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CONTENTS // OCT 2021 FEATURE 22 // FA LL IN TO FUN

Break out your social calendar—there’s a fun fall event with your name on it.

6 // TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN THE 352 A handy guide to get you going and keep you busy this month.

WATCH 8 // DINO DISCOVERY

The Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville welcomes the new exhibit Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies.

10 // ART IN THE CITY

Downtown Ocala ushers in a new season of the First Friday Art Walk.

Art in the City photo by Jesse James; Farm Life photo by Robin Fannon

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Last-minute tickets and local shows you won’t want to miss.

EXPLORE 14 // FORT COOPER IS CALLING

Less than an hour’s drive from Ocala, Fort Cooper State Park in nearby Inverness is the perfect place to fish, boat and hike.

16 // THRILLS & CHILLS

From safe trick-or-treating events and Halloween-themed festivals to spooky corn mazes and scary haunted houses, there’s something happening this month to fit everyone’s scare level.

18 // A PUPTASTIC EVENT

Make your way to the Ocala Downtown Market for Bark In The Park, hosted by the Senior Resource Foundation of Ocala.

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20 // FALL ON THE FARM

Kirby Family Farm has a full calendar of events to fill the month of October.

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CRAVE 28 // FA RM LIFE

KÖR Farms Homestead offers customers freshly baked breads and seasonal fruit and veggies at local farmers markets.


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MARION COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS FALL PLANT SALE // OCTOBER 2

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Whether your garden could use a little love or your green thumb game is on point, the Master Gardeners Fall Plant Sale is a free event not to miss. Taking place from 8am-1pm, a variety of beautiful Florida-friendly and native plants and flowers will be on sale, including perennials and herbs, hummingbird and butterfly plants, fruit trees, shade trees, shrubs, pollinator plants and ornamental trees. There will also be soil test kits available on-site as well. The mobile plant clinic will be on hand, and master gardeners will be available for consultations. Please remember that pets are not allowed at the sale. For detailed information, visit the syfl.ifas.ufl.edu.

14TH ANNUAL APPLAUD THE ARTS CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH // OCTOBER 10

Join the Marion Cultural Alliance as they celebrate local arts organizations and community arts leaders with their arts and grant awards. The champagne brunch will take place on the new outdoor stage at the Ocala Civic Theatre. Tasha Robinson, principal harpist of the Ocala Symphony Orchestra, will provide beautiful music and Sensational Selfies will be on hand to help capture the afternoon’s memories. Endless mimosa and Bloody Mary packages will be available, and designer items will be available for auction. For ticket information and details, visit mcaocala.org.

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LIFE BOOMERS AND SENIORS EXPO // OCTOBER 12

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Stop by the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion between 9am and 3pm on October 12 for an event that’s all about staying healthy and having fun. The expo, sponsored by the Ocala Star-Banner, will include wellness and cardio classes, information on retirement planning and Medicare supplement classes, live music, Bingo games and more. For details, find the event’s Facebook page.

PAPER THIN // OCTOBER 14-31 Lucrece and Gerald have had a good marriage. They’ve raised their only son with love and kept their farm afloat through hard times and hurricanes. But now, this determined Southern woman has retreated to the roof of their Mississippi farmhouse and refuses to come down. Poignant and funny, this Ocala Civic Theatre play explores what it means to live truthfully. Showtimes are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. To order tickets, call (352) 236-2274 or visit ocalacivictheatre.com. Box office hours are 10am-5:30pm Monday through Friday.


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JEEPTOBERFEST // OCTOBER 15-17

Join Kirby Family Farm to celebrate one of the largest Jeep-only events in the Southeastern United States. This annual fundraiser event for the Ocala Jeep Club will include a variety of Jeep Event Off-road courses and vendors at Kirby Farm on Saturday and Sunday. A prize raffle will take place at 4pm Saturday and 3pm Sunday. Pre-registration is $50 per Jeep and includes all occupants who are legally buckled in for Saturday and Sunday’s events. The ticket price will also include up to four passes to enjoy the amusement offerings at the farm. Prior to the main event, check out the free guided trail ride on the Badge of Honor Tread Lightly Four Wheel Driveway on Friday, October 15, plus the block party with a show and shine event at Mojo’s Grill on Silver Springs Boulevard from 5-9pm. For more details and specific information, visit ocalajeepclub.com/jeeptoberfest.

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LET’S GET BUGGY 3 & GARDEN SHOW // OCTOBER 24

LUNCH WITH THE ARCHEOLOGIST // OCTOBER 21

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Visit the Fort King National Historic Landmark to have lunch with an archeologist. Pack a lunch, and bring a chair or blanket for this informative, entertaining lunch event. Learn about and see artifacts that have been found on-site, and take part in a Q&A session with the archeologist. The event is free and open to the public and takes place from 11am-1pm. For more information, find the event’s Facebook page.

This interactive outdoor event will feature fun bug booths, including The Butterfly Encounter, Bug Appetite, Earthworm Experience and the Ladybug Release, where participants will help release more than 100,000 ladybugs into Sholom Park. New this year is the garden show, where local garden and lawn vendors will showcase products, plants and services. There will also be live entertainment provided by Nashville singer-songwriter Aubrey Wollett and food trucks on-site. General parking will run you $5 and VIP parking is $10. Gates open at noon, and the event runs from 1-4pm. For more details, visit sholompark.org/fun-at-the-park.

