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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 Home & Heritage Tour

Posted: March 5, 2019
Local Venues

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

Celebrating Monticello Florida

Posted: February 25, 2019
Upcoming Events

Photo of Kim at Tupelo's Bakery in downtown Monticello, FL

Our own KIm Davis, one of the founders of Tupelo’s Bakery & Cafe is featured in a short video inviting the region to “Our Town,” a play by Thornton Williams. With humor, wit, and exceptionally powerful storytelling, Wilder delivers universal truths about what it means to be human and encourages us to live life to its fullest. …Read more

Haunted Trails & Ghostly Tales

Posted: September 25, 2018
Upcoming Events

Linda Schuyler Ford leading a Haunted Tour

Monticello has a reputation for being the most haunted small town in the American South. It is home to Indian Mounds and many historic buildings, including the Perkins Opera House (now the Monticello Opera House) and the Monticello Old Jail Museum. Many of these places have a history that ‘haunts’ the present. Many a superstitious … Read More