Flavors of Florida’s Historic Coast, Full Moon Sail, Greek Festival, Corn Maze, and CROCtoberfest!!!

October 5, 2014

October 1 – 31

Flavors of Florida’s Historic Coast – More than 20 outstanding restaurants offer “Chef’s Choice prix fixe three course dining showcasing their chef’s talents and the rich culinary heritage of Florida’s Historic Coast. Intriguing lodging options and enticing cultural events combine with this special dining promotion to make October an exciting and flavorful time to visit St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and the Beaches. www.HistoricCoastFlavors.com

Monday – Sunday: October 6 – 12

Educator Appreciation Days at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! – The original Ripley’s Believe It or Not! hosts Educator Appreciation days for teachers from Sept. 2 – Oct. 19. Teachers are admitted free of charge and guests receive a 50% discount on tickets at this popular St. Augustine attraction. 19 San Marco Avenue. 904-824-1606 www.facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys
 
Undisclosed: Photographs from the Hidden Lightner Hidden Exhibition – For the past two years, photographer Theresa Segal has explored the historic Lightner Museum’s restricted fourth floor: 44 small rooms that were the servants quarters of the Alcazar Hotel, but now make up “the best attic in the world,” says Segal. This new exhibition features a selection of 20 of her photographs that chronicle the museum’s hidden, stored collections.   Regular museum admission is $10 adults; $6 for active duty military; $5 college student and youth ages 12-18; under 12 are free. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  (last ticket sold 4 p.m.)  75 King St., St. Augustine. 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org
 
For a complete list of eco/kayak, food, and history tours, and other special tours taking place on Florida’s Historic Coast this week, visit  things-to-do/sightseeing tours

 

Monday – Saturday: October 6 – 11

Hand, Voice and Vision Exhibition – Artists’ books by 36 artists published over 30 years by the Women’s Studio Workshop are featured at the opening of this new exhibit at The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College.  The exhibit is a comprehensive retrospective featuring some of the most influential book artists in America.  The opening is from 5 – 9 p.m.  The Museum is open Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 – 4 p.m.  48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine. 904-826-8530 www.flagler.edu/crispellert
 
Courtney Asztalos: Bourbon Street Exhibition –  The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College hosts the artist Courtney Asztalos’ exhibition titled “Bourbon Street.”  The exhibit features photographs, screen grabs and an artists’ book that explores the mysterious histories and alluring tourism of New Orleans.  The exhibit will be open through October 18. The Museum is open Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 – 4 p.m.  48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine. 904-826-8530 www.flagler.edu/crispellert

 

Tuesday & Wednesday: October 7 & 8


Schooner Freedom Full Moon Sail – St. Augustine’s premier tall ship, the Schooner Freedom, sails through the calm waters of Matanzas Bay lit by the glow of the full moon.  This memorable sailing excursion departs at 8:15 p.m. from the St. Augustine Marina.  Complimentary beer, soda and wine are included in the $35 per person rate.  Bring along a picnic basket to make it a night to remember.  904-810-1010 www.schoonerfreedom.com

Tuesday – Sunday: October 7 – 12

13th Annual Tactile Art Show & Thread to the Past: 1855 St. Augustine Bayfront Quilt – The very popular annual show at the St. Augustine Art Association features “touchable” art created in partnership with the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind.  Plus, The Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild rolls out a panoramic interpretation of St. Augustine’s 19th century harbor. This collaborative quilt celebrates St. Augustine’s 450-year old artisan traditions.  The gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday noon – 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Admission is free. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org

Wednesday:  October 8

Farmer’s Arts and Crafts Market – Farmer’s Market located at the oceanside St. Johns County Pier Park featuring selections of fresh produce, plants, baked goods, fine art, jewelry and more!  Open 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. rain or shine. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. 904-347-8007
 
Sunset/Moonrise at St. Augustine Lighthouse – Enjoy the sunset and moonrise from the top of the Lighthouse!  The $25 admission includes a champagne toast, provided by San Sebastian Winery, hors d’oeuvres from The Reef and an informative overview of the history of the St. Augustine Light Station. 81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine. 904-829-0745 www.staugustinelighthouse.org

Thursday:  October 9
 
Thursday – Sunday:  October 9 – 12 
The Addams Family at The Limelight Theatre – The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in The Addams Family at the Limelight Theatre.  Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday – Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.  Tickets are $25; $22 seniors; $20 student and military. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164  www.limelight-theatre.org  
Friday:  October 10

 
Lost Ships Archaeology Tour – Dive into history and discover the shipwrecks of St. Augustine as researched by the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum’s underwater archaeology team.  Beginning at 3 p.m., this 90-minute presentation features cannons, muskets, pistols and more from a 1782 Loyalist vessel found just off St. Augustine’s coast.  Learn about this untold piece of American history! Plus, climb the tower, explore the keepers’ house, walk on the nature trails and experience history. Call or go online to purchase tickets (admission $19.95) 81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine. 904-829-0745 www.staugustinelighthouse.org