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PHANTOM // OCTOBER 30

Based on the novel by Gaston Leroux, PHANTOM is a dramatic, memorable look into the life of the Phantom, his protégé Christine and her lover, Raoul. The production takes place at the Curtis M. Phillips Center in Gainesville and will feature high-tech lighting effects, beautiful opera music and a unique, revolving set. Show times are at 2pm and 7:3opm. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit dancealive.org.

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THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: SHADOWCAST // OCTOBER 29-30

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This interactive musical experience will have actors and actresses performing scenes and songs from this classic favorite while the movie plays in the background. Presented by the Insomniac Theatre Company, and held at the Reilly Arts Center, tickets are $15-$25 for adults and $10 for students. Show time is 7:30pm both nights. For details and more, visit reillyartscenter.com.

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40TH ANNUAL MARION COUNTY CHILI COOK -OFF // NOVEMBER 6 Spend the day sampling some of the area’s best chili, listening to live music, drinking craft beer and perusing the sixth annual car show. Presented by RealTruck and benefitting The Cornerstone School, the Marion County Chili Cook-Off will take place at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion and will also include a fun kids’ area with inflatables, crafts, games and more. Chili samples will be available in 1-ounce (one ticket) and 4-ounce sizes (four tickets). Make sure to vote for both your favorite chili and favorite car while there! The event will take place from 10am-5pm. Visit marioncountychilicookoff.com for more details. OCT ‘21

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Dino Discovery The Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville welcomes the new exhibit Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies.

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tep back in time and learn about dinosaurs in a new and interesting way at the Florida Museum of Natural History’s Tiny Titans exhibit. The Tiny Titans exhibit offers guests a rare and exciting look at the lives of dinosaurs through their eggs, nests and embryos with the help of real specimens, lifelike models, colorful illustrations and much more. Visitors will be able to touch real bones, see reconstructed nests and take part in other interactives like dino dress-up and a petting zoo with five baby dinosaur species. “I think many visitors will have seen dinosaur fossils before they come to this exhibit, but what sets this exhibit apart is the inclusion of adults as well as juvenile or baby dinosaurs,” says exhibit coordinator Julie Waters. “Eggs and young dinosaurs aren’t as common in the fossil record, so seeing so many in one place makes this exhibit quite unique.” Although the exhibit does have a lot of content that children and families will love, the information on dinosaur parenting and behavior will be of interest to people of all ages. Photographs and illustrations by paleoartists Luis Rey and Mark Hallett bring this era to life 8

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// B Y M E L I S S A P E T E R S O N while revealing the diversity and scale of the dinosaurs. Authentic models of embryos and hatchlings expose a rarely seen side to these ancient creatures. “These fossils show that some dinosaurs were actually quite social and caring,” Julie says. “The word dinosaur means ‘terrible lizard,’ but I think visitors will leave with the understanding that dinosaurs aren’t terrible at all—even the ones with the really big teeth.” The exhibit has information on a variety of dinosaur groups spanning their nearly 200-million-year history, from ceratops and sauropods to ornithopods and theropods, as well as their parenting and nesting behavior. Also on display is the full story of Baby Louie, the first articulated theropod hatchling ever found, complete with a lifelike representation. “Since all the information we know on dinosaurs has been derived from their bones and fossils, it’s so interesting to see how artists and scientists turn that into vibrant, lush environments to showcase how they lived and the world they inhabited,” says Nikhil Srinivasan, marketing specialist with the museum. “It’s so interesting to think about these massive creatures all over

the planet and then all disappearing with only the fossil record to prove it.” Other events happening at the Florida Museum of Natural History this fall are the fall plant sale, happening October 1-3; the Museum in the Parks series, where families get a personalized, themed tour of area parks while meeting experts and seeing museum specimens; the Historic Bike Tour; and Tot Trots, aimed at younger families. You can find out more about these activities under the events tab on the museum’s website. Admission to Tiny Titans is $8 for adults; $7 for Florida residents, seniors and non-University of Florida college students; $5.50 for ages 3 to 17; and free to museum members and UF students with a valid Gator 1 Card. Complete admission pricing is available online at floridamuseum.ufl.edu. The Tiny Titans exhibit will be on display through January 9, 2022. Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies // Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Rd., Gainesville // For more information, visit floridamuseum.ufl.edu/exhibits/tiny-titans or call (352) 846-2000.


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Art In The City Downtown Ocala ushers in a new season of the First Friday Art Walk. // W R I T T E N A N D P H O T O G R A P H E D BY JESSE JAMES

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s Ocala’s art scene continues to flourish, local artists and attendees alike were eager to welcome back one of our community’s favorite monthly events. On September 3, the art community came out in full force to kick off the 2021-2022 season of downtown Ocala’s First Friday Art Walk. For those not familiar, First Friday Art Walk is a free event hosted by the City of Ocala’s Cultural Arts Department and takes place within Ocala’s historic downtown. Artists transform the area into an open-air gallery, showcasing their talents and creativity. Artists of all disciplines—including photography, painting and more—set up booths along the street, sharing their craftsmanship and artistic expression with visitors. The event includes more than 30 artist displays, monthly live entertainment and free family art activities provided by local arts organizations. Alongside the local art on display, downtown area businesses stay open late and offer patrons a range of unique experiences. Although creativity is the focus, it’s also an excellent opportunity to try out a selection of great food and drink options offered in the area. The event is a monthly staple for the city and a great way to familiarize yourself with the local art community. First Friday Art Walk takes place on the first Friday of each month, from September through May. Mark your calendars!

