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Florida-Friendly Landscaping Workshop Series Sept. 19, 25, Oct. 2 9:00 am
Florida-Friendly Landscaping Workshop Series Sept. 19, 25, Oct. 2
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
University of Florida/IFAS Walton County Extension would like to invite you to attend their “Florida-Friendly Landscaping Workshop Series” Sept. 19, Sept. 25, Oct. 2. The workshops will be held at Walton County Extension Coastal Branch, 70 Logan Ln, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 from 9 a.m. – 12 Noon. Florida-Friendly Landscaping (FFL) means using low-maintenance plants and environmentally sustainable practices. To learn more how to create a beautiful landscape that could save you time, energy and money while protecting our future, sign up to attend this workshop series! This series includes two site visits: an initial consultation to assess the current landscape situation and follow up site consultation to certify yards. The cost of the series is $30 and includes three 2-hour workshops and three printed publications The Florida Friendly Landscaping Guide to Plant Selection and Landscape Design, The Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Handbook, a Florida-Friendly Landscaping folder. You must attend all three days to receive the $30 price and follow up site visits. Individual workshop participation costs are $15 per class and do not include site visits.  Registration link: https://waltonfflworkshopseries.eventbrite.com/ gives you access to all three sessions. If you wish to only attend one of the workshops and not all three, please call (850)-892-8172 to register for[...]
Bike ride in South Walton 5:00 pm
Bike ride in South Walton
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join in on bike riding fun with the folks from Big Daddy’s Bike shop. Explore the trails in South Walton including the Point Washington State Forest. Every Wed. Call to confirm 850-622-1165 Meet at Big Daddy’s 2217 W, County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach 32459
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Pond plant lecture in DeFuniak Springs 10:00 am
Pond plant lecture in DeFuniak Springs
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Walton County Master Gardeners would like to invite you to attend their upcoming Master Gardener Lecture Series “Pond Plants” on Wednesday, October 3rd from 10 am – Noon at the UF/IFAS Walton County Extension office, 732 N. 9th Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433. This workshop will feature Agriculture Agent Evan Anderson discussing ponds and the plants that live in them, good and bad. Seating is limited, so call (850)-892-8172 to reserve your spot. Cost of the program is $5 (cash or check only) and will include presentation handouts, educational publications, and light refreshments.
Hurricane benefit at Seagrove Baptist Church 6:00 pm
Hurricane benefit at Seagrove Baptist Church
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
On Wednesday Night October 3rd from 6:00 -7:00 p.m., Seagrove Baptist Church will be hosting a concert to benefit hurricane Florence victims. Enjoy rising country music Star Sarah Darling who will share testimonies and songs. Sarah is extremely accomplished as an artist. Her Bio and much more can be found here www.sarahdarling.com. The church will be accepting donations for the flood victims of Hurricane Florence.  Admission is free and the event is family friendly. Seagrove Baptist Church is located at 4915 E County Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459. For more information, call 850-231-2884.
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Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo 1:00 pm
Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – Oct 6 @ 10:00 pm
The Bonifay Kiwanis Club is hosting the annual Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo Oct. 4, 5, 6, 2018 at Memorial Field on Veterans Blvd. in Bonifay. Times: 7:30 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 pm) Rodeo Parade: Friday (Oct 5th) – 1:00 PM, Saturday (Oct 6th) – 1:00 PM The Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo Parade brings thousands of spectators, young and old, to downtown Bonifay on Friday and Saturday afternoon to view many floats, dignitaries, bands, ATV’s, go carts, motorcycles, wagon trains and hundreds of horses. The parade starts at the north end of Bonifay in front of the Piggly Wiggly and travels south on Waukesha Street/Highway 79, turns right on Veterans Boulevard and ends in front of Memorial Field (arena). The rodeo is a PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association) Rodeo. For more information, go to http://www.bonifayrodeo.com.
