Can’t wait to get a head start on your Fall social calendar? We’ll make it easy for you with this month’s events blog featuring a full line up of live music, local brews and on stage performance at The Reilly Arts Center. Need a little fresh air? We’ve found the best of the best outdoorsy outings for you and your friends at the Florida Horse Park, Silver Springs State Park, Depot Park and so much more!

October 2nd

Homebuyer’s Education Course | UF/IFAS Marion County Extension | Oct 2 – Oct 23

Homebuyer education helps reduce stressful, discouraging, time-consuming and costly roadblocks. Certificates of completion will be awarded after attendance of all four classes. Satisfies requirements set forth by H.U.D., S.H.I.P., Habitat for Humanity and other housing assistance programs. Follow the link to learn about all 4 class topics. Registration deadline is September 27, 2018

October 3rd

Archery 101 for Adults, Session I | Brick City Adventure Park | 5:30 PM

Try something new and unique with this beginner archery program for adults ages 17 and up. Class start Oct 3rd – 24th, entry fee is $15 a month per person and includes 4 classes. Classes meet weekly at Brick City Adventure Park – 1211 SE 22nd Road, Ocala, FL. Follow the link for more information about Session II

The Future is Information Technology | College of Central Florida | 5:30 PM

Want to learn more about the IT Industry? Join CF for this hands-on learning experience! This free event at the College of Central Florida Ocala Campus, Ewers Century Center, is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the different career paths available with IT. From middle school to college, students of all ages and technical experience levels are welcome. Follow the link to learn about what you can expect at this event. Be sure to look at our #CommunitySpotlight featuring CF’s Vintage Farm and learn how they are improving their equestrian studies program.

First Magnitude Brewing Company | Gainesville, FL | Ongoing

Looking for a refreshing brewski in Gainesville? First Magnitude Brewery is one of our top recommendations! This is a15 barrel production brewery and tasting room. We have indoor space and a large, shaded beer garden. They have a full line up of events throughout the month, follow the link for more details. Cheers!

October 5th

October Art Walk | Downtown Ocala | 6 – 9 PM

The highly anticipated First Friday Art Walk season is back! This FREE community event takes place the first Friday of each month from September through May. Located within Ocala’s historic downtown, event festivities include artist displays, live entertainment, free family art activities and extended shopping hours.  Check the event page for a full lineup of activities. Additional activities and events will be happening simultaneously all throughout downtown at some of our participating businesses. #shoplocal #eatlocal #buylocal

The Fall Polo Season | The Villages Polo Club | Oct 5 – Nov 25

The Villages Polo Club fall season runs from October 5th through November 25th. Matches are held every Friday and Sunday at 1 pm and 3 pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance online, at any of The Villages Box Office locations, online or at the gate on the day of the event. They have concessions and a full bar as well as a gift shop for all your TVPC logo apparel needs! We offer a great opportunity for a family-friendly outing in the heart of Florida’s Friendliest Hometown. Come by car or golf car to enjoy all the excitement.

October 6th

Ocala Downtown Market | Downtown Ocala | 9 AM – 2 PM

Come out to enjoy a celebration of local produce, crafts, and food trucks! Just around the corner from the square, the open-air market pavilion hosts a wide variety of local and regional vendors offering unique and quality products. The market is open weekly, Saturdays 9am-2pm Rain or Shine

Guided Walk | Kanapaha Botanical Gardens | 10 AM – 12 PM

Kanapaha offers a guided tour of the Gardens the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00 AM. Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens (Gainesville, Florida) is comprised of 24 major collections visually accessible from a 1 ½ mile paved walkway. These include the state’s largest public display of bamboos and the largest herb garden in the Southeast.

Hunt Country Horse Show | The Grand Oaks Resort | Oct 6 – Oct 7

Come see hunters & jumpers as they soar over fences and other obstacles! Events from 9 am to 5 pm at the Covered Arena, Fiber Arena & Racetrack Arena. No admission price, spectators welcome!  Please visit the event site for more information.

Pickleball Clinics with coaches Matty & Meishen | The Grand Oaks Resort | Recurring event

Coach Matty Klein is a certified teaching coach with the IPTPA (International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association). With over 7 years of experience, he has taught over 8,000 students on 22 states and 3 countries.  He and wife, Coach Meishen, offer weekly Pickleball Clinics where you can enhance your game and hone your skills. This is a recurring event, follow the link for registration details.