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Christen Brown, Brooke , Mitch Brown

Leighton Okus

Amanda Lyon

Andres Garcia

Joe Reichel

Anthony Ortiz

Brandon Kitts & Andrewa Andrade

Justin MacDonald & Matt Fischer

Teddy Sykes

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LOCAL LISTENS

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GISELE AND ERIK La Cuisine French Restaurant // October 2

JOHN MAZZ Morevino // October 8

CAP SMITH & THE HOGTOWN SLAYERS Bank Street Patio Bar // October 9

ECLIFF FARRAR Yellow Pony Pub & Garden // October 14

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KEVIN COSTNER & MODERN WEST St. Augustine Amphitheatre // October 25

WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE Daytona International Speedway // November 11-14

JAMES TAYLOR & HIS ALL-STAR BAND WITH JACKSON BROWNE Amway Center, Orlando // November 14

JIMMY BUFFETT Amway Center, Orlando // December 11

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRACHRISTMAS EVE & OTHER STORIES

Yellow Pony Pub & Garden // October 20

ELTON JOHN Vystar Veterans Arena, Jacksonville // April 23 Amalie Arena, Tampa // April 24 Amway Center, Orlando // April 27

BARENAKED LADIES St. Augustine Amphitheatre // June 3

BACKSTREET BOYS MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds, Tampa // June 21

MATCHBOX TWENTY Daily’s Place, Jacksonville // July 6 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds, Tampa // July 9

Amway Center, Orlando // December 18 Amalie Arena, Tampa // December 19

GOO GOO DOLLS

IMAGINE DRAGONS

SANTANA + EARTH, WIND & FIRE

VyStar Veterans Arena, Jacksonville // February 8

JOJO SIWA

Daily’s Place, Jacksonville // August 24

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds, Tampa // August 27

Amalie Arena, Tampa // March 6

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JOHN MAYER Amalie Arena. Tampa // April 5

Daily’s Place, Jacksonville // September 2 Amalie Arena, Tampa // September 3

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Amalie Arena, Tampa // April 9 Amway Center, Orlando // April 11

Amway Center, Orlando // September 14

HOUSTON KEEN Gator Joe’s Beach & Sandbar // October 24

THE BEATLES: ABBEY ROAD Savannah Center // October 29 Classic Albums Live will perform Abbey Road in its entirety, note-for-note and cut-for-cut, including mega hits “Come Together,” “Here Comes the Sun” and “Something.”

BRITTNEY SPENCER UpStage at the Phillips Center // November 19 Singer-songwriter Brittney Spencer moved to Nashville in 2013 with country music dreams. She’s since toured and performed with many artists, including Carrie Underwood.

VARIATIONS ON OPENING NIGHT Reilly Arts Center // November 20 & 21 Ocala Symphony Orchestra returns to the stage in epic fashion to unveil the Reilly’s historic expansion and welcome a new season.

PURE HEART Circle Square Cultural Center // December 11 Part of the Wind-FM Rocks The World concert series, Pure Heart will take you on a journey through time, performing the best classic hits by Heart. *Editor’s Note: Tickets were available for all concerts as of date of publication. Dates are subject to change at the discretion of the venue.

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Fort Cooper Is Calling Less than an hour’s drive from Ocala, Fort Cooper State Park in nearby Inverness is the perfect place to fish, boat and hike.

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art of the Great Florida Birding Trail, Fort Cooper State Park boasts more than five miles of self-guided trails with excellent opportunities to spot birds and wildlife. A paved pathway connects the park to the multiuse Withlacoochee State Trail, and the Seminole Heritage Trail at Fort Cooper offers a 1.5-mile looped path with four interpretive kiosks that share the story of the Seminole people and the challenges they faced. In addition to the beautiful trails, Fort Cooper State Park also features a recreation hall, a kids’ playground and picnic facilities—perfect for refueling after a morning hike. Lake Holathlikaha is a popular fishing and kayaking spot, but private boats are not allowed on the water. Canoes and kayaks are available for rental onsite, however. Fort Cooper State Park is also known for a certain group of animals that call the park home—bats.

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// B Y K A R I N F A B R Y- C U S H E N B E R Y “The park has a large bat house that hosts an estimated 5,000 bats that come out at dusk and return home during the daytime,” says Alexandra Kuchta, press secretary for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. “More than just an attraction, the bats are valued members of the park’s community. They eat their body weight in mosquitoes and other insects every night and are also great pollinators. Alexandra says that although Fort Cooper closes at sunset, the park often hosts batviewing events so that visitors can experience these unique creatures leaving their house and making their way into the night. Fort Cooper State Park is named for Major Mark Anthony Cooper, a soldier and U.S. Representative from the 1800s. The park, and the area surrounding it, were donated to the state and became an official park in 1972. That year it was also added to the United States

