Things to Do In Florida Right Now!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Things to Do in Florida This Weekend - Friday, January 18th thru Sunday, January 20th, 2013

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Things to Do in Florida Right Now

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

Friday, January 18th thru Sunday, January 20th, 2013

US Sport Aviation Expo – Friday, January 17th thru Sunday, January 20th

Sebring, Florida
Sebring Airpark, Lake Jackson, 
and Downtown Sebring

Come and see both sport aircraft and aviation displays in the streets of Sebring as the community celebrates the US Sport Aviation Expo.   

You’ll see fixed wings, seaplanes, parachute jumps, lectures, and a top notch airshow.  Four days of fun for the aviation enthusiast. 

Enjoy food, music and airshows. 

Festival of Chocolate – Friday, January 17th thru Sunday, January 20th
Tampa, Florida
Museum of Science and Industry

You’ll find tons of chocolate at the largest all-chocolate event in the Southeast.  There will be chocolate and wine pairings, contests for children and adults, interactive workshops and other chocolate activities.

Frog Leg Festival – Friday, January 17th thru Sunday, January 20th
Fellsmere, Florida

Thousands of frog leg dinners will be served to more than 80,000 guests.  All money raised supports local children’s recreational needs.

Coastal Carnivores – Friday, January 18th
Key Largo, Florida
Murray E. Nelson Government Center
6PM Meet and Greet – 7PM Lecture
(305) 396-7000

Learn how predators such as alligators and bull sharks respond to changes in water flow in the “River of Grass” estuary at the southern tip of The Everglades.   

You’ll see a film, hear Florida International University researchers talk during this lecture on our environment.

30A Song Writers Festival – Friday, January 18th thru Sunday, January 20th
South Walton, Florida
Venues across all across South Walton

More than 125 internationally acclaimed songwriters 200 perform at a variety of venues ranging from small and intimate to outdoor settings along South Walton’s scenic Highway 30A during this 3-day festival.  Come for the music, the food, the storytelling and the natural beauty of the Forgotten Coast of Florida. 

Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza – Saturday, January 19th
Tampa Bay, Florida
Downtown Tamp
10AM to 8PM

The Children celebrate Gasparilla in the precursor to the Big Event which starts next weekend. 

Children can pretend to be pirates with activities including the Preschoolers Stroll, the afternoon Gasparilla Parade, the Air Invasion and “Piratechnic” Extravaganza. 

There will be shuttles available.  This is an alcohol-free event.

Florida Keys Seafood Festival – Saturday, January 19th

Key West, Florida
11AM to 8PM

Fried fish, stone crabs and conch salad on are the menu along with many other seafood treats.  Children’s activities, raffles, music, and vendors all will be part of the celebration.


Cacheapalooza 7 – Geocaching at the State Park - Saturday, January 19th
Hobe Sound, Florida
Jonathon Dickinson State Park
8AM to 8PM

More than 200 new and many existing loggable geocaches will be hidden in the diverse 11,500-acre state park.  Come join the fun.

26th Annual Manatee Festival – Saturday, January 19th thru Sunday, January 20th
Crystal River, Florida
9AM to 5PM

Come to the beautiful Crystal River and celebrate the endangered manatee with a craft fair, food, vendors, a beer garden and boat tours.

Free Parking  at the Crystal River Mall.  Shuttles available from there.

Scrambled Stories – Saturday, January 19th thru Sunday, January 20th
Vero Beach, Florida
Riverside Theatre
(772) 231-6990

The Riverside Theatre will be hosting programs of interactive storytelling.  Come and enjoy the show as favorite fairy tales are broken and scrambled.  The audience then helps to put them back together again.

Tarpon Springs Art and Craft Festival – Friday, January 18th thru Sunday, January 20th
Tarpon Springs, Florida
Sponge Docks
(352) 344-0657
Fine arts and crafts, jewelry, photography, ceramics, gifts and home goods from the sea.

South Florida Fair – Friday, January 18th thru Sunday, February 3rd
West Palm Beach, Florida

More than 500,000 people annually visit the South Florida Fair.  There will be amusement park rides, agricultural exhibits, antiques, food, music, concerts and fireworks. 

Cast Netting for Beginners – Friday, January 18th
Flagler Beach, Florida
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area
10AM to 11AM
Free after regular park entry fee
(386) 517-2086

Gamble Rogers’ Ranger Rob will teach the basics of cast netting whether for bait or recreation in the park’s boat basin and Intrac

Participants must comply with Florida fishing license requirements in order to enroll.  While not mandatory, if you have your own cast net, feel free to bring it along.  Participants must meet fishing license requirements prior to attending the program.

