Things to Do In Florida Right Now!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Things to Do in Florida This Weekend - Friday, December 28th, 2012 thru Tuesday, January 1st, 2013



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 28th, 2012 thru Tuesday, January 1st, 2013



 
New Year’s Music Weekend and New Year's Eve Trail Rides – Friday, December 28th thru Tuesday, January 1st
Live Oak, Florida
(386) 364-1683













Come escort out 2012 and celebrate the New Year’s Weekend at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Campgrounds.  Join the crowd for four nights of live entertainment—plus their annual tack auction!

Located just north of Live Oak, Fla, the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park combines a one-of-a-kind music park with a premier campground nestled among the live oak trees on the banks of the historic Suwannee River in North Florida, which becomes a natural amphitheater for outdoor music festivals.

The grounds include 500+ acres for camping, hiking, canoeing, bird watching, jogging, observation at the world's largest bat house, Way Down Upon the Suwannee River Trail Ride and New Year's Eve Party, pro-quality disc golf,  and a honey bee observation exhibit.

Facilities include beautiful rental cabins (and custom built cabins for sale), RV parking with full hookups, electric and water sites, shower and bath houses, full service restaurant, golf cart rentals, the Arts and Crafts Village, Country Store and much, much more.

There’s always plenty to keep you busy…or, if you prefer, you can just hang your hammock between two trees, put your feet up and listen to the quiet sounds of nature all around you.

The live New Year’s Weekend festival features the following bands:  Friday, December 29th, Jamie Davis Band; Saturday, December 30th, Honkeytonk Hitmen; Sunday, Pete Hunt and the Southern Branded Band; and Monday New Year’s Eve, Justin Case.

Dust up your dancing boots and cowboy hats and drive on out.  Come ready for a good time! 






New Year’s Eve Celebration – Monday, December 31st
Key West, Florida


Come watch as the Schooner Wharf’s crew lowers the Pirate Wench to start another New Year off right.   

Things are sure to get a little crazy.  Costumes are encouraged.  

Join the crowds at the Schooners New Year’s Eve Celebration, where the past meets the future--and the present is a whole lot of fun.








Celebrate Safe, Celebrate Twice – Monday, December 31st
Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe, Florida
(850) 229-7800


 
Come visit the beautiful beaches of Gulf County, Florida this New Year and do something you can’t do in most of Florida—celebrate midnight twice in one night!




Ring in the New Year at Midnight Eastern Time in Port St. Joe, Florida then head 5 minutes west to the beach—Mexico Beach that is--and ring in the New Year at Midnight Central Time.

Fireworks will be held at 10PM in Port St. Joe and at Midnight in Mexico Beach.

Shuttle buses (trolleys) will be available.




5th Annual New Year’s Eve Beach Ball Drop
Panama City, Florida
Pier Park
5:30PM thru Midnight
Free





Come watch as an 800-pound glowing beach ball makes more than a 100-foot descent to mark the beginning of a New Year. 

Park festivities begin at 5:30PM.  A kids’ beach ball drop will be held at 8PM.






Night Sounds Concert Series – Friday, December 28th
Sebastian, Florida
Sebastian Inlet State Park
7PM to 9PM
Free after Regular Park Admission







This week The Night Sounds at Sebastian Inlet State Park Concert Series showcases the music of Atlantic Bluegrass. 

Come and enjoy some pickin’ and a grinnin’ with some good old fashioned bluegrass music. 

The concert will be at the pavilions on Coconut Point, located on the south side of Sebastian Inlet, overlooking the beautiful views of Sebastian Inlet. 

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.




Coward’s Guide to the Great Outdoors – Saturday, December 29th
Sebastian, Florida
Sebastian Fishing Museum at Sebastian Inlet State Park
1PM
Free after regular park admission
321-984-4852 or 772-589-9659


Come discover what is and what isn't dangerous in Florida's great outdoors with the help of the rangers from Sebastian Inlet State Park.
 
Meet at the Sebastian Fishing Museum on the south side of Sebastian Inlet State Park. All interpretive programs are free but normal park entry fees apply. 

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.





Greenway Getaway - Sedra and AERC Endurance and Competitive Trail Ride – Friday, December 28th and Saturday, December 29th
Ocala, Florida
Cross Florida Greenway - 49th Avenue to Land Bridge

 Choose between 10-mile, 25-mile, 50-mile and 100-mile trail rides in the Greenway Getaway.


