CRACKER DAY * SATURDAY OCTOBER 16
Celebrate Florida’s Country Cracker Heritage when bluegrass banjos and fiddles combine, horsemanship demonstrations and mouth-watering barbecue. Enjoy a full day of horseback games, horseback racing, barrel racing, livestock show, cracker whipping demonstrations, and exhibits of Florida Cracker equipment. Events take place all day from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Barbecue is served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.) at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds located on SR 207 west in Elkton. Adults $10, children (under 12) $4. Price includes parking and barbecue dinner (Race participation fees not included). For more information, call Chuck Stephens at 904.824.9720.
THE FLAMING LIPS AT ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE * FRIDAY OCT 15
Come enjoy a performance by the psychedelic alternative rock band the FlamingLips.The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, located at 1340 A1A in St. Augustine. Tickets are $29.50, $34.50 & $38.50. For more information, call 904.471.1965 or visit www.StAugAmphitheatre.com.
ACCORD CIVIL RIGHTS LANDMARKS TOUR * SATURDAY OCTOBER 16
Join St. Augustine historian David Nolan aboard the St. Augustine Sightseeing Trains for a narrated tour of the landmarks and sites where history was made during the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s. The tour departs from Memorial Presbyterian Church, 36 Sevilla Street in St. Augustine at 10 a.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for students. Reservations are required. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 904.347.1382 or visit www.accordfreedomtrail.org.
OKTOBERFEST AT MARINELAND * SATURDAY OCTOBER 16
Celebrate Oktoberfest by the sea from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Marineland’s Dolphin Conservation Center. The local classic rock band known as “Kings Highway” will provide musical entertainment. Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Cobblestone Village in St. Augustine and JT’s Seafood Shack of Palm Coast will be offering food from their menus. Everyone is invited to enjoy the festivities in the newly christened Neptune Park, in which a 7-foot tall marble statue of Neptune occupies center stage. General admission to view the dolphins in their habitat will be half off regular prices throughout the day! For more information, call (904) 471-1111 or visit www.marineland.net
THE PELLICER CREEK RAID * SATURDAY AND SUNDAY OCTOBER 16-17
Come be a part of a living history re-enactment of life and times in Civil War Era Florida. Cavalry and infantry troops will stage battles on Saturday at noon and 4 p.m. and at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Authentic encampments are open for visitation from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Florida Agricultural Museum, 7900 Old Kings Road in Palm Coast, approximately 17 miles south of St. Augustine on US 1 South. Admission is $6 per person. For more information, visit www.MyAgMuseum.com or call 386.446.7630.
FLAVORS OF FLORIDA’S HISTORIC COAST * DAILY IN OCTOBER
Throughout the month of October, more than 20 outstanding restaurants in St. Augustine, St. Augustine Beach and Ponte Vedra will be offering special Prix Fixe (fixed-priced) menus featuring luncheon and dinner specials that showcase their special culinary flair. For details on participating restaurants, as well as their Prix Fixe menus, go to www.HistoricCoastFlavors.com .