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Pirates of the High Seas Festival in Panama City Beach 5:00 pm
Pirates of the High Seas Festival in Panama City Beach
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm
Columbus Day weekend will bring waves of fun-filled adventures to Panama City Beach with the annual Pirates of the High Seas Fest. Setting sail October 5-7, 2018, this year’s FREE festival is sure to take pirate fun to a whole new level. Get ready to enjoy live music, pirate parades, pirate costumes, an 8,000 beach ball drop from the sky, fireworks and more! Friday, October 5 (Pier Park) 5:00 pm  Festival Village & Little Pirates Fun Zone Open (Grand Theatere Plaza) 6:00 pm  Kids Parade (Begins/Ends at The Back Porch) 6:45 pm  Opening Ceremonies & Treasure Drop (Center Stage) 7:15 pm  Pirate Crawl/ Second Line Parade (South to North, ends at Celebration Stage) 8:00 pm  Live Music: Victor Wainwright & The Train (Celebration Stage) 9:15 pm  Fireworks (Russell-Fields City Pier) Saturday, October 6 (Pier Park) 8:00 am     Pirates of the High Seas Fest 5k Run/Walk (Frank Brown Park) 12:00 pm   Festival Village & Little Pirates Fun Zone Open (Grand Theatre Plaza) 1:30 pm     Commodore Mayhem Magic Show (Celebration Stage) 2:30 pm     Pirate Invasion (Pier Stage) 3:30 pm     Live Music: Tom Mason & the Blue Buccaneers (Celebration Stage) 5:00pm     Main Parade (Pier Park Route) 7:00 pm     Live Music:[...]
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Seaside Farmers Market 9:00 am
Seaside Farmers Market
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
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. Location
: Seaside
ntage and antique RV show at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 10:00 am
ntage and antique RV show at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for “Rollin’ Through the Decades” a mini Vintage and Antique RV Show on October 6, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Attendees will get to see the difference between an antique RV and a vintage camper. Attendees will also be able to enjoy camping related presentations and activities. 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:: For more information about “Rollin’ Through the Decades” and the park, please call the Ranger Station at 850-267-8330 or visit: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Topsail-Hill
Fall Festival at Camp Helen State Park 11:00 am
Fall Festival at Camp Helen State Park
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The third annual Fall Festival at Camp Helen State Park will be on Saturday, October 6 from 11 am – 4 pm. There will be fun, food, music, and games for the whole family! New activites include pony and hay rides. State park entrance fee of $2 per person for anyone the age of 7 and above. Kids 6 and under are free. The event is free, however, donations are accepted. Donations will go directly to the Friends of Camp Helen State Park to benefit the park’s resource management projects and interpretive programs. Parking at the state park is limited to those who need accessible parking. All others are requested to park at Winn-Dixie and ride the free shuttle to the park. Winn Dixie is at the junction of US 98 and Front Beach Road a mile east of the park. A parent or guardian must accompany all children. Additionally, pumpkins will be sold 7 days a week, 9 am – 4 pm, starting September 29 through October 31. These events are sponsored by the Friends of Camp Helen State Park. More information call (850) 233-5059 or by email CampHelenFriends@gmail.com. Camp Helen State Park is located at 23937 Panama City[...]
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Ranger program at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 9:00 am
Ranger program at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park every Sunday in September, October, November and December at 9:00 a.m. for a Sunday Funday weekly Ranger program.  While the day of the week has changed for these programs, the fun you will have learning new things about the park plants, animals and cultural history has not.  The topic each week will vary depending on the Ranger leading the program.   Wear comfortable clothing and bring water bottle, sunscreen and hat as most programs will have you exploring the park and occur rain or shine. This program is free with regular park admission. To learn more about the park, please call the Ranger Station at (850) 267-8330. 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:: To learn more about the park, please call the Ranger Station at (850) 267-8330 or visit: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Topsail-Hill
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Walton County Fair 5:00 pm
Walton County Fair
Oct 8 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Walton County Fair, a tradition since 1924, kicks off six days of family fun on Monday, Oct. 8, 20168. Sticking to its roots as an agricultural fair, there will be livestock competitions every day including rabbit, poultry, hog, horse, lamb, goat and cattle shows. The Fair also provides an opportunity for youth and adults to showcase their artwork, handicrafts, growing crops. Other activities will include a greased pig contest, hot dog and pie eating contests, baked goods for sale and live music. Food vendors along the midway with rides will provide hours of entertainment for the entire family. Cost: Adults $5, children (6-12) $3, 5 and under free. Doors open at 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday doors open at 12 Noon. Armbands —Every Night MONDAY $18.00 TUESDAY $15.00 WEDNESDAY $18.00 THURSDAY $15.00 FRIDAY $18.00 SATURDAY 12-5 PM $15.00 SATURDAY 6-10 PM $18.00 ARMBANDS: Saturday, armbands are good from 12 noon until 5 PM. Then a new one must be purchased for the 6 PM until closing time. The rides will be closed from 5-6 PM on Saturday for a state required inspection. Visit waltoncountyfair.com to view full schedule for the week. The fair is located at the Walton[...]