Friday – Sunday: October 10 – 12

17th Annual St. Augustine Greek Festival – Enjoy Greek food, live Greek music, traditionally-costumed Greek folk dancers, arts & crafts vendors, and a kid’s center with games, rides, & more at Francis Field in St. Augustine.  Open Friday 4-9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and free for those 12 and under. Free admission for active military & family.  904-829-0504 www.stauggreekfest.com

 

The Pellicer Creek Raid – A Civil War Re-Enactment – Florida Agricultural Museum presents a living history look at Florida during the Civil War. Authentic camps for 1864 cavalry, artillery and infantry troops will be open to the public 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day.  Admission is $6; school group rate is $3 per person; kids under 12 are $5. 7900 Old Kings Rd. N, Palm Coast. 386-446-7630 www.MyAgMuseum.com

 

Sykes and Cooper Farms Corn Maze – This award-winning nine-acre maze is sure to get your family pumped up for fall — there’s even a Spookley the Square Pumpkin maze for the kids. Located on SR 207 in Elkton, Sykes-Cooper Farm features a nine-acre corn maze, hayrides, a playground, and farm animals to see and meet. Through October 26, hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. General admission is $9, seniors and active military $7, children 2 and younger admitted free. 5995 Brough Rd., Elkton.  http://sycofarms.com

 St. Augustine Amateur Golf Championship – The 11th annual St. Augustine Amateur Golf Championship takes place at the St. Johns Golf Club in Elkton.  This popular tournament attracts elite young players from throughout the U.S., as well as international and local players. Registration is $299 for the St. Augustine Amateur and $75 for the St. Augustine Amateur Qualifier.  All proceeds go to First Tee of Northeast Florida. 4900 Cypress Links Blvd., Elkton. 904-209-0350 www.staugustineamateur.com

Saturday:  October 11

Old City Farmers’ Market – Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more.  Located at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Open 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Admission is free. 1340 A1A, St. Augustine. 904-471-3733 
 
GTM Reserve Guided Trail Hike – Join GTM Research Reserve volunteers from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. for a 1.5 mile guided walk along the Guana Trail. After the walk, visit the GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center. There is a $3 parking fee.  505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500 http://gtmnerr2ndtrailhike.eventbrite.com
 
City Walks Pet Friendly Tours – Bring Fido to join City Walks for a free Pet Friendly Tour of St. Augustine’s Historic District.  The tour departs at 10 a.m. from Tour Saint Augustine’s office.  Pets must be leashed, and reservations are required.  4 Granada St., St. Augustine. 904-825-0087 www.staugustinecitywalks.com
 
CROCtoberfest at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm – Celebrate CROCtoberfest with German specialties including bratwurst, sauerkraut, German chocolate cake, potato salad and Sam Adams Octoberfest beer at the zoo’s Toucantina. Plus, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., meet St. Augustine native and NASCAR driver Scott Lagasse.  Also, face painting for kids.  Admission is $21.95 for Adults and Kids 3-11 is $10.95. 904-824-3337  www.alligatorfarm.com
 
Creekside Festival Kayak Adventure – Kayak the Pellicer Flats and Princess Preserver while listening to live bluegrass music from the Creekside Festival.  Provides by Ripple Effect Ecotours, this special tour departs at 11 a.m. from the Marineland Marina under the leadership of a professional kayaker and master naturalist.  The tour ends at 2 p.m.  $45 per person (age 10 and up only), includes kayak, equipment and free admission to Marineland Dolphin Adventure.  Register online or by phone.  101 Tolstoy Ln., St. Augustine. 904-347-1565 www.rippleeffectecotours.com
 

Earth, Wind and Fire Concert –  Soul-Funk-Fusion powerhouse Earth, Wind and Fire perform at 7 p.m. (gates open at 5:30 p.m.) at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The seventh-ranked top-selling group of all time, Earth, Wind and Fire have won eight Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards and have eight R&B #1 hits to their credit.  A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the band has sold more than 90 million albums worldwide.  Tickets are $79.95 seated pit; $69.50 100-level; $59.50 200-level; $49.50 300 level. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com

Saturday – Sunday: October 11 & 12

Victorian Halloween at Villa Zorayda – Experience Halloween from the Victorian Age at the Villa Zorayda Museum in St. Augustine.  Built in 1883, the Villa features period decorations from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s.  Plus, see the ghost of Franklin Smith, the architect and owner of the Villa.  Self-guided audio tours in English, Spanish and French are also available.  Hours are 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.  Admission is $10 adults; $4 children ages 7-12; free age 6 and under.  83 King St., St. Augustine. 904-829-9887 www.villazorayda.com

Sunday:  October 12

St. Augustine Record Fair – Live bands, a professional DJ between band sets, a bounce house for the kids, food and drinks and the very best in records are all part of the St. Augustine Record Fair, presented by Tonevendor in conjunction with St. Johns County.  The fair is from noon – 6 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and is free and open to the public. The Fair will feature new and used merchandise from many regional dealers.  Items to expect include collectibles, turntable supplies, posters, CDs, and of course, Tons of vinyl records.  1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. 904-342-7981 www.staugamphitheatre.com