Beaches to Woodlands 2020

When the foliage begins to form, Navarre Beach celebrates! Beaches to Woodlands is a celebration of the seasons in its 17th year. From the beaches to the woodlands, there is something for everyone to do during this fall festival.

ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE:

Sept. 11, 12, & 13
30th Annual Juana Good Time Regatta

1451 Navarre Beach Causeway, Navarre Beach FL. The Juana Good Time Regatta is designed for both experienced and novice racers, with the main emphasis being a “Good Time”. It is open to all sizes of multihull sailboats, from beach cats and trimarans to cruisers. For more information visit www.juanaspagodas.com/RegattaNews.htm or call 850-939-1092 or email juanaregatta@gmail.com

Sept. 19 – Nov. 1
Holland Farms Pumpkin Patch & Maze

2055 Homer Holland Rd., Milton, FL. Open Monday to Saturday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Enjoy a Farm hayride that will take you around the farm and to the pumpkin patch to pick a pumpkin of your choice. New activities for this year include the Holland Farms Mining Company and tennis ball cannons! Other activities include corn box, horse and regular swings, spider web, pirate ship, zip lines, pedal tractors on the racetrack, hill slides, rat racers, sandbox and an 8-acre corn maze with kiddie maze. Every visitor receives a free cup of our famous homegrown boiled peanuts. Sit back and relax on our farm market porch, see you at the farm! Follow us on Facebook Holland farms or Instagram: Hollandfarmsonline. For more information visit www.HollandFarmsOnline.com or contact BJ Holland at 850-675-6876 or email at  Hollandfarms@gmail.com.

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Sweet Season Farms

Sweet Season Farms
October 3rd – Nov 8th 2020

12th annual Sweet Season Farms Corn Maze and U-Pick Pumpkins and Sunflowers

2260 Horn Rd., Milton, FL   Will be open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays.  Other dates and hours will vary.   Visitors can spend time this fall season navigating their way through our fun and unique corn maze with less dead ends and plenty of room to spread out on the farm!  U-pick sunflowers will be blooming in October along with our pumpkin patch. More details at our website. Over 20 types of fun farm themed activities, including a cow train, beeline zipline, corn popper jumping pillow, barnyard ball, farm themed playground and more!  Plenty of food on site including the farm bakery, fresh squeezed lemonade, homemade caramel apples, roasted sweet corn, sno cones and more! . Details:  (850) 6753573info@sweetseasonfarms.com or www.sweetseasonfarms.com. Find us on Facebook or Instagram for more details and updates!

Girl running through sunflower field

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Oct. 3-4
Navarre Fishing Rodeo

1451 Navarre Beach Blvd., Navarre, Fl. Tournament competition opens 12:01 a.m. Saturday – until 4 p.m. Sunday. Fish from the shore, a boat or kayak, or from the pier – you just can’t “fish” from the seafood market!  Prizes will be awarded in all divisions. Weigh-in is on the beach at Juana’s, close to Santa Rosa County Boat Ramp and parking.  Scales close promptly at 4 p.m. on both days. Up to two Junior anglers twelve and under can compete in the Junior Division for free with each paid rodeo admission.  Proceeds from this event will benefit the Navarre Chamber Foundation which in turn benefits the Navarre Beach Marine Park. Visit our event website to find discounts from our local lodging partners for the week of the Navarre Fishing Rodeo. Discounts provided by: Hampton Inn, Navarre Properties, and Springhill Suites For more information visit www.navarrefishingrodeo.com or contact Sandi Kemp 850-939-1900 or info@navarrefishingrodeo.com 

 

Oct. 3, 17, 24
Trick or Teeth

Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center, 8740 Gulf Blvd. Navarre FL. For the month of October, join NBSTCC’s Spooky Shark School to learn about sharks of the deep like Goblin Shark and a shark that glows in the dark! Pre-registered guests can join Trick or Teeth from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Registration is $20 per participant, $7 per guest and includes a 25 minute shark presentation led by NBSTCC’s Lead Animal Care Team Member and Marine Biologist, Sweet Pea talk, and early admission to the conservation center. Participants also enjoy a shark tooth treasure hunt, a certificate of completion and a spooky fun goodie bag to go home with! Fun for all ages, Shark School aims to dispel the harmful myths of sharks and show how they are vital for healthy oceans and sea turtle survival. To register and more information please visit: www.navarrebeachseaturtles.org

Oct. 9
Bluegrass in the Woods

Sunburst RV Resort, 2375 Horn Rd. in Milton, FL. Saturday 7 – 9 p.m. This free event will feature bluegrass music, s’mores around the fire pit and plenty of toe tapping. Bring your own lawn chairs and enjoy the peaceful setting. RV sites, cabins, and tent sites can be rented to make a weekend of it. For more information call 850-675-6807 or visit www.sunburstrvresort.com.

