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Big Bend Kayak Classic
 Big Bend Kayak Classic photo
May 1 - May 2, 2015
Downtown St. Marks
St. Marks, FL 32355
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The Big Bend Kayak Classic is a kayak fishing tournament benefiting Meals on Wheels in Wakulla County, FL. BBKC runs on a catch - photo - release (CPR) kayak fishing with prizes awarded for Biggest Red / Trout combo, Biggest Redfish, Biggest Trout, Biggest Freshwater Bass, & Biggest Red or Trout or
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Panacea Blue Crab Festival
Panacea Blue Crab Festival photo
May 2, 2015
Woolley Park
Panacea, FL 32346
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Just around the corner for the annual Blue Crab Festival. Keep your eyes open for details and sign up info. Lots of fun planned for the whole family. Vendors galore and great entertainment featuring a special solo guest appearance by Eric Durrance, lead vocalist for Tobacco Rd Band.
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The Fancy Flea Vintage Home & Garden Market
The Fancy Flea Vintage Home & Garden Market  photo
May 9, 2015
197 S.W. Range Street
Madison, FL 32340
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The Fancy Flea Vintage Home and Garden Market is a unique Spring street celebration in downtown Madison, Florida, home of a surprising array of antiques, collectibles and historical museum treasures. The 2015 Fancy Flea will feature garden décor, handmade jewelry, antiques, fabulous furniture, vinta
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Chiefland Watermelon Festival
Chiefland Watermelon Festival photo
Jun 6, 2015
East Park Avenue
Chiefland, FL 32626
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Held on the first Saturday in June, the Annual Watermelon Festival is perhaps the biggest event in Chiefland during the year, drawing thousands of visitors from all parts of the state. The one-day event began in 1954, as the City of Chiefland wrapped up the completion of new sidewalks and streets. T
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Yulee Railroad Days
Yulee Railroad Days photo
Jun 6, 2015
Archer, FL
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Various events at different venues throughout the day celebrating the history of the Florida Railroad System! Come out and join the fun!
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Tour de Melon Bike Ride
Tour de Melon Bike Ride photo
Jun 6, 2015
116 N. Main Street
Chiefland, FL 32626
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Tour de Melon is a Family trail ride and a Century ride on an area highway route. The ride takes place each year in conjunction with Chiefland’s Annual Watermelon Festival. It is an unforgettable ride through rural North Florida. Enjoy the beautiful scenery with vast areas of ranches, cropland and n
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Jefferson County Watermelon Festival
Jefferson County Watermelon Festival photo
Jun 19 - Jun 20, 2015
Courthouse Circle
Monticello, FL 32344
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June is the home to our ever popular Jefferson County Watermelon Festival. Originally the festival was started to recognize the watermelon growers in Jefferson County. Held the third weekend of June, this festival has enjoyed 65 plus years of watermelon, music, children’s theater, pageants, Street
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Florida Museum of Natural History's Butterfly Fest
Florida Museum of Natural History's Butterfly Fest photo
Sep 18 - Sep 20, 2015
Powell Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611
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A Celebration of Wings, Wildlife and Biodiversity! ButterflyFest is an annual family-friendly festival to celebrate backyard wildlife with an emphasis on pollinators!
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Central Florida Peanut Festival
Central Florida Peanut Festival photo
Oct 3, 2015
Heritage Park (intersection of Hwy 27 & Main St.)
Williston, FL 32696
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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 pea
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Starke Bikefest
Starke Bikefest photo
Oct 9 - Oct 10, 2015
100 E. Call Street
Starke, FL 32091
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Starke Bikefest 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 wil
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36th Annual Pioneer Day Festival
36th Annual Pioneer Day Festival photo
Oct 10, 2015
Mayo Veterans Town Park US Hwy 27 & Co. Rd 300
Mayo, FL 32066
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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 participan
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Art in Thornebrook Village
Art in Thornebrook Village photo
Oct 10 - Oct 11, 2015
2441 NW 43rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606
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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.