National Register of Historic Places. “Fort Cooper was a significant site in the Seminole Wars, having withstood a two-week siege by Osceola and the Seminoles in 1836,” says Alexandra. “Under Cooper’s leadership, his battalion suffered 20 men wounded but lost only one. Following the war, Fort Cooper was used as a reconnaissance, observation and dispatch post by various U.S. Army detachments.” The park offers a great variety of ranger-led programs for all ages, including geocaching, animal tracks and breakfast with a ranger opportunities. The schedule can be found on the park’s website. To learn more of the park’s varied history, stop by the ranger station to pick up a 56-page Florida Seminole Wars Heritage Trail guidebook. Fort Cooper State Park // 3100 S Old Floral City Road, Inverness // (352) 726-0315 // floridastateparks.org


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From safe trick-or-treating events and Halloween-themed festivals to spooky corn mazes and scary haunted houses, there’s something happening this month to fit everyone’s scare level. // B Y M E L I S S A P E T E R S O N We’ve rounded up a full schedule of Halloween events—some family friendly and others not for the faint of heart.

FAMILY FUN Phantoms in the Fort October 16 Ghosts, goblins and ghouls return to Fort King for an evening of spine-tingling tales. Bring a chair and listen to stories of the strange and eerie. The darker it gets, the spookier the stories. The event takes place at the Fort King National Historic Landmark, located at 3925 E Fort King Street, from 7-9pm. Call (352) 438-2500 if you have questions. Paddock Mall Halloween Run October 23 The fourth annual Paddock Mall Halloween Run, sponsored by Advent Health Ocala, will also feature live entertainment, a costume contest and more. This event will include a chip-timed 5K race on a fun course. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Marion County Children’s Alliance. Register at runsignup.com/Race/FL/ Ocala/PaddockMallRun. Florida Bat Festival October 23 Gainesville’s Lubee Bat Conservancy is excited to welcome everyone to the 17th annual Florida Bat Festival, happening from 10am-5pm. Come celebrate all things bats and learn about bat conservation awareness while enjoying all the batty fun festivities, including games, live music, educational exhibits and the beer garden featuring brews from local breweries. For more information, visit lubee.org/batfest. 16

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3rd Annual Howl-oween Pawty October 27 The Humane Society of Marion County is excited to host the 3rd Annual Howl-oween Pawty. Come to the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion from 5-8pm for refreshments, games, vendors, a costume contest and trunk-or-treating for the (human) kiddos. Admission is $5 for adults, and kids 12 and under and pets are free. Visit the Humane Society’s Facebook page for details. Horse-O-Ween October 29 Presented by the Ocala Metro Chamber and Economic Partnership’s Equine Initiative, the 2nd annual Horse-O-Ween event will take place at the Ocala Downtown Market from 5-9pm. Meet and greet with different breeds of horses, all dressed in costume. The event will feature

kids’ trick-or-treating, carriage rides, family photo opportunities, vendors, live music, food trucks and costume contests for children, pets and, of course, the horses. For more information, contact Louisa Barton at Louisa@OcalaCEP.com or visit the event’s page on Facebook. Hometown Halloween October 30 Enjoy entertainment at the Brownwood Paddock Square in The Villages from 2-9pm. The event will include entertainment from Paradigm, resident performer groups, living statues, WeFlip, Scooter’s Photo Booth, stilt walkers and more! A trunk-or-treat, hay ride and carnival games will offer a fun and safe experience for kids 12 and under. For the older attendees, visit the haunted house from 6-9pm. thevillagesentertainment.com.


WATCH // EXPLORE // CRAVE hayride adventure through the haunted Sullivan trail. newberrycornfieldmaze.com. Carnival of Frights October 22, 23, 29 & 30 The Melon Patch Theatre in Leesburg presents Carnival of Frights, happening two weekends in October from 7-10pm. A fundraiser for the theatre, this walk-through haunted house promises plenty of scares from real actors. Admission is $5 per person, and the event takes place at 311 N 13th Street in Leesburg. floridahaunts.net.

OTHER HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS Peanut Patch & Corn Maze (scary after dark) 8656 SW 75th Street, Gainesville peanutpatchandcornmaze.com Hollow Oaks Corn Maze (scary after dark) 18005 NW 190th Ave., High Springs hollowoakscornmaze.com ScaryTrain at Kirby Family Farm 19630 NE 30th St., Williston kirbyfarm.com

TRUNK-OR-TREAT Paddock Mall Candy Crawl October 23 // 5-8pm For more information, call (352) 237-1223. The Martial Arts Center Halloween Trunk-or-Treat October 29 // 5:30-7:30pm Visit themacocala.com for all the details.

Halloween Costume Family Fun Run October 30 Build up an appetite for all your trick-or-treat candy by joining the Ocala Recreation & Parks Department for the Halloween Family Fun Run 5K from 8:30-11:30am at Citizens’ Circle! Participants can walk, jog or run the path while showing off their best costume. Racing fee benefits United Way of Marion County. For questions, call (352) 368-5517. Boo Bash October 30 Join the City of Ocala for a scary good time full of tricks, treats and surprises. This safe, familyfriendly indoor event has face-painting, creepy crafts, candy for children and more! This event will be held at the E.D. Croskey Recreation Center in Ocala. For more information, call (352) 368-5517.