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Bike ride in South Walton 5:00 pm
Bike ride in South Walton
Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join in on bike riding fun with the folks from Big Daddy’s Bike shop. Explore the trails in South Walton including the Point Washington State Forest. Every Wed. Call to confirm 850-622-1165 Meet at Big Daddy’s 2217 W, County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach 32459
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Guided bird walk at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 8:15 am
Guided bird walk at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Oct 10 @ 8:15 am – 10:15 am
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society from 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. for a guided bird walk.  Learn about the birds you are seeing in the park along the trails. There are a limited number of binoculars available at the park store that can be borrowed for the program. Due to the popularity of the summer bird walks, they are continuing in the second Wednesday of the month through December. This program is free with regular park admission. For more information contact Hallie Oalde  hallie.oalde@dep.state.fl.us 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:: To learn more about the park, please call the Ranger Station at (850) 267-8330 or visit: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Topsail-Hill
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Bent Rod Fishing Club meets 1:00 pm
Bent Rod Fishing Club meets
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The Bent Rod Fishing Club meets the 2nd Thursday each month, at 1p.m., at the Life Enrichment Senior Center, 312 College Ave. DeFuniak Springs. The club is a component of the Enrichment Center, which provides a wide range of activities for active members age 50 and over.  Visitors and invited guests are always welcome. Club members primarily fish the Choctawhatchee River and Bay as well as numerous other creeks and small ponds in the area. Members practice conservation and the protection of our water and fishery resources. Programs consist of field trips, guest speakers, fishing industry presentations, tackle and terminal gear demonstrations, and good conversation and exchange of fishing information between members. For more information, contact J. B. Hillard at jbh37@panhandle.rr.com.
Fall Film Series at Eden Gardens State Park 6:30 pm
Fall Film Series at Eden Gardens State Park
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Please join the Friends of Eden for their 5th Annual Fall Film Series under the oaks of Eden Gardens State Park. Films are free with paid park admission ($4.00 per vehicle). Movies start at 6:30. Chairs, blankets & coolers are welcome. Some concessions will be available for donation. Thursday October 11th -The Princess Bride Thursday October 18th -Frogs (filmed at Eden Gardens) Thursday October 25th -Goonies Directions Eden Gardens State Park is located in Point Washington, off U.S. 98 on C.R. 395. For more information, call (850) 267-8320. 181 Eden Garden Road, Point Washington, Fl. 32459 ::MAP:: Park Fees $4.00 per vehicle. Please use the honor box to pay fees. Correct change is required. Limit 8 people per vehicle. $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.
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Seaside Farmers Market 9:00 am
Seaside Farmers Market
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
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. Location
: Seaside
Explore The Outdoors Festival in Freeport 10:00 am
Explore The Outdoors Festival in Freeport
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Walton Outdoors will be hosting our ninth annual Explore The Outdoors Festival on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. The event will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the beautiful waterfront location of Live Oak Landing Outdoor Destination, 229 Pitts Avenue in Freeport, Florida. ::MAP:: This fun-filled day will introduce children to the wonders of exploring nature and the outdoor experience. Hands on activities will include fishing, kayaking, wildlife, archery, interactive educational exhibits, giveaways and much more. The event is free for all ages. The water activities are geared for children six-years-old and up. Food will be available for purchase. Activities and exhibits include: • Learn to fish on Black Creek with fishing pros • Florida Fish and Wildlife fresh water fishing exhibit • FISH FLORIDA fishing rod/reel giveaways • Freshwater fishing education with Florida Fish and Wildlife • Emerald Coast Hydrobike cruises • Archery • Boating with Wounded Warrior Fishing • Boating with Backwater Tours • Birding with the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society • Wildlife exhibit with Florida Fish and Wildlife • Ponce De Leon Springs State Park exhibit • Topsail Hill Preserve State Park exhibit • Eden Gardens State Park exhibit • Rocky Bayou State Park exhibit •[...]