Sorting Practice | Williston Horseman’s Association | 6 PM 

As the home base for the Williston Horseman’s Association, the Park hosts family-oriented competitions and events from equestrian events to car exhibitions to dog shows. The WHA is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to support the community and its youth.

FWRHA Championship Show | Florida Horse Park | 11 AM

The Florida Walking and Racking Horse Association is a devoted group of horse enthusiasts that are dedicated to the promotion of the Tennessee Walking, Racking, and Spotted Saddle Horse. FWRHA holds several events from shows to trail rides throughout the year to showcase this wonderful breed of horse.

October 7th

Ranger Program | Silver Springs State Park | 2 – 3 PM

You’re invited to take part in a park ranger program. Topics vary with each program offering an opportunity to learn something new about Silver Springs State Park and Florida’s unique environment.  The Ranger Program is held every Sunday, the program begins at 2 p.m. and is free with park admission.

October 11th

Ocala Pumpkin Patch | First United Methodist Church | Dates & Times Vary 

The Ocala Pumpkin Patch will open at First United Methodist Church on October 11th – 31st, times vary check the event page for details. Pick out your pumpkins, snap a pic at the photo booth, enjoy storytime for kids, and live music on Saturday nights at the Pumpkin Patch After Dark! All proceeds will go to support the community.

Classic Albums LIVE: The Eagles Greatest Hits | Reilly Arts Center | 7:30 PM

Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live, on stage – note for note, cut for cut. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live without all the gimmickry and cheesy impersonations. Relying only on the music, using what Martin refers to as ‘the world’s best musicians,’ Classic Albums Live has defined itself as a mainstay in Performing Arts Centers across North America.

October 12th

Fall Plant Sale & Orchid Show | Kanapaha Botanical Gardens | Oct 12 – Oct 13 

Each October, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens holds an Open House & Fall Plant Sale, in conjunction with the Gainesville Orchid Society, inviting visitors to see the facility, this is event is FREE and open to the public. In addition to viewing the botanical gardens, approximately 50 booths will be set up selling a wide variety of plants. The American Orchid Society will have their annual American Orchid Society’s judged show that will coincide with the Fall Plant Sale and will take place inside Kanapaha’s entrance building.

 

UF Pop-Up Culture 2018 | Plaza of the America | 10 AM

The University of Florida will host Pop-Up Culture at the Plaza of the Americas, during this event, student organizations, clubs and individuals will give performances ranging from choreographed dances to acro-yoga and lead activities like painting and screenprinting. For more information about Pop-Up Culture and National Arts and Humanities Month at UF, visit their website

Heroes Rodeo | Williston Horseman’s Association | Oct 12 – Oct 13

As the home base for the Williston Horseman’s Association, the Park hosts family-oriented competitions and events from equestrian events to car exhibitions to dog shows. The WHA is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to support the community and its youth.

October 13th

Sparr UMC Horse Show 2018 | Sparr United Methodist Church | 9 AM 

The Sparr UMC Horse Show has been a vital part of the equestrian community for many years. With its deeply rooted community involvement, they strive to give both the new and the experienced an opportunity to show in a small venue with a warm family friendly environment while providing a safe area for families to compete, learn and demonstrate horsemanship and sportsmanship. This is a recurring event free to spectators, happening every second Saturday of the month (except for December) at 9:00 AM.

Cracker Village Tour- Silver River Museum | Silver Springs State Park | 10:00 AM

Come and discover what life was like at the turn of the century in the Florida “Piney Woods.” The cracker homestead is a replica of a 19th-century pioneer settlement. This collection of buildings represents a small “Cracker” settlement dating to the 1890s. During the tour, replica buildings will be open for viewing and on most tours the blacksmith’s forge will be fired up. Meet at the Cracker Village across from the Silver River Museum. This is a reoccurring event check the event page for details.

Marion County 4-H Foundation Casino Night | Adena Springs South | 6 PM

Marion County 4-H Foundation Presents, “Casino Night” a great event benefiting the Marion County 4-H Foundation and its mission to create supportive environments for youth to reach their fullest potential. Admission fees include $80 per person,  $150 per couple,  $700 for a table of 10. With 10 different games, you’ll never be bored! Check the event page for details.

