Events

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Nov
23
Sat
2019
Bradley’s Country Store Old Fashioned Fun Day @ Bradley's Country Store
Nov 23 all-day

This great event is held annually on the Saturday before Thanksgiving – we’ve been doing it since 1970! Enjoy live music, clogging, cane grinding, syrup making, wagon rides, and a wide variety of food and arts and crafts. We even have a special area for the kids with pony rides and a petting zoo! Free parking and free admission. Just come on out and enjoy yourself! (If you are interested in participating as a vendor, please contact us by phone or e-mail at bradleysfunday@gmail.com; applications are not available on-line.)

Fall Farm Day 2019 @ Tallahassee Museum
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us Saturday, November 23rd at the Tallahassee Museum for a fun-filled day that celebrates our region’s agricultural heritage! Fall Farm Day will host an array of activities and demonstrations celebrating the historical and contemporary stories of our region’s farmed resources. The event is FREE with Museum admission. Demonstrations and activities include:

o Blacksmithing in the 1880s Forge

o Living History Interpretation on the 1880s Farm

o Shopping Local Farm Vendors (fruits, vegetables, nuts, dairy, eggs, wine, etc.)

o Hands-on Farm Activities

o Animal Encounters

o Syrup Making (will begin at 9:30 am and sold in the Museum Store)

From History to Holidays @ Goodwood Museum and Gardens
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Tallahassee’s beautiful and historic Goodwood estate is open to the public with FREE admission on November 23rd.

The free admission day at Goodwood features:

Free Tours: The Main House is displayed as it appeared around World War I, including original furniture, ephemera, and garments. A new special exhibit “A Dry Spell: A Brief History of Prohibition” will also be open for visitors. Tours and exhibits are FREE and open to the public from 10 AM to 3 PM.

Theatrical Performance: Enjoy a theatrical performance connecting history and holidays by Theater with a Mission on Goodwood’s Games Court.

Habitat for Humanity’s Festival of Trees: On Nov. 22nd and 23rd, Big Bend Habitat for Humanity presents beautiful artificial trees and wreaths for purchase as well as family-friendly festivities, including an early visit from Santa in the Goodwood Carriage House on November 23rd from 10 to Noon . Visit the Friday Night Preview Party on November 22nd from 6 – 9 PM or visit on November 23rd Hours are from 10 AM to 5 PM, with bidding closing at 4:30 PM on Saturday. For more information, visit http://bigbendhabitat.org/festival-of-trees/

Under One Roof: Come enjoy a curated collection of clay, glass, jewelry, and enamel works by premier Tallahassee artisans including Brian Bachman, Lesley Nolan, Robin Rodgers, and Kathy Wilcox. This art show and sale will be in Jubilee Cottage on Friday November 22nd 4:30 PM to 8 PM, Saturday November 23rd 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday November 24th 12 PM to 4 PM. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/241201026750140/

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Market Days 2019 @ Tallahassee Museum
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm

Market Days is one of the Southeast’s largest and best juried arts and crafts shows. Featuring the unique, handmade creations of approximately 300 artists, top-quality artisans, and craftspeople. Market Days offers a wonderful array of works in various price ranges, from breathtaking fine art to charming stocking stuffers. The works include fine arts, ceramics, country furniture, stained glass, woodwork, glasswork, dolls, clocks, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, metalwork, clothing, photography and calligraphy. Proceeds benefit the Tallahassee Museum.

TICKETS AND TIMES:

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS (SATURDAY HOURS 10AM – 5PM AND SUNDAY HOURS 10AM – 4PM):
Tickets are available at the gate on the days of the event and only good for one day admission.
$6 for Adults
$4 for Children (Ages 6-12)
$3 Premium Parking (S. Monroe Street Entrance)
Free Perimeter Parking for General Admission (Tram Rd and Paul Russell Rd Stadium)

EARLY BIRD SHOPPING TICKETS (SATURDAY 8AM – 10AM):
Limited to just 1,000 tickets, Market Days Early Bird shoppers peruse stress-free and get their first choice of top gifts with a two-hour head start on holiday shopping before the rush of the crowds arrive. Early Bird also includes premium parking (Tram Rd. Lot ONLY), continental breakfast and a weekend pass for this treasured holiday shopping tradition. Tickets are available for $25 (sold in advance and at the gate if not sold out).

Dec
14
Sat
2019
SE Native American Festival @ Mission San Luis
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm

Join us at Florida’s Apalachee-Spanish Living History Museum for two days of Southeastern Native American dancing, craft vendors, cultural demonstrations, music, and storytelling. Also enjoy living history, archery, atlatl/spear throwing, crafts for kids, and more! Fun for all ages!

Saturday, December 14 (10 am – 6 pm)
Sunday December 15 (10 am – 4 pm)
(The Weekend BEFORE the Solstice)

Admission fee per day:
Adults – $5; Seniors (65+) – $3; Children (6 -17) – $2; Members, Children under 6 and Active Duty Military – FREE!

Craft Vendors:
Support our artisans and get your holiday shopping done! Find jewelry, baskets, gourd art, dance regalia, traditional instruments, shell art, fabrics and clothing with Southeastern Native American designs, native plant and herbal products, wood carvings, and much more!

Cultural Demonstrations:
— Traditional dances with audience participation
— Storytelling
— Native American encampment
— Craft working
— Educational exhibits and more!

More on our website — about the nationally/regionally known performers as well as the daily schedules — as information becomes available! https://missionsanluis.org/events-calendar/winter-solstice/

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Enjoy a meal during the festival! Food vendors will be on site.
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Bring chairs/blankets for seating and dress appropriately for the weather (most activities are outdoors). NO COOLERS, NO ALCOHOL, and NO SMOKING on the historic site!
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Many thanks to Visit Tallahassee, Friends of Florida History, Inc., and Florida Council on Arts and Culture for providing assistance!
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See photos from last year at
Solstice Celebration 2018 Graphic

Feb
8
Sat
2020
Third Annual World Culture Festival @ Good Samaritan UMC
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us at Good Samaritan UMC for delicious cuisine, exciting performances, unique shopping experiences, and free classes at Tallahassee’s third annual World Culture Festival. Featuring food, artists, faith, and performances which showcase traditions from around the world, this family-friendly event has something for everyone. This festival is a celebration of the human existence and the diversity of our local area and offers the chance for the entire community to come together to celebrate their differences and discover their similarities.

One of the most powerful ways to share culture is through art, craft, and food. Tables offering information about various religious and cultural beliefs and practices, as well as craft vendors showcasing art, music, and food from around the world will be part of the event. This festival provides an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about faiths, philosophies, and cultures different from their own through interaction. The focus is on information and education, not condemnation or conversion.

Expressions of culture and belief vary across the globe and the World Culture Festival showcases these traditions in the greater Tallahassee area by bringing together local dancers, singers, poets, musicians, and storytellers to share their talents. Performances and interactive engagements will be scheduled all day so enjoy the performances or jump in for a class!

Last year’s participants included the the FAMU Gospel Choir, the Matsiko World Orphan Choir, Sambistas Do Sol, Dandera Dancers, Temple Israel’s Bagels and Biscuits, Shirdi Sai Samsthan, Azúcar Dance Company, Swaravahini, Mua’oli’oli Dancers, Gym Force Aerial Arts, Tallahassee Irish Step Dancers, Arte Mexico, Mary Proctor, El Criollo Grill, Faith4You African Food, Caribbean Crossroads, Two Feathers Indian Center, La Gardenia Prints, and many more. Visit us at www.wcftally.com for more information on the 2020 list of performers, vendors, food trucks, and more.