2013 Fall Festival Calendar for Gainesville & Surrounding Communities

It’s Fall Festival time !!   Here’s the list of all our Gainesvile area FALL FESTIVALS for 2013

So mark your calendars with all of these great events &  THINGS TO DO in and around  beautiful GAINESVILLE, FL.  Here is  all the WHEN, WHERE, and WHAT on most of them and put them all into a great list for easy reference!

So, Let’s get some “fall weather” and plan to attend all these great events in Gainesville, Alachua, High Springs, Williston, Micanopy, McIntosh and more.   Let me know if I am missing a festival and will add it here too.

 

Peanut Festival in WillistonOctober 5th, 2013  - the 24nd Annual Central Florida Peanut Festival in Williston –  A day filled with family fun, and over 90 vendor booths, live music, antique tractors.

Location:Linear Park on Main Street in Williston  9:00 am to

 

Art_Festival_at_ThornebrookOctober 12 & 13 , 2013 – THORNEBROOK ART FESTIVAL

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The Art Festival at Thornebrook is a two day festival of juried fine arts and fine crafts under the covered walkways and on the grassy areas and plaza of  Thornebrook Village on NW 43rd St.  Fine Arts, crafts, Food, Music, Entertainment.

Location: Thornebrook Village -Gainesville FL  10am to 5pm   Info: www.thornebrookart.org

 

Haile Village CenterOctober 18th,2013 – Haile Plantation’s Oktoberfest - 

Haile Village Center holds the Oktoberfest annually at the Haile Village Center. The shops and restaurants participate in the festival and open their doors for the night to welcome guests. There will be great food, live music, shopping, wine/beer, and games for the kids. The festivals hours will be from 5:00pm to 11:00pm.

Haile Village Information Site

 

 

McIntosh_FestivalOctober 19th,2013 – McIntosh’s Fall 1890’s Day Festival

This is the day residents in McIntosh look forward to every year. Residents will dress up and make the town look like it did in 1890. People come from miles around to experience this great festival in the small historic town. There will be arts and crafts booths, along with concessions stands, and entertainment. The festival will start at 8:00am and close at 5:00pm. McIntosh is located 20 miles south of Gainesville off of Hwy 441  RAIN OR SHINE !!!    8am to 5pm Rain or Shine!!

Info: www.friendsofmcintosh.org

 

 

Annual Festivals in Alachua County

October 26th & 27th, 201339th Annual Micanopy Fall Harvest Festival

This fall festival in Micanopy is this town’s biggest event! There will be live music, local art displays, a live auction, food, arts and crafts. The festival is held on the main street in Micanopy and will take place from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday and 9:00am to 4:00pm on Sunday. Micanopy is located 12 miles south of Gainesville off of Hwy 441.

Info: www.micanopyfallfestival.org

 

November 10th, 2013 - The  22nd ALACHUA MAIN STREET FESTIVAL – Downtown Alachua

All along Main Street in Down­town City of Alachua, Exit 399 off I-75 (13 Miles North of Gainesville).  SUNDAY   11AM — 5 PM:   Twice a year since  2003, res­i­dents, vis­i­tors, and 200 ven­dors come together for a leisurely after­noon of music on two stages, lots of fun food, and many free child-friendly activ­i­ties.

Location:  Main Street City of Alachua   11am to 5pm.   Arts, Crafts, Music, Food, Shopping   More info:  www.alachuabusiness.com/festivals

 

32ndDowntown_Festival_&_Art_ShowNovember 16th and 17th,2013  – 32nd Annual Downtown Festival and Art Show
Presented by the City of Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, this festival is expected to draw a crowd of over 100,000 people.

There will be over 20 food vendors, preforming arts, children’s arts, and culinary arts; as well as a variety of showcased artists that display their work. Dogs are permitted on leashes. Held in the streets of downtown Gainesville, the hours will be 10:00am – 5:00pm both days.

Parking in the City parking garage, 2 blocks west of Main Street , is $5.00 daily and open 24 hours a day.

 

St_Johns_River_Blues_FestivalNovember 16 & 17th, 2013  - St. Johns Blues Festival in Palatka

The “2013 St. Johns River Blues Festival”, sponsored by The St Johns River Blues Festival, Inc., a Not For Profit organization with the goal to provide scholarship funds for fine arts students of Putnam county, 714 St Johns Ave, Palatka, Florida, is seeking Competition Blues Bands for a two day festival and competition.

 

 

November 23 & 24, 2013  - The 31st Annual Yankeetown Arts, Crafts & Seafood Festival

Held on the tree-lined boulevard of Riverside Drive in Yankeetown an old Florida coastal village on Floridas Nature Coast.  Free admission and family fun.   More info at Yankeetown Seafood Festival web site.