OSO Sub. 1: Myth, Mastery, and the Fantastique | Reilly Arts Center | Oct. 13 – 14

Join the OSO for Saint-Saens’ mythic tale of Phaeton’s journey to the sun, Kristen Stoner’s beautiful flute playing in Griffes’ Poeme, and one of the most vivid musical trips ever written, Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. Individual tickets on sale August 30. Showtimes include: Sat Oct 13, 7:30 PM and Sun Oct 14, 3:00 PM

ButterflyFest | Florida Museum of Natural History | 10 AM 

Explore the lives of bats, bees, birds and butterflies at the 13th annual ButterflyFest on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.! Learn about butterfly gardening, native pollinators, conservation, backyard wildlife and more during this FREE, fun-for-all-ages event. Enjoy the ButterflyFest plant sale beginning Friday, Oct. 12 to Oct.14, one of the museum’s largest sales of the year with more than 150 species available. Experience butterfly releases and come dressed in your favorite pollinator attire for the pollinator parade!

Ocala Plein Air Painters | Silver Springs State Park | 9 AM

You’re invited to watch canvases come to life as artists with Ocala Plein Air capture the beauty of Silver Springs State Park. Enter through the main entrance to discover art created in real time of the beautiful Silver Springs State Park. The event is free with paid park admission.

Majestic Oaks Horse Trials | Majestic Oaks Ocala Farm | Oct 13 – Oct 14 

Hosted by Tradewinds Farm, take part in a day of competing at this USEA Recognized Horse Trials (BN-P). Tradewinds Farm offers eventing farm offering customized, professional training for horses and riders with advanced event rider, Chrissy Hollnagel. Please let Chrissy know if you need help in warm-ups or course walks!

Harvest Fest | West Marion Community Hospital | 10 AM

Ocala Health is celebrating tit’s first annual Harvest Fest, held on Saturday, October 13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the field across from West Marion Community Hospital. This is a free, family-friendly event featuring bouncy houses, pumpkin patch and decorating (while supplies last), potato sack races, petting zoo and pony rides, slides and train rides, food trucks and more! Visit this link for more information.

Movies at Depot Park | Depot Park | 7 PM

Head to Depot Park for a free outdoor showing of “Cars”. The movie will take place on The Hill at sunset, be sure to bring a chair or blanket. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Check the event page for more details.

Canterbury Open Pleasure Show 9 | Canterbury Showplace | 9 AM

Canterbury Showplace is an Equestrian Center open to horse-related events and shows.This show is a part of a series hoster at Canterbury Showplace featuring Hi Point awards at each event and Hi Point series winner at the conclusion of the events series.  You must compete in any 7 of the shows in the series to qualify for the End of Year Hi Point.

October 14th

Garden Tour | Silver Springs State Park | 1 PM

Join a park ranger for information about the gardens’ history, learn about the different seasonal flowers and blooms, as well as about pollinators like hummingbirds and butterflies. The tour passes through the following gardens: Courtyard Garden, Crossroads Garden, Camellia Garden, Fire & Water Garden, and the tour ends at the Wildflower Garden. After the tour, visitors are free to continue exploring the garden pathways and trails or walk back along the river.  The program is free with paid park admission.

Marion Saddle Club H/J Show | Florida Horse Park | 8 AM – 5 PM 

Join the Marion Saddle Club for a day of fun at the Florida Horse Park. The Florida Agriculture & Horse Park Authority is a 500 acre facility that holds events of all kinds. We are open to the public at all times. Come visit and get event updates here.

October 18th

Jazz Night @ the Reilly with the Scott Wilson Quintet | Reilly Arts Center | 7:30 PM

Take a unique seat on the Reilly stage for an intimate evening of Jazz and drinks! Scott Wilson, Associate Professor at the UF School of Music / Jazz Studies, will be joined by all-star performers from the North Central Florida area for a cool night of contemporary jazz fusion. Join us on stage for signature cocktails, and a night for relaxing with great music you won’t find anywhere but on stage at the Reilly Arts Center.

Live On Stage: “Born Yesterday” | Ocala Civic Theatre | Ongoing 

In the fall of 1946, crooked businessman Harry Brock is in Washington, D.C. to bribe government bigwigs into shady deals… read on via the event page. “Born Yesterday” is directed by Carlos Francisco Asse. There will be 21 public performances from October 18 through November 11. Tickets are $27 for adults and $13 for full-time students (school ID required for college students). Group rates are available as well. Call (352) 236-2274 or go to OcalaCivicTheater.com for more information.

