Jefferson County Fair and BBQ Cook-Off, November 12

  The Monticello-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2nd annual – Jefferson’s County Fair and BBQ Cook-Off scheduled to take place on November 12 and will be hosted in Lloyd, Florida at the Lloyd Arena.  The festival, will host a variety of food contests aimed at BBQ fans, providing various entertainment shows that …

2016 Cedar Key Seafood Festival, October 15 and 16

The town of Cedar Key, located in western Levy County, juts into the Gulf of Mexico and has been a long-standing source of excellent seafood.  And, since the 1990’s, it’s been the epicenter of commercial clam aquaculture, recognized nation-wide.  This year, Hurricane Hermine pushed as much as 9 feet of storm surge water onto shore, …

AlligatorFest at Florida’s O’Leno State Park, October 14-16, 2016

The United States’ Civil War came to Florida, as well as much of the eastern half of the country.  However, much of the “action” came in the form of blockades of ports and the capture of important salt works, there were few actual “battles”.  Before that bloody war, Florida experienced the removal of Native Americans …

St. Marks Stone Crab Festival, October 22, 2016

    There’s just about nothing better to eat than Florida stone crabs and despite the “hype” that we hear from south Florida, stone crabs from the northern Gulf waters are tastier and more plentiful.  Those “jumbos” and “colossals” on menus at fancy south Florida eateries are good, but our “mediums” taste better and there’s …

It’s Country in the Pines Time! Perry, Florida Music Festival, Sept. 23-24, 2016

  One of the most sought after Country Music events in the Southeast, the Country in the Pines Music Festival is right around the corner this Sept. 25-26 at Forest Capital State Park in Perry, FL. This event promises to bring with it one of the most exciting line-ups of country artists around, the 309C …

2nd Annual Wings and Wheels Fly-In Festival, Wakulla County, September 17, 2016

From our friends at Wakulla County, on Florida’s Big Bend: “Whether your vehicle of choice races across the asphalt or soars through the sky, it’s time to start your engines and get ready for the 2nd Annual Wings & Wheels Fly-In in beautiful Wakulla County! The inaugural edition in 2015 was a huge success, and …

10th Annual Mayhaw Berry Festival, Monticello, FL–May 7 & 8, 2016

Golden Acres Ranch in Jefferson County, FL is hosting the 10th Annual Mayhaw Berry Festival on May 7 and 8, 2016.  It’s a free, family oriented event, with a petting area, hayrides, local crafts, art, food–and of course, mayhaw jelly! Golden Acres, located at 704 Barnes Road, Monticello, is a 60-acre, working goat and sheep …

52nd Annual Cedar Key Arts Festival, April 9 & 10, 2016

  2016 marks the 52nd year of the Cedar Key Arts Festival.  The town of Cedar Key comes alive with fun for the entire family during the event.  Expect great food, professional arts and crafts and a chance to see one of Florida’s best-kept secrets–the town of Cedar Key.  Located just an hour west of …

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 …

William Bartram Heritage Day, 3/5/16, Hawthorne, FL

  An invitation from the organizers: “Join us for an exciting day planned at Little Orange Creek Nature Park in Hawthorne at the 4th Annual William Bartram Day. The event will feature William Bartram in costume and first person giving a fascinating talk for both adults and children.   Live music, native plant sales, storytelling, booths …