Things to Do In Florida Right Now!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Things to Do in Florida This Weekend - Friday, November 30th thru Sunday, December 2nd 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, November 30th 
thru 
Sunday, December 2nd, 2012




Festival of Lights – Friday, November 30th
White Springs, Florida
Stephen Foster Cultural State Park
All month 







Come celebrate the Festival of Lights at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park as they decorate the park with more than 4.5 million lights.   

This first day of the event includes a Christmas Parade and a marshmallow roast. 





What’s That Bird? – Throughout December 2012
Sarasota, Florida
Myakka River State Park
9AM thru 1PM Daily
(941) 361-6512



Volunteer bird interpreters at Myakka River State Park share their expertise on bird identification, behavior of raptors, shorebirds, waterfowl and other avian visitors at the park.   

Volunteer birders will be setting up scopes at the birdwalk and will help people identify birds between 9AM and 1PM daily.




Christmas Festival – Saturday, December 1st
Chiefland, Florida
Trailhead Park
10AM








Snow falls in Trailhead Park on December 1st as Santa and the gang stop by for a pre-Christmas party. 
   


The festival starts at 10AM.  A lighted Christmas Parade begins at 6PM.






Bradenton Blues Festival – Saturday, December 1st
Bradenton, Florida
Riverwalk


The inaugural Bradenton Blues Festival will be held on Saturday, December 1st featuring classic blues music along the banks of the Manatee River at Riverwalk.   

Performers include Southern Hospitality, Ben Prestage, and Dave “Biscuit” Miller.  You’ll find food, drink, art and an array of vendors to help you enjoy the live music.





Withlacoochee Winter Ride Cycling Event – Saturday, December 1st
Brooksville, Florida
(727)828-0724


The Withlacoochee Winter Ride cycling event benefits the American Lung Association.  All ages and experience levels are welcome to enjoy the ride.  Choose from a 20, 30, or 50 mile ride along the longest paved rail-trail in Florida. 

The ride begins at Ridge manor Trailhead.

Register online by November 28th or in person the day of the race. There is a $50 minimum donation fee, A $35 late fee will be assessed if you register in person the day of the ride.  





Tomato and Heritage Festival – Saturday, December 1st and Sunday, December 2nd
Ruskin, Florida

You will find plenty of tomatoes at Ruskin’s annual festival.   Food, drink, live music and vendors.






Christmas in Allentown – During all of December 2012
Allentown, Florida
Forest Hills Lane off Highway 89
5PM nightly
(850) 218-3285


It's the time to discover Allentown, Florida during this month-long Christmas celebration.  

Santa visits each Friday and Saturday from 6PM to 8PM through Christmas Eve.  


 More than 300,000 lights can be seen decorating the area nightly from 5PM to 9PM throughout December.





Sculpture in Key West – Saturday, December 1st through Saturday, March 23rd
Key West, Florida


Each year contemporary outdoor sculptures come to Key West.  This year artists include Nellie Appleby, Bill Wood and Ursula Clark.









Florida Hot Rods and Hogs – Sunday, December 2nd
Punta Gorda, Florida
Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center

Come out and meet fellow hot rod and hog enthusiast at this one day event.  Includes cars, bikes and indoor exhibits.





Central Florida BBQ Festival – Friday, November 30th thru Sunday, December 2nd
Sebring, Florida
Highlands County Fairgrounds


This 3-day event celebrates BBQ.    Music, vendors and great food.







Outdoor Ice Skating – Tampa on Ice – Friday, November 16th thru Wednesday, January 2nd

Tampa, Florida

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Daily (except Thanksgiving)

Extended Hours on Weekends






Ice skate on Tampa’s only authentic outdoor rink.  The rink will be open from 11AM to 8PM Mondays through Thursdays,  10AM to 10PM Fridays and Saturdays, and Noon to 8PM Sundays.  It will be closed all day Thanksgiving, will close at 4PM. Dec. 24 and re-open at 4PM on Dec. 25.

Cost is $10 for 90 minutes which includes skate rentals.

The rink is available for private rentals and parties.

Sponsored by the Friends of Tampa Recreation. 





8th Annual Horseback Poker Ride & Camp Out – Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st
Fellsmere, Florida
St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park
9:30AM


The Citizen Support Organization for St Sebastian Preserve invites you to join them on their 8th Annual Horseback Poker Ride.

Pre-registration by November 26, 2012 is required (lunch and door prizes included). Poker Run starts at 9:30 on December 1st.

