Take A Scenic Drive Along Natural North Florida’s US90–Monticello to Madison

When visitors come to Natural North Florida, they’re often surprised to find rolling hills and historic towns with no beaches or amusement parks. However, a drive across Florida’s Jefferson and Madison counties can easily change your perception of our little-known and lightly-traveled region. US90 is a major American highway.  In fact, it begins in California …

Three Natural North Florida Springs–Free For All!

Some of the best things in our Natural North Florida region are free, and that’s especially true when it comes to three of our smaller springs.  While we have the largest concentration of first and second magnitude freshwater springs in the world, these county-maintained “swimming holes” in Jefferson, Columbia and Alachua counties are fun–and FREE! …

Enjoy The Winter Wonderettes at Monticello’s Opera House

The Monticello Opera House The Winter Wonderettes Produced by MadCo Monticello Acting & Dance Co. Musical—Dinner & Show The Wonderettes are back! This seasonal celebration finds the girls entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party. When Santa turns up missing, the girls use their talent and creative ingenuity to save the holiday party! Featuring …

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 …

4 North Florida Destinations Worth Exiting I-10 For

If you’re road tripping across the country, exploring big cities like New Orleans or San Antonio, or simply heading to the beautiful beaches in the Florida Panhandle, you’re bound to spend a good deal of driving time on Interstate 10. The 330 miles across Florida from Pensacola to Jacksonville may seem lengthy at first. But …

Jefferson County in Natural North Florida–Short on Coastline, Long on Fishing!

If, on a fishing trip to the Jefferson County coastline, you think you’re the first human to ever see this shoreline, you’re wrong. This rugged 6-mile stretch of our Big Bend is now, for the most part, uninhabited and relatively unfished, due in part to the fact that it’s rocky and shallow. But now we …

Fishing Feature: Trophy Creek Outfitters in Monticello

Lots of folks living in and visiting our Natural North Florida region don’t think of rural Jefferson County as a Mecca for fishermen, in fresh or salt water.  Of course, there’s lots of great hunting land, but we need to consider that Jefferson County stretches all the way from it’s short Gulf of Mexico coastline …

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 …

Attend the 8th Annual Southern Music Rising Festival April 25, 2015 in Monticello, Florida

Southern Music Rising organizes, promotes and holds major musical events in Monticello, Florida.  The Spring music celebration brings numerous world famous musicians to Monticello.  Thousands of people come to enjoy this wonderful annual event which serves to enhance the community and stimulate the local economy. Monticello is located at the junction of US19 and US90, …

Monticello Bike Fest, March 20 & 21, 2015

Monticello Bike Fest, March 20 & 21, 2015 Rolling hills and canopied roads make the panhandle of Florida the perfect setting for cyclists who want a change of scenery. Jefferson County offers the quaint town of Monticello as a unique host of the festival. With plantations, heritage roads and historic homes, your weekend to get …