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Rodeo at Vortex Spring in Ponce de Leon Oct. 30 – 31

Vortex Spring Adventures is hosting their inaugural rodeo Oct. 30 – 31, 2020. The event will begin at 7 p.m. with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. Advance tickets are available for $15 here. $20 general admission tickets will be available October 23rd – event day. Tickets may also be purchased at the gate for $20. Camping and lodging will be available as well for the entire weekend. Horse trailers and horses are welcome. Vortex Spring Adventures is located at 1517...

Walton County Fair in DeFuniak Springs Oct. 12 – 17, 2020

The James Gang Amusements from Andalusia, Alabama, will bring their caravan of rides and games to the Walton County Fair once again. The Fair will be held from Monday, Oct. 12 – Saturday, Oct. 17. This year is going to be different. The Fair is only going to have the outside events. That is limited to the midway and the livestock shows. There will be no entry into the building. As a volunteer organization we do not have the manpower...

Pumpkin carving workshop in Panama City Oct. 3

Join the Panama City Center for the Arts on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 for a Pumpkin Carving Workshop featuring local sculptor, Chad Gainey. Gainey was a competitor on Food Network’s Halloween Wars. The workshop will be from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The suggested age is 12 and up, and the cost is $40. Sign up by Thursday, October 1. Register here: https://bayarts.square.site Chad will be discussing tips and tricks for sculpting, how to properly use different tools, and what...

Camp Helen State Park pumpkin patch opens Oct. 2

The friends of Camp Helen are excited to announce the opening of their pumpkin patch Friday, October 2 at 9 a.m. Pumpkins will be sold 7 days a week, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. through October 31 or until sold out. This year, patch will have social distancing measures in place. Everyone is encouraged to stay 6 feet apart and only handle pumpkins being purchased. Signage will be placed throughout the park with safety guidelines. They will accept all...

Grayton Beach Patriots Run Sept. 12

Registration for the INAUGURAL Grayton Beach Patriots Run, presented by Braxton Langley, is now open. The 4.5 mile run will be taking place on Saturday, September 12th at Grayton Beer Brewpub. Run Grayt Race Series is hosting the race at 7:30 a.m. Cool race shirt, swag, and finisher’s awards for all runners. Men’s and Women’s age-group awards and overall race winner awards are also up for grabs! For those of you not quite ready for an in-person race, there is...

History tour at Camp Helen State Park Sept. 5

Enjoy a history tour of Camp Helen State Park from 10 – 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month. Join park staff and volunteers on a walk through the rich history of our park. Learn about the early indigenous people who occupied this land all the way through to the 1920s when the park was developed as a private residence for the Hicks family and later turned into a summer retreat for Avondale Textile mill employees and their families....

Ranger-led nature hike at Camp Helen State Park Sept. 3

Enjoy a ranger-led nature hike at Camp Helen State Park on Thursday, Sept. 3 from 10 – 11 a.m. You will access the user-friendly trail system, learning about the flora and fauna found within our park and the larger ecosystem of the Florida Panhandle. This hike is great for all experience levels and requires moderate endurance. Meet at the visitor center. The Oak Canopy and North Trails have a combination of paved, sand and packed-earth terrain. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes,...

Parade and fireworks in DeFuniak Springs Sept. 7

DeFuniak Springs Business and Professional Association is hosting a delayed 4th of July celebration on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. The event will begin with a parade at 3 p.m. around the Lakeyard on Circle Drive. Prizes will be awarded for best floats. To enter call Carolyn Mora at 850-892-3950 or 850-974-6774. The celebration of freedom will continue at 5 p.m. with entertainment by Shane Owens performing in the Lakeyard Amphitheater. Fireworks will conclude the celebration at approximately 8:15...

Kite festival on Okaloosa Island September 19 – 20

What do a 100- foot octopus, 80- foot panda, and a 50- foot gator have in common? They’ll all be flying high over The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island on Sat. and Sun., Sept. 19-20, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Join Kitty Hawk Kites and the Emerald Coast Kite Flyers Club for two days of free kite-flying fun. Enjoy larger-than-life show kites, professional stunt kite flying demonstrations, free kite flying lessons, a family fun fly perfect for any age,...

History tour at Camp Helen State Park Aug. 1

Enjoy a history tour of Camp Helen State Park from 10 – 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month. Join park staff and volunteers on a walk through the rich history of our park. Learn about the early indigenous people who occupied this land all the way through to the 1920s when the park was developed as a private residence for the Hicks family and later turned into a summer retreat for Avondale Textile mill employees and their families....

Morrison Springs health advisory rescinded

Walton County July 22, 2020 — Effective immediately, the Florida Department of Health in Walton County is rescinding the July 8, 2020 health advisory for the Morrison Springs bathing place. DOH Walton feels that water quality in this area has improved considerably due to the reduction in bacteria levels. We will continue to monitor the water quality in this area monthly and routinely advise the public of our results. For more information, contact the DOH Walton at 850-892- 8021. The...