Things to Do In Florida Right Now!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Things to Do in Florida This Weekend - Friday, December 7th thru Sunday, December 9th 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, December 7th thru Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Pearl Harbor Day Celebration – Friday, December 7th
Punta Gorda, Florida
Military Museum

A commemorative ceremony and salture to the men and women of Pearl harbor begins at 5PM.  Led by the Call Commandant, Hank Mastowski.  Reception follows at the Military Museum.

Candlelight Experience at Fort Foster – Friday, December 7th and Saturday, December 8th
Zephyrhills, Florida
Fort Foster
6PM to 9PM
$5.00, kids 12 and under free
(813) 987-6870

Historic Fort Foster brings the holiday season on the Florida Frontier to life!

Guests follow a lantern-lit trail through the military Fort, where they encounter living history scenarios. Traveling musicians far from home play folk music to liven up the evening and guests enjoy warm cider & cookies from the ladies from Ft. Brooke/Tampa.

Seminole Natives gather across the bridge on the Hillsborough River where they will lead you down a lantern-lit trail to visit a native encampment where you will hear

Back in Time stories of native life in early Florida.

A battle reenactment on Friday 12/7/12 and Saturday 12/8/12 will happen after 8:00 pm, as the Seminoles try to burn the bridge and the soldiers defend it.

Public admission for this event is a $5 donation per person ages 13 and over. 12 years and under free.

Contact: For more information call the park at (813) 987-6870

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.

St. Joseph Bay Country Club Christmas Bazaar & Golf Tournament – Friday, December 7th and Saturday, December 8th
St. Joseph Bay Country Club

This 2-day Christmas bazaar offers gifts and crafts as well as a golf tournament.  All proceeds towards needy children living in Gulf County.

Highland Bike Fest – Friday, December 7th thru Sunday, December 9th
Sebring, Florida

Riders of all ages are invited to enjoy the scenic routes of rural Central Florida complete with low traffic roads, cattle ranches and citrus groves.

Snow Day – Saturday, December 8th
Lake City, Florida
Downtown Lake City

Downtown Lake City declares a snow day to welcome their Christmas Parade.  Come join the fun!

Cox Pensacola Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 8th
Pensacola, Florida

Floats and marching bands ring in the holiday season at this annual event which typically is seen by more than 50,000 people. 

Prior to the parade a 1.2-mile Christmas Parade Dash will be held which is sponsored by the Pensacola Runners Association.

The Chumuckla Redneck Christmas Parade and Festival – Saturday, December 8th
Jay, Florida

The Redneck Parade features more han 250 floats and draws a national crowd of onlookers.  Money raised from this event goes toward making the holiday happier for needy children in the area.

Holiday Boat Parade – Saturday, December 8th
Key Largo, Florida

Whether watching from land or from sea, you’ll enjoy the lights and decorations of Key Largo’s annual Holiday Boat Parade.

Three Rivers State Park Christmas Light Show – Friday, December 7th
Sneads, Florida
Three Rivers State Park
6PM to 8PM
(850) 482-9006

Three Rivers State Park invites you to join us for a scenic drive through the park to enjoy all the beautiful light displays.

Park entrance fees are being waived during the designated times for the event but donations are appreciated.   Canned goods are also accepted to benefit local food drives.

Three Rivers State Park is located two miles north of Sneads on State Road 271 (River Road).

Winter Waterland – Friday, December 7th and Saturday, December 8th
Spring Hill, Florida
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
6PM to 10PM
$8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children with anyone 5 years and under free
(352) 592-5656

The event includes a special Holiday themed Mermaid show, a special Holiday themed show performed at the Riverside Theater by the Wildlife Department, a special Holiday themed show performed at the Amphitheater by AK Dance Away.

Other activities include Santa Clause, kid’s games and activities, lots of holiday lights and music.

Weeki Wachee Springs is located at the intersection of State Road 50 and Hwy 19 just north of Homosassa Springs and south of Spring Hill, Florida.

Night of Lights with Santa – Friday, December 7th and Saturday December 8th
Inverness, Florida
Fort Cooper State Park
6PM to 8:30PM

Night of Lights - A Christmas Celebration.   

Join us for our Christmas Celebration and a Night of Lights.  Stroll through the park walkways and enjoy the decorations, thousands of lights and hundreds of luminaries. 

Bring the children for a visit with Santa.  Come early before the Elves eat all the cookies!
Entertainment begins at 7:00 p.m.  There will be complimentary refreshments (while supplies last). 

Hosted by The Friends of Fort Cooper.  Sponsored by: Nick Nicholas Ford, Walmart of Inverness, Citrus County Chronicle, WYKE and Ble Heron Tees.

