Fabulous Fall Festivals Near Ocala, FL
We wanted to share some of the things we are looking forward as the humidity lessens and the temperatures drop below 98 degrees here in Ocala. It is a great time to get out and about and celebrate the changing of the season (even though it still feels like Summer 10 months out of the year....)
Here's some of the upcoming fall events we are looking forward to enjoying courtesy of About.com.
Micanopy Fall Harvest Festival
Micanopy - October 20 & 21, 2012
Antique shops, stately bed and breakfasts, and historical landmarks is the perfect setting for this town's biggest event – the Micanopy Fall Harvest Festival. While the main stage plays host to good time music, local artists join those from the southeast to present their work in over 200 displays of arts and crafts. An ol' time auction of items donated by participating vendors is the highlight of Saturday afternoon.
Micanopy is located just off Hwy 441, 12 miles south of Gainesville. Hours are Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
McIntosh 1890s Festival
McIntosh - October 27, 2012
Residents dress in 1890s clothing in an attempt to "turn-back-the-clock", but that hardly seems necessary – in McIntosh, it really is like going back in time! Victorian and Florida cracker homes set among century-old live oak trees is a perfect backdrop for this popular festival. Come to stroll the dozens of arts and craft booths and sample delicacies of the many concession stands, or bring a blanket and a picnic lunch to enjoy the entertainment while the children romp in the park.
McIntosh is located along Hwy. 441 between Gainesville and Ocala. Although the festival is officially open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., come early and try to beat the crowd... everyone else does.
Mount Dora Craft Festival
Mount Dora - October 27 & 28, 2012
This quaint town is already a favorite destination with its downtown shopping village. Over 300 crafters take to the streets and lake front along with plenty of food and entertainment to provide a great As one of the top 100 craft festivals in the country, this is good family fun!
Riverhawk Music Festival
Brooksville - November 8-11, 2012
The Riverhawk Music Festival, held this year at the Sertoma Ranch in Brooksville, will have your imagination soaring. Diverse musical performances on multiple stages make this festival incomparable!
We look forward to seeing you there!