Celebrate Astronomy Day at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 3:00 pm
Celebrate Astronomy Day at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Oct 13 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association (NWFASTRO) in celebrating National Astronomy Day.  Come for “Topsail Under the Stars,” an evening of viewing the sun, moon and stars through telescopes on October 13, 2018 from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Solar telescopes will be out until the sun sets for you to safely view the sun.  Then the astronomy association will switch telescopes and assist you in viewing any constellations, planets and other celestial objects that are visible. The program is weather dependent, and a decision is made by 2:00pm the day of the program as to whether the program can occur.  Please call the ranger station before heading out for the program.  Participants need to be in the park before the gate closes at sunset so please be in the park by 6:00p.m. This program is free with regular park admission.  CONTACT: Hallie Oalde  hallie.oalde@dep.state.fl.us 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:: To learn more about the park, please call the Ranger Station at (850) 267-8330.
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Ranger program at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 9:00 am
Ranger program at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park every Sunday in September, October, November and December at 9:00 a.m. for a Sunday Funday weekly Ranger program.  While the day of the week has changed for these programs, the fun you will have learning new things about the park plants, animals and cultural history has not.  The topic each week will vary depending on the Ranger leading the program.   Wear comfortable clothing and bring water bottle, sunscreen and hat as most programs will have you exploring the park and occur rain or shine. This program is free with regular park admission. To learn more about the park, please call the Ranger Station at (850) 267-8330. 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:: To learn more about the park, please call the Ranger Station at (850) 267-8330 or visit: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Topsail-Hill
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Guided plant stroll at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 9:00 am
Guided plant stroll at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and Master Gardener Bill Kuenstler on September 17, 2018 from 9 – 11 a.m for a guided plant stroll.  Take a stroll through the park and the campground to explore the plants visible and to see what is in bloom. Due to the popularity of this program during the summer, it will continue this fall on the third Monday of the month.  In October, the program will be on Oct 15, 2018.  In November, the program will be on November 19, 2018 and in December the program will be on December 17, 2018. This program is free with regular park admission.  CONTACT: Hallie Oalde  hallie.oalde@dep.state.fl.us 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:: To learn more about the park, please call the Ranger Station at (850) 267-8330 or visit: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Topsail-Hill
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Bike ride in South Walton 5:00 pm
Bike ride in South Walton
Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join in on bike riding fun with the folks from Big Daddy’s Bike shop. Explore the trails in South Walton including the Point Washington State Forest. Every Wed. Call to confirm 850-622-1165 Meet at Big Daddy’s 2217 W, County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach 32459
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Fall Film Series at Eden Gardens State Park 6:30 pm
Fall Film Series at Eden Gardens State Park
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Please join the Friends of Eden for their 5th Annual Fall Film Series under the oaks of Eden Gardens State Park. Films are free with paid park admission ($4.00 per vehicle). Movies start at 6:30. Chairs, blankets & coolers are welcome. Some concessions will be available for donation. Thursday October 11th -The Princess Bride Thursday October 18th -Frogs (filmed at Eden Gardens) Thursday October 25th -Goonies Directions Eden Gardens State Park is located in Point Washington, off U.S. 98 on C.R. 395. For more information, call (850) 267-8320. 181 Eden Garden Road, Point Washington, Fl. 32459 ::MAP:: Park Fees $4.00 per vehicle. Please use the honor box to pay fees. Correct change is required. Limit 8 people per vehicle. $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.
