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Bordered by the Gulf of Mexico and the Withlacoochee River, Hernando County offers a cornucopia for nature enthusiasts. Rolling hills, sawgrass salt marshes, crystal clear springs, whispering forests, parks and trails provide hiking, biking, birding, water recreation including canoeing, kayaking, boating and fishing, golf, camping, and breathtaking sunsets. Brooksville's hometown atmosphere renders oak-canopied streets, unique shopping, history, art, events and cozy dining. Be enchanted by the world-famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids and enjoy Florida's only natural spring water park, Buccaneer Bay. Come see how we do Florida....naturally!

Amenities:
  • Amenities:
  • Bus Parking, Parking, Restrooms
  • Average Visit Time:
  • Less than 1 hour,
  • Business Type:
  • Chambers & Visitors Bureaus, City/County Office, Welcome Centers

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First Chinsegut Hill Holiday Open House

December 06, 2014 - December 07, 2014
With final historic renovation and restoration completed, the "Manor House" is now open to the public. The Friends of Chinsegut Hill invite you to share this first of many holidays with them. Take a tour of the newly-restored 1849 manor house, stroll the grounds, and enjoy refreshments and music.
http://www.friendsofchinseguthill.com

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40th Annual Christmas Parade

December 13, 2014
The parade includes marching bands, the Shriners, floats, clowns, horses, and Santa! Bring your chair and your camera! Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Brooksville. www.kiwanisclubofbrooksville.org
http://www.naturallyhernando.org

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35th ANNUAL BROOKSVILLE RAID RE-ENACTMENT

January 17, 2015 - January 18, 2015
Annual Civil War Re-enactment. Camps open: 9 AM with presentation of colors. The event portrays the 1846 raid of federal troops into the interior as the union forces attempted to destroy a confederate salt works. Activities include shopping on Suttler's Row, Battalion Drills, Ladies' Tea, 1860's baseball game, Brooksville Raid Battle, Blue & Grey Ball. Sunday - 1:30 is the Grand Review Admission: Adults $6.00; Youth (6 -12 ) $3.00; Under 5: Free Boy Scouts in uniform: Free. For accommodations visit www.naturallyhernando.org
http://www.brooksvillereenactment.com

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2nd Annual Brooksville Native American Festival

February 07, 2015 - February 08, 2015
Saturday, February 7, 10:00-6:00pm; Sunday, February 8, 10:00am-5:00pm. Everyone is welcome at the family-friendly event which will feature Native American dancing, primitive skills demonstrations, traditional Native American arts and crafts, Native American food and music, handmade jewelry and much more. Admission: Adults $7.00; Children age 5-12 $4.00; under age 5, free. 352-797-7886 / www.Brooksvillenativeamericanfest.com
http://www.brooksvillenativeamericanfest.com

peacetreetrading@yahoo.com

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ANNUAL WEEKI WACHEE SWAMP FEST

March 06, 2015 - March 08, 2015
One of the largest arts, crafts and music festivals in the area! Food and entertainment all day, "Swamp Monster" contest, prize drawings. Fun for the entire family ... and a time to enjoy the natural beauty and amenities of the State Park, including the Mermaid shows. Accommodations nearby ... find yours at www.naturallyhernando.org!
http://www.wwswampfest.com

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ANNUAL ART IN THE PARK - ARTS, CRAFT AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

March 14, 2015 - March 15, 2015
Be inspired by this annual showcase of art, craft and music. Juried Art Show featuring all types of art and craft, including oils, pastels, acrylics, pen & ink, woodworking, jewelry, glass art, weaving, and much more! Food and entertainment available all day; many items for sale. Come enjoy the beauty of the art in the beauty of the Park! Accommodations nearby -- find yours at www.naturallyhernando.org
http://www.hernandoarts.org

info@hernandocounty.us

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FLORIDA BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL

April 11, 2015 - April 12, 2015
Those deep indigo, juicy orbs will be ripe for the picking before you know it! Make Brooksville, Florida, your destination for a fabulous weekend for all things blueberry! April 11 and 12, 2015, marks the celebration of the blueberry season, with live entertainment, games, food, fine art, crafts, wines, car and bike shows, and of course, blueberries! Brooksville, recently declared the official home of the Florida Blueberry Growers Association, will be transformed into a blueberry mecca for two full days. Over 100 retailers, 75 or more artisans, fresh-produce growers, and a variety of food concessionaires will delight, entertain and feed fes ...Read More>> ival patrons, serving up the likes of blueberry pancakes, ice cream, and shortcake! Visit Hernando County for the weekend, and experience the best of Florida … an area rich in history, natural beauty, front-porch hospitality, and the tastiest blueberries ever! Read Less
http://www.floridablueberryfestival.org

info@hernandocounty.us

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