2-day 100-milers & 50-milers will do three loops (25-mile loop, 15-mile loop, & 10-mile loop) each day with all holds in camp.

25-milers will do two loops (the 15-mile loop and the 10-mile loop) each day with all holds in camp.

Intro-Riders will do the 10-mile loop each day with no holds.

Ride Start Times will be announced at the Ride Meeting the night before.  Camping and stalls available.

See the Southeastern Distance Rider’s website for more information.  www.distanceriding.org or contact
Leah Greenleaf, bigguybear13@msn.com , (352)-653-0353, or www.aerc.org.

Directions:

SW 49th Avenue Trailhead:
12555 SW 49th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34473
GPS: N 29.0410 / W -82.2013

Land Bridge Trailhead:
11100 SW 16th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34476
GPS: N 29.0598 / W -82.1549





Prescribed Burning Lecture – Friday, December 28th
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
1:30PM to 2:30PM
Free after regular Park Admission
(850) 267-8332


Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is presenting a ranger-led program on prescribed fires. 


Why do we burn the woods? This is a question we often hear at the park. Come join us to learn why, how and when we burn our forests. The program will take place at 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.




Moon Over the Mounds – Friday, December 28th
Crystal River, Florida
Crystal River Archaeological State Park
8PM
352-795-3817 or 352-563-0450


See the mounds in a whole different light!  Join a Ranger, Archaeologist or a Volunteer on a moonlit tour of Crystal River Archaeological State Park.   

This is a family-friendly event and all are welcome to join us.




See the mounds in a whole different light!  Join a Ranger, Archaeologist or a Volunteer on a moonlit tour of Crystal River Archaeological State Park.  This is a family-friendly event and all are welcome to join us.

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.

This is an easy hike along a ¾-mile paved sidewalk and short grass trail.  Interpretive stops will be held along the way.  No equipment is required but bug spray and flashlight is recommended.

This event is free to the public, although donations are happily 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.



Tis the Season for a Kayak Tour of Pellicer Creek – Friday, December 28th
St. Augustine, Florida
Faver-Dykes State Park
10AM to 1PM
$55.00
(904) 347-1565

and

Tis the Season for a Kayak Tour of Pellicer Creek – Sunday, December 30th
St. Augustine, Florida
Faver-Dykes State Park
9AM to Noon
$55.00
(904) 347-1565


Celebrate the season with this kayak tour where enchanted hardwood hammocks await your discovery along the coastline of Pellicer Creek.

This kayaking adventure is guided through a unique undeveloped twisty creek that provides freshwater to the one of the most beautiful estuarine systems in Northeast Florida.

The cost includes the finest kayaking equipment.  Space is limited to ensure a high quality experience and a portion of the proceeds goes directly to the Friends of Washington Oaks for park improvement projects at Faver-Dykes State Park.

Call Chris Kelly at (904) 347-1565 or use the Ecotour Calendar to reserve online at www.RippleEffectEcotours.com

Take Interstate 95 to exit #298 which is US 1. Go north on US 1 for 300 yards and turn right on Faver-Dykes Road. Go 1.5 miles on Faver-Dykes Road to Faver-Dykes State Park.





Night Paddle – Saturday, December 28th
Sarasota, Florida
Oscar Scherer State Park
6PM
941-483-5956


Come explore South Creek after dark on a moonlight paddle.



Pre-registration begins 1 week before the date of the paddle by stopping by the Ranger Station or calling 941-483-5956. Space is limited to 10 vessels.

$10 for campers with their own vessel, $15 if coming from outside the park and $20 if coming from the outside and wish to use our canoes or kayaks.

Oscar Scherer State Park is located on U.S.41, six miles south of Sarasota. Heading south on I-75 take exit 200. Heading north on I-75 take exit 195.




Snowbirds: Wintering Waterfowl – Saturday, December 29th
East of Jacksonville, Florida
Fort George Island Cultural State Park
2PM
Free
904-251-2320

Join a park ranger to learn about the many different species of waterfowl that can be seen this time of year. 


This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reservations are necessary and the program is free.

Fort George Island Cultural State Park is located approximately 16 miles east of downtown Jacksonville on State Road A1A, or three miles south of Little Talbot Island State Park.