 

If you are looking for a Festival, and it’s not on my list.  Please check this Craft Events & Festivals source at MY FAIRS & FESTIVALS.  You can search by city, zip code, and event name.

One Response to 2013 Fall Festival Calendar for Gainesville & Surrounding Communities

  1. sandro says:

    Thanks for the information.

2012 Fall Festival Calendar for Gainesville & Surrounding Communities

My blog post last year about the Gainesville area festival calendar was such a big hit - we had to get this year’s calendar up for you to use and make plans for our 2012 Festival Season.

So mark your calendars with all of these great events &  THINGS TO DO in and around  beautiful GAINESVILLE, FL.

It’s Fall Festival Time 2012!   And I’ve done some research to gather all the WHEN, WHERE, and WHAT on most of them and put them all into a great list for easy reference!   So, Let’s get some “fall weather” and plan to attend all these great events in Gainesville, Alachua, High Springs, Williston, Micanopy, McIntosh and more.


September 29-30, 2012 – THORNEBROOK ART FESTIVAL

Find them on Facebook too!

The Art Festival at Thornebrook is a two day festival of juried fine arts and fine crafts under the covered walkways and on the grassy areas and plaza of  Thornebrook Village on NW 43rd St.  Fine Arts, crafts, Food, Music, Entertainment.

Location: Thornebrook Village -Gainesville FL  10am to 5pm   Info: www.thornebrookart.org

 

October 1, 2012 – 24th Annual Central Florida Harvest & Peanut Festival

The Central Florida Peanut Festival takes place the first Saturday of October each year in Williston’s Linear Park.  Location:  9am to 4pm Linear Park, Williston, FL   Info: www.willistonfl.com   Food, Crafts, Entertainment and Event Web Site.

 

October 13 & 14-  THE 31st ANNUAL DOWNTOWN ARTS SHOW & FESTIVAL – GAINESVILLE

Location: Downtown Gainesville    10am to 5pm    Info: www.gvlculturalaffairs.org

The nationally recognized Downtown Festival & Art Show transforms downtown Gainesville into a venue for award-winning artists and draws a crowd of more than 100,000.  Art, Jewelry, Ceramics, Photography, from over 250 Artists.  Live Music, Entertainment, Food & More!

 

October 20 & 21, 2012   THE 38th ANNUAL MICANOPY FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL

This quiet little town bustles with activity as the vendors pour into town and fill Cholokka Boulevard. Many local artists, crafters, and musicians participate in the festival, as well as other artists from across the southeast.   Location: Downtown Micanopy   9am to 5pm   Info: www.micanopyfallfestival.org

Local Artists, Crafts, Food, Live Music, Entertainment

 

October 27, 2012 – McINTOSH 1890′s FESTIVAL

The first festival was held on Oct. 19, 1974 as a fund raiser and originally called the McIntosh Gay Nineties Festival.  It had an attendance of approximately 4,000 people.  It has since grown and the Festival now hosts over 250 vendors and an estimated 35,000 visitors  Location: City of McIntosh, FL    8am to 5pm Rain or Shine!!     Info: www.friendsofmcintosh.org

 

November 11th, 2012 - The  10th ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL – Downtown Alachua

All along Main Street in Down­town City of Alachua, Exit 399 off I-75 (13 Miles North of Gainesville).  SUNDAY   11AM — 5 PM:   Twice a year since  2003, res­i­dents, vis­i­tors, and 200 ven­dors come together for a leisurely after­noon of music on two stages, lots of fun food, and many free child-friendly activ­i­ties.

Location:  Main Street City of Alachua   11am to 5pm.   Arts, Crafts, Music, Food, Shopping   More info:  www.alachuabusiness.com/festivals

 

November 17 & 18th, 2012  - The 31st Annual Yankeetown Arts, Crafts & Seafood Festival

Held on the tree-lined boulevard of Riverside Drive in Yankeetown an old Florida coastal village on Floridas Nature Coast.  Free admission and family fun.   More info at Yankeetown Seafood Festival web site.

 

 

November 17 & 18th, 2012  - St. Johns Blues Festival in Palatka

The “2012 St. Johns River Blues Festival”, sponsored by The St Johns River Blues Festival, Inc., a Not For Profit organization with the goal to provide scholarship funds for fine arts students of Putnam county, 714 St Johns Ave, Palatka, Florida, is seeking Competition Blues Bands for a two day festival and competition.

 

 

If you are looking for a Festival, and it’s not on my list.  Please check this Craft Events & Festivals source at MY FAIRS & FESTIVALS.  You can search by city, zip code, and event name.