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Hickory Grove Founders Day
Hickory Grove Founders Day photo
Oct 17, 2015
1218 NE Hickory Grove Road
Pinetta, FL 32350
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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 churnin
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46th Annual Seafood Festival
46th Annual Seafood Festival photo
Oct 17 - Oct 18, 2015
Downtown Cedar Key
Cedar Key, FL 32625
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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
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Florida Forest Festival
Florida Forest Festival photo
Oct 24, 2015
Forest Capital State Park, US 19 South
Perry, FL 32347
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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 Fores
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Micanopy Fall Harvest Festival
Micanopy Fall Harvest Festival photo
Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2015
P.O Box 335
Micanopy, FL 32667
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Micanopy Florida is a scenic location for a fall arts and crafts festival. Micanopy is the town that time forgot. This quiet little town bustles with activity as the vendors pour into town and fill Cholokka Boulevard. Many local artists, crafters, and musicians participate in the festival, as well a
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Micanopy Fall Harvest Festival
Micanopy Fall Harvest Festival photo
Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2015
P.O Box 335
Micanopy, FL 32667
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Micanopy Florida is a scenic location for a fall arts and crafts festival. Micanopy is the town that time forgot. This quiet little town bustles with activity as the vendors pour into town and fill Cholokka Boulevard. Many local artists, crafters, and musicians participate in the festival, as well a
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Hidden Coast Paddling Adventures
Hidden Coast Paddling Adventures photo
Nov 6 - Nov 8, 2015
Inglis & Yankeetown, FL 34498
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The Annual Florida Hidden Coast Paddling Adventures.
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34th Downtown Festival and Art Show
34th Downtown Festival and Art Show photo
Nov 14 - Nov 15, 2015
200 East University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32627
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The nationally recognized Downtown Festival & Art Show transforms downtown Gainesville into a venue for award-winning artists and draws a crowd of more than 100,000. Presented by the City of Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, the festival celebrates its 34th anniversar
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Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival
Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival photo
Dec 4 - Dec 5, 2015
203 Forest Park Drive
Perry, FL 32348
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Wintertime brings a chill to the air, even in Florida. But each December, the hottest place to be in the Sunshine State is the Southern Pines Blues and BBQ Festival at Forest Capital Park in Perry, FL. Two days of heated competition in several professional and amateur categories fill the air with th
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Light Up Madison
Light Up Madison photo
Dec 5, 2015
Four Freedoms Park, U.S. Route 90 & S.W. Range Avenue
Madison, FL 32350
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This lovely downtown Madison celebration includes the lighting of the Four Freedoms Park huge Christmas tree in a simultaneous lighting of 32 community-sponsored Christmas trees, along S.W. Range Avenue to welcome the season. Historic streets dotted by antique and collectibles stores and restaurants
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30th Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire
30th Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire photo
Jan 30 - Feb 7, 2016
Alachua County Fairgrounds 2900 NE 39th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32609
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The Alachua County Fairgrounds is transformed into a bustling medieval marketplace for the 30th Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire. Step back in time and cheer on jousting knights, wander through the medieval marketplace where hundreds of artisans sell their wares, witness a battle on the living chess
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30th Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire
30th Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire photo
Jan 30 - Feb 7, 2016
Alachua County Fairgrounds 2900 NE 39th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32609
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The Alachua County Fairgrounds is transformed into a bustling medieval marketplace for the 30th Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire. Step back in time and cheer on jousting knights, wander through the medieval marketplace where hundreds of artisans sell their wares, witness a battle on the living chess
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Steinhatchee Fiddler Crab Festival
Steinhatchee Fiddler Crab Festival  photo
Feb 12 - Feb 14, 2016
1013 S. Riverside Dr.
Steinhatchee, FL 32359
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Arts and crafts festival featuring fun activities for the whole family. Vendors, music, contests and cooking events. Held in Steinhatchee at the Steinhatchee Community Center.
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