Margorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park Cross Creek
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park and Museum White Springs
Kayaking on the Suwannee River Dixie Gilchrist Levy Counties
Wakulla Springs Glass Bottom Boat Tour
Haunted Orbs at Denham House in Monticello
Gator Football at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Kanapaha Botanical Garden Gainesville
Great Fishing at Steinhatchee
Jousting at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire
Canoeing a Spring Run in Natural North Florida
Southern Pines Blues and BBQ Competition
Panacea Blue Crab Festival
Weekly Farmers Markets
Biking on the Saint Marks Trail
Steinhatchee Honeymoon Cottages
Heart of Palm Salad Cedar Key
Four Freedoms Monument Madison
Ray Charles Monument Haffye Hayes Park Greenville
Historic Homes Walking Tour Monticello
Monticello Opera House Southern Music Rising Festival
UF Butterfly Rainforest Gainesville
Riding the Trails of Natural North Florida
Sign at Suwannee River Rendezvous Mayo
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46th Annual Seafood Festival
This major event features well over 200 arts and crafts exhibits, and great local seafood in City Park. There will be live musical entertainment at several places around town during the days and nights, and a parade on Saturday morning. The festival will be from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday
Central Florida Peanut Festival
10/03/15 visit website
The Central Florida Peanut Festival takes place the first Saturday of October each year in Williston’s Heritage Park. This Williston tradition celebrates all things “Nutty”. There will be rides, arts & crafts, live music, information booths, the Little Peanut royal family, and of course, TONS of peanuts. Whether you like them boiled, baked, roasted or fried, this is peanut Mecca.
The festival is truly everything peanuts – from peanut oriented crafts to countless bags of the area’s prized crop to feast on, to the crowning of Little Peanut King and Queen and Baby Peanut.
Art in Thornebrook Village
The Art Festival at Thornbrook is a two-day festival of juried fine arts and fine crafts under the covered walkways and on the grassy areas and plaza of Thornebrook Village.
36th Annual Pioneer Day Festival
10/10/15 visit website
Come see our newly renovated Mayo Town Park!!! The park has been updated and looks wonderful. The new pavilions, walk-way, restrooms, and more…Come Check It Out!! If you are a returning visitor, then we extend to you a warm welcome back to our town and festival. If you are a first time participant, we feel that you will be glad you came. The weekend is sure to be full of excitement and activities. We have a wonderful agenda planned for all who participate.
Hickory Grove Founders Day
10/17/15 visit website
What's more fun than Park ‘n Ride on a big tractor to bring you and your family onto the grounds of the 25th Annual Hickory Grove Founder’s Day? Throwback activities include cane grinding and syrup-making, just like it was done over 100 years ago, sausage-making in the ole smokehouse, butter churning, re-caning old chairs, quilting demonstrations and picking up homemade jelly in the Hickory Grove Country Store. Get yourself some homemade ice cream for a dollar a cup! Look for the fabulous Antique Car Show, Hog Calling Contest and Dill Pickle Spitting Contest. The Hickory Grove Singing Stage will be filled with songs you know, just before the old-time circuit riding preacher shows up to give an inspiring message to the crowd.
Florida Museum of Natural History's Butterfly Fest
A Celebration of Wings, Wildlife and Biodiversity!
ButterflyFest is an annual family-friendly festival to celebrate backyard wildlife with an emphasis on pollinators!
Florida Forest Festival
10/24/15 visit website
Originating in 1956, the Florida Forest Festival (then called the Pine Tree Festival) began as an educational resource to share the story of Florida’s forestry heritage, fire safety, and the prevalence of the timber industry in Taylor County and the surrounding region. Today the event, held at Forest Capital Park in Perry, FL, still exhibits the essence of the festival’s original vision during its celebration in the Tree Capital of the South!
October 9 and 10, 2015
Friday 5:00 – Midnight
Saturday 10:00 AM – Midnight
Entertainment both days all day, Friday’s headliner is Highway to Hell and Saturday’s headliner band is Moccasin Creek
Porta Potty pulls will be a feature game Saturday afternoon at 5:00
Bike Show will also be on Saturday
Welcome To Natural North Florida -- the original Florida tourism destination.
There are off-beat and old-fashioned towns to explore where you can still savor a slice of life from bygone days. This region is also home to the largest collection of natural springs in the world, amazing sunsets, wonderfully quiet recreational rivers and trails, and world-class flora and fauna. With no crowds and no palm trees, it'll alter your stereotypes of the state. As you wander along the tree-lined and scenic roads winding through the region, you'll forget that you are in the fourth largest state in the US.
It's a "come as you are" kind of place, where you'll find people very down home yet very sophisticated, natural and nice, all at once.