Whether you come for the ten mile trail poker ride or to camp over the weekend, your participation will help in supporting the recreational and conservation goals at St Sebastian River Preserve State Park. For additional information and registration visit: www.nbbd.com/npr/cpa.

Horseback Poker Ride $20 Per Hand & $5 per additional Hand; Camp Out $8 per night/per person

For More Information Contact: Patti Fuchs - www.nbbd.com/npr/cpa

Directions: The north entrance for the visitor center and Manatee Vista is off Babcock Street (County Road 507) just north of the C-54 Canal. Exit I-95 at County Road 514 to reach County Road 507. The south entrance is off Fellsmere Road (County Road 512) 1.8 miles east of I-95.



Old Time Dance – Friday, November 30th
Coconut Grove, Florida (Miami)
The Barnacle Historic State Park
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM (Gates open at 6:00 PM)
$10.00 - Kids under 10 are free
(305) 442-6866

Kick up your heels to traditional American music while learning folk dance steps from Lou Dow. 

Dances such as circles, squares, contras, and waltzes were all the rage in the 1800s, so come dance like it's 1891! Gates open at 6pm; music and dancing from 6:30-10pm.  No pets please.

The Barnacle is located in Coconut Grove (Miami) at 3485 Main Highway.




Moon Over the Mounds – Friday, November 30th
Crystal River, Florida
Crystal River Archaeological State Park
8PM
Free
352-795-3817 or 352-563-0450

See the mounds in a different light!  

 Join a Ranger, Archaeologist or a Volunteer on a moonlit tour of Crystal River Archaeological State Park.   

The Pre-Colombian mound complex is a National Historic Landmark.   

Refreshments will be served before the walk and you can tour the museum and gift shop as well.  Friday tours cancelled by weather will be held on Saturday, same time.

Children are welcome but must be by an adult.

This is an easy  ¾-mile paved sidewalk and short grass trail with interpretive stops in-between.  Bug spray and flashlight is recommended.

Donations are accepted by the Friends of Crystal River State Parks, Inc.

Crystal River Archaeological State Park is located on Museum Point in Crystal River.  From the town of Crystal River travel north on U.S. 19 for two miles, turn west on State Park Street. Travel one mile, turn left on Museum Pointe and follow it into the park.




Fort Taylor Pyrate Invasion – Friday, November 30th thru Sunday, December 2nd
Key West, Florida
Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
Free with park admission
(305) 292-6713
www.forttaylorpyrates.com

It’s the countdown to the Fort Taylor Pyrate Invasion!  

Experience the golden age of piracy through living history demonstrations, pirate encampments and live battles.   

Learn about life at sea from 17th century buccaneers and 19th century wreckers.   

Live music and activities for children. Something fun for the whole family!

Fort Zachary Taylor is located at the end of Southard Street on Truman Annex in Key West.




Sharks – Friday, November 30th
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park - Clubhouse
1:30PM to 2:30PM
Free with park admission
(850) 267-8332

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park will be presenting a lecture on sharks. Florida leads the nation in shark encounters. 

Learn all about what species might be found off of our coast. Most importantly, learn how to safely share the water with these amazing hunters of the deep.

Park at the day use area and take the short hike to the clubhouse.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is located in Santa Rosa Beach, 10 miles east of Destin, FL. Take I-10 to Exit 85 (Defuniak Springs) and follow U.S. Highway 331 south. Travel 27 miles to U.S. Highway 98. Turn right and travel approximately five miles west to scenic Highway 30A. Turn left and go one quarter mile to the entrance on the right.



Crabbing for Beginners – Friday, November 30th
Flagler Beach, Florida
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach
10AM to 11:30AM
Free after park admission
386-517-2086

Ranger Richard will teach the basics of crabbing and demonstrate how to nab that crab! 

Participants are encouraged to bring their own crabbing equipment and supplies. Crabbing nets are available for sale at the ranger station for $5.

Please RSVP by calling calling 386-517-2086.

From I-95: Whether you are traveling north or south on I-95, take exit 284 (State Road 100). Turn east onto State Road 100 and travel approximately 3 miles till you reach A1A (and the ocean). At the light turn right (south) and travel approximately another 3 miles. The Ranger Station will be located on the drive to your right and our day use beach facilities will be on the left.

From Daytona: Take A1A north to approximately 1 mile north of the Flagler/Volusia County line (approximately 18 miles)The Ranger Station will be located on the drive to your left and our day use beach facilities will be to your right.

