Upcoming Events

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South Walton Farmers markets

farmersmarketSeaside Amphitheater – Saturdays 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. –
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Come and reap the benefits of purchasing locally grown food as local farmers and vendors offer their wares. Fresh eggs, vegetables and fruit, honey, breads, cookies, cheeses, milk, organic chickens and broth, handmade jewelry, soaps and more. Buying locally grown food benefits you and our community. ::MAP::

Rosemary Beach Community Town Center 
Reap fresh produce and more from local farmers on Sundays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Rosemary Beach. Market located on N. Barrett Square.
9 a.m. till 1 p.m.

Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market at Sandestin
Saturdays Year Round 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Grand Park (Between Tommy Bahamas and Cantina Laredo)
600 Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach
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17th Annual Old Nick’s Speckled Trout Shoot Out May 1 – 31

Treylermade Tournaments is hosting their 17th Annual Old Nick’s Speckled Trout Shoot Out May 1 – 31, 2017.

TOURNAMENT RULES & REGULATIONS
TOURNAMENT DATES: May 1st – May 31st, 2017 – Download Speckled Trout Shoot Out Entry Form

SPECIES: Speckled Trout (Cynoscion nebulosus) – 15” minimum length
ENTRY FEE: $30 per Angler; After May 1st – $35 per Angler. Anglers must wait 24 hours after registering/submitting entry fee for tournament to weigh-in fish. Anglers can submit entry fee payment / registration to –
Nick’s Seafood Restaurant- 7585 HWY 20 West, Freeport, FL, or by phone at (850) 835-2222 or (850) 830-6161.
RULES: Anglers will be judged on their single heaviest Speckled Trout, over 15”. Each Angler in the Speckled Trout division is allowed 3 weigh-ins for the entire tournament. Fish must be caught in Choctawhatchee Bay, or estuaries thereof (Brooks Bridge to Peach Creek).

To view/print the rules, regulations, and team entry information, please visit – www.nicksseafoodrestaurant.com/tournaments or visit Nick’s Seafood Restaurant at 7585 HWY 20 WEST, Freeport, FL 32439.

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Geocaching event at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park every Wednesday

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Topsail Hill State Park invites you to enjoy their “one of a kind” geocache program every Wednesday through Nov. 8. Visitors can check in at the Camp Store and pick up the geocache packet. This activity will take you to various points throughout the Preserve. Note: the hiking and biking trails are easy to moderate in difficulty, some are paved, sand and gravel, or hard pack.

What is Geocaching? It is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches,” at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. Geocaching was originally similar to the 160-year-old game letterboxing, which uses clues and references to landmarks embedded in stories. Geocachers are free to take a treasure, or “swag” (except the logbook, pencil, or stamp) from the cache in exchange for leaving something of similar or higher value behind.

Enter the park through the main gate and park staff will direct you to the Camp Store, you will need a GPS or a smart phone capable with GPS.

A $6.00 entry admission per vehicle into the park. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is located at 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. For more information, call (850) 267-8330 ::MAP::

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Gulf Place hosts live music on Sunday evenings

Gulf Place on 30A announces the lineup of the Summer Sunday Concert Series sponsored by ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals. Kicking off on May 28, 2017, each week will feature a different local or regional band, ranging in genres. Performances will be appropriate for attendees of all ages. Concerts are from 5-8 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets to enjoy the concert on the amphitheater lawn. The live entertainment acts are as follows, however subject to change. For more information, go to gulfplacefl.com

May 28 – Emerald Gold Band
June 4 – New Earth Army
June 11 – Post Pluto
June 18 – Purple Monkey
June 25 – Luke Langford & 331 South
July 2 – Still Standing a tribute to Elton John
July 9 – Déjà vu
July 16 – Continuum
July 23 – Kane and the Saints
July 30 – Wildlife Specials
August 6 – Casey Kearney
August 13 – The Moon Lagoons
August 20 – Waterzedge
August 27 – Rust and Gold
September 3 – Kickstand Jenny

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Blueberry preserve workshop in DeFuniak Springs May 25

Preserve a piece of spring with a hands on workshop to learn safe water-bath canning methods for blueberries. Walk away with your very own jar of fresh, blueberry preserves just in time for your Memorial Day picnic.

The workshop will be held on Thursday, May 25th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Walton County Extension Office, 732 N. 9th Street, DeFuniak Springs.

Cost $15.00 register at: https://ufwaltonblueberry.eventbrite.com

Call 892-8172 for questions.

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Geocaching event at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park every Wednesday

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Topsail Hill State Park invites you to enjoy their “one of a kind” geocache program every Wednesday through Nov. 8. Visitors can check in at the Camp Store and pick up the geocache packet. This activity will take you to various points throughout the Preserve. Note: the hiking and biking trails are easy to moderate in difficulty, some are paved, sand and gravel, or hard pack.

What is Geocaching? It is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches,” at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. Geocaching was originally similar to the 160-year-old game letterboxing, which uses clues and references to landmarks embedded in stories. Geocachers are free to take a treasure, or “swag” (except the logbook, pencil, or stamp) from the cache in exchange for leaving something of similar or higher value behind.

Enter the park through the main gate and park staff will direct you to the Camp Store, you will need a GPS or a smart phone capable with GPS.

A $6.00 entry admission per vehicle into the park. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is located at 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. For more information, call (850) 267-8330 ::MAP::

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Walton County Memorial Day services May 29

gumcreekcemetery3Gum Creek Cemetery DeFuniak Springs
8 a.m.

Gum Creek Cemetery, one of the oldest in Walton County, is thought to be at least 160 years old. As such, it marks the final resting place of veterans from American’s wars all the way back to the early 19th Century, with 12 known Civil War veterans and one confirmed Seminole War veteran. There are many veterans from 20th century conflicts, from World War I throughout the Korean War, buried in the cemetery as well.

This year’s speaker will be Elizabeth Stanley, who served as a Lieutenant in Viet Nam 1971-72. For more information call Tom Baker at 850-333-2195.

Gum Creek Cemetery is located just off SR-83, north of DeFuniak Springs near Glendale.

Gulf Cemetery Santa Rosa Beach
10 a.m.

Florida celebrated its 100th birthday in 2014. The cemetery is located on land granted by the United States Government and signed by President Woodrow Wilson on June 17, 1914. The cemetery has a rich history tied to the local community. Many community leaders, veterans and other notable locals chose Gulf Cemetery to be their final resting place.

Gulf Cemetery is located on County Hwy. 393 South, Santa Rosa Beach.

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Choctawhatchee Catfish tournament June 2-3

The 5th annual Choctawhatchee Catfish Roundup will be held June 2 at 4 p.m. and ends June 3th at 12 Noon.

The tournament will be held at the Choctawhatchee River Caryville Landing on Hwy. 90.

$50 entry fee per person with 1st place – $1000, 2nd place – $500, and 3rd place – $250. $100 for the most total weight of flathead catfish, $100 1st place youth division.

For more information, contact Steve Herrington at (850) 624-9504 or Dustin Green at (850) 768-0049.

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