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Tallahassee--Florida's capital city--is the site of the Red Hills Horse Trials, an annual United States Eventing Association Area III event held in March. Named for the sloping terrain and rich red earth known as the "red hills" of north Florida and South Georgia, the Horse Trials features a challenging cross-country course newly updated and designed for 2011 by Scotland's Hugh Lochore.

The cross country course was initially built by Hugh, and is set in the central area of a 120-acre indigenous plant/horticultural park owned by Tallahassee ecologist and horse enthusiast Colin Phipps. It features a variety of formidable obstacles, including water, banks and ditches, which wind through Phipps' arboretum.

Four dressage rings, the stadium course, stabling, the "Red Hills Avenue of Shops,” “Saddlers’ Row,” "Red Hills Food Court,” and a variety of exhibits, educational demonstrations and Park and Botanical Tours are staged on adjoining Northwest Florida Water Management District land known as the Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park.
www.rhht.org



Springtime Tally

Come see the spectacular blooming azaleas and dogwoods and watch as downtown Tallahassee transforms into a lush marketplace with true Southern Charm. Whether under one of the many draping live oak trees in our parks or steps away from historical southern mansions and the Florida Capitol, you will know you are somewhere special. Held either the last Saturday
in March or first Saturday in April.
http://www.springtimetallahassee.com/


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LeMoyne’s Chain of Parks Art Festival takes place in the historic parks along Park Avenue in downtown Tallahassee, Florida usually during the 3rd weekend in April. Festival Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 10am to 5pm, the 3rd weekend of April each year. Free Admission - Rain or Shine.
Every thing you need to know to enjoy the two-day event in downtown Tallahassee, Florida including RV and downtown hotel accommodations, fun activities for the kids at the Target® KID ZONE and live entertainment at the festival.
www.lemoyne.org




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Join us in Panacea, Florida on the first Saturday in May for the Annual Blue Crab Festival. Held annually at Woolley Park on scenic Dickerson Bay, the quaint festival originated in 1975 to promote the crab industry in Wakulla County. The festival has grown in size and tradition. The festival is kicked off each year by a parade down U.S. 98 starting at 10am. After the parade, the gates open to Woolley Park... where the old, young and young-at-heart can enjoy a day's full of waterfront fun.

Throughout the event you will be entertained by live music, dance performances by cloggers, and historic demonstrations.  A long-time tradition of the festival is the Crab Pickin' Contest. Watch entrants pick their way through a basket of Blue Crabs to "weigh-in" the delicious meat for a prize.  Of course, it is always exciting to watch the Mullet Toss, where contestants throw a real mullet in a distance-toss competition.

Make sure you bring your appetite to the festival, as vendors will be cookin' up boiled crabs, fried shrimp, hushpuppies & other mouth watering treats throughout the day.  Take a stroll through the park to visit the many arts & crafts on display, where you can buy souvenirs and gifts.  And while you are there, don't forget to buy your Blue Crab Festival T-Shirt or Cookbook!

Hope to see you there!
www.bluecrabfest.com





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United Way of the Big Bend presents the popular tradition of Friday night GetDowns in downtown Tallahassee beginning in September through November on the Friday before FSU Football Home Games. The Getdown known as the official downtown block party is a seasonal festival in fall that happens in the central business district in the City of Tallahassee, Florida. The festival involves concerts, stands for food, dancing, street entertainers, make up artist, clowns, grilling, and fun for everyone. The city attracts people from all over the area, including Gadsden County, Wakulla County, Jefferson County, Jackson County, Gulf County, Liberty County, Madison County, Taylor County, and even south Georgia counties, including Thomas and Grady counties. The festival attracts tens of thousands of people every year and directly benefits United Way of the Big Bend. The festival is held every Friday before an FSU Home Game.

The GetDowns are supported by title sponsor Capital City Bank and supporting sponsors, Bud Light along with Tri-Eagle Sales, Aarons, Inc, Tallahassee Democrat, WCTV, Clear Channel Radio, Coke and the City of Tallahassee.
www.uwbb.org



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The St. Marks Stone Crab Festival has been an annual event since 1997.  We know fall has arrived when our fishermen start hauling in the Stone Crabs.  It is a celebration of the stone crab season opening in October.  Originally started by Stan West and Dave Vailancourt, owners of the Riverside Cafe, in recent years the event has grown into a community wide project with many local volunteers and sponsors.  