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Haunted house in DeFuniak Springs 7:00 pm
Haunted house in DeFuniak Springs
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Buzzing madness and malevolence, special effects and potent dramatic content, are part of the scary fun at the fourth annual Haunted House in DeFuniak Springs Oct. 19, 20, 26, and 27. Sponsored by the Art Co-Op the event moves to the The Fairgrounds of DeFuniak Springs, bringing patrons even more surreal scenes of terror. The horrors, psychological mind games and legendary stories of Stephen King are reenacted in 13 rooms with the final one being optional for those who just can’t stomach Pennywise and the clowns from “It.” Without giving too much away, favorite scenes such as “Here’s Johnny” from The Shining and “He Who Walks Behind the Rows,” from Children of the Corn are just a few of the hauntingly familiar characters appearing with a well seasoned cast returning this year for more nights of fright. In all, nine movies such as Misery, the Green Mile, Pet Semetary, Salem’s Lot, and Mist are among the disturbingly intense scenes shocking viewers. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 in this year’s new location, the Fairgrounds at 790 N. 9th Street in DeFuniak Springs. “Your Worst Nightmare” productions take place from 7 p.m. to midnight the following weekends: Friday,[...]
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Seaside Farmers Market 9:00 am
Seaside Farmers Market
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
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. Location
: Seaside
Chautauqua Winery Harvest Festival in DeFuniak Springs 9:00 am
Chautauqua Winery Harvest Festival in DeFuniak Springs
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Chautauqua Winery 2018 Harvest Festival is a celebration of their annual harvest from their own vineyards. This festival is held outdoors at Chautauqua Winery, 364 Hugh Adams Road Defuniak Springs, FL 32435 on Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Free wine tasting, non-alcoholic muscadine juices are available for all ages to enjoy. Art and craft vendors along with food vendors and live entertainment will be on hand. You can purchase their wine by the case, bottle, or glass. Bring a lawn chair for your or spread out on your favorite blanket. For more information, go to: https://www.chautauquawinery.com/events/
Haunted house in DeFuniak Springs 7:00 pm
Haunted house in DeFuniak Springs
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Buzzing madness and malevolence, special effects and potent dramatic content, are part of the scary fun at the fourth annual Haunted House in DeFuniak Springs Oct. 19, 20, 26, and 27. Sponsored by the Art Co-Op the event moves to the The Fairgrounds of DeFuniak Springs, bringing patrons even more surreal scenes of terror. The horrors, psychological mind games and legendary stories of Stephen King are reenacted in 13 rooms with the final one being optional for those who just can’t stomach Pennywise and the clowns from “It.” Without giving too much away, favorite scenes such as “Here’s Johnny” from The Shining and “He Who Walks Behind the Rows,” from Children of the Corn are just a few of the hauntingly familiar characters appearing with a well seasoned cast returning this year for more nights of fright. In all, nine movies such as Misery, the Green Mile, Pet Semetary, Salem’s Lot, and Mist are among the disturbingly intense scenes shocking viewers. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 in this year’s new location, the Fairgrounds at 790 N. 9th Street in DeFuniak Springs. “Your Worst Nightmare” productions take place from 7 p.m. to midnight the following weekends: Friday,[...]
Moonlight paddle at Camp Helen State Park 7:00 pm
Moonlight paddle at Camp Helen State Park
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come and join the Rangers at Camp Helen State Park on Sat. Oct. 20 for a moonlight paddle on Lake Powell, Florida’s largest coastal dune lake. The experience will be a mostly quiet excursion led by Rangers and will give visitors a unique opportunity to view one of the rarest lakes in the world, while under a nearly full moon. The trip is approximately 2 hours and will begin at 7 p.m. with a brief safety review and interpretation on Lake Powell and why coastal dune lakes are such a rare natural phenomenon. Participants must be ex-perienced paddlers and 12 years of age or older. Program is $35 per person, cash only. Fee includes watercraft rental, life jacket, pad-dle, glow sticks, park admission fee, and a donation to the Friends of Camp Helen State Park. Watercraft and gear from outside the park are not permitted. Space is limited. Advanced reservations are required to participate and can be done by calling Camp Helen State Park at (850) 233-5059. Camp Helen State Park is located at 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, just west of the Lake Powell bridge.
