November is a bustling month here in Ocala, with plenty of events to fill your calendar. Whether you’re looking to experience the local art scene, make family memories at the annual Light Up Ocala event, or enjoy some of Ocala’s most breathtaking views at an equestrian event, we’ve collected events for everyone.

The Marion County Fair

From October 27th through November 5th, Baseline &Marion Military Academy will be hosting the Marion County Fair, featuring exciting rides, fun activities for the whole family, contests, prizes, and musical entertainment from Lucas Hoge, Gemma Adams, and more! Click here for more information about the nonstop activities happening each day at this year’s Marion County Fair.

Best of the Best Art Exhibit

Showcase Properties of Central Florida is a proud sponsor of this event. 

The Marion Cultural Alliance has gathered the most exceptional works from their most exceptional artists, and will be putting them on display for the public from November 3rd to the 25th. The exhibit kicks off on the 3rd at 5 PM with an artist’s reception where you can meet and mingle with the talented creatives featured in the gallery—you can also support them by purchasing their works! The exhibit will be open Thursday through Saturday from the 3rd to the 25th at the Brick City Center For the Arts. Check out the MCA website for more info.

Harvest Fest

Downtown Ocala celebrates autumn this year on November 11th with an outdoor music festival featuring nine musical acts on two stages, 14 food vendors, and 30 arts, crafts, and sales booths. Come out and enjoy local Ocala entertainment in the cool, fall air! Visit for more information.

POP Cross Country Schooling Show at The Florida Horse Park 

On November 11th and 12th, the Florida Horse Park is hosting a Partners of the Park Cross Country Schooling Show. The park is host to a variety of agricultural, equine, and community events year-round. The Florida Horse Park offers an ever expanding array of educational programs covering everything from driving to basic horsemanship. For more information on this event and how to get involved, take a look at their website at

Ocala Jockey Club 3-Day International Event

Showcase Properties of Central Florida is a proud sponsor of this event. 

Come and witness a showcase of Olympic-level eventing at the Ocala Jockey Club, as riders strive to qualify for the 2018 World Equestrian Games! Courses will be crafted by Mike Etherington-Smith, course designer for the Sydney and Beijing Olympic games, and Olympian Clayton Fredericks. The spectator-focused, family-friendly event is a must see for all who love equestrian competition and runs from November 16th-19th.

Tickets for this event can be purchased online.
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Light Up Ocala

The 34th annual Light Up Ocala event will take place on November 18th this year from 4 PM to 9 PM. Historic downtown kicks off the holiday season every year with live entertainment, 100 vendors and food trucks, street performers, kid zones, and of course, lots and lots of beautiful lights. Don’t miss this Marion County holiday tradition!

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