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Florida's Adventure Coast, Brooksville-Weeki Wachee

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Bordered by the Gulf of Mexico and the Withlacoochee River, Florida's Adventure Coast Brooksville - Weeki Wachee offers adventurous abundance 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....where it's Nature's Place to Play!

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  • 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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Wine Blending at Chinsegut Hill

July 29, 2016
If you enjoy wine and have a taste for creativity, join the Friends of Chinsegut Hill for a special evening of wine blending where you will be able to create your own signature blend using a variety of provided red and white wines. Then celebrate your recipe with fellow winemasters and hor d'oeuvres. Reservations are required for this exclusive evening of discerning tastes and beautiful vistas. Attendance limited to 40 attendees. $30/person or $50/couple.
http://www.chinseguthillretreat.com
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Camping with the Blues

October 20, 2016 - October 23, 2016
A fun weekend of Blues at the beautiful Sertoma Youth Ranch in Brooksville, FL. Friday: Diedra & The Ruff Pro Band, Jeff Jensen Band and Lisa Mann - JAM TO FOLLOW Saturday: RJ Howson Band, Gina Sicilia, Tullie Brae, Lionel Young Band, Eliza Neals & The Narcotics, Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames and Sari Schorr & The Engine Room - JAM TO FOLLOW Sunday: Johnny Long, RB Stone, Ghost Town Blues Band and Little Mike & The Tornadoes - JAM TO FOLLOW Hotel, RV and Tent Camping are available. For tickets and reservations: www.campingwiththeblues.com
http://www.campingwiththeblues.com
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Riverhawk Music Festival

November 10, 2016 - November 13, 2017
The annual weekend featuring a full lineup of live entertainment is just around the corner. Save by purchasing your tickets now! Friday night advance, $36.00 / gate, $40.00; Saturday advance, $45.00 / gate, $50.00; Sunday advance, $15.00 / gate, $20.00; Friday or Saturday evening only, $25.00. Food, beverage and craft vendors will be onsite for your eating and shopping enjoyment. Parking is free. For the complete list of entertainers, please visit the website below. For camping or other information, call 863-984-8445. Alternate lodging is nearby at Exit 301 off I-75, Brooksville / www.floridasadventurecoast.com.
http://www.riverhawkmusic.com

riverhawk1@lindentertainment.com

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37th Annual Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival

November 24, 2016 - November 26, 2016
Camping and Bluegrass! Spend the holiday in a uniquely beautiful location and enjoy the acoustics in the 8000sf pavilion showcasing the best Bluegrass in the country! This historical show, since 1980, has a lot to offer; camping with RV hookups and full Youth Programs. Bring a covered dish on Thursday at 1:00pm for the old-time family tradition of Thanksgiving Dinner at the Ranch! Folks have been celebrating this special time together here for years. Sertoma supplies the turkey -- you supply the holiday warmth. For a list of entertainment, camping rates and more, visit the website. Alternate lodging is available nearby at Exit 301 off I-75 / ...Read More>> www.FloridasAdventureCoast.com. Read Less
http://sertomayouthranch.org/thanksgiving-day-event/

tdaybluegrass@gmail.com

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Candy Cane Acres

November 25, 2016 - December 17, 2016
Gather your family and friends to enjoy the holiday light display and Christmas Village. Visit Mrs. Claus' kitchen and decorate your own cookie, see the Parade of Trees, stop by Santa's workshop and make a craft to take home, and have fun at the Magical Playland. Cuddle up for an old Florida-style sleigh ride, stop at the live Nativity Scene, then enjoy some hot chocolate, hot cider, eggnog and holiday treats. Recurring every Friday and Saturday evening from November 27 - December 19.
http://www.hernandofairgrounds.com/
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Kiwanis Annual Christmas Parade

December 10, 2016
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.FloridasAdventureCoast.com
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Gulf Coast Cluster AKC All-Breed Dog Show

January 12, 2017 - January 22, 2017
Florida's Adventure Coast goes to the dogs in a show and competitions that are bigger and better than ever! Two weeks of competitions in this venue bring you up close to the action! Visit the handlers with their dogs, see the behind-the-scenes grooming, shop for your furry friend, or relax in your chair as you watch the thrilling competitions from breed group to the Best of Show. Admission is free; parking is $5.00 per car. For information, visit http://www.floridagulfcoastcluster.com. (No competition on 1/17/17).
http://www.floridaclassicpark.com
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37th ANNUAL BROOKSVILLE RAID RE-ENACTMENT