Saltmarsh Kayak Tour – Saturday, December 29th
Flagler Beach, Florida
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach
9AM to 11AM
$25.00 per person
(386) 517-2086

 Join a naturalist for this guided ride on the Intracoastal Waterway and a tour of the saltmarsh, which will last approximately two hours


 Learn about the importance of this dynamic ecosystem while relaxing peacefully in one of the park’s kayaks!

Participants of all levels of experience are welcome and will receive a brief safety demonstration and an introduction to basic kayaking techniques and gear requirements.

Bring sunscreen and bug repellent and dress appropriately for the weather.

Kids in double kayaks must be at least 12 years old. Kids in single kayaks must be at least 16 years old. All kids must be accompanied by an adult on the tour.

Reservations are required. The cost of the tour is $25 per person and proceeds will benefit the Friends of Gamble Rogers State Park. There will be three double and five single kayaks available for the program, provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

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.






Garden Tour – Saturday, December 29th
Palm Coast, Florida
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
11AM to Noon
Free after park admission


Washington Oaks Gardens State Park loves gardening and they want to share their passion with you! 

Come join a Florida Park Ranger on a stroll through the formal Gardens to learn about the various flower and plant species that this park has to offer.  This tour will also focus on the interesting history of the park. 

Please be sure to bring your cameras, sunscreen, bug repellant and comfortable walking shoes appropriate for a leisurely stroll through the gardens.

Participants should meet in the main garden parking lot for this program.

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







Rim Ramble Hike – Saturday, December 29th
Micanopy, Florida
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
8AM
$2.00 per person
352-466-4966




Meet us at the La Chua trailhead for a nice 3-4 mile hike around the rim of the Payne’s Prairie basin to see a large diversity of plants and wildlife and to learn about the Prairie's fascinating history.

There is a 20 person limit for this hike. 

For additional information, directions and to RSVP, call Amber Roux at 352-466-4966 or email Amber.Roux@dep.state.fl.us

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).







Greater Fort Lauderdale Runner’s Club Resolution 5K – Saturday, December 29th
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
7AM to 11AM – Registration is at 6AM





The Greater Ft. Lauderdale Road Runners Club hosts its annual Resolution 5K run at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park on Saturday, December 29th.

Registration fee applies

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is located on East Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, off A1A.






Estero Concert Series at Koreshan – Sunday, December 30th
Estero, Florida
Koreshan State Historic Site
4PM
239-596-8404


The Art Hall in the Historic Settlement of Koreshan comes alive with professional classical music.

Sunday’s Holiday Concert “Voices of Russia”’ features the beauty and mysticism of Russian Song.  A reception will follow this special concert.

All tickets include park entry fee, space is limited and advance purchase is necessary.

Tickets for the Chamber Music Series are $30.00 each. Holiday Concert with Reception on 12/30 $45.00 each. Subscriptions to the Chamber Music Series are 3 concerts $84.00 and 4 concerts $108.00, this does not include the Holiday Concert and Reception.

For more information or to purchase tickets please call 239-596-8404.

To get to the Koreshan take the I-75 Exit 123 Corkscrew Road, head west 2 miles, cross U.S. 41 and continue on Corkscrew Road approximately 1000 yards to entrance of park.  If traveling U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail) Koreshan is located at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Corkscrew Road at Estero.

Due to construction commencing in Mid January 2011 and continuing until Late March 2013 to widen US Highway 41 from Corkscrew Road to San Carlos Blvd. visitors to the park should plan for delays when traveling north or south along US 41. Coming from I75 there may also be delays in crossing US 41 at Corkscrew Road. For more information or comments about this work please contact Kris Cella, Cella Molnar & Associates, Inc. 239-337-1071, Kcella@cella.cc or Debbie Tower/JoAnn May, FDOT: 239-461-4300, Debbie.Tower@dot.state.fl.us JoAnne.May@dot.state.fl.us







First Day Hikes – Tuesday, January 1st

Selected State Parks throughout Florida

Start the New Year out right with a hike at one of 60 participating Florida State Parks on New Year’s Day.   

Rangers, biologists, historians and volunteers will be leading hikes as part of America’s State Parks First Day Hikes celebrated across the country.


For information visit: First Day Hikes in Florida








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.







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 
386-397-4478. 





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.
















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. 














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









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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