19th Annual FL Feast | Southeastern Livestock Pavilion | 5:30 PM 

Marion County Roadbuilders Association presents the 19th Annual Florida Feast featuring an authentic Florida menu with Turkey, Venison, Gatortail, Frog Legs and More! This event helps to benefit ARC Marion, IES, MTRA, Arnette House & MCRA Foundation.

Kayak and Koffee | Silver Springs State Park | 9:30 am 

Weekday outings on the Silver Rivers, ideal for beginners and those interested in nature and wildlife-viewing. Equipment provided. Fee is $30 / person ages 18 and up. Fee includes equipment and refreshments following the outing. Paddlers will meet at 9:30 am at the Silver Springs State Park launch site (Route 40 entrance). Can’t make it this week? No worries this event happens the third Thursday of every Month.

 

October 19th

All-Breed Agility Trials Dog Show | Grand Oaks Resort | Oct 19 – Oct 21

Enjoy a wonderful three-day event with shows from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm each day, held at the Covered Arena.  This competitive event is open to all breeds of dog. “Agility” is a fast-growing sport where dogs are required to complete an obstacle course consisting of jumps, tunnels, etc. in an allotted amount of time. This event is ponsored by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Mid Florida Golden Retriever Club.  Pets are welcome but please keep them on a leash. For more information follow the link

Wellness Lecture with Michael Greger author of “How Not to Die” | Reilly Arts Center

Presented by Jenkins Auto Group, Michael Greger, M.D., author of “How Not to Die” is presenting a free and open lecture on how a vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. The internationally-recognized lecturer, physician, and founder of NutritionFacts.org, examines the fifteen top causes of death in America and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches. Showtimes available on Fri. Oct 19, 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM

GJAFA 4-H & FFA Youth Horse Show | Jacksonville Equestrian Center | Oct 19 – Oct 20 

The Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair has been educating, enlightening and informing the people of North Florida about science, the arts, agriculture and horticulture. This year’s shows are as follows, Friday, Oct. 19th, 6:30 p.m. – Speed and Saturday, Oct. 20th, 9:00 a.m. – At halter. For registration and gate information check the event page. 

October 20th

Partners of the Park 3-Phase Schooling | Florida Horse Park | 8 AM

Partners of the Park is a volunteer organization of equestrians and equestrian enthusiasts dedicated to delivering a variety of schooling, dressage, and hunter-jumper shows for riders and spectators alike. Profits go toward building a better horse park for everyone to enjoy.

Jazz Up Dunnellon Music Festival 2018 | Dunnellon, FL | PM – 9 PM

The 2018 Jazz Up Dunnellon Music Festival will feature ten stages up and down both East and West Pennsylvania Avenue. Bands will perform on BOTH sides of Pennsylvania Avenue. There will be Jazz, rock, blues, country, folk and even swing music playing throughout the event! Visit the vendors to get some great food and drinks, gifts and more. Discover all that Dunnellon has to offer with our exclusive blog, here.

McIntosh 1890’s Festival | McIntosh, FL | 8 AM

A local tradition, head to the McIntosh Festival for food, live oak canopies, all day free entertainment and so much more! This is a one day festival with over 280 arts, crafts and antique vendors.  The perfect family getaway, follow the link for more details.

Tom Petty’s Birthday Bash! | Reilly Arts Center | 7:30 PM

The Petty Hearts are back, and just in time to celebrate Tom Petty’s Birthday! The Hearts will play the hits and some deep cuts from his masterful catalog. The Petty Hearts are America’s definitive Tom Petty Tribute Show. Just like the original Tom and the Heartbreakers themselves, this band is also based out of Florida and is comprised of seasoned musicians who perfectly capture the rich guitar sounds and lush harmonies that made Tom Petty a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Songwriter Hall of Famer, Super Bowl Halftime Performer and top of the charts music maker for more than forty years.

