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Feb
7
Wed
Soldier/Seminole Reenactor-Led Battlefield Walk Program @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Soldier/Seminole Reenactor-Led Battlefield Walk Program @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park | Bushnell | Florida | United States

Join us on a reenactor-led battlefield walk/program on the Fort King Road.

Cost is $3/vehicle (or Florida State Parks Annual Pass).

Feb
8
Thu
Broken Hearts-Tribute to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers @ Whispering Oaks Winery
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Broken Hearts-Tribute to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers @ Whispering Oaks Winery

February 8, 2024 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Broken Hearts-Tribute to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
The Broken Hearts pays tribute to the music and spirit of Tom Petty (and the Heartbreakers) featuring a best-of & more catalog ranging from Petty’s early years to his latter solo albums & side projects including The Traveling Wilburys. To our knowledge, The Broken Hearts are the ONLY Tom Petty Tribute to feature direct lineage to the […]

Feb
10
Sat
Arts & Crafts Show @ Spanish Springs Town Square
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Arts & Crafts Show @ Spanish Springs Town Square

With a quaint, Southwestern look and feel, Spanish Springs Town Square in The Villages® community is a great community offering something for everyone. From shopping and dining, both indoors and out, to movie theaters and live entertainment daily, Spanish Springs provides the ultimate weekend of adventure for residents and visitors. A centralized location at one of The Villages® community’s main centers of entertainment, shopping, and dining is one reason why this show is so wildly successful. The Villages® community has come to know that our shows are always high quality and consistent which is why they come to us in droves.

Brown’s Strawberry Festival @ Brown & Brown Farms
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Brown's Strawberry Festival @ Brown & Brown Farms

Come To Brown & Brown Farm’s Annual Strawberry Festival For EVERYTHING Strawberry And MAXIMUM Fun For All! 🍓
Winners of Best Of The 352 last year for Annual Event/Festival and Attraction, our Strawberry Festival is taking place on February 10th & 11th, 17th & 18th, 10am – 4pm each day!

Create memories, by bringing friends and family to enjoy the fun festivities which include:
A Bountiful U-Pick Strawberry Field with Delicious Strawberries! 🍓
Enjoy Homemade Strawberry Milkshakes, Ice Cream, Strawberry Lemonade, Strawberry Slushies, Snow Cones & More! 🍧
Tuck In To Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Donuts & Funnel Cakes, Strawberry Chicken Wraps, Steak Cheeseburgers, Chicken Tenders, Giant Pretzels & More! 🍔
Wander among the variety of Craft Vendors selling an array of cool stuff!🛍️
Enjoy the Music 🎶
Pet and Feed the Cute Farm Animals in our Petting Zoo 🐐
Ride around the Farm on our Beeline Express and Grain Train, or take a Tractor Ride to our Store 🚂
Activities include: Jumping Pillows, Giant Corn Pit, Bubble Stations, Tire Play, Giant Slides, Swings, Human Foosball, Spider Web, Rock Wall, Corn Snake, Tiny Town & More! 🛝
Face Painting (extra charge) 🎨
Regular Candy Cannon Launches 🍬
Visits from the characters of Star Wars 🚀
Lots of Free and Beautiful Photo Ops
Take home some Professional Printed Photos (including digital copies) courtesy of our friends, Sensational Selfies (extra charge) 📷

Chili Cook Off & Classic Car Show @ Bushnell Plaza Park (Downtown Bushnell)
Feb 10 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Chili Cook Off & Classic Car Show @ Bushnell Plaza Park (Downtown Bushnell)

Grab your friends and family and join the fun on Saturday, February 10, 2024, from 12:30-4:00 p.m., for the City of Bushnell’s Chili Cookoff! This event will take place in the downtown Bushnell Plaza Park, and the City is requesting Teams/Participants sign up by January 31 (no entry fee). Participants should prepare 2 gallons of chili, and teams may begin cooking at 8:00 a.m. at the event site. Official judging will take place at 12:00 p.m., the event begins at 12:30 p.m., and the People’s Choice Chili judging is from 12:30-2:00 p.m. Winners will be announced at 3:00 p.m., and the Best Decorated “Chili Themed” Booth will win a prize! Armbands for chili tasting and voting will be sold to attendees for $5.00. For more information, questions, or to enter your team in the contest, please contact the City’s Special Events Coordinator, Kelli Barnes, at 352-303-0382 or kellibarnes@cfl.rr.com.

