Getting Out This Spring

MayoFL05172015 (33)Getting out this spring with several events happening in and around the Lafayette County Florida area. Naturally, we will be keeping up with the events within the county but every now and then it is nice to know what’s going on in the neighboring counties as well. If you have an upcoming event we hope you will get in touch and let us know. We will list the event on the Community Calendar and if we get enough responses of course we will post another blog article.

March 2016

Three Rivers Library Sponsoring Pot of Gold Event From Now until St. Patrick’s Day

Every time you check out an item @ the Lafayette County Public Library you get to guess how many Gold Coins are in the Jar, and you may win a bag of GOLD…(Hershey Nugget Gold that is:) Now thru March 17, 2016…The winner will be announced on St. Patrick’s Day!!!!

Lafayette Babe Ruth Super Saturday Baseball
at Edward Perry Sports Field
on March 12, 2016 from 8-2pm

Bass Assassin Lures – Online Orders from Now until March 17th get 17% off your online purchase

RO Ranch is giving $5 off camping and $2 off Day Riding if you wear green on St.Patrick’s Day

Trenton’s Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival
Saturday, March 19, 2016 in Trenton, Florida from 9-3pm
View hundreds of quilts and a variety of quilt & craft demonstrations Created by over thirty Florida Quilt Groups and Participants Inside and outside Trenton’s historic buildings Centered around a turn of the century Railroad Depot Also featuring: Quilt Demonstrations, Old Time Crafts, Antique Dealers Music & Good Food, Plus a Display of Antique Cars & Tractors
Contact Stephanie Metts (352) 316-5900 or Pat Watson (352) 494-9913 for more information

Annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
Thursday, March 31, 2016 to Saturday, April 2, 2016 9-5pm
Antique tractors and farming equipment reflecting 200 years of rural American history will be on display throughout the festival. Demonstrating the craftsmanship and durability of American farm machinery, the show’s participants will operate working equipment and compete in tractor races. Visitors will be able to watch demonstrations of wheat threshing, shingle milling, corn grinding and unusual engines for everyday purposes. Exhibits will include collections of flywheels, hit and miss engines, water pumps, vintage pedal tractors, antique cars and farm equipment. Competitions for adults will include tractor pulls, barrel races and a blind race. Children can participate in pedal-powered tractor races, an old-fashioned game of needle-in-a-haystack or a rooster-crowing contest. On Saturday, an antique tractor parade will feature everything from customized lawn tractors to restored farm machinery.

April 2016

Suwannee River Catfish Fest
April 15-16, 2016 at Greenway Park in Branford, Florida
Be a Vendor: Download the App and mail to:
Suwannee River Catfish Festival
Attn: Darlene White
10723 184th St
McAlpin, FL 32062!register/mainPage
Applications must be received by March 15th or an additional processing fee will be accessed.

Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race
April 23, 2016
Commonly referred to as the roughest, wildest, most challenging canoe race in America! The race takes place on Florida’s famous Waccasassa River and brings you through the heart of Florida’s back country.
For more information, please contact:
Keith Maynard
PO Box 217
Gulf Hammock, FL 32639
(352) 535-5594

Suwannee River Rendezvous sponsored event:
The 5th annual Suwannee River Paddle for Autism is coming up on Saturday, April 30. At this time, the river level is going down and things are looking good for an excellent paddle trip down the Suwannee and to its beautiful crystal-clear springs for swimming, food, music and picnicking.

May 2016

Small Boat Meet
Friday May 6th to Sunday May 8, 2016
The 32nd Cedar Key small boat meet is the first full weekend in May. In 2016 it’s May 6-8. The meet is still informal. There are no planned events on the water. There are neither signups nor fees. Tides & weather remain the organization. Good weather is forecast. All shallow draft boats are welcome: rowing & paddling craft; jonboats, catboats & catamarans; trimarans & proas; punts, pirogues & pirates’ gigs; sampans, sharpies & scows; &, of course, duckboats & dinghies. For information call: Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce, (352) 543-5600

RO Ranch is sponsoring a Riders Event and are seeking vendors. Get in Touch with the coordinator.
Equine Trail Sports Event on May 7th and 8th
Telephone: (386) 294-1475

Location is Mayo, FL the ranch is a non-profit organization and hosting an Equine Trail Sports with 12 obstacle courses each day. We are in need of vendors for music, food, or tack and horse services, etc. $16 a day to have your business out on our grounds or Visitor Center also available to rent. 32 RV/Tent camping available with a bath house including electric, water, and two horse stalls on each site, primitive also available call for rates. Please contact Dawn McCormick at (386) 294-1475 or for more details or information regarding this event.

Heritage Park Market Day
Williston, Florida
Saturday May 14th ( Spring Fling Market) The cost for Vendor space will be $20.00 for a 10 x 10 space. HOWEVER, if you bring a Vendor and they set up at the Market, you will pay $10.00 and Your friend still pays $20.00. BE SURE that you sign up early to reserve your spot since I am strongly recruiting more Vendors. I will be handing out Vendor Space Numbers when you sign up.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 352-895-8325 or email me at Please keep in mind that I work a 5 day a week, 8-5 job and cannot answer my cell during the day. Linda Rodeffer, Heritage Park Market

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park’s annual Florida Folk Festival
May 27th to May 29th – Lots of Food, Music, Crafts and of course various types of Folk Artist Vendors



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