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Ranger program at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 9:00 am
Ranger program at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park every Sunday in September, October, November and December at 9:00 a.m. for a Sunday Funday weekly Ranger program.  While the day of the week has changed for these programs, the fun you will have learning new things about the park plants, animals and cultural history has not.  The topic each week will vary depending on the Ranger leading the program.   Wear comfortable clothing and bring water bottle, sunscreen and hat as most programs will have you exploring the park and occur rain or shine. This program is free with regular park admission. To learn more about the park, please call the Ranger Station at (850) 267-8330. 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:: To learn more about the park, please call the Ranger Station at (850) 267-8330 or visit: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Topsail-Hill
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Bike ride in South Walton 5:00 pm
Bike ride in South Walton
Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join in on bike riding fun with the folks from Big Daddy’s Bike shop. Explore the trails in South Walton including the Point Washington State Forest. Every Wed. Call to confirm 850-622-1165 Meet at Big Daddy’s 2217 W, County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach 32459
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Fall Film Series at Eden Gardens State Park 6:30 pm
Fall Film Series at Eden Gardens State Park
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Please join the Friends of Eden for their 5th Annual Fall Film Series under the oaks of Eden Gardens State Park. Films are free with paid park admission ($4.00 per vehicle). Movies start at 6:30. Chairs, blankets & coolers are welcome. Some concessions will be available for donation. Thursday October 11th -The Princess Bride Thursday October 18th -Frogs (filmed at Eden Gardens) Thursday October 25th -Goonies Directions Eden Gardens State Park is located in Point Washington, off U.S. 98 on C.R. 395. For more information, call (850) 267-8320. 181 Eden Garden Road, Point Washington, Fl. 32459 ::MAP:: Park Fees $4.00 per vehicle. Please use the honor box to pay fees. Correct change is required. Limit 8 people per vehicle. $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.
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Haunted house in DeFuniak Springs 7:00 pm
Haunted house in DeFuniak Springs
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Buzzing madness and malevolence, special effects and potent dramatic content, are part of the scary fun at the fourth annual Haunted House in DeFuniak Springs Oct. 19, 20, 26, and 27. Sponsored by the Art Co-Op the event moves to the The Fairgrounds of DeFuniak Springs, bringing patrons even more surreal scenes of terror. The horrors, psychological mind games and legendary stories of Stephen King are reenacted in 13 rooms with the final one being optional for those who just can’t stomach Pennywise and the clowns from “It.” Without giving too much away, favorite scenes such as “Here’s Johnny” from The Shining and “He Who Walks Behind the Rows,” from Children of the Corn are just a few of the hauntingly familiar characters appearing with a well seasoned cast returning this year for more nights of fright. In all, nine movies such as Misery, the Green Mile, Pet Semetary, Salem’s Lot, and Mist are among the disturbingly intense scenes shocking viewers. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 in this year’s new location, the Fairgrounds at 790 N. 9th Street in DeFuniak Springs. “Your Worst Nightmare” productions take place from 7 p.m. to midnight the following weekends: Friday,[...]
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Seaside Farmers Market 9:00 am
Seaside Farmers Market
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
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. Location
: Seaside
Freeport Bayfest 10:00 am
Freeport Bayfest
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Come celebrate the joy of the Bay at Bayfest in Freeport at the Freeport Regional Sports Complex, Hammock Bay, Freeport, FL. on Saturday, October 27th from 10 am to 7 pm. Promising to be a fun day for the entire family, Bayfest will start with a 5K race starting at 8 am, a “A Taste of the Bay” cook-off (winner will enjoy a week-end stay at a beach condo courtesy of Ocean Reef Realty) fishing tournament, disc golf tournament, numerous vendors and food vendors, a kid’s zone with bouncy houses, slide and an obstacle course.  Once again – everyone’s favorite “Giggles”, the clown, will be available for face painting and balloon twisting to entertain the children. Entertainment will start at 1pm with the “Beach Family”, and then on the hour, Amy Blizzard (Variety), Dan McNeil (Variety), No Surrender (Country) and closing the evening Forrest Williams Band. Bayfest wishes to thank their many sponsors for their ongoing support. For more information, go to: www.freeportbayfest.com
Freeport Bayfest Oct. 27 10:00 am
Freeport Bayfest Oct. 27