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.

Arbor Day 2013 Celebration – Friday, January 18th
Palatka, Florida
Ravine Gardens State Park
Free admittance to tree planting volunteers
Others pay regular park entrance fee

The Garden Club of Palatka, Inc. is celebrating Arbor Day at Ravine Gardens State Park.  Come help  plant crepe myrtles trees with us.  There will be potted trees given away.

Ravine Gardens State Park is located in Palatka, Florida. From US 17/ SR 100, turn south onto Moseley Avenue, then turn east onto Twigg Street.

Star Party – Saturday, January 19th
Sebastian, Florida
Sebastian Inlet State Park
Free after regular park admission

A Star Party is being hosted by the Indian River Astronomical Society on Saturday evening, January 19th.

Join us at the Day Use Area located 1/2 mile south of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge on the east side of A1A. 

The Indian River Astronomical Society will be providing powerful telescopes which you may look through, or you may bring your own telescope. 

Please note:  This event will take place weather and clouds permitting.

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.

(Photo by Don Dixon of Scientific American)

Coffee with a Ranger – Saturday, January 19th
Clermont, Florida
Lake Louisa State Park
Free after regular park admission

Learn more about Lake Louisa State Park and meet some fellow campers by joining a Ranger for casual Saturday conversation and a cup of coffee or hot chocolate at the Hammond Lake Pavilion in the Lake Louisa campground.  

Feel free to bring any additional treats or sweets that you’d like to share.

Lake Louisa State Park is located in Clermont, Florida on US 27, 7 miles south of State Road 50.

Photography Class & Guided Walk – Saturday, January 19th
Hobe Sound, Florida
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
9AM to 1PM
$25 (this includes entry fee into the park)

Local photographers Bruce Bain and Durga Garcia will lead the photography presentation, discussion, a short critique and walk to Hobe Mountain Observation Tower for people interested in Florida photography.  which will include a brief presentation and discussion, a walk up to Hobe Mountain Observation Tower, and a short critique.

To Jonathan Dickinson State Park from the south
On I-95 - take Exit 87A - go east on Indiantown Road to US 1. Turn left (north) on US 1. Jonathan Dickinson is 5 miles on your left.

On Florida Turnpike - take Exit 116 (Jupiter). Go east on Indiantown Road to US 1. Turn left (north) on US 1. Jonathan Dickinson is 5 miles on your left.

To Jonathan Dickinson State Park from the north
On I-95 - take Exit 96 - go east on Bridge Road to US 1. Turn right (south) on US 1. Jonathan Dickinson is 3 miles on your right.

On Florida Turnpike - take Exit 116 (Jupiter). Go east on Indiantown Road to US 1. Turn left (north) on US 1. Jonathan Dickinson is 5 miles on your left.

Dragon Dash 5K – Saturday, January 19th
Tallahassee, Florida
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
9AM to Noon
Free after park entry fee
(850) 487-4115

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park will host the Dragon Dash 5K and 1 mile Family Fun Run, an event to the School of Arts and Sciences while promoting health, wellness and mobility for the entire family.

On-site registration begins at 8AM.  The 1-mile run starts at 9AM.  The 5K starts at 9:30AM.

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.

BLOOM SEASON 2013 - Saturdays and Sundays thru April
Tallahassee, Florida
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
Saturdays at 10:30AM, 1:30PM and 3:30PM 
Sundays at 1:30PM and 3:30PM
Free after Paid Park Admission
(850) 487-4115

The Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park would like to invite the public to come out and enjoy the 2013 Garden’s Bloom Season. Come see what the Maclay Gardens has to offer.

Guided garden tours are offered on weekends through the end of April.

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.

North Atlantic Right Whales – Saturday, January 19th
East of Jacksonville, Florida
Fort George Island Cultural State Park
Ribault Club
Free after paid admission
North Atlantic right whales visit Northeast Florida waters from December through March to give birth to their calves.  Less than 500 of these large mammals remain in the wild.
Join a ranger to learn about one of the world's most endangered mammals.

No reservations are necessary.

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.

15th Annual Wildlife & Wildlands Art Show – Saturday, January 19th
Naples, Florida
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
Area 3
10AM - 3PM
Park admission fee applies

This annual art event showcases the natural and cultural resources of Florida as seen through the eyes of artists.   