January 21, 2017 - January 22, 2017
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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5th Annual Brooksville Native American Festival

February 04, 2017 - February 05, 2017
Saturday, February 4, 10:00-6:00pm; Sunday, February 5, 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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The Florida Bluegrass Classic

February 22, 2017 - February 26, 2017
Five days of entertainment at Florida Classic Park featuring: Marty Raybon, Eddie Raven & the Country Grass Show, the Gary Waldrep Band, Jan Ladd, Greg Bird, Lorrain Jordan & Caroline Road, the South Country Classic Show, and more! All on 50 acres of a beautifully maintained tree-lined park, located 1 mile from I-75 and SR 50, with over 350 RV sites with electric and water. Arts and crafts and food vendors will be on site. Bathhouses on site. Concerts will take place in a brand new covered Pavilion. Advance weekend ticket prices available until 1/30/17. Not camping? For hotels and other accommodations, go to www.floridasadventurecoast.c ...Read More>> m Read Less
http://evansmediasource.com/index_files/evansmediasourceevents.htm

eanddmedia@gmail.com

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Annual Weeki Wachee Swamp Fest

March 03, 2017 - March 05, 2017
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.FloridasAdventureCoast.com Cost: Age 13 and up: $8.00 at the gate; age 6-12: $4.00; age 5 and under, free
http://www.swampfestweekiwachee.com/
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WILL McLEAN MUSIC FESTIVAL

March 10, 2017 - March 12, 2017
The Best in Florida Acoustic Music with entertainment by Florida's songwriters and singers. Songwriting contest, workshops, arts, crafts, childrens activities. Bring your chair! Covered listening areas - music is rain or shine! Camping available; alternative lodging nearby --- visit www.FloridasAdventureCoast.com
http://www.willmclean.com
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ANNUAL ART IN THE PARK - ARTS, CRAFT AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

March 11, 2017 - March 12, 2017
Over 115 artisans participate in the annual juried show featuring fine art, fine craft, and craft artist vendors, and live entertainment throughout the day. The Student Art Pavilion features a county-wide exhibit of student art and a Kid’s Art Zone. You'll enjoy food, children's activities, an Art Boutique and more...all in the beautiful tree shaded Tom Varn Park in Brooksville! Parking donation: $5.00; admission is free and includes a souvenir program.
http://www.hernandoarts.org

hernandofinearts@gmail.com

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Annual Spring Bluegrass Festival

March 22, 2017 - March 25, 2017
Enjoy four days of the best in Bluegrass music, stage shows, workshops, movies, children's activities, all highlighted by a special Easter service at 10:00am on Sunday. Onsite camping is available first come-first served; alternate lodging is nearby at Exit 301 / I-75 at SR-50. For local area information, visit FloridasAdventureCoast.com
http://www.evansmediasource.com/Sertoma_2016.pdf

info@evansmediasource.com

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Brooksville Cycling Classic

April 08, 2017 - April 09, 2017
Visit historicDowntown Brooksville and enjoy a fun-filled day of cheering on the cycling racers. You'll be able to shop for art, crafts, produce and more. The casual "Open Ride" (9:00am-9:30am) on the Good Neighbor Trail is open to cyclists of all ages and abilities. The race donation is $5.00 per rider. Register before the ride at the "Get Healthy Zone. Helmets are required. Following the Open Ride, the exciting and action-packed street racing begins. For more information on the weekend's schedule and activities, visit the Facebook page, Brooksville Cycling Classic.
http://www.getingethealthy.com
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ANNUAL HERNANDO COUNTY FAIR AND YOUTH LIVESTOCK SHOW

April 14, 2017 - April 22, 2017
Note the dates on your 2017 calendar! The Hernando County Fair will be in full swing with expos, car shows, live entertainment, rides, and games. For more details and the full schedule as it becomes available, visit www.hernandofairgrounds.com .
http://www.naturallyhernando.org

info@hernandocounty.us

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FLORIDA BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL

April 22, 2017 - April 23, 2017
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 16 and 17, 2016, 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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Orange Blossom Jamboree 2017

May 17, 2017 - May 20, 2017
Orange Blossom Jamboree a.k.a. OBJ is a multi-day music and art festival in Brooksville, FL featuring over 60 bands on 4 stages - Camping and hotel accommodations available: www.FloridasAdventureCoast.com
http://www.orangeblossomjamboree.com

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