From Ormond Beach: Take West Granada (40) east, across the Halifax River, to A1A. Turn left (north) on A1A and travel approximately 11 miles (1 mile north of the Flagler/Volusia County line). The Ranger Station will be located on the drive to your left and our day use beach facilities will be to your right.

From Palm Coast: Take Palm Coast Parkway east across the Intercoastal Waterway (toll bridge) to A1A. Turn left (south) on A1A and travel approximately 11 miles. The park is located on A1A. The Ranger Station will be on the drive to your right and our day use beach facilities will be to your left.
Avoid the toll: Take Palm Coast parkway east to Colbert Lane. Turn right (south) on Colbert Lane and travel approximately 7 miles to SR 100. Turn left (east) on SR 100 and travel approximately 1.5 miles to A1A. Turn right on A1A and travel about 3 miles. The Ranger Station will be located on the drive to your right and our day use beach facilities will be to your left.

From St. Augustine: Take A1A south for approximately 32 miles to SR 100. Continue straight through the light and travel approximately another 3 miles to the park. The Ranger Station will be located on the drive on your right and our day use beach facilities will be located on your left.



Wekiwa – St. Johns River Ramble – Friday, November 30th thru Monday, December 3rd
Orange City, Florida
Blue Spring State Park

Capacity: 100 people
Distance: approx 36 mi.
Registration: $200/person
Meals: $100/person 



Come join us Nov. 30-Dec. 3, 2012, for paddling, camping, history, campfires and camaraderie as Paddle Florida hosts its second annual Wekiwa/St. Johns River Ramble. You will camp two nights at Wekiwa Springs State Park and one night at Wilson's Landing, a Seminole County facility on the Wekiva River.

Blue Spring is located west of Orange City. Take U.S. 17/92 to Orange City, go west two miles on French Avenue to the entrance.




Boating Fun on the Park Pool – Every Saturday in December
Thonotosassa, FL
Hillsborough River State Park
10AM to Noon
$4/per person (5 and under are free)  - Park entry fee applies
(813) 986-3322.

The pool may be closed for swimming but not for remote control boating!

Please feel free to bring your battery powered remote control boats or purchase one from the Hillsborough River State Park Café.

This outdoor activity will offer opportunities for families to come together & play, even if there is a chill in the air. Other suggestions for your special outing at the park could be to pack a picnic and eat around our playground area or you could make plans to join us at our café for breakfast or lunch. We have lots of choices on our food menu.

For more information on this activity or for bicycle rentals, golf cart rentals and canoeing opportunities on the Hillsborough River, please call (813) 986-3322.

Hillsborough River State Park is located 9 miles north of Tampa and 6 miles south of Zephyrhills on US Highway 301. From I-75, Southbound from Ocala take the SR 54. Exit #279 east to Hwy 301, travel South for 6 miles, and the park will be on your right-hand side. From I-75, Northbound from Tampa take the Fowler Ave. Exit #265 east to Hwy 301, travel North for 9 miles, and the park will be on your left-hand side. From I-4, West bound take Exit 10 go north on CR 579 to US 301, follow the signs and go North 7 miles the park will be on your left-hand side. From I-4, East bound take Exit 7 (be careful of the merges) and go North on US 301 for 14 miles, the park will be on your left-hand side.




Guided Nature Hike – Saturday, December 1st
Ocala, Florida
Silver River State Park
8AM
Free after paid park admission


Walk with a naturalist to learn about Central Florida flora and fauna.   

Either David or Mickey will be your host.  David is a naturalist with a strong knowledge of plant life, exotic invasives, and ecosystems in our area.  Mickey has extensive knowledge of the history and culture of the Silver River area.  (Call the ranger station if you would like to know who is leading.) 

No pets, please.  Wear sturdy walking shoes.

Silver River State Park is located east of Ocala, 1 mile south of S.R. 40 on S.R. 35. From Interstate 75, take exit 352 onto SR 40 east, about 9 miles to SR 35. From Interstate 95 take exit 268 to Route 40 west, about 60 miles to SR 35.




Protect Oceans, Protect Life.  Lectures with Author Frank Gromling – Saturday, December 1st
Flagler Beach, Florida
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach
10:30AM

Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach and Ocean Books and Art in Flagler Beach, will host a lecture series entitled Protect Oceans, Protect Life.  

Frank Gromling, owner of Ocean Books and Art, is an author and publisher of books focusing on conservation and stewardship of our environment. He is a wonderful and experienced speaker on environmental topics and will present exciting lectures along with a book signing at each event.


