Beaches to Woodlands Week 4 | Oct. 15-21
Unlimited Fall Foliage Zipline Tours
All month long
8974 Tomahawk Landing Rd., Milton, FL
Fall is a magnificent time to enjoy the many natural attractions
at Adventures Unlimited located just north of Milton, FL, in the
Blackwater River State Forest. October is beautiful; a great month to
absorb the changing colors through a Fall Foliage Zipline Tour.
Accommodations at the resort’s camping sites or remote cabins in the
woods are available along with the Challenge Courses and river trips
(canoeing, kayaking & paddle boarding) on the majestic Coldwater
Clear Creek Farm Tours
All month long
6065 Clear Creek Rd., Milton, FL | Open daily 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Clear Creek Farm was named Santa Rosa County's 2014 Innovative Farm of the
Year. A variety of workshops and tours will be held at this solar-powered
organic method farm. Reservations required.
Bands on the Blackwater
Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Sept. 22, Sept. 29 ,Oct. 6, Oct. 13, Oct. 20, Oct. 27
South Willing Street, Milton, FL | 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Bands on the Blackwater is a free outdoor concert series held Friday nights from 7-9 p.m. in downtown Milton, Florida. Pull up you boat or bring a lawn chair and relax while listening to great music.
Holland Farms Pumpkin Patch & Maze
Sept. 23-Nov. 4
2055 Homer Holland Rd., Milton, FL | Open Monday-Sunday 9 a.m. - 6
Enjoy a Farm hayride that will take you around the farm and to the pumpkin
patch to pick a pumpkin of your choice. Also available are many activities including corn
box, horse and regular swings, spider web, pirate ship, zip lines, petal
tractors on race track, hill slides, knocker balls, rat racers, sand box and an eight acre corn maze with kiddie maze. Every visitor receives a free cup of our
famous home grown boiled peanuts. Sit back and relax on our farm market porch,
see you at the farm! Follow us on Facebook by searching Holland Farms or
Instagram by searching Hollandfarmsonline.
Family Farms Corn Mazes and Mini Golf
Sept. 23 – Nov. 5
Road Milton, FL | Saturdays 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sundays 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (group
We have two mazes in one with games to play inside the mazes. Playground area
with swings, slides, kiddie train ride, zip line, horse and pony rides, tether
ball courts, 9 hole mini golf course, corn toss boards, picnic tables under
shade trees and a concession stand with refreshments and food. Our hayrides
take you for a ride around the farm and the pond. The fish pond will be open
for fishing. Grab your pole and come make some memories with your family.
(Catfish and Bream). See website for details. Oct. 28 will be our “Monster
Maze” from 8pm until midnight. There will be a live band, bonfire (weather
permitting), costume contest, candy and “Monsters” in the maze.
Sweet Season Farms Corn Maze and Fall Fun Festival
Sept. 30 - Nov. 5
Rd., Milton, FL | Sat. - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Fridays
6 to 10 p.m. in October
The event gives families the opportunity to enjoy a day on a working Santa Rosa
County farm. Visitors can spend time navigating their way through an eight-acre
corn maze, playing on 20 types of fun farm-themed equipment including a
playground, hayrides, cow train rides, farm animals, corn popper jumping pillow
and more. The farm is available for group bookings, field trips and other
special events. The “whole cob” admission includes unlimited access to all
attractions: corn maze, children’s playground, farm games, picnic area and
hay bale maze and is $10.50 ($5 fee for pony rides, pumpkins priced per size.)
Flashlight maze (Friday nights) is $10.50.
Holley Hill Pottery and Art
Studio Kiln Openings
7505 Buckeye Dr., Navarre, FL | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Open five weekends on the tour! The Gulf Coast Kiln Walk Society has the
largest wood fueled anagama kiln and the only reconstructed wood fueled kiln
from the 1940s in the state. Holley Hill Pottery has been making pottery in
Santa Rosa County for over 35 years using local clays capturing the lifestyle,
scenery and sea life of the Gulf Coast.
Coldwater Gardens Tours
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24
7009 Creek Stone Rd., Milton, FL
Take a farm tour of shiitake mushrooms, aquaponics, hydroponics, raise bed
gardening, vermiculture, chickens and honey bees. Tours last about an hour, creek
access included. Coldwater Gardens agriculture area spans five acres with three
greenhouses and two high tunnels. There are opportunities for overnight cottage
rentals, glamping, and primitive camping on the property.