FUN & FRIGHTFUL Scream-A-Geddon Every night in October Get ready to scream at this Dade City haunted park, featuring six attractions all in one location. Visit the dark, murky waters of Bloodwater Bayou, where passersby have a nasty tendency to go missing. Other attractions are the Ravenhill Asylum, Rage 3D, Blackpool Prison, Demon’s Revenge and Zombie Paintball Assault (an extra charge). screamageddon.com. Newberry Cornfield Maze Friday and Saturday nights in October Visit this Newberry corn maze, where you’ll laugh by day and scream by night. When darkness falls, there is nocturnal life awaiting your entrance at every twist and turn as you try to make your way out. You can also embark on a

City of Belleview Lake Lillian Trunk-or-Treat October 30 // 5-8pm Contact Amanda Valderrama at (352) 233-2122 or email avalderrama@belleviewfl.org for details. Trunk-or-Treat & Hayride at Silver Springs State Park October 30 // 3:30-6:30pm Park entry fee is required. A $2 donation per person is requested for the hayride. Find the event on Facebook. Grow Belleview Trunk or Treat October 31 // 6-8:30pm For more information, contact Cristy or Luis at (352) 553-0027 Marion Therapeutic Riding Association’s Not-so-Spooky Halloween Drive-Thru October 31 // 5-7pm Email development@MTRAocala.org or call (352) 732-7300 for details OCT ‘21

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A Puptastic Event Make your way to the Ocala Downtown Market for Bark In The Park, hosted by the Senior Resource Foundation of Ocala. // B Y M E L I S S A P E T E R S O N

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alling all dog owners! Ready to celebrate man’s best friend? Bark In The Park—A Doggy Expo, presented by the Senior Resource Foundation of Ocala (SRFO), is an event dedicated to all things pup. “Bark In The Park is the first fundraiser for our organization,” says Phyllis Silverman, founder and president of SRFO. “We hope to have a fun day for families, children and dogs in costume, with trick-or-treating on site and Halloween costume contests WE ARE DEDICATED TO for dogs and for ENHANCING AND ENRICHING kids. The money raised from the THE LIVES OF OLDER ADULTS sponsors will be BY SHARING VALUABLE donated to two charities equally.” INFORMATION AND PURSUING The two FUNDRAISING AND GRANT charities photographer from benefitting OPPORTUNITIES. Goldin Pictures. from the event SRFO is are Meals on -PHYLLIS SILVERMAN, FOUNDER SRFO a nonprofit Wheels America, organization which supports dedicated to positively and continually community-based programs dedicated to improving the lives of seniors in addressing senior isolation and hunger, and Marion County Animal Services, which serves our community. Volunteer opportunities with SRFO are as a temporary shelter for homeless pets. available. The organization relies on volunteers The event will take place on Sunday, to work on fundraising projects, such as Bark October 31 at the Ocala Downtown Market from 1-4pm and is free to the public. Visit with In The Park, charity bridge tournaments and the “Better Tomorrow” Senior Expo, or to give vendors offering a wide variety of products and services, enjoy food trucks and live music, one hour per week to visit with and improve compete in the pet costume contest and snap the life of a senior in our community. Other projects that SRFO is involved in include home a pick of your family (pup included!) with a

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Fall On The Farm Kirby Family Farm has a full calendar of events to fill the month of October. // B Y M E L I S S A P E T E R S O N

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rom a celebration of Jeeps and a daytime Halloween event for younger kids to the Six Gun Territory Wild West Weekend and Reunion and the famous ScaryTrain event, there is no shortage of events happening at Kirby Family Farm.

attractions, all at one location. Climb aboard the historic 1800s locomotive and railroad where Clyde the Conductor will be waiting for you. Chugging along since 2015, ScaryTrain is an intense environment and is not recommended for children under 10. For Halloween fans of the younger variety, Boo-Boo’s Kinda Spooky Halloween Party is a daytime event focused for children under 10. The event will feature Creepy Critters Petting Zoo. You can also take a train ride on the historic railroad and enjoy kinda spooky stories and silly Halloween jokes; ride the Italian carousel, antique Ferris wheel and other fun amusement rides; play carnival games; watch a magic show; dance the day away with DJ MikeyMike; participate in a pumpkin pie-eating contest and the costume parade; and visit multiple candy stops. This event will take place on October 16 and 30.

Jeeptoberfest has a new home this year at Kirby Family Farm. Sponsored by Chiefland Dodge Jeep and presented by the Ocala Jeep Club, Jeeptoberfest is the oldest organized Jeep event in the state of Florida. There are two brand-new courses and more room for vendors of Jeep aftermarket accessories and more. “The Kirby Railroad, petting zoo area and all the rides will be in operation as well during the event,” says Daryl. “You can actually ride the train to see the Jeeps while navigating both courses. This isn’t just for Jeep enthusiasts; it’s a lot of fun for anyone.” Jeeptoberfest will take place October 16 and 17. Another exciting event happening this fall at Kirby Family Farm is the Six Gun Territory Wild West Weekend and Reunion, happening November 6 and 7. Celebrating Six Gun Territory, a Western-themed park located in Silver Springs that was in operation from 1963-1984, attendees can visit with the original gunfighters, can-can girls and other cast members. There will also be Six Gun Territory memorabilia on display. “Six Gun Territory was among my favorite memories when I was a child,” says Daryl. “It was our desire to host a celebration and reunion of Six Gun Territory. Planned as a one-time event, guests and participants loved it, which encouraged us to make it an annual event. Now it is held three times a year and has become the largest Wild West event in the Southeast United States.” Kirby Family Farm // 19630 NE 30th St., Williston // Learn more about these events and purchase tickets at kirbyfarm.com.


