Starke, Florida Is Worth A Stop On Your Way South On US301 in Natural North Florida

The old Bradford County Courthouse, which now houses Santa Fe College‘s Starke Campus, is still the most imposing sight as you head into Starke on US301.  While this north/south route in Florida isn’t as popular as it used to be, it does offer an excellent shortcut for southbound travelers heading from I-95 and from Jacksonville, …

Bradford County Strawberry Festival, April 8 and 9, 2017, Starke, FL

Bradford County Strawberry Festival NO Entry Fees NO Parking Fees Family fun–even the fur babies are welcome because it is all outside and on the streets. Join us April 8 and 9.  The fun begins at 9:00 AM both days www.bradfordcountystrawberryfestival.com

Bradford County Strawberry Festival, Starke, FL–April 9 & 10, 2016

The 17th Annual Bradford County Strawberry Festival will be held on April 9 and 10 in Downtown Starke.   There will be lots of great food (including, of course, STRAWBERRIES), as well as music and craft vendors.  The event is FREE and it’s also PET FRIENDLY, so pack up the kids and the pups and head …

Bradford County, Florida’s 2016 County Fair, March 8-13

Attracting 15 to 20,000 visitors from several adjacent counties, the Bradford County Fair has all the usual family-oriented fun and games, but also some good old-fashioned “county fair” events and activities.  Exhibits include agriculture, crafts and animal husbandry.         Fair Schedule and Directions Tuesday        March 8      5:00 – 11:00 pm …

2016 Gatornationals, Gainesville, FL–NHRA Drag Racing At Its Best–March 17-20

The 2016 Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals is scheduled for March 17-20 in Gainesvllle, Florida.  Gainesville Raceway opened in 1969 and held its first Gatornationals event in 1970. Long considered one of the fastest tracks on the NHRA circuit, it was from this legendary launch point that drivers clocked the first 260-, 270- and 300-mph Top …

Starke, Florida’s Downtown Architecture Is Anything But “Stark”!

It happened nationwide–and especially here in North Central Florida.  As the Interstate Highway System became fully implemented, many highways, like US301, US90, US41 and US19, became less popular routes for travelers to and from sunny Florida.  Interstates 10, 95 and 75 drew traffic away from those routes, leaving many smaller communities to suffer.  However, there’s …

The Best of Bradford County

Located just north of Gainesville, Bradford County is home to Starke, FL, a haven for nature lovers and history buffs. While the county’s forests and woodland areas make its rustic terrain the perfect camping destination, its historical monuments and landmarks attract visitors of all kinds. In order to experience the best of what Bradford County …