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The Tourist Development Council is headquartered in the Monticello-Jefferson Chamber of Commerce. Jefferson County is located between two large and exciting communities: Tallahassee, Florida and Thomasville, Georgia. Accessible by the Florida-Georgia Parkway, Interstate 10 and other major roads, Jefferson County is a small, quiet and relaxing community.

Small Town, Big Surprises: St. Marks, Florida

Posted: June 19, 2019
News

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Small town’s outside of Tallahassee, Florida are often full of big surprises. This is also the case for St. Marks, a small town of 275 people. If you’re looking for an exciting day-trip or a weekend away, St. Marks certainly fits the bill. For the outdoorsmen, St. Marks offers phenomenal fishing opportunities. There are two … Read More


From Bull-Riding to Barrel Racing, the Watermelon Festival Rodeo Returns

Posted: June 7, 2019
Upcoming Events

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The Watermelon Festival Rodeo is taking place Friday and Saturday June 7th and 8th at the Jefferson Extension Arena. Come prepared for an energetic evening as events will include Barrel Racing, Bull-riding, Tie Down & Team Roping, Girls Breakaway Calf Roping, and Chute Dogging. Tickets may be purchased at the gate, however, only cash will … Read More


Annual Florida Festival Returns for 69th Year

Posted: May 10, 2019
Local Venues

Our Town - 69th Annual Watermelon Festival Monticello, FL

The Monticello-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 69th Annual Watermelon Festival. The three-weekend festival is sure to keep you entertained during the month of June. “Our Town,” is the theme for the Florida festival’s 69th occasion. Even if you’ve attended this festival in the past, there are some events you’ll not want to … Read More


Monticello: A Wedding Destination of Charm and Beauty

Posted: May 7, 2019
Local Venues

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Monticello is home to one of the most breathtaking places for a wedding. The beautiful city of Monticello offers architectural history-rich heritage, with many buildings that are on the National Register of Historic Places. As the third oldest city in the state of Florida, Monticello takes pride in preserving its heritage and providing its many … Read More


Explore the Wacissa River by Airboat for Outdoor Fun

Posted: April 30, 2019
Eco-Tourism

Just a short, 20-minute drive from Monticello, you will find outdoor fun for the adventurous and the less-adventurous. For a unique and memorable experience, explore the Wacissa River by airboat. Family-fun and eco-tours with 5 Rivers Adventures through the Wacissa and nearby waterways are an exciting way to explore the scenic views and local history … Read More