The lecture topics, dates, and times are as follows:
“Humpback Whales” – 12/1/2012 at 10:30 a.m. – Gamble Rogers State Park
“Right Whales” – 1/12/2013 at 10:30 a.m. – Gamble Rogers State Park
“Dolphin and Manatees” – 2/15/2013 at 6:30 p.m. - Palm Coast Community Center
“Sea Turtles” – 3/2/2013 at 10:30 a.m. – Gamble Rogers State Park
“Barrier Islands” – 4/12/2013 at 6:30 p.m. - Palm Coast Community Center

Individual lectures can be purchased for $10 for the Palm Coast Community Center lectures or $5 for the Gamble Rogers State Park lectures. Children under 12 receive half off. Entry fees are included in the lecture prices and proceeds benefit the Friends of Gamble Rogers State Park.

From I-95: Whether you are traveling north or south on I-95, take exit 284 (State Road 100). Turn east onto State Road 100 and travel approximately 3 miles till you reach A1A (and the ocean). At the light turn right (south) and travel approximately another 3 miles. The Ranger Station will be located on the drive to your right and our day use beach facilities will be on the left.

From Daytona: Take A1A north to approximately 1 mile north of the Flagler/Volusia County line (approximately 18 miles)The Ranger Station will be located on the drive to your left and our day use beach facilities will be to your right.

From Ormond Beach: Take West Granada (40) east, across the Halifax River, to A1A. Turn left (north) on A1A and travel approximately 11 miles (1 mile north of the Flagler/Volusia County line). The Ranger Station will be located on the drive to your left and our day use beach facilities will be to your right.

From Palm Coast: Take Palm Coast Parkway east across the Intercoastal Waterway (toll bridge) to A1A. Turn left (south) on A1A and travel approximately 11 miles. The park is located on A1A. The Ranger Station will be on the drive to your right and our day use beach facilities will be to your left.
Avoid the toll: Take Palm Coast parkway east to Colbert Lane. Turn right (south) on Colbert Lane and travel approximately 7 miles to SR 100. Turn left (east) on SR 100 and travel approximately 1.5 miles to A1A. Turn right on A1A and travel about 3 miles. The Ranger Station will be located on the drive to your right and our day use beach facilities will be to your left.

From St. Augustine: Take A1A south for approximately 32 miles to SR 100. Continue straight through the light and travel approximately another 3 miles to the park. The Ranger Station will be located on the drive on your right and our day use beach facilities will be located on your left.



Holiday Greenery Workshop – Saturday, December 1st
Tallahassee, Florida
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
9AM to Noon
$15 – Includes park admission
(850) 487-4115

The Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park and The Friends of Maclay Gardens, Inc. invite the public to a greenery arranging workshop.

Pre-registration is required as space is limited. The cost is $15.00 per person and all materials are furnished. Please bring your own clippers.

You may call (850) 487-4556 to register and prepay for this fun class. Participants will create their own arrangement to take home.

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens is located .5 miles north on I-10 on U.S. 319/Thomasville Road. Turn west on Maclay Road. The park is a short distance on the right.





Backpack with a Ranger – Saturday, December 1st thru Sunday, December 2nd
Micanopy, Florida (just south of Gainesville, Florida)
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
$10 per person
352-466-4100

If you’re interested in taking your next camping venture beyond the campground, but you’re not ready to make the trip on your own, then join one of our rangers on a group overnight hike just off the beaten prairie path.   

Journey along biologically and historically unique areas, and learn about the Prairie’s relationship to people of the past, present and future.

This overnight trip is a moderately strenuous hike of approximately 6.5 miles over level to slightly rolling terrain.  The pack in, pack out hike begins Saturday morning with a 4.5 mile hike, and concludes on Sunday with a 2 mile hike along the picturesque north rim of the prairie basin.  The trip ends around noon Sunday at the starting point.

The hike is limited to 20 people; reservations are required!  This hike is not recommended for children under 10.  No pets permitted.
Contact the Visitor Center between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. for reservations: (352) 466-4100       

The event starts on Saturday, December 1st, 2012.  Meet at the La Chua Trail at 10:00 a.m. and ends on Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 at approximately 12:00 noon.

Cost is $10.00 per person. Reservations are required!  For more information, call 352-466-4100.

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park is located 10 miles south of Gainesville, in Micanopy, on the east side of US 441.

Coming from the north on I-75: Take exit 374, the Micanopy exit, and turn left at the end of the exit ramp. You will then be traveling east on CR 234. Stay on this road 1.4 miles until it intersects with US 441. Turn left onto 441 and go 0.6 miles to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park (on the right).

