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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Alafia Fat Tire Festival @ Alafia River State Park

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 8:00am EST to Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 1:00pm EST

Regular park admission fees apply in addition to event fees by the organization.

More Information:
www.swampclub.org

Located in the Southwest region at:
Alafia River State Park
14326 S CR 39
Lithia, FL 33547

The SWAMP Club is hosting their annual fat tire festival. This is their premier and favorite annual mountain bike event, with a vendor village, group rides, food and more!

The Alafia River State Park Fat Tire Festival is a great mountain bike ride weekend with fun and entertainment in Florida for all registered attendees. With unique topography that offers some of the most radical elevation changes in Florida, the Alafia River State Park mountain bike trails are the most challenging in our riding area. The ‘Moonscape’ and ‘Gatorback’ trails were specifically designed for advanced level riders. The less technical ’Roller Coaster’, ’Bridges’ and ‘North Creek‘ trails provide a real adventure for any experienced cyclist. For new riders, there is ‘Sand Pine’, ‘Rock Garden’ and ‘River Loop’ plus all the 2-track.
Boyette’s trails are forgiving enough for newer riders while still offering an exciting bike ride for more experienced cyclists. The famed ‘Abyss’ and ‘Ridgeline’ trails will amaze and challenge, while the diversity of single-track, technical berm sections, and hilly meadow riding will make for a fun day.
Self-guided bike rides will be offered at both trail locations on Saturday. (Boyette only until 3 pm).

13th Annual Horseback & Poker Ride & Camp Out @ St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 3:00pm EST to Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 11:00am EST

Join us for the Poker Ride on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Cost will be $25 per rider, this includes lunch and door prizes. Additional hands are $5 each.

Staying the weekend to camp out! Cost is $5 per camper / per night. Camp will be on the northwest section of St. Sebastian River Preserve at the Visitor's Center.

More Information:
Gayle Heath 772-538-6949

Located in the Central region at:
St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park
1000 Buffer Preserve Dr.
Fellsmere, FL 32948

13th Annual Horseback Poker Ride and Camp Out!! Stay for the day or for the weekend for this special event sponsored by the Citizens for the St Sebastian Preserve. We will be riding on the northwest portion of the St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park.

Additional Information:

All proceeds will benefit the recreation and conservation goals of the St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park.

Please note that proof of negative Coggins is required and all children under 16 must wear a helmet while mounted as per Florida Law.

Pre-registration for the Poker Ride is requested. Campers MUST preregistar by Nov 6th.

Sign Up Sheet   Event Flyer

For more information, visit our website, www.nbbd.com/npr/cpa

Participation Requirements

 

Farmers Market @ Koreshan State Park

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 8:00am to 1:00pm EST

$1 environmental impact fee

More Information:
More Information: Ranger Station (239) 992-0311

Located in the Southwest region at:
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Road
Estero, FL 33928

Join us in the historic settlement of Koreshans. Our Sunday Farmers Market offers local and organic produce, fresh seafood and dips, unique crafts, local honey, native plants, handcrafted jewelry, food, beautiful art, and cool gifts! A market pass is $1. Contact the Ranger Station at (239) 992-0311 for more information. For vendor info and applications visit http://friendsofkoreshan.org/farmers-market/

Native Plant Sale, Sundays, 8pm - 1pm @ Koreshan State Park

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 8:00am to 1:00pm EST

FREE during the Sunday Farmers Market

More Information:
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311

Located in the Southwest region at:
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Road
Estero, FL 33928

Learning about and purchasing native plants can be a daunting task, but it just got easier! The Coccoloba Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society volunteers will be selling native plants at the Koreshan State Historic Site Farmers Market Sundays, 8:00am - 1 pm.  Experts will be on hand to help answer your questions and teach you about the wonderful benefits of adding native plants to your landscaping. Volunteers will also explain about the fertilizer ordinance and invasive exotic plants. For more information, visit www.FNPSCoccoloba.org or call (239) 273-8945.

