute interactive tour with their ethno-botanist. 





“Global and Local: Studio & Contemporary Glass on Florida’s West Coast” – Now thru October 14th
St. Petersburg, Florida
Museum of Fine Arts
727-896-2667
WEBSITE 









Learn Something New - Take A Class!  
Current Offerings from Your County Extension Agent









Saturday Farmers Markets


Wildwood Growers' Market
Saturdays- Year 'Round
Wildwood, Florida
City Hall Grounds - 100 N. Main Street
9AM to 1PM



 Wildwood Growers' Market is a community market sponsored by the City of Wildwood in partnership with UF/IFAS Sumter County Extension.

The market is open 9:00 AM - 1:00PM every Saturday year round.

The Wildwood Growers' Market has been going strong since October 2009 and features only homegrown and homemade foods and products.

The market is located on the beautiful grounds of Wildwood City Hall on 301 in downtown Wildwood.  The street address is 100 North Main Street.   

There is easy access from I-75 or the Florida Turnpike.  The Market is only a few miles from the retirement community, The Villages.

They are always seeking local growers and artisans, within a 100 mile radius of Wildwood.

Contact Market Manager, Jerry Townsend at (352) 330-1330 x122 for a vendor application.






St. Andrews Waterfront Market 
Saturdays and Sundays
Panama City, Florida
Thru November 24, 2012
St. Andrews Marina

St. Andrews Waterfront Farmers Market first began as a seasonal market in 2004. Later that year, the community erected a pavilion to house the Market. 

In September, 2010 a group of dedicated volunteers took the Market on as a challenge and transformed it into the current vibrant, bustling year-round market with a unique Make-It-or-Grow-It atmosphere.   

In April, 2011 the market became host to St. Andrews Community Garden and together they work to promote our local agriculture, inspire healthy living and improve our regional economy. 

The first market expansion occurred on September 10, 2011 and put the market on BOTH sides of the water - at St. Andrews Marina and at Smith's Yacht Basin on Beck Ave. 

For $1.00 each way, shoppers enjoy  3-minute ferry service between the two market sites on beautiful St. Andrew Bay.  The  Market is proud to be America's only farmers market to offer ferry service to its shoppers!

On April 15, 2012, the market expanded to include the Grand Lagoon at Pirate's Cove operating on Sundays.

Saturday from 8am to 1pm in St. Andrews and every Sunday at Grand Lagoon from 1 to 6pm. 






Ocala Farmers Market
Saturdays
Ocala, Florida
Downtown - Ocala Square
8 AM - 1 PM











Chiefland Farmers and Flea Market 
Saturdays
Chiefland, Florida

Fresh produce, cool stuff. Come on out!









Boynton Beach Community Farmers Market
Saturdays through December 22nd
Boynton Beach, FL
9AM to 2 PM
561-737-3256

Fresh produce, plants, unique food & artisanal goodies. Corner of Boynton Beach Blvd and Federal Hwy - Vendor Info: Call Jerry at 561-714-2745









Sopchoppy Harvest Grower’s Market
Every Saturday
Sopchoppy, Florida
Corner of Rose Street & Winthrop Avenue
Downtown Sopchoppy
11 AM – 3 PM





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