 

Family Bike Ride | Depot Park | 9 AM

Join the Gainesville Cycling Club for their monthly Family Friendly Ride from Depot Park down the Gainesville Hawthorne Trail to the Lake Alachua Overlook for a 9 mile round trip. A shorter option is to ride to the Sweetwater Overlook, which is a 6 mile round trip. Parents and helmets required. Tag-alongs and bike trailers welcome, but no training wheels.  This event is FREE and you do not have to be a member of the Gainesville Cycling Club to join, check the event page for more information.

Partners of the Park XC Schooling | Florida Horse Park | 8 AM

Partners of the Park is a volunteer organization of equestrians and equestrian enthusiasts dedicated to delivering a variety of schooling, dressage, and hunter-jumper shows for riders and spectators alike. Profits go toward building a better horse park for everyone to enjoy. Get event updates here

WHA Speed Series | Williston Horseman’s Association | 9:30 AM 

As the home base for the Williston Horseman’s Association, the Park hosts family-oriented competitions and events from equestrian events to car exhibitions to dog shows. The WHA is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to support the community and its youth.

October 21st

Pickin’ in the Park | Silver Springs State Park | 1:00 PM

Silver Springs State ParkJam out to acoustic music at Silver Springs State Park, from banjo, guitar and fiddle to upright bass and accordion. You’re invited to bring your own instrument, join in, and jam with the group! Located in the central and charming Ocala, Florida, Silver Springs State Park has been a natural landmark since the 1870s, enjoy kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, Glass Bottom Boat tours, biking, hiking, camping.

Inspired Speakers Series: Jill Sonke | Appleton Museum of Art | 2 PM

Designed to pose the question, “What inspires you?” the Inspired Speakers Series features individuals who are not only passionate but inspire others along the way. This talk features Jill Sonke, University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine, UF Health Arts in Medicine. This presentation will explore the theoretical and practical linkages between the arts and health, will introduce the Arts in Medicine Programs at the University of Florida as an example of a comprehensive program in the field, and will present the MUES study of music in emergency medicine as an example of how the arts can impact the quality and cost of healthcare. For more Appleton Events click here.

Battle of the Barns | Florida Horse Park |  8 AM

Get excited for Partners of the Park’s (POP) First Annual BATTLE OF THE BARNS!! Compete against other farms, win prizes and enjoy the gorgeous grounds at the Florida Horse Park. For official rules check the event page. Partners of the Park is a volunteer organization of equestrians and equestrian enthusiasts dedicated to delivering a variety of schooling, dressage, and hunter-jumper shows for riders and spectators alike. Profits go toward building a better horse park for everyone to enjoy. Get event updates hereEmail events@flhorsepark.com for more info!

Image courtesy of the Williston Horseman’s Association

WHA $1,000 Added Jackpot Barrels | Williston Horseman’s Association | 11 AM

As the home base for the Williston Horseman’s Association, the Park hosts family-oriented competitions and events from equestrian events to car exhibitions to dog shows. The WHA is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to support the community and its youth.

 

October 25th

Public Workshop about Rural Land Management Plan | McPherson Governmental Complex Auditorium | 4 PM 

The County Commission will hold a public workshop to discuss how to develop a plan for the future of agriculture in Marion County.  The Commission’s decision to hold the public workshop was the direct result of the strong support generated by the members of the Leadership Roundtable: Visioning the Future of Marion County’s Farmland, who met in May and July to discuss the impact of urbanization on the horse and agricultural industries in the county. Learn more about this movement here.

October 26th

River Rhythms | Silver Springs State Park | 4 PM – 6 PM
You’re invited for an evening full of music and entertainment featuring a live drum circle. From 4 p.m. to sundown, enjoy this musical experience, and bring your own percussion instruments for even more fun. Audience participation is encouraged, including singing and dancing. For your comfort, please bring a blanket or chair. Whether you participate or just watch, it’s a great time for everyone. This program is free with paid park admission.

Marion County Fair | Fair Grounds | Oct 26 – Nov 4

Hosted by Florida Kids Helping Kids, the Marion County Fair will take place across from the Belleview Elks Club right off of E Cr25 and Cr 25A. The first weekend features Rescue Weekend with the second-weekend showmanship classes, creative arts tent and more.  Expect craft and business contests, a Parade of Bikes on Nov 3rd, a Haunted House, and an ATV contest each supporting non-profit organizations in our community. Check the event page for updated details.