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FALL IN FLORIDA IS THE SEASON OF FESTIVALS. THE COMING MONTHS ARE FILLED WITH A VARIETY OF ARTS EVENTS, CRAFT FAIRS, PUMPKIN PATCHES, CORN MAZES AND MORE. THE WEATHER IS PERFECT, AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS ARE CALLING. ARE YOU READY TO ANSWER? HERE’S JUST A HANDFUL OF THE UPCOMING FESTIVITIES TO TAKE PART IN.*

SCOTT’S MAZE ADVENTURES October 1-December 12 Join Scott’s Maze Adventures in Mount Dora for a wild time! This year’s theme is dinosaurs. The 19th annual corn maze and pumpkin patch includes a 6.5-acre maze that features pictures and clues to play a game along the way. Also try out the huge jumping pillow, a 60-foot super slide, a castle playground and much more. Check out the hayride for $4, and take part in kids’ fishing for $2. Smaller guests can explore the half-acre mini maze, too! Take an audio tour of the farm on the hayride for a bit of Long and Scott’s history. When hunger strikes, check out the market, café or food vendors. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets online to avoid lines at entry and allow for a staggered entrance. The event runs Saturdays from 10am-5pm and Sundays from 12-5pm. The last admission will be sold at 3pm, and tickets are $15 for ages 4 and up. Three and under are free. Check out longandscottfarms.com and click on “maze” to see special weekend offerings and events.

12TH ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL AND PUMPKIN PATCH October 1-31 This annual event will include pony rides, a pumpkin patch, hayrides, train rides, face painting, craft vendors, a blacksmith shop, homemade goods such as candles and soap, and more. General admission to Timberline Farm does not include the pony rides, vendor goods or face painting. General ticket prices are $8, children are $6 and active military, firefighters and law enforcement are free. The farm is open Fridays from 4-8pm, Saturdays from 10am-7pm and Sundays from 12-7pm. Admission gates will close at dark. For info and tickets, visit timberlinefarm.net/tickets.

THE PICKIN’ PATCH October 2-24 Bring the whole family to explore the 20-acre patch, including the corn maze, kids’ hay fort with

slides, kids’ hay maze and live bluegrass music. Be sure to bring the camera for photo ops as you select the perfect pumpkin and gourds for your home’s décor. Pumpkin prices range from $4 to $30. The sunflower garden is also available for picking, and sunflowers are $2 per flower. The event will be open on Fridays from 3-7pm, Saturdays from 10am-7pm and Sundays from 12-7pm. Admission is $5 per person, and children 3 and under are free. Because of Covid, the patch has implemented no-touch ticketing options. Tickets are available at the patch or online, and an express entry line will be in place for online ticket holders. Online tickets must be printed, not digital. Tickets may specify a certain date but can be used for one-time entry any date of the festival. No reentry will be allowed, and guests are encouraged to bring their own clippers and wagons if available. Handwashing and sanitizing stations will also be available around the farm. For detailed information, visit dunnellonpumpkinpatch.com.

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RED WHITE AND BLUES FALL FESTIVAL Through October 31 Red White and Blues Farm in Williston welcomes you to their annual fall festival. The event will include lots of fun for the little ones, including jump pillows, pumpkin painting, a pumpkin patch, large yard games, spider webs, a cow train, gem mining, a ball zone, swings and so much more. There will also be photo ops with special animal guests, including a llama, alpaca, kangaroo, goats, sheep, mini cows, pigs, camel, a mini pony and mini donkey. Animal guests may vary from weekend to weekend. The event will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until October 31. On November 6, the farm will host a special pumpkin destruction day. Admission cost will be $12.95 on Fridays and

$14.95 on Saturdays and Sundays. For details, visit facebook.com/RedWhiteAndBlueFarms.

3RD ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL October 2-23 (Saturdays) Sunsational Farms in Umatilla will be transformed into an autumn getaway. Their iconic big orange will be transformed into a giant jack-o-lantern, perfect for photo ops. The event will take place on Saturdays in October. On October 9 there will be live music and market vendors, and October 16 will feature live dance studio performances. There is no fee for admission, and tickets are available for carnival games, face painting and more. The mini pumpkin patch includes U-pick mini pumpkins and sunflowers available for purchase. Food

will be available on-site and certain weekends you can try pumpkin spice ice cream and milkshakes. The farm store will also be open with gift offerings and more. Cash, credit and debit cards are accepted, and pets are not allowed. The event runs from 11am-3pm. For more details, visit the event’s Facebook page.

ROGER’S FARM FALL FESTIVAL October 2-31 This fun, farm festival includes a bouncy obstacle course, human hamster wheels, a jumping pad, hayrides (additional $5), train rides, a mini rock wall, animal feeding and petting, and so much more for the youngsters to enjoy. More fall fun includes spooky trail walks, a corn maze and photo ops. The farm will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and food trucks will be on hand this year. Make note that the corn maze and trail takes a turn for the spookier beginning at 8pm on Friday and Saturday nights. New this year are tight ropes, pumpkin bowling and pumpkin chunkin’ (additional $5). While there, choose the perfect pumpkin to take home, prices start at $2 and vary by size. The farm is located at 3831 NW 156th Avenue in Gainesville. For details, visit rogersfarmfl.com.