Categories:
“Best All Around:” Ideal balance of flavor and spice to perfection.
“Most Unique:” Chili with an unexpected twist.
“People’s Choice:” Chili chosen by the people.

We are accepting a maximum of 20 team entries for the Chili Cook-Off through January 31st! If you want to participate text or call: 352-303-0382 or email: kellibarnes@cfl.rr.com
If you are interested in participating in the car show, you have until Wednesday, January 24th. We are accepting 30 cars. Please either call, text or email: 352-303-0382 or kellibarnes@cfl.rr.com

We will also have on site some Food Trucks, Kona Ice, Bloomin Brews, a soft drink/tea booth and sweets.
See you there!

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Feb
11
Sun
Arts & Crafts Show @ Spanish Springs Town Square
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Arts & Crafts Show @ Spanish Springs Town Square

With a quaint, Southwestern look and feel, Spanish Springs Town Square in The Villages® community is a great community offering something for everyone. From shopping and dining, both indoors and out, to movie theaters and live entertainment daily, Spanish Springs provides the ultimate weekend of adventure for residents and visitors. A centralized location at one of The Villages® community’s main centers of entertainment, shopping, and dining is one reason why this show is so wildly successful. The Villages® community has come to know that our shows are always high quality and consistent which is why they come to us in droves.

Brown’s Strawberry Festival @ Brown & Brown Farms
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Brown's Strawberry Festival @ Brown & Brown Farms

Come To Brown & Brown Farm’s Annual Strawberry Festival For EVERYTHING Strawberry And MAXIMUM Fun For All! 🍓
Winners of Best Of The 352 last year for Annual Event/Festival and Attraction, our Strawberry Festival is taking place on February 10th & 11th, 17th & 18th, 10am – 4pm each day!

Create memories, by bringing friends and family to enjoy the fun festivities which include:
A Bountiful U-Pick Strawberry Field with Delicious Strawberries! 🍓
Enjoy Homemade Strawberry Milkshakes, Ice Cream, Strawberry Lemonade, Strawberry Slushies, Snow Cones & More! 🍧
Tuck In To Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Donuts & Funnel Cakes, Strawberry Chicken Wraps, Steak Cheeseburgers, Chicken Tenders, Giant Pretzels & More! 🍔
Wander among the variety of Craft Vendors selling an array of cool stuff!🛍️
Enjoy the Music 🎶
Pet and Feed the Cute Farm Animals in our Petting Zoo 🐐
Ride around the Farm on our Beeline Express and Grain Train, or take a Tractor Ride to our Store 🚂
Activities include: Jumping Pillows, Giant Corn Pit, Bubble Stations, Tire Play, Giant Slides, Swings, Human Foosball, Spider Web, Rock Wall, Corn Snake, Tiny Town & More! 🛝
Face Painting (extra charge) 🎨
Regular Candy Cannon Launches 🍬
Visits from the characters of Star Wars 🚀
Lots of Free and Beautiful Photo Ops
Take home some Professional Printed Photos (including digital copies) courtesy of our friends, Sensational Selfies (extra charge) 📷

Feb
13
Tue
3rd Annual Mardi Paw March @ Lake Sumter Landing
Feb 13 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
3rd Annual Mardi Paw March @ Lake Sumter Landing

Registration Opens Jan 16th – Feb 12th
$20 Registration
$10 per additional dog
**Additional Pet Includes participation in the walk only
Your Registration will include:
– Participation in the Pet Walk
– Participation in Costume Contest
– Mardi Paw Swag Bag

Kick off the 2023 Mardi Gras Festival with the 3rd annual Mardi Paw March pet walk and costume contest at Lake Sumter Landing on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 3:30 p.m.
All contestants must be registered to participate in the walk.

Register Now

Mardi Gras Festival @ Lake Sumter Landing
Feb 13 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mardi Gras Festival @ Lake Sumter Landing

Located throughout the streets of Lake Sumter Landing you will find several different street performers performing for your entertainment. You wont want to miss any of theses talented artists.

Mardi Grove Bash @ Sawgrass Grove
Feb 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mardi Grove Bash @ Sawgrass Grove

Come dressed in your Mardi Gras best!

Featuring New Orleans based Brown Bag Brass Band.
Food and drink specials include hurricanes, Shrimp Po’Boy & Jambalaya.

Join us early for our happy hour from 3-5pm!

Parking will be limited and available first come, first served. Please consider carpooling, doubling up, driving your golf cars, bike or walking if you live nearby. Please arrive early and expect a large crowd, the Sawgrass Grove area will be in full swing. No overnight parking.

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