Navarre/Hwy. 87 Farmer’s Market
Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28
SR 87 & Bob Tolbert Rd. across from Gordon Evan Rd., Navarre, FL | Next to Holley Hill Pottery & Ye Ole Brothers Brewery | 9 a.m. – 12
A growing market staged weekly with a variety of fresh produce and vendors.
of Santa Rosa: Archaeology and History in Your Backyard
Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28
5709 Mill Pond Ln, Milton, FL
| 11 a.m.
Acradia Mill’s lecture series returns this year, with free public lectures
provided each Saturday in October at 11 a.m. in the visitor’s center classroom.
Site tours are provided following each lecture.
36th Annual St. Rose of Lima
International Fall Festival
6451 Park Ave., Milton, FL | Fri. 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and
Sun. 12 – 5 p.m.
International foods such as Filipino, Polish, and Italian; rides, live music,
indoor bingo, Farmer’s Market, 40+ vendors, a raffle and more! Saturday
features a 5K Run/Walk.
Munson Community Heritage Festival
Oct. 14 & 15
Recreation Area | 11098 Krul Lake Rd., Milton, FL | Sat. - Sun., 9
a.m. – 5 p.m.
One of the most popular events on the tour held at Krul Lake in the Munson, FL.
Visitors learn about old-time ways through hands-on demonstrations. There is a
Civil War re-enactment camp, Native American displays, wood carving, basket
weaving, making corn-shuck dolls, dulcimer making, shoe cobbling, cross-cut
sawing, old-time circular sawmill operation, turpentining, displays by local
museums and more.
Monarch Madness Butterfly Festival
Panhandle Butterfly House | 8581 Navarre Pkwy., Navarre, FL | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This educational event highlights the monarch butterfly migration through northwest
Florida. Watch as hundreds of monarch butterflies are released into the wild
for their annual migration to Mexico.
Annual Fenner Ride
5629 Byrom St., Milton, FL | 7:30 a.m. for those ride 100 miles only | 8 a.m. for all others
The ride starts at the Milton Community Center. This is the popular
annual distance cycling event known as the “Fenner Ride.” Cost: $45. Distance
rides: 18, 40, 62 and 100 miles. Day of registration begins at 7 a.m. and the
ride is through the Blackwater State Forest. A portion of the ride will be on
the Blackwater State Heritage Trail. The 100, 62 and 40-mile routes include
some challenging hills, while the 18 mile route is entirely on the rails to
trails. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of
Boo at the Zoo – Trick or Treat
Oct. 21-22, 28-29
Gulf Breeze Zoo | 5701 Gulf Breeze Pkwy., Gulf Breeze, FL | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
are invited to don their costumes and enjoy the zoo decked out for the
Halloween holiday in a not-so-scary environment. The event features a Halloween
hay maze, monster foam play party, animal encounters and face painting. A trick
or treat trail features stations for children to enjoy toys, treats and
treasures. Businesses are encouraged to help sponsor the stations.
Navarre Fishing Rodeo
Oct. 21 – 22
1451 Navarre Beach Blvd., Navarre, FL | Midnight Saturday – 4 p.m. Sunday
Fish from the shore, a boat, kayak or from the pier - you just can't
"fish" from the seafood market! Prizes will be awarded in all
divisions. Weigh-in is at Juana's on Navarre Beach Causeway and scales
close promptly at 4 p.m. on both days. Junior anglers twelve and under can
compete in the junior division for free. Proceeds from this event will
benefit the Navarre Beach Marine Park including the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle
Conservation Center, the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary and the Marine Science
Station. It will also benefit Heroes on the Water and Take a Kid Fishing.
Captain's bags will have goodies.
Pink Pirate’s Making Breast Cancer Walk the Plank 5K
Beach, Navarre, FL | 8 a.m.
Register online at www.active.com
Join us for a Breast Cancer Awareness Run.
Sea Turtle Extravaganza
8740 Gulf Blvd., Navarre, FL | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Participants will learn about sea turtles through games, crafts, jellyfish hat
photos and tour the center with gift shop open.
Take a Kid Fishing
8579 Gulf Blvd., Navarre, FL | 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
www.navarrechamberfoundation.org | (850) 939-3267
This free kid’s fishing pole giveaway and clinic is staged at Navarre Beach
Pier. There will be stations where children will learn about conservation,
bait, fish and have instructions on how to fish. At the end, the children will
receive a rod and reel. The event includes free bait and fishing