Coming from the south on I-75: Take exit 374, the Micanopy exit, and turn right at the end of the exit ramp. You will then be traveling east on CR 234. Stay on this road 1.4 miles until it intersects with US 441. Turn left onto 441 and go about 0.6 miles to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park (on the right).



Moonlight Concert – Jennings and Keller – Saturday, December 1st
Miami, Florida
Oleta River State Park
7PM (Gate opens at 6PM)
$8 - Adults; $5 - Children; Under 6 years - Free
(305) 919-1846

Laurie Jennings Oudin and Dana Keller are an acoustic duo based out of Miami. A blend of many different elements comes from their wide ranging musical backgrounds. Their music has been called “Fusion Folk Americana.” 2012 marks the release of their third CD, ‘Mirror With a Memory,’Jennings and Keller’s most sophisticated and expansive collection of songs to date. Lee Zimmerman, with The Palm Beach New Times, says of ‘Mirror,’ “…a lovely and enticing 12-song set that spotlights their song writing prowess and supple skillful delivery.”

Bring a blanket and a picnic and let the music and beauty of Oleta River State Park make for a night to remember. Gate opens at 6pm music begins at 7pm. Wine and beer for purchase.

Oleta River State Park is located at 3400 N.E. 163rd Street, off I-95 in Miami.




Lignumvitae Key Christmas – Saturday, December 1st
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park
9AM - 3PM
$5.00 donation includes ferry ride to island. 
Students 12 and under – Free
(305) 664-2540

Join us on Saturday, December 1st for another Lignumvitae Key Christmas. The Matheson House will be decorated in an early 1900s fashion. 

Visitors will see how caretakers in the Florida Keys would have adorned the walls of their home during the holidays.

There will also be yummy homemade cookies and holiday goodies to sample, along with some refreshments. 

Visitors will also be able to make their own ornaments from local drift seeds, shells and leaves.

Meet at Robbie's Marina at MM 77.5, (bayside) for transportation. Tour boats will begin shuttling passengers to the island at 9:00am and will continue until 3:00pm.

Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park is located one mile west of U.S.1 at Mile Marker 78.5. Access is by private boat or charter boats at nearby marinas.




Cane Day at the Farm – Saturday, December 1st
Gainesville, Florida
Dudley Farm Historic State Park
9AM to 3PM
$8.00 per vehicle with up to 8 passengers
352-472-1142

Celebrate the regions pioneering past by viewing some of the areas rural life style. 

The Park Service commemorates Ms. Myrtle Dudley’s birthday by grinding sugar cane and boiling cane syrup.  Farm tours, crafts, children’s activities, music and vendors are featured on this living history day.  Demonstrators will be showcasing Florida’s traditions of yesterday.

Dudley Farm Historic State Park is located seven miles west of I-75 on State Road 26 between Newberry and Gainesville.





Gainesville Cell Phone Tours 
Daily 
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. 







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Saturday Farmers Markets



Lake Desoto Farmers Market 
Saturdays
Lake City, Florida
778 NE Lake Desoto Circle 
(Between Columbia County Courthouse and Shands Lakeshore Hospital
8AM to Noon



The Lake DeSoto Farmers' Market is open every Saturday from 8am to 12pm in Wilson Park, 778 NE Lake DeSoto Circle, located along Lake DeSoto between the Columbia County Courthouse and Shands Lakeshore Hospital.

The market's weekly offerings include a bounty of Florida-grown fruits and vegetables along with honey, goat milk, cheese, free range eggs, herbs, and organic arugula and mixed greens for salads. There are also fruit tree's, grape vines, herb and native plants available for your garden. Local artists also share space with local farmers, beekeepers, and downtown merchants like Ruppert’s Bakery.




Jacksonville's King Street Farmers Market 
Wednesday 
Jacksonville, Florida
1021 King Street
11AM to 2PM 


The King Street Farmers Market is a weekly Wednesday local food and farmers market in the Riverside neighborhood of Jacksonville, FL.    

They’re located in the vacant lot next to Riverside Market Antiques & Interiors at 1021 King Street.   Hours are from 11AM to 2PM.

Shoppers will find fresh and organic fruits and vegetables straight from the farm, artisan breads and baked goods, food trucks, plant and tree vendors.

To contact: email kingstreetfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Market managers:

    Cari Sanchez-Potter, Intuition Ale Works

    Melaine Taylor, Riverside Market Antiques & Interiors

    Amie Keslar, The Veggie Bin






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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