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 …

Explore Econfina in Taylor County

It’s spelled E-C-O-N-F-I-N-A, but the locals in western Taylor County call this river and State Park on Florida’s Big Bend, “Eco-feeny”.  But despite this confusion caused to visitors, the end of County Road 14 (off US98) offers lots of opportunities for folks wanting to see Florida “as it used to be”. Expect to see all …

Pit Stop: Burger & Fries at Grave’s Drive-In, Perry

In my travels through Taylor County and Perry, I’d often seen roadside benches advertising Grave’s Drive-In, claiming they served the best hamburgers in the area.  But, almost always, as I headed north on Jefferson Street from US27, I was detoured by my craving for Johnson’s Bakery donuts, and then, sated, I’d head either west on …

25th Annual Perry Optimist Saltwater Fishing Tournament, Taylor County, FL—May 7, 2016

The Optimist Club of Perry’s 25th Annual Saltwater Fishing Tournament promises to be special!  Anglers can fish from 7AM in the Gulf waters out of Steinhatchee, Keaton Beach and Econfina.  There’s a $50 per angler entry fee, but the prizes to be won are huge. Largest seatrout, $3000 2nd Largest seatrout, $1000 3rd Largest seatrout, …

Pit Stop: Headed Down Beach Road in Taylor County? Don’t Miss “Walter B’s”!

I’m sure if you plugged “15729 Beach Road, Keaton Beach, FL” into you GPS, it would take you to Walter B’s store.  However, if you’re headed south from Perry down Beach Road (CR361) towards Keaton Beach, Adams Beach, Dekle Beach or Steinhatchee you’ll encounter this nice store, with gas, groceries, fishing tackle, kayak rentals–and even …

Take A Kid Fishing–But Stop at Wilson’s Bait and Tackle in Perry, Fl First!

Have you seen that neon sign outside of Wilson’s Bait and Tackle in Perry?  And do you remember that it used to move, flash, and say, “Take a BOY Fishing”?  Well, times have changed, and lots of GIRLS go fishing–but Wilson’s is pretty much the same. In the world of the “www” and outdoor “megastores”, …

Country In The Pines Music Festival, Perry, Fl, September 25 & 26, 2015

  This year’s Country In The Pines Music Festival  is going to be a great, two day event, with music, good eats and lots of fun.  The event will take place September 25 and 26, 2015 at the Forest Capital Park in Perry, FL.  The schedule of events is still being put together, but should …

13th Annual Florida Bluegrass Festival, Perry, April 2-4, 2015

Perry’s The Music Captial of the South, so don’t miss this event if you’re at all interested in hearing some great music–and if you’re interested in some great chili.  The three-day event is the highlight of Perry’s springtime activities, and you can expect non-stop food and fun!  To purchase tickets, call (850) 584-5366 or go …

Look Into The Past at Perry, Florida’s Forest Capital Museum State Park and Cracker Homestead

Forest Capital Museum State Park has a diverse set of attractions, including a historical cracker settlement to walk around, an indoor museum with dioramas telling the story of the turpentine industry and it’s importance to Florida. Turpentine, or “naval stores” was an important industry in Natural North Florida until after the Civil War.  Used in …

Re-Live Florida’s “Cracker” History in Perry, FL

  Florida’s Forest Capital State Museum and Cracker Homestead, located in Perry, is part of Florida’s State Park system.  Located on US19 (Byron Butler Parkway) just south of town, this 1864 home and furnishings will give visitors a taste of Florida’s past.  Open 9AM to Noon, Monday through Thursday, this place is worth a visit. …