• The Adventurer – October 2016

    In this issue:

    Farms, Festivals and Food Adventures

    Stay & Play Inspiration: Pedaling Pleasure

    News from the Forest

    October Fishing Report


    Savory and Spooky: Harvest Time on the Adventure Coast
    Left or right? Deep within tall rustling cornstalks of the maze at Sweetfields Farm, it’s tricky to tell which way is toward nearby voices and which leads to yet another dead end. Will you ever get out?

    Find more fun in the October sunshine with hayrides, pumpkin patches and festivals as Adventure Coast area farms open for the fall harvest season.

    List of Farms, Festivals and Food Adventures


    Stay & Play Inspiration: Pedaling Pleasure
    In addition to Florida Greenways and Trails Month, October is State Forest Awareness month, Wildlife Awareness Month and Florida Native Plant Month.

    Why not combine all that October celebrates with a bicycle tour? Here is all you need to know to plan two amazing days cycling award-winning paved trails in Nature’s Place to Play.

    Cycling Adventure Itinerary


    Withlacoochee State Forest News
    by Lita Hart, Recreation Administrator

    What do you know about Withlacoochee State Forest? Get up to speed with these exciting updates during State Forest Awareness Month.

    The Withlacoochee State Forest (WSF) comprises 164,073.18 acres extending across 45 linear miles of west central Florida and across five counties and recreational opportunities abound.

    2016 marks 80 years of Florida State Forests

    WSF October Spotlight


    Adventure Coast Fishing Report

    Fall fishing is great here on Florida’s Adventure Coast.

    Red fish, snook, trout, Spanish mackerel, cobia and gag grouper are out there biting right now.

    Capt. Josh shares tips on how and where to land your next prize catch.

    October Fishing Report


    Upcoming Events

    There is much to celebrate around the Adventure Coast. Don’t miss these exciting events coming up in October.

    Check FloridasAdventureCoast.com to view the full calendar. New events are being added every day.

    October 8 – 15
    Founders’ Week
    Downtown Brooksville
    The City of Brooksville celebrates 160 years. Every day features tours, shows, performances and other entertainment. Click to view the full agenda.

    October 21 & 22, 28 & 29
    Wild n’ Wicked Nights
    Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
    6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee
    Mermaids perform spooktacular night show. Family fun includes a haunted house, Goblin’s Revenge, Peek-a-Boo Trail and more.

    October 28 – 30
    Florida Agriculture & Wildlife Expo
    Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport
    Runway Drive
    Exhibits, shows, competitions, food and live entertainment

    October 29
    5:30pm – 10:00pm
    Taste of the Fields Chef Competition
    Chinsegut Hill Manor House
    22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, Brooksville
    Four chefs compete to tickle your taste buds and win your vote for Best Plate of the Night.


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