Holmes County Tourist Development Council
Holmes County is a natural paradise, located in the Florida panhandle. A short drive to the beaches and major tourist destinations, it is a convenient place to stay while vacationing. There are many places to visit and unwind in Holmes County.
Holmes County is the central county of northwest Florida, located in the panhandle of the state. For all its seclusions and wide open spaces, Holmes County is not far from modern urban facilities and “big city” pleasures. Interstate 10 and U.S. Hwy. 90 lead east to Florida’s capitol city of Tallahassee and west to the city of Pensacola. Each is no more than an hour and a half drive away. Highway 79 South is a 30-minute direct route to the “World’s Most Beautiful Beaches,” and Highway 79 North leads to Dothan, one of Alabama’s fastest growing cities, approximately 35 minutes from Bonifay. State Highway 81 is also an additional access North and South.
Holmes County is home to the Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo, which is held the first full weekend in October and attracts approximately 20,000 people each year. In conjunction with this three-night event, the Bonifay Kiwanis Club also sponsors a Rodeo Parade throughout downtown Bonifay.
You can enjoy outdoor recreation almost every day of the year in Holmes County. The average rainfall is 58.4 inches. The winters are mild, with mean temperatures of 44.2 degrees and summer mean temperature of 81.9.
No area in the South affords finer facilities for boating, swimming, fishing and water sports of all kinds than the beautiful lakes and streams of Holmes County and nearby resorts on the Gulf of Mexico. The area is a paradise for hunters, too, with plentiful deer, wild turkey, ducks and small game.
Holmes County is also a business friendly community and we welcome new and expanding businesses to the area. Come be a part of something special; after all, there’s no place like Holmes!