Additional Information:

http://www.fnpscoccoloba.org/

Guided Bird Walk @ Anastasia State Park

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 8:30am EST

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Administrative Office, 904-461-2000

Located in the Central region at:
Anastasia State Park
300 Anastasia Park Road
St. Augustine, FL 32080

Join us for a Guided Bird Walk and learn about our feathered friends here at Anastasia State Park! Led by a park volunteer, this monthly fun and informative walk is open to participants of all birding levels. Participants will observe a diverse variety of shore birds, marsh birds, and hammock birds by walking the beach, boardwalks, nature trails, and other areas. Please dress for the weather and bring binoculars, water, comfortable walking shoes, and a field guide if you have one. We will meet at the Island Beach Shop & Grill pavilion located at the end of the main park drive. Walk lasts 2 hours.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

2017 Ocali Country Days - Museum Area @ Silver Springs State Park

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm EST

Festival admission is $5.00 per person. Children five and under admitted free. State park admission fees are waived for the event.

More Information:
Silver River Museum 352-236-5401

Located in the Central region at:
Silver Springs State Park
1425 NE 58th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34470

Ocali Country Days started in 1995 as a fundraiser for the Silver River Museum and Environmental Education Center and has become a very popular annual event. The first three days of the festival are open to school groups only and the public is invited on the weekend.

Visitors experience old time music, storytellers, and historical re-enactors portraying North Central Florida during the 1800's. Traditional crafts such as sugarcane syrup making, blacksmithing, quilting, spinning, woodworking, and more are demonstrated. Vendors also offer unique crafts and food for sale.

While here, visitors may tour the Silver River Museum, ride on a jeep tram through the state park, tour a Civil War encampment, or meet Seminole Tribal members to learn about Native American culture in Florida.

All proceeds benefit educational programs at the Silver River Museum and Environmental Education Center.

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the camping & museum entrance, 1425 NE 58th Avenue, (also known as State Road 35 or Baseline Rd.) to access the Silver River Museum.

A shuttle service will run both days that will shuttle visitors between the main entrance and the museum entrance. You can avoid the congested parking at the festival entrance by parking at the main entrance on 5656 E Silver Springs Blvd. The shuttle will run between 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. There are no parking fees at either entrance and there are no fees to use the shuttle.

For information about becoming a volunteer, vendor, exhibitor, or performer, visit the Ocali Days website or call the Silver River Museum.

Participation requirements.

Frank Thomas Florida Music and Heritage Festival @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm EST

Cost is $6/car, $4/walk-in. 

More Information:
Jim McAlister 352-467-0265

Located in the Southwest region at:
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
7200 CR 603
Bushnell, FL 33513

The festival includes music on several stages, story-telling, living history demonstrators, pioneer and Seminole crafts and food vendors.  Visit frankthomasfoundation.com for more information. 

Beach Combing @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:30am EST

FREE with regular park admission

More Information:
Ranger Station 239-597-6196

Located in the Southwest region at:
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
11135 Gulfshore Drive
Naples, FL 34108

Join a Volunteer for a talk about beach treasures. Learn about sea shells, sea creatures and tidal movement. This is a great interactive event!

Bluegrass Music with the Conch Stomp Band @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm EST

Free with park admission.

More Information:
(561) 624-6952

Located in the Southeast region at:
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

Join the Conch Stomp Band for some foot-stomping and toe-tapping tunes on the second Sunday of each month!  Live Bluegrass in the Amphitheater from 1-3:00 p.m.

Native November Nature Hike @ Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm EST

The program is free with paid park admission of $2.00 for Forest Meadows Trailhead.

More Information:
For more information, contact the park at 850-487-4556.

Located in the Northwest region at:
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
3540 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32309

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park invites you to help us celebrate "Know Your Natives November"! We will hike the Ravine Trail portions of the Lake Overstreet Trail system, talking about and identifying native and non-native plants. The loop is approximately 1.7 miles. We will meet at the Forest Meadows Trailhead on Meridian Road. Park in the Forest Meadows parking lot across the street from the Trailhead. Be sure to wear closed-toed shoes and long pants. Bug spray, sunscreen, water and a hat are recommended.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Folk Jam and Song Circle @

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm EST

This program is free with paid park admission ($2.00 a person or $3.00 for a vehicle with up to 8 people).

More Information:
(772) 398-2779

Located in the region at:
, FL

Enjoy the wonder of old-fashioned porch music right here at Savannas Preserve State Park! Pull up a chair and listen, or bring an instrument and join in the jam. No reservations required.