Fee:  Donation of non-perishable food, new toy or cash for the Citrus United Basket or a donation of pet food for Citrus County Animal Services.

For more information, call 352-726-0315.

Fort Cooper State Park is located just off US 41, on South Old Floral City Road, two miles south of Inverness.

24th Annual Camellia Christmas – Friday, December 7th
Tallahassee, Florida
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
6PM to 9PM
(850) 487-4115

The Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park would like to invite the public to attend this annual celebration of the holiday season. 

Take a stroll along the candle-lit walk and enjoy the holiday music provided by local musicians. Enjoy some hot cider and cookies while waiting for Santa to arrive. This event is the perfect introduction to the season and a fun way to share the holiday spirit with friends and family.

The historic Maclay House will be open and filled with lovely fresh arrangements created by local Garden Club Flower Show judges. You’ll also want to take advantage of the opportunity to bid on festive holiday wreaths and decorations for your home donated by local merchants to benefit your State Park.

The event is free to the public with donations gladly accepted.

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.

Wildlife Jeopardy Program: Flamingos – Saturday, December 8th
Homosassa Springs, Flroida
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
Noon to 12:30PM
Free after park admission

A Question and Answer Jeopardy-style program for all ages on a different animal each month presented in the Children’s Education Center in the Wildlife Park.

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park is located in Homosassa Springs, 75 miles north of Tampa on U.S. 19 and 90 miles northwest of Orlando.

Christmas on the Florida Frontier – Saturday, December 8th
Bushnell, Florida
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
3PM to 8PM
Entry fee into park, $3 per car load up to 8 people or annual park pass

Step back in time to a simpler time of celebrating Christmas on the Florida Frontier. 

Join the folks at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park as they make and play with home-made toys, create corn husk dolls, do soap carving, learn the art of punch tin crafts, dip candles, listen to old-time music, square dance, sing carols, decorate a Christmas tree, make Christmas crafts, and visit a far-from-home soldier’s encampment.

Participants will get to sample holiday frontier treats and buy refreshments from vendors.

For More Information contact: Kristin Wood,

Dade Battlefield Historic State Park is located off I-75 and state Road 48, west of Highway 301 in Bushnell, Florida.

Sunrise Canoe Tour – Saturday, December 8th
Fort White, Florida
Ichetucknee Springs State Park
6:15AM to 9:30AM
Park entrance fee: $5.00 per person

The Ichetucknee River is wonderful in the winter!  The trees along the banks and in the floodplain are still showing off their fall colors, and the ducks are settling in for the season.  Experience the magic as the mist rises off the warm spring waters! 

This special interpretive program is space-limited and by reservation only. 

Participants do not need to bring personal canoes or kayaks, as all equipment and PFD’s will be provided. 

The tour will meet at the North Entrance, off Elim Church Road (County Road 238).  Launch time will be as close to 6:45 a.m. as possible (sunrise is at 7:14 a.m.).  The tour will end at the Last Take-Out at the south end of the park, and transportation will be provided back to the North Entrance. 

Participants should dress warmly, as dictated by the weather.  Flashlights during the launching time are recommended.

Call the park administrative office at 386-497-4690 to reserve a space and for additional details.

Ichetucknee Springs State Park is located four miles northwest of Fort White, off State Roads 47 and 238. From the south, take I-75 north to exit 399. Take US 441 north to the city of High Springs. Take US 27 north to Ft. White, stay on US 27 north approximately 4 miles to the South Park Entrance.

Please Note:  Dogs are only permitted on the Trestle Point and Pine Ridge Trails located at the North End. 
Dogs are not permitted on the trails to the springs or river or in the springs or river.

Caroling the Ravines – Saturday, December 8th
Palatka, Florida
Ravine Gardens State Park
Ravine Gardens State Park
6PM to 9PM

The staff at Ravine Gardens State Park would like to invite everyone to join us for our Fourth Annual Christmas event.   

Enjoy our wagon tour around the 1.8 mile tree-top drive and listen to local church groups, school groups and organizations sing old fashioned seasonal carols. 

Visitors will be treated to a festive evening of twinkling lights, floating candles and a holiday themed ravine drive. 

Entertainment will be provided on stage in the Civic Center and holiday refreshments will be available for purchase. For the kids, there will be a movie room showing holiday movies.

If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information about this event contact:  Emily Rodriguez, Park Services Specialist at (386) 329-3721.

Fees: One non perishable food item per person to donate to local charities.

Ravine Gardens State Park is located in Palatka, Florida. From US17/SR100, turn south onto Moseley Avenue, then turn east onto Twigg Street.

Seabeaning & Beachcombing – Saturday, December 8th
Sebastian, Florida
Sebastian Inlet State Park – Fishing Museum
Free after park admission
321-984-4852 or 772-589-9659

Learn about the "other" treasures that float on to our local beaches ever year.

