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 …

9th Annual Winter Fine Arts Fair, March 4-6, Town of Tioga, Alachua County

The 2016 event kicks off Friday, March 4 at 5PM with dance, music  and over 120 exhibiting artists.  Expect to see paintings, sculpture and all forms of fine art.  There will also be a Kids’ Zone, with activities for the younger set.  The show is open 10AM to 5PM on Saturday and Sunday.  Admission is …

Steinhatchee Seafood Festival, April 8th and 9th, 2016

Don’t miss this year’s Steinhatchee Seafood Festival!  The events, including a live auction, arts & crafts, food, music and a flea market, begins at 6PM on Friday, April 8 at Good Times Motel & Marina.  Good Times is located on the south side of the Steinhatchee River, in Jena, at 7022 SW Hwy 358.  Parking …

Steinhatchee Fiddler Crab Fishing Tournament, February 13, 2016

Anglers–don’t miss this tournament!  It’s part of the 8th Annual Fiddler Crab Festival, and with a 1-3PM weigh-in at the Sea Hag Marina, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the events and to grab some great “street eats”.  The entry fee is $25 per angler, and there are sizable payouts for the winners.  Tickets …

Celebrate Birds–Live Birds of Prey Festival – Saturday, January 30, 2016- First Magnitude Brewery in Gainesville

Live Birds of Prey Festival – Saturday, January 30 – First Magnitude Brewery Join Wild Birds Unlimited at First Magni-tude Brewery from 12-4pm on Saturday, January 30 for an afternoon with live birds of prey from the Apopka-based Avi-an Reconditioning Center (ARC). This year’s event will feature a Bald Eagle and four other species of raptor …

Santa Fe River Fest and Songwriters’ Festival, April 17, 2016, Sponsored by Rum138

This annual fundraising event, now in its sixth year, will include the songwriting contest, music by Terraplane Rhythm & Blues, a great silent auction (art, jewelry, vacations, etc.), Kid’s Corner, 50/50 raffle, music jam session, grilled burgers and dogs, delectable desserts, beer and drinks. Proceeds go to educational and advocacy activities of Our Santa Fe …

2016 Olustee Battle Reenactment and Festival, in Natural North Florida’s Columbia County

2016 Olustee Battle Reenactment An annual re-enactment of a Civil War Batte between the North and the South. Hundreds of re-enactors come from miles around to participate in this historical event. The Annual Olustee Battle Reenactment will be held February 13th & 14th, 2016 at the Olustee Battlefield State Park. This is the famous site of …