20 local artists display on the beach and under the shade of the trees. A percentage of the proceeds, through sales of the artwork are donated to the Friends.

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park is located six miles west of exit 111 on I-75 in Naples, Florida.

Party in the Park – Saturday, January 19th
Fort Pierce, Florida
Fort Pierce Inlet State Park
9AM to 4PM
Free park admission

Party in the Park is a Founders Day event sponsored by the Conservation Alliance of St. Lucie County.

Come for a day of live entertainment, community service and local environmental information, wildlife displays and a blood drive.

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


Music in the Park Concert Series – Saturday, January 19th
Sebring, Florida
Highlands Hammock State Park
Park entrance fee is waived after 6PM for this event
Concert admission is $5 per person
(accompanied children 12 & under admitted free of charge)
(863) 386-6094

This month’s Concert in the Park features the music of Rick Arnold.  Concert is held outdoors in the picnic area.  Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.  A flashlight will be handy. 

Proceeds benefit park improvements via Friends of Highlands Hammock.

Highlands Hammock State Park is located off US 27 on SR 634 (also known as Hammock Road), four miles west of Sebring.

Restoration Tree Planting – Saturday, January 19th
Crystal River, Florida
Crystal River Preserve State Park
8AM to 4PM
(352) 563-0450 or (352) 302-6263

We need your help!  Reforestation of the Crystal River Preserve continues.  We will be hand planting approximately 3,000 longleaf pine to restore a section of upland.  Many hands make light work.

What we’re trying to achieve:  The sections we are planting were historically habituated by longleaf pine.  By returning this appropriate site tree, we are helping the forest function as nature intended before human intervention. 

We will meet at the Crystal River Preserve Maintenance Shop located at 10450 West Powerline Road in Crystal River.   

The maximum number of participants is 12.  Sign-up is required. 

This is a family-friendly event.  Children must be at least 5 years of age and all minors must be accompanied by an adult.    There is a moderate level of difficulty associated with this event as we will be using planting dibbles to make holes and insert seedlings.   It’s simple to do but there are many trees to plant.

Those planning on attending should come wearing long pants and closed toe shoes and bring plenty of sunscreen and drinking water. 

Call (352) 563-0450 or (352) 302-6263 to sign up with the park biologist or to get directions. 

Crystal River Preserve is located west of U.S. 19 in Crystal River.

Take U.S. Hwy 19 3/4 mile north of the Crystal River Mall. Turn left onto State Park Drive. Follow State Park Drive until it dead ends at the Crystal River.  This brings you to the Preserve Visitor Center and the trailheads of 7-mile Loop and Crystal Cove.

Eco-Walk is located at 5990 North Tallahassee Road. Take U.S. Hwy 19 north to just before Seven Rivers Hospital. Turn left onto Curtis Tool Road. The intersection of Curtis Tool and Tallahassee Road is the Eco-walk trail head.

Churchhouse Hammock is across from the Crystal River Mall.

Dixie Shores is located off Hwy 19 on CR 44/W Fort Island Trail.  After about 2 1/2 miles, take a left at W Dixie Shores Drive.  The trailhead is on your left.

Redfish Hole fishing area is located on CR 44/W Fort Island Trail, a few miles past Dixie Shores Trail.  The trailhead for Redfish will be off the road on your left.

Stargazing – Saturday, January 19th
Ocala, Florida
Silver River State Park
Regular park entry fees apply.

The Ocala Astronomy Club comes to the park with telescopes and knowledge for an educational evening under the stars.

This is a great opportunity for budding astronomers to learn how to use a new telescope or to find out what they are seeing in the night sky.

Meet in the large field across from the campground.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on.

Reservations are not required. 

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.

Another Strange Evening with Tim Dorsey – Saturday, January 19th
Sarasota, Florida
Myakka River State Park
6PM  - North Gate opens at 5PM

Join the Friends of Myakka River State Park for an entertaining night with New York Times bestselling author, Tim Dorsey.   

Dorsey’s adventures in Florida often rival those of his books unlikely Florida hero Serge A. Storm. Come hear what both of them are up to now, and see what a fertile imagination can do to a man. Be brave, see you there.

Tim Dorsey (born 1961) is an American novelist with a writing style often compared to Dave Barry and Carl Hiaasen .  Dorsey's books are crime capers set in the Florida style pioneered by John D. MacDonald.

