October events in Santa Rosa County
Holland Farms Pumpkin Patch & Maze
Through Nov. 3, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Open Monday to Saturday, closed Sunday Enjoy a hayride around the farm and to the pumpkin patch to pick a perfect pumpkin. New this year is the Holland Farms Mining Company and tennis ball cannons. Activities include: corn box, horse and regular swings, spider web, pirate ship, zip lines, pedal tractors on racetrack, hill slides, rat racers, sand box, and an eight-acre corn maze with kiddie maze. Every visitor receives a free cup of homegrown boiled peanuts. Relax on the market porch at the farm. Holland Farms is located at 2055 Homer Holland Road in Milton. For more information, call 850-675-6876 or visit www.HollandFarmsOnline.com. Sonshine Family Farms Corn Mazes and Mini Golf
Through Nov. 3, Sat., 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sun., 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Two corn mazes in one with games to play inside the mazes. Other activities include hayrides, fishing pond, playground area with swings, slides, kiddie train ride, zip line, horse and pony rides, tether ball courts, nine-hole mini golf course, corn toss boards and concession stand with refreshments and food. Group discounts available. Sonshine Family Farms is located at 6270 Oglesby Road in Milton. For more information, call 850-418-5897 or visit www.sonshinefamilyfarms.com. Sweet Season Farms Corn Maze and Fall Fun Festival
Through Nov. 3, Fri., 6 – 10 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Enjoy a day on a working Santa Rosa County farm. Navigate through an eight-acre corn maze, play in over 20 types of fun farm-themed areas - a cow train, beeline zipline, corn popper jumping pillow, hayride, barnyard ball, playground and more! Food on site including the farm bakery, fresh squeezed lemonade, homemade caramel apples, roasted sweet corn, snow cones and more. Available for group bookings, field trips and other special events. Sweet Season Farms is located at 2260 Horn Road in Milton. For more information, call 850-675-3573 or visit www.sweetseasonfarms.com.Painting Events at Pik-Itz hosted by Art Uncorked NavarreArt Uncorked – Navarre is designed to help uncork creative spirit, uncork fun with friends and uncork a bottle of a favorite beverage at group painting classes. Each class has different artwork. Pik-Itz, 1922 Highway 87 in Navarre. For more information, call 850-843-437-4246 or visit www.artuncorked-navarre.com.
Bands on the BlackwaterOctober 4, 11, 18, 25, 7 – 9 p.m. Bands on the Blackwater is a free outdoor concert series held Friday nights during the fall in downtown Milton at Jernigan’s Landing on Blackwater River. Pull up a boat or bring a lawn chair and relax while listening to great music. For more information, call 850-564-1647 or www.facebook.com/BandsOnTheBlackwater
- October 4, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Hocus Pocus
- October 11, 6 – 9 p.m. Poison Apple
- October 14, 2 – 3 p.m. Ceramic Pumpkin
- October 19, 2 – 4:30 p.m. Pick your Pumpkin
Take a Kid Fishing
- October 4 – Joey Collins
- October 11 – Twang Gang
- October 18 – Boukou Groove
- October 25 – Mikey Clams Band
October 5, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.This free kid’s fishing pole giveaway and fishing clinic takes place at the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. The first 300 children under 12 receive a free fishing pole and t-shirt. The event includes free bait and instruction. Participants are encouraged to pre-register at www.takeakidfishingnavarre.com. For details, visit www.takeakidfishingnavarre.com.30th Annual Jay Peanut Festival
October 5, 6, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.Celebration of one of Santa Rosa’s staple crops, the peanut. This popular event showcases farming life - past and present - and features more than 200 vendors from across the southeast plus a 1930s John Deere dealership, food booths and games. Located at Gabbert Farm, 3604 Pine Level Church Rd. in Jay. For more information, call Brenda and Gene Gabbert at 850-675-6823. This event is held in memory of the Gabbert's daughter, Melissa. Sand Dollar Saturday and Local Marketplace
Oct. 5, 9 a.m.
Join the merchants of Sand Dollar Plaza on the first Saturday of each month for a community and customer appreciation event. Grab a bite to eat at Alphy’s, check out the gift shops and visit the vendors at the local marketplace. For more information, call 850-368-9500 or visit www.facebook.com/SandDollarSaturdays
.Navarre Beach Fishing Rodeo
October 5, 6
Fish from the shore, a boat or kayak, or from the Navarre Beach Pier; you just can’t “Fish” from the seafood market! Fishing tournament competition with prizes awarded in all divisions. Weigh-in to take place at Juana’s Pagodas on Navarre Beach. Proceeds going to many Navarre Beach Marine Park non-profits. For more information, visit www.navarrefishingrodeo.com
.Shell Flower Making Class at Artistry 98 October 7, 14, 21 and 28, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Artistry 98, 1993 Highway 87 in Navarre, will offer a free shell flower making class – participants must bring shells. Class is limited to 10, to reserve a seat call 850-543-1338 or visit www.artistry98.com
.Boo at the Zoo – Trick or Treat Trail
October 12, 13, 19, 20 & 26, 27Six days of scare-free, daytime Halloween fun for families. Admission includes trick-or-treat trail with toys, treats, treasures, bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals, animal touch stations and the access to the zoo at 5701 Gulf Breeze Pkwy. In Gulf Breeze. Tickets may be purchased online. For more information or visit www.gbzoo.com or call 850-932-2229.Trash Bash with the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center
Oct. 26, 8 – 10 a.m.
Meet up to clean up! Volunteers for a beach cleanup will meet in the main Navarre Beach Parking lot near the Sand Crab pavilion. A limited supply of gloves, buckets and pickers are provided or volunteers can bring supplies. For more information, call 850-684-3347 or visit www.navarrebeachseaturtles.org
.Events listed are highlights of activities in Santa Rosa County. The Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office is not responsible for any date or time changes or cancellations. For more information visit www.getrelaxing.com or call (850) 981-8900.
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