Today the festival hosts thousands of visitors and provides a venue for local musicians and artisans.  In addition to the great food and music, attractions include a parade, children’s activities, educational displays, and dozens of vendors. The main event is, of course, Stone Crab.  Come and enjoy the day with us.
www.stmarksstonecrabfest.com




Mule Days

Only about 200 people call Calvary home, but on the first Saturday of November, every year, Calvary's population grows up to between 60,000 and 90,000 (not counting mules).  The reason for this - Calvary Lions Club annual Mule Day Festival.  Proceeds of which go to Lions Sight programs and local charities.  Enjoy a big parade with mules, horses and antique tractors; contests, and all day entertainment, while remembering Mule Day is to celebrated the mules significant contribution to the area’s agriculture.

Come early to visit over 450 arts & crafts exhibitions, concessions, cane grinding, and syrup making make Mule Day a time to remember. Come on out and join us for a full day of fun - We look forward to seeing you!!
http://calvarylionsmuleday.com




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The brainchild of Robert P. Crozer and Margo Bindhardt, the Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival was inspired by the history of Thomasville, Georgia’s vibrant plantation community. Throughout the ante- and post-bellum periods, sporting and wildlife artists enjoyed the patronage of Thomasville’s plantation families, often journeying to the plantations to observe wildlife, enjoy the sporting culture, and practice their craft. The Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival, held during the third weekend in November, was designed and drawn from Thomasville’s cultural history to match the tastes and needs of great wildlife art collectors with the best artists working today. www.pwaf.org



Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science
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The Tallahassee Museum is one of the few museums in the nation combining a natural habitat zoo of indigenous wildlife, a collection of historical buildings and artifacts and an environmental science center on a beautiful 52 acre lake side setting. North Florida's history, nature, and wildlife intersect. From amazing native animals and rare historic buildings to beautiful natural scenery to exciting public programs, special events, and educational programs, there's something here for everyone. Tallahassee Tree to Tree: Zip through tree-tops, soar over cypress swamps, and conquer aerial games and obstacles on the brand new Tallahassee Tree to Tree Adventures courses at the Tallahassee Museum. Beautifully integrated within the Museum’s 52 acres of native plants and wildlife, Tallahassee Tree to Tree Adventures transports adventurers through swamps, forests, wildlife habitats, and more! You’ll see nature from a bird’s eye view while gliding at heights of up to fifty feet from the ground! Who knows, you may even meet a dinosaur or two! Over 30 obstacles will have you swinging from ropes, crossing log bridges, and surfing through the sky. Go and visit. You won't be disappointed.

http://tallahasseemuseum.org/



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A Treasured Holiday Shopping Tradition, for 45 Years. Juried arts and crafts, all original works.

Mission: Market Days is a two day major fundraiser for the Tallahassee Museum, the capital city’s oldest museum, promoting conservation of regional history, culture and wildlife for over 50 years.

Company Overview: MARKET DAYS is one of the Southeast’s largest and best arts and crafts shows, offering only unique, ORIGINAL creations that have made this event a treasured holiday shopping tradition for 45 years. This JURIED show is limited to 300 artists and top-quality craftsmakers chosen from a nationwide pool of approximately 500 applicants.

Market Days is held annually on the first weekend of December at the North Florida Fairgrounds, 441 Paul Russell Road in Tallahassee. The show draws an enthusiastic crowd of 15,000 on average, including thousands who return year after year and approximately 1,000 who attend as EARLY BIRDS on Friday evening.

Filling six of the large fairgrounds' buildings, as well as outdoor plazas and medians, Market Days offers a wonderful array of ORIGINAL works in various price ranges, from breathtaking FINE ART to charming STOCKING STUFFERS. The works include fine arts, ceramics, country furniture, stained glass, woodwork, glasswork, dolls, clocks, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, metalwork, clothing, photography and calligraphy.The event also dishes up a wide selection of mouth-watering foods and refreshments. Market Days offers great values on original gifts to delight everyone on your holiday shopping list.
http://marketdays.org/