Tim has published 15 novels in several languages: Florida Roadkill, Hammerhead Ranch Motel, Orange Crush, Triggerfish Twist, The Stingray Shuffle, Cadillac Beach, Torpedo Juice, The Big Bamboo, Hurricane Punch, Atomic Lobster, Nuclear Jellyfish, Gator A-Go-Go, Electric Barracuda, Pineapple Grenade and the new Rip Tide Ultra-Glide.

No charge to all curious and adventurous souls.

Call the Ranger the Station at 941-361-6511 to reserve a seat.

Myakka River State Park is located 9 miles east of I-75 in Sarasota on S.R. 72.

En Plein Air in the Preserve: The Arts at Fakahatchee Strand – Saturday, January 19th
Copeland, Florida
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park
10AM to 2PM
(239) 695-4593

Have you ever painted a masterpiece in a swamp? How about composed a song with the wind, water and birds as your accompanying band?

Join us at Fakahatchee Strand for Art in the Preserve, an En Plein Air event.

Visit a specially-selected scenic location within the largest state park in Florida and create art in the medium of your choosing (art-pencil, charcoal, pastels, oils, acrylics, crayons, watercolor, mixed-media, music, journaling/writing). A Park Naturalist will be joining you to help with identification of local flora and fauna.

Bring portable media!

This event is limited to 12 participants, RSVP required.

Children are welcome, if accompanied by an adult guardian.

Wear comfortable old clothing and shoes (closed toes preferred) and bring your art supplies, bag lunch, plenty of water and a portable chair or something to sit on.

The group will meet at the Ranger Station before heading to the event location.

For late arrivals, look for a sign posted on the door of the station to indicate our location. Small signs will also be posted along the road.

For information and to make a reservation, please call the park office at (239) 695-4593 or email Park Ranger, Karen Relish at

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park is located on Janes Memorial Scenic Drive, just west of Copeland, Florida on S.R. 29.

GEOCACHING WORKSHOP - Saturday, January 19th
Bushnell, Florida
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
10AM to 1PM
Free after Regular Paid Entry

Introductory workshop into the use of GPS units and the art of geocaching.

Materials needed for workshop: GPS unit optional

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

Coffee with the Birds – Saturday, January 19th
Ocala, Florida
Silver River State Park
Regular park entry fees apply.

Come join us for a gentle hike through the Central Florida woodlands with an experienced birder as we identify birds by sight and sound.  Wear sturdy shoes and insect repellent suggested. 

Bring your coffee cup – Friends of Silver River provides coffee and condiments. 

Event is weather permitting.  No pets, please.

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.

The Untold Riches Bluegrass Band – Sunday, January 20th
North Palm Beach, Florida
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
1PM to 4PM
Free after paid park admission
(561) 624-6952

The Untold Riches bring their foot-stompin’ and hand-clappin’ bluegrass music to the park’s amphitheater. Just sit back and enjoy the music in Palm Beach County’s most beautiful setting.

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is located 2.8 miles south of the intersection of U.S.1 and PGA Blvd. on A1A in North Palm Beach.

Journey Stores – Wednesday, January 2nd thru Saturday, January 19th
Sebring, Florida
Highlands Museum of the Arts
Alan Altvater Cultural Center
Historic Downtown Sebring / Lake Jackson
351 West Center Ave.

The Journeys exhibit examines the intersection between modes of travel and Americans' desire to feel free to move.  The story is diverse and focused on immigration, migration, innovation, and freedom.  It is accounts of immigrants coming in search of promise in a new country; stories of individuals and families relocating in search of fortune, their own homestead, or employment; the harrowing journeys of Africans and Native Americans forced to move; and, of course, fun and frolic on the open road.

Also on display with the Journey Stories exhibit are local stories of Marvin Kahn and his family's journey from Lithuania to Sebring, and John Skipper's family's trek through the heartland of Florida during the Indian wars.  Sebring Centennial history has been loaned by Carole Goad and the Sebring Historical Society.

Highlands MOTA is a sponsor of a companion exhibition at the Museum of Florida Art & Culture (MOFAC) at South Florida State College, featuring local journey stories and the artwork of Owen Jolly, running concurrently with exhibition at MOTA. 

Also of note is an exhibition currently at the Avon Park Depot Museum featuring "Tin Can Tourists", a group who were among the first campers who drove down from the North in vehicles modified for sleeping.  Many were Model T Fords (Tin Lizzies) which, with the tin cans of stored food they carried, gave the group their name.

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 
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. 

New tours in Gainesville are being introduced in 2013 so be sure to check them out!

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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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