All interpretive programs meet at the Sebastian Fishing Museum at 1:00 p.m. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of Sebastian Inlet State Park.

All interpretive programs are free but normal park entry fees apply.

For more information or call 321-984-4852 or 772-589-9659

From Indian River County: From Interstate 95, take the Fellsmere/Sebastian exit and go east (towards Sebastian) on County Road 512. After a short distance, turn right on County Road 510. This road will intersect with U.S. Highway 1. Continue east, over the Indian River, to State Road A1A. Turn left (north) and go 7 miles on State Road A1A, you will have arrived at Sebastian Inlet.From Brevard County: From Interstate 95, take the U.S. 192 exit and go east until you reach State Road A1A in Indialantic. Turn right (south) on State Road A1A and go 18 miles to get to Sebastian Inlet.

Holiday Cruise and Dinner – Saturday, December 8th
Wakulla Springs, Florida
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
5PM - Boat Tour, Dinner Following
$35 Adults, $25 Children 12 and under
(850) 561-7285

The Wakulla Springs State Park and the Wakulla Springs Lodge invite you to take advantage of this first opportunity to enjoy a holiday tradition. Take an evening out for a cruise on the Wakulla River followed by dinner in the historic lodge. Follow your dessert with an old-fashioned sing-a-long in the lobby by the Christmas tree.

Cost is $35 Adults, $25 Children 12 and under.   Please call 850-421-2000 for reservations.

Travel East on I-10 to Exit 196. Take State Road 263 (Capitol Circle) south 12 miles. Turn right (South) onto U.S. 319/State Road 61 (Crawfordville Highway) for two miles. Bear left onto State Road 61(Wakulla Springs Rd) for six miles. Turn left onto State Road 267 at flashing stop light. Turn right into Park entrance. From West I-10, use Exit 203. Take State Road 61 (Thomasville Road) south. Continue on State Road 61 through Tallahassee for 10 miles. Take U.S. 319/State Road 61 (Crawfordville Highway) south for two miles. Bear left onto State Road 61 (Wakulla Springs Road) for six miles. Turn left onto State Road 267 at flashing stop light. Turn right into the park.

Second Saturday Gamble Jam – Saturday, December 8th
Flagler Beach, Florida
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach
Regular park admission fees apply
(386) 517-2086

Jam out at Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area for our first Second Saturday Jam Session in the Park!

Musicians of all levels are encouraged to bring your instruments and a chair to join the circle for a casual acoustic jam session. It’s a great time to meet other musicians, practice or and just have fun listening! Instruments of all types are welcome; however no power is available near the pavilions.

Feel free to bring snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. Come pick, play or just watch, but be sure to join us!

Pre-registration is requested. Please contact Lauren Swanson at (386) 517-2086 or at to RSVP.

Event is subject to cancellation due to weather conditions. Those that RSVP will be notified in the event of a cancellation.

Holiday in the Gardens – Saturday, December 8th
Palm Coast, Florida
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
10AM to 4PM

The gardens are beautiful this time of year and come alive with Holiday decorations.   

Children will enjoy the Holidays around the World Playground, which will include hands-on arts and crafts, face painting, games from different cultures and prizes. Children may also share their holiday wish list with Santa at the Visitor Center and get their photo taken for a nominal charge.

New to the event this year, the Friends of Washington Oaks, will be hosting the Holiday Tea Party with Mrs. Claus the same day as Holiday in the Gardens!  Children can join one of three tea sessions throughout the day at 11am, 12:30pm, and 2:00pm.  Each session will be $5 and will include tea, reindeer sandwiches, craft time, and story-telling with Mrs. Claus.  You can pre-register by calling 386-446-6783 spaces are limited!

Visitors can also do their holiday shopping with a wide variety of arts and crafts vendors in the events field. Other activities include the Friends Second Saturday Holiday plant sale, an exciting chance drawing and live entertainment throughout the day. Food vendors will be available including the Friends Bake Sale, Kettle Corn and more.

In lieu of regular park entrance fees, admission will be the donation of a toy or one non-perishable food item per person. The toys collected will be distributed by the Flagler County Marine Corp Toys for Tots program. The Church Women United Foundation will create food baskets with the food items and distribute to those in need throughout Flagler County.

Fees: One toy or canned good item per car

Washington Oaks Gardens State Park is located two miles south of Marineland, off A1A.

2012 Great Outdoor Adventure Day – Saturday, December 8th
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
Lovers Key State Park
10AM to 3PM
Free with park admission

Come and experience all the recreational opportunities Lovers Key has to offer!