COON HOLLO October 8-November 7 Admission to this annual festival includes plenty of fun for the whole family, including putt putt golf, a 50-foot sack slide, crop maze, pony rides, farm animals, old-fashioned games, corn hole, a hay fort, a country carousel, pig races, archery, a kiddie train, a hayride to feed the cows and more. New this year is the harvest hoops basketball challenge. The festival runs Fridays from 4-7pm, Saturdays from 10am-7pm and Sundays from 12-7pm. Food and drink will be available for purchase. For ticket information and more, visit coonhollo.com.

3RD ANNUAL BRICK CITY CARNIVAL October 9 This family event will include food, vendors, games, prizes and more. The festivities will run from 5-8pm and take place at Brick City Adventure Park. The event will also include face painting, a silent auction, live music, lots of candy and a costume contest. For details, contact Marion County Parks and Recreation at (352) 671-8560.

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fall photo opportunities and more. The event will take place in downtown Crystal River in Heritage Village, and the festivities will begin at 10am. For details, visit crystalriverfl.org.

TWIN RIVERS MUSIC FESTIVAL AND FOOD TRUCK RALLY October 16 This multi-genre Dunnellon festival originated more than two decades ago. The event will take place from 5-10pm on E. Pennsylvania Avenue and at Ernie Mills Park. Bring your friends and enjoy an evening of food, beer, wine and great live music. For details and lineup information, visit the festival’s Facebook page or dunnellonchamber.com.

BROWN’S FALL FESTIVAL October 16 Spend the day at the farm exploring a great variety of craft and business vendors, a classic car show, live music and entertainment, and plenty of food trucks offering a variety of cuisine options. There will also be a bar on-site. The kids will enjoy the kid-friendly activities, including the bounce house. The event will run from 10am-5pm at Brown’s Country Market in Oxford.

CRAFT FAIR October 16 More than 100 crafters will be on display inside the Circle Square Cultural Center and on the Town Square at Circle Square Commons. This free event is open to the public and will also include live entertainment by Fred Campbell. Food trucks will be on hand to satisfy the hunger pangs, and when the sweet tooth calls, Mr. B’s Big Scoop Ice Cream is there to fill the need! For more information, contact the recreation center office at (352) 854-8707, ext. 7533 or 7530. The event will run from 10am to 3pm.

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MOUNT DORA CRAFT FAIR 2021 October 23-24 Sunshine Artist magazine ranked the Mount Dora Craft Fair as the No. 2 classic/ contemporary craft festival in America in 2020. Mount Dora’s downtown streets will be filled with hundreds of craft and art exhibitors, and the event will also include live music, food, beer and wine tastings, and more. To find the event, GPS 510 N Baker Street. Once you see the tents and barricades you have arrived. Parking surrounds the area, including private lots offering paid parking. The event runs from 9am to 5pm both days. For details, visit mtdoracraftfair.com.

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OCALA ARTS FESTIVAL October 23-24 The much-anticipated juried Ocala Arts Festival, presented by Fine Arts For Ocala, will feature talented fine artists from all over the country. Booths will be on display throughout downtown Ocala, and mediums range from painting and photography to woodworking and glass art. There will also be a student art section where local kids’ artwork will be on display. Food trucks will be on hand, and the festival is open from 10am to 5pm both days. Visit fafo.org for more details.

OLD FLORIDA CRACKER CRAFT SHOW & FOOD FESTIVAL October 30 More than 100 craft and vendor spaces will offer a variety of crafts, arts and items for sale. There will also be a pie and cake contest, with more than $800 in prize money available. There will be plenty of food on hand, including a barbecue lunch beginning at noon for $14 for adults and $8 for children. The festival opens at 9am, and admission is free. Each vendor will have candy available for young trick-or-treaters, and a Halloween costume judging contest will take place, so come dressed to impress. The event will take place at Harbison Farm Cattle & Produce LLC in Anthony. Visit ocalamarion.com for more details.

2021 MICANOPY FALL FESTIVAL October 30-31 The 46th annual Micanopy Fall Festival returns this year with artists, crafters and musicians from Marion County and beyond. Two hundred displays of arts and crafts will feature everything from home décor and gifts to holiday decorations, tasty goodies, plants, original artwork and more. There will be plenty of food, kids’ fun, plus an Old Time Auction at the gazebo on Saturday from 2-4pm. The festival committee says the health and safety of their vendors and patrons is top priority, and the festival will work closely with local guidelines to provide attendees with the safest, best environment possible. For more information, visit micanopyfallfestival.org. OCT ‘21

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GREAT AMERICAN COOTER FESTIVAL October 30-31 The city of Inverness invites you to a “cooterific” fall festival that’s free and fun for the whole family. Everyone’s favorite turtle, Sunny Cooter, will be on hand to greet guests. The event will also include the Cooterween costume contest, food trucks, live entertainment, family events and more. The festival takes place at Liberty Park Depot Pavilion. For details, visit discovercrystalriverfl.com.