Oct. 10
12th Annual Run for the Reef 10K & 5K and Kid’s One Mile Fun Run

8597 Gulf Blvd., Navarre Beach FL.  Run starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Navarre Beach boat launch parking lot. Features an out-and-back course along scenic Gulf Blvd. Event is a fundraiser to help “Make Navarre Snorkelicious,” a benefit for the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary and artificial reefs. Race Day Registration will be from 6 a.m. – 7 a.m. at Windjammers on the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. Awards will also be held at Windjammers on the Pier. For more information visit www.navarrebeachmarinesanctuary.org or contact Mike Sandler 850-686-6643 or mike@navarrechamberfoundation.org 

Oct. 10
Sea Turtle Extravaganza

8740 Gulf Blvd., Navarre, FL. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Participants will learn about sea turtles through games, crafts, jellyfish hat photos, costume characters and more! The kites will be flying high so come and check us out! All outside activities are free. For more information visit www.navarrebeachseaturtles.org.

Man swimming with a turtle

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Oct. 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 & 31
Boo at the Zoo – Trick or Treat Trail

Gulf Breeze Zoo, 5701 Gulf Breeze Pkwy., Gulf Breeze, Fl. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Trick-or-Treat with all your favorite animals! Boo at the Zoo offers 7 days of scare-free, daytime fun for children and their families. Join our safe zoo neighborhood of Halloween entertainment, with kid-friendly fun around every corner. Includes trick-or-treat trail with toys, treats, treasures, bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals, critter touch zone and the entire zoo! Save time and purchase your tickets online! For more information visit www.gbzoo.com or call 850-932-2229.

Oct. 15 – Nov. 30
Chain of Lakes Trail self-guided Interpretive Tour

Blackwater River State Park, 7720 Deaton Bridge Rd. Holt, FL. Come out on a nice fall day to enjoy the scenic route that is our chain of Lakes hiking trail. Approximately 1.5 mi in distance, this trail will traverse through many types of natural habitats supported by the park. On this self-guided tour, you will learn about the natural habitats as well as other very insightful facts about the park and trail. Parking is located in the “P” across from the Chain of Lakes trailhead. Park admission is $4 per vehicle. Please bring exact change and utilize the honor pay station located within the parking area. Grab a trail map on the boardwalk before embarking on your hike! For more information call the Ranger station at 850-983-5363 and to view the park map visit: https://www.floridastateparks.org/sites/default/files/media/file/Blackwater%20River%2001218_0.pdf 

Oct. 24
Science Spooktacular By the Sea presented by the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station

8638 Blue Heron Ct. Navarre FL. 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. From creeps of the deep, an endangered species cemetery, to science that glows in the dark, amazing sea creatures await you. Join us for our annual fundraiser Science Spooktacular. Explore science stations led by outstanding Santa Rosa County teachers. The family friendly event features glow in the dark science demonstrations, spine chilling dissections, haunted beach walk, hands-on activities, and crafts for children. $5 per person. For more information visit www.navarresciencestation.org or call 850-261-2141.

Little boy putting on goggles

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Oct. 31
Annual Fenner McConnell/Mark Wantz Blackwater Heritage Century Ride

5629 Byrom St. Milton FL. Ride starts at 7:30 a.m.  October is a great time to get outside, enjoy the cooler temperatures, reconnect with nature, and enjoy all that life has to offer. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida, along with the West Florida Wheelmen Bicycle Club present the annual Fenner Ride. This cycling event is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Fenner McConnell and Matt Wantz. The winding course gives a unique chance to experience Northwest Florida’s native wildlife, natural environments, and beautiful scenery. A ride for all cycling levels, you choose 18, 42, 62, or 100 miles. All routes are the same peaceful nature experience and is part of the Beaches to Woodlands Tour that occurs in Santa Rosa County, Florida each year. Register at https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=134459

Oct. 31
Hatching Halloween

Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center, 8740 Gulf Blvd. Navarre FL. Open to the public, general admission prices apply, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free activities outside including: tortoise talks, kids costume contest (time TBD), trick-or-treat, and arts and crafts station. (outside events subject to weather). For more information visit www.navarrebeachseaturtles.org.

September – October – November: All Month Long

Adventures Unlimited Fall Foliage Zipline Tours

8974 Tomahawk Landing Rd. Milton FL. Fall is a great time to enjoy the many natural attractions at Adventures Unlimited located just north of Milton, FL., in the Blackwater River State Forest. Enjoy the changing colors and the rush of excitement through a Fall Foliage Zipline Tour. Weekend stays at the resort’s camping sites or wooded cabins are available along with the ropes challenge course, canoeing and kayaking majestic Coldwater Creek. For more information visit www.adventuresunlimited.com or call (850) 623-6197 or (800) 239-6864.

Holley Hill Pottery and Art Studio Kiln Openings

7507 Buckeye Dr., Navarre, FL.10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Open Tuesday to Saturday on the Tour! Holley Hill Pottery has been making pottery in Santa Rosa County for over 40 years capturing the lifestyle, scenery and sea life of the Gulf Coast using local clays and their own glaze formulas. Details:  Please call/text 850-621-4733 for an appointment and kiln firing schedule. You may also email any questions to martyandbrendas@gmail.com

 

Gulf Coast Kiln Walk Society

7507 Buckeye Dr., Navarre, FL. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Kilns can be toured every Saturday on the Tour.  Kiln Walk has the largest historical 32-foot wood-fueled “Anagama” cave style kiln and the only reconstructed wood-fueled Southern Altered Groundhog kiln from the 1940s in the State of Florida. Both historical kilns are available to view on the tour. Details: Call (850)-939-2744 for more information please email martyandbrendas@gmail.com