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Come celebrate the joy of the Bay at Bayfest in Freeport at the Freeport Regional Sports Complex, Hammock Bay, Freeport, FL. on Saturday, October 27th from 10 am to 7 pm. Promising to be a fun day for the entire family, Bayfest will start with a 5K race starting at 8 am, a “A Taste of the Bay” cook-off (winner will enjoy a week-end stay at a beach condo courtesy of Ocean Reef Realty) Fishing Tournament, Disc Golf Tournament, numerous Vendors and Food Vendors, a Kid’s Zone with bouncy houses, slide and an obstacle course.  Once again – everyone’s favorite “Giggles”, the clown, will be available for face painting and balloon twisting to entertain the children. Entertainment will start at 1pm with the “Beach Family”, and then on the hour, Amy Blizzard (Variety), Dan McNeil (Variety), No Surrender (Country) and closing the evening Forrest Williams Band. Bayfest wishes to thank their many sponsors for their ongoing support. For more information, go to: www.freeportbayfest.com
Haunted house in DeFuniak Springs 7:00 pm
Haunted house in DeFuniak Springs
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Buzzing madness and malevolence, special effects and potent dramatic content, are part of the scary fun at the fourth annual Haunted House in DeFuniak Springs Oct. 19, 20, 26, and 27. Sponsored by the Art Co-Op the event moves to the The Fairgrounds of DeFuniak Springs, bringing patrons even more surreal scenes of terror. The horrors, psychological mind games and legendary stories of Stephen King are reenacted in 13 rooms with the final one being optional for those who just can’t stomach Pennywise and the clowns from “It.” Without giving too much away, favorite scenes such as “Here’s Johnny” from The Shining and “He Who Walks Behind the Rows,” from Children of the Corn are just a few of the hauntingly familiar characters appearing with a well seasoned cast returning this year for more nights of fright. In all, nine movies such as Misery, the Green Mile, Pet Semetary, Salem’s Lot, and Mist are among the disturbingly intense scenes shocking viewers. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 in this year’s new location, the Fairgrounds at 790 N. 9th Street in DeFuniak Springs. “Your Worst Nightmare” productions take place from 7 p.m. to midnight the following weekends: Friday,[...]
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Ranger program at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 9:00 am
Ranger program at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park every Sunday in September, October, November and December at 9:00 a.m. for a Sunday Funday weekly Ranger program.  While the day of the week has changed for these programs, the fun you will have learning new things about the park plants, animals and cultural history has not.  The topic each week will vary depending on the Ranger leading the program.   Wear comfortable clothing and bring water bottle, sunscreen and hat as most programs will have you exploring the park and occur rain or shine. This program is free with regular park admission. To learn more about the park, please call the Ranger Station at (850) 267-8330. 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:: To learn more about the park, please call the Ranger Station at (850) 267-8330 or visit: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Topsail-Hill
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Bike ride in South Walton 5:00 pm
Bike ride in South Walton
Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join in on bike riding fun with the folks from Big Daddy’s Bike shop. Explore the trails in South Walton including the Point Washington State Forest. Every Wed. Call to confirm 850-622-1165 Meet at Big Daddy’s 2217 W, County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach 32459
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Witches of South Walton ride again 6:00 am
Witches of South Walton ride again
Oct 31 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
The Witches of South Walton, an organization dedicated to supporting the Children’s Volunteer Health Network (CVHN), with their mission, is hosting the 15th Annual Witch Ride on Wednesday, October 31st at 6:30am. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 the morning of the ride, which includes a charity bike ride from Gulf Place to Stinky’s Fish Camp and ending with a Gathering Brunch at La Playa in Gulf Place. For more information and to register, go to: http://www.witchesofsouthwalton.com/ SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Monday, October 29 – WITCHES BREW | La Playa at Gulf Place Pre-registered packet pickup and in-person registration will be held at La Playa in Gulf Place from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be drink specials for all ladies and Forrest Williams Band will be taking the stage. Special raffle tickets will be sold only at the Witches Brew to win a custom designed Witch Hat. Winner must be present to win at the drawing at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 30 – PREFLIGHT WITCH NIGHT | The Perfect Pig at Gulf Place Pre-registered packet pickup and in-person registration at The Perfect Pig in Gulf Place will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be food[...]