MCINTOSH 1890S FESTIVAL November 6 Van Ness Park will provide a nice, shady backdrop for this year’s McIntosh 1890s Festival. More than 280 arts, antiques and craft vendors are expected, plus a day’s worth of free, 26

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live musical entertainment. Food vendors will be set up, and the hours for the festival are 8am to 4pm. Sponsored by the Friends of McIntosh, a nonprofit and benevolent organization dedicated to preserving the natural and historic beauty of McIntosh. For more details, find the event’s Facebook page.

14TH ANNUAL STONE CRAB JAM MUSIC FESTIVAL November 6 Six bands will be featured on three stages over the course of this event. And it’s all in the name of charity. Beer, wine, food trucks, vendors and more will be on site, and don’t forget the fresh stone crab and Florida seafood. Cost of admission is $10 in advance on Eventbrite and $15 at the gate, cash only. The event will run from noon-10pm. Check out the event’s Facebook page for details.

DOWNTOWN FESTIVAL & ART SHOW November 6-7 Gainesville’s art scene swings into high gear on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm with the highly acclaimed 40th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show, presented by the City of Gainesville. The streets of historic downtown Gainesville will be transformed into a celebration of art and creativity complete with live music, performing arts and a spectacular array of food. Art lovers will fill the streets to enjoy and purchase one-of-a-kind artwork. Visit gainesvilledowntownartfest.net to learn more. *To include your fall event or festival in next year’s issue, please send details to editorial@352preview.com.


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When you walk into Rachel and Evan’s home, you are immediately hit with the aroma of freshly baked bread, as still warm quick breads on cooling racks cover the kitchen counters and still more bake in the oven. The couple bakes over 150 loaves of bread each week—all with two little ones under foot. Each and every week, they fill booths at 28

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three different local farmers markets and have developed an avid following. Their loyal customers line up for delectable loaves, such as sourdough, olive and rosemary, cinnamon and raisin swirl, and cheddar cheese. They also offer a variety of quick breads like banana and walnut, zucchini, and chocolate and hazelnut to name a few. Pumpkin bread surely will make an appearance this fall. In addition to their thriving bread operation,

they are also growing fruit and vegetables. Evan and his partner, Ryan McCormick Audette, have worked hard to set up an impressive growing operation. Touring the farm with them, the unique, indigenous and tropical varieties in the fields are quite impressive—moringa, fig, persimmon, mulberries, hibiscus and lemongrass to name a few. Don’t miss their peppery arugula and tender salad greens when available. Growing food in the Florida heat is challenging to say the least, so the bread-baking operation becomes invaluable to them during the hottest summer months. Bee keeping is a new project Evan and Ryan have ventured into. The hives were buzzing with activity, and product should be available at their booths soon.


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BANANA WALNUT BREAD • • • • • • • • •

1 cup vegetable oil or coconut oil 6 smashed overripe bananas 3 eggs 1 and 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 and 1⁄2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 cup toasted, chopped walnuts

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Parchment line 3 loaf pans. Mix the bananas, sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt into the wet mixture. Fold until just mixed together. Fold in the nuts. Pour into the loaf pans. Top with chopped nuts for decoration. Bake until lightly browned and bread bounces back to the touch, about 35 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool for 10 minutes before turning out onto wire rack to cool completely.

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CINNAMON RAISIN SWIRL BREAD FOR THE DOUGH: • 1 package active dry yeast • 3⁄4 cup whole milk, warmed • 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar • 4 large eggs (room temp) • 4 and 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more as needed • 1 and 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temp

Photos by Robin Fannon

FOR THE FILLING: • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon • 1/3 cup raisins • Zest of 1 orange or lemon (optional) To make dough: In the bowl of a mixer, dissolve yeast in warm milk and let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes. Add the granulated sugar, eggs, flour and salt. Use the dough hook and knead on low-speed, adding a little more flour if needed, until the ingredients come together. Toss in the butter, and continue to knead until the dough is smooth and springy, about 7 minutes. Form dough into a ball, put it in an oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let dough rise at room temperature until it doubles, about 1 and 1/2 hours to 2 hours.

Stop by their table, say hello and purchase some of their delicious offerings. While you’re there, don’t forget to pick up some sweet creamy butter to accompany that amazing bread.

Line 4 loaf baking pans with parchment paper. Punch down dough and turn out onto a lightly floured work surface. Cut dough in half. Roll out dough into a rectangle. Spread the brown sugar, cinnamon and zest evenly. Roll and form dough into a log. Press edges to seal seam. Cut the long crosswise into equal loaf sizes slices, and place in pans. Cover pans loosely with plastic wrap, and let stand in a warm, draft-free spot until puffy, about 1-2 hours, or refrigerate overnight. Then let stand 30 to 60 minutes before baking.

Mondays, 4-7pm Cypress and Grove Brewing Company, Gainesville Thursdays, 9am-1pm On Top of the World Farmers Market Saturdays, 9am-2pm Ocala Downtown Farmers Market

Recipes by Rachel Komyati

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Position a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350°F. Brush loaves lightly with melted butter. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in one of the rolls comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Let rolls cool slightly in a pan on a wire rack, and then spread with butter while they are still warm. Makes 3 or 4 loaves. OCT ‘21

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