There’s something about the festive flavors and spirit of Fall that make us want to head outdoors, enjoy autumnal treats, and spend time with family and friends. As the leaves become bright and bold around Gainesville, you know it’s time to get outside and celebrate the new season!
Take the kids on an adventure around town and show them how enjoyable this beautiful time of year is. From sharing sweet delicacies to indulging in spooky fun, there are so many ways to make Fall memories together in Gainesville
ButterflyFest: On Saturday, October 13, 2018, the Florida Museum of Natural History will host its 13th annual ButterflyFest, a celebration of everyone’s favorite winged beauties. This free festival promotes the importance of butterflies and features butterfly releases, workshops, vendors, entertainment, and so much more. The kids will love learning and exploring what makes these creatures so special.
Treats at Kilwins: Located right in Gainesville, Kilwins is a chocolate heaven that makes all of your sweet dreams come true. Reminiscent of timeless, old-fashioned candy shops, Kilwins makes its delicious treats fresh in the store. Their hand-dipped apples, made to order with creamy caramel and the tastiest toppings, are the absolute greatest Fall dessert to share!
Yankeetown Arts, Crafts, and Seafood Festival: Held the weekend before Thanksgiving, this annual festival in vibrant Yankeetown has been drawing a happy crowd for 37 years! As you and your children stroll along scenic Riverside Drive, you’ll enjoy entertainment, arts and crafts, games, and of course, the most delicious delicacies of the Florida waters.
Alachua County Fair: For 50 years, the Alachua County Fair has been celebrating agriculture, family fun, and the most festive season of the year. From October 19-27, 2018, you and your children can enjoy a wide variety of entertainment and activities, including a magic and illusion show, a thrill show, local vendors, livestock, horses, amusement rides, delicious food, and so much more. Immerse yourself in all the fun!
Florida Bat Festival: On October 20, 2018, the 14th Annual Florida Bat Festival will be held at the Lubee Bat Conservatory where visitors can meet the “Winged Crusaders: NO Capes Needed.” This one-of-a-kind festival will feature family fun, games, music, environmental education, food trucks, and the stars of the show — Frick and Frack — twin Variable Flying Fox pups!
Just a few minutes from GW Robinson’s newest Gainesville community, Amariah Park, there’s always something new to discover and explore. From vibrant local establishments to charming festivals, the traditions you and your children share will create lifelong memories. As Fall heads into full swing, venture outside and enjoy the fun and festivities!
For more information on Amariah Park, please visit our website, stop by the Information Center, or give us a call at 352-373-1724.