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Annual Florida Festival Returns for 69th Year

Posted: May 10, 2019
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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
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monticello-destination-wedding

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

Monticello Home & Heritage Tour

Posted: March 5, 2019
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Wrick-Simmons House, Historical Association of Jefferson County Florida

Monticello Home & Heritage Tour The annual Monticello Tour of Homes is one of our most treasured events. Tour the stately homes, restored public buildings and glorious gardens of Monticello, Florida on Saturday, March 23rd. Get a glimpse into the lives of the old South as you follow this self-guided tour. Eat at one of … Read More

Girlfriend Getaway to Charming Monticello

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Girlfriends on a Getaway in Historic Monticello

With four historic Bed & Breakfast Inns located in the center of the historic district, Monticello, Florida is a great destination for a quick girlfriends’ get-away. Relax on vast verandas, sipping afternoon tea, or something stronger. …Read more

Small Town Shopping “With a Purpose”

Posted: December 17, 2018
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Photo of Two Sisters ~ New Beginning shop in Monticello, FL

By shopping in Monticello, Florida, you are helping to preserve a part of Florida’s history and its future! Call it “shopping with a purpose.” If you live here, Shop Local! If you’re coming to visit, go home with something unique, natural and full of purpose. …Read more

No Lines, No Crowds, No Hassles – Welcome to Monticello!

Posted: December 10, 2018
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Historical marker for Monticello, Florida

If you crave the hubbub of midtown Manhattan, don’t come to Monticello. Come here for a slower pace of life; a place where you can walk the streets without getting bumped and jostled, where the many, small, shop owners welcome you with a smile and you’re free to stay as long as you want. …Read more

Connecting Families Around the Dinner Table

Posted: December 5, 2018
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Family gathered at the table for a photograph

Famous throughout the south for their fresh, custom-cut meats, a trip to Johnston’s Meat Market is a trip back in time. Still serving visitors, sportsmen and local folks since 1926, this landmark is hard to miss just west of the Courthouse roundabout on Hwy. 90. This Old-Fashioned Country Store sign reads, “Enter as strangers, leave as friends,” and it’s true. …Read more

Legendary Walking Tour of Monticello Turns Ghostly

Posted: November 10, 2018
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One of our annual, October events is a walking tour of Monticello, the “South’s Most Haunted Small Town” It’s called ‘Haunted Tales and Ghostly Trails. …Read more