The day will be filled with guided adventures (the majority which are FREE) that range from kayak tours, bike tours (bike and helmets provided at NO CHARGE), geo-caching, fishing, and guided nature walks to name just a few.

In addition there will be children’s activities, music and food.

Local kayak and paddleboard vendors will be having on-water demos as well as a variety of gear available for purchase.

Get up close and touch some real live animals, discover native species, and explore what local non-profit organizations and outdoor recreational groups have to offer!

So Come and Get Outside and Play!

Lovers Key is located at 8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach. The park boundaries are Big Carlos Pass and New Pass. We are 10.5 miles west of I75 on exit 116.

Treasure Coast ESA Surf Contest – Sunday, December 9th
Fort Pierce, Florida
Fort Pierce Inlet State Park
8AM to 5PM

For more information, please contact the Eastern Surfing Association Treasure Coast District at

Fort Pierce Inlet State Park is located four miles east of Fort Pierce, via North Causeway.

Plantation Christmas – Sunday, December 9th
Ellenton, Florida
Gamble Plantation Historic State Park
10AM to 4PM
(941) 723-4536

The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Florida Division, the Gamble Plantation Preservation Alliance and the Florida Park Service proudly announce that the Plantation Christmas Open House will be held this year on Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at Gamble Plantation Historic State Park in Ellenton, Florida.

Once again you can travel back to the Old South during the day through the many lifestyle demonstrations of that time period. 

Gamble Mansion and the Patten House will be lavishly decorated in the Christmas spirit, allowing you a special look at a 19th century Christmas.  The Ladies of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will be wearing costumes reminiscent of the era of the 1840’s through 1870’s to add that special touch of authenticity to the day.  The 4th Florida Volunteer Infantry will be dressed in military uniforms re-enacting a Confederate encampment.  There will be music, crafts and fun for everyone.

We extend a most cordial invitation for everyone to join us for the Christmas Open House. 

Gamble Plantation Historic State Park is located on U.S. 301 in Ellenton, one mile west of I-75 off exit #224.   Florida State Parks are in various stages of accessibility. We are working to improve access to services and facilities.  Should you need assistance to enable your full participation, please contact Gamble Plantation.

For further information please call Gamble Plantation Historic State Park at (941) 723-4536 or Fax (941) 723-4538.

Directions: Exit 224 from I-75. Head west for 1 mile on US 301. Look for the Landmark white picket fence and turn right into the main park entrance.

Festival of Lights – Throughout December
White Springs, Florida
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders DriveLillian Saunders Drive
Throughout December
$2.00 per person, children 3 and under free 

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.

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park will host the annual Festival of Lights, displaying more than five million lights throughout the park, November 30 through December 30, 2012.  The park will be open each evening until 9 p.m., except Christmas Night, Dec. 25.

Named a Top 20 Event in the southeastern United States, visitors can enjoy award-winning holiday sights and sounds throughout the park. Unique holiday light displays include majestic oak trees decorated with thousands of lights, an antebellum Museum dressed in full holiday splendor, a gingerbread village, a candy cane forest, Santa’s runway and much more. The park’s centerpiece is the 200 foot tall Carillon Tower, which illuminates the night sky as holiday music rings from its bells.

Cousin Thelma Boltin’s Gift Shop will be open everyday from noon until 9 p.m.  Complimentary hot cocoa and popcorn are served nightly as the Craft Square comes alive with craft demonstrations, a bonfire, marshmallow roasting and holiday singing for everyone.  

Visitors can experience a “flurry” of fun in our winter wonderland which includes holiday music at the park nightly from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. 

Weather reports predict a chance of snow flurries every evening on the hour and giant snow families have been spotted in the area!  You may even get to meet Santa!

$2.00 per person. Children under 3 are free.

For more information, call 386-397-4478.

Located on U.S. 41 in White Springs. From I-75 to S.R. 136 (Milepost Exit 439 - Old Exit 84), travel east on S.R. 136 for 3 miles. Turn left on U.S. 41. Park entrance is on the left.

From I-10 to U.S. 41 North (Milepost Exit 301 - Old Exit 43), travel 9 miles to White Springs. Park entrance is on the left.

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

Time to visit Allentown during this month-long 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.

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.

Gainesville Cell Phone Tours 
Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs
Various - see website, Gainesville, FL 32601

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 
Key Largo, FLORIDA
Kona Kai Resort, Gallery and Botanic Gardens
97802 Overseas Hwy., MM 97.8, Key Largo, FL 33037
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. 

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

Saturday Farmers Markets

Lake Desoto Farmers Market 
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 
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

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
Ocala, Florida
Downtown - Ocala Square
8 AM - 1 PM

Chiefland Farmers and Flea Market 
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

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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