Midnight Party: The Rocky Horror Picture Show | Reilly Arts Center | 10:30 PM

Ready to do the Time Warp again? After being stranded in a storm, newly engaged sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon) must seek refuge at the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a cast of wild characters, while Dr. Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular Adonis named Rocky who is designed to give “absolute pleasure.” Dressing up and audience participation encouraged. Doors and bar will open at 10:30 PM, live music, spooky stuff, and fun until the main event kicks off at midnight. Sponsored by Ocala Family Attorney. Runtime: 106 minutes MPAA rating: R

Moonlight Paddles | KP Hole, Dunnellon | 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Paddle the Rainbow River under the light of the moon. Launch from KP Hole and paddle to the head springs. Equipment provided. Fee $35 / person (equipment provided) or $20 / person using your own equipment. This event is best suited for those ages 18 and up. The launch will vary based on moonlight schedule.

October 27th

Hunt Country Horse Show | The Grand Oaks Resort Oct 27 – 28

Come see hunters & jumpers as they soar over fences and other obstacles! Events from 9 am to 5 pm at the Covered Arena, Fiber Arena & Racetrack Arena. No admission price, spectators welcome! Please visit the event page for more information.

44th Micanopy Fall Festival | Micanopy, FL | Oct. 27 – 28 

Micanopy Florida is a scenic location for a fall arts and crafts festival. Known as the town that time forgot, this quiet little town bustles with activity as the vendors pour into town and fill Cholokka Boulevard. Many local artists, crafters, and musicians participate in the festival, as well as other artists from across the southeast. The tradition and ever-evolving quality of the show attracts a broad range of spectators. Along with the two hundred displays of arts and crafts there are many other attractions. The main stage plays host to a variety of good time music throughout the festival and an old-time auction of items donated by participating vendors on Saturday afternoon. Food and drinks available for purchase.

Phantasmagoria IX: “Homecoming” | Reilly Arts Center | 7:30PM 

Phantasmagoria will excite you with an evening of haunted story telling told through live performances of “Phantastical” dance, explosive stage combat, and large-scale puppetry combined to create a tapestry of macabre and whimsical horror! NOTE: Due to its tales of horror and frightening moments suggested age is 8 and above.

Image courtesy of the Williston Horseman’s Association

Pleasure & Ranch Schooling Show | Hosted by Williston Horseman’s Association | 9 AM

As the home base for the Williston Horseman’s Association, the Park hosts family-oriented competitions and events from equestrian events to car exhibitions to dog shows. The WHA is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to support the community and its youth.

October 28th

Pack Walk | Silver Springs State Park | 10 AM

In partnership with the Marion County Animal Services, Silver Springs State Park presents an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a shelter dog. This program gives the animals exercise and the chance to socialize with other dogs and other people. All of the dogs are available for long-term adoption but you can also “adopt” a dog for the morning and take it for a walk with the group. Free with paid park admission, check the event page for more details.

Shakespeare’s Ghostbusters | Reilly Arts Center | 3:00 PM
Whom wilt thou call? What if Shakespeare had written Ghostbusters? Don’t miss this wickedly funny, ruff-and-ready mash-up joyride of one of the best-loved films of all time performed as a Shakespearean classic. Set against the backdrop of Elizabethan London, follow the story of your favorite paranormal eliminators as they tackle all things supernatural in tights, ruffs and iambic pentameter. This production features fast-paced comedy, Shakespearean parody and spectral puppetry. A play fit for The Bard and lovers of 80s nostalgia!
2018 October Trail Challenge and Dressage Competitions | Palm Equestrian Academy at Fox Grove Farm | 8 AM
Fox Grove Farm features an all-new season of trail challenge competitions as well as Classical and Western Dressage competitions and customized clinic programs. Check the event page for more details. Fox Grove Farm has been the home of Palm Partnership Training, managed by Lynn Palm and Cyril Pittion-Rossillon, since 1997, learn more here.

STRIDE Schooling Show #5 Halloween Show | Florida Horse Park | 8 AM 

Join STRIDE for the last show of the season! Be sure to wear your costume and enter the costume class!  STRIDE is an active riding and driving Dressage Club located in the Ocala, Florida area. In addition to hosting five schooling shows a year, STRIDE sponsors many clinics, workshops and activities geared for ALL dressage enthusiasts, from beginner to advanced, in Traditional Dressage, Driven Dressage, or Western Dressage.


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