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Small Town, Big Surprises: St. Marks, Florida

Posted: June 19, 2019
News

boat in st. marks river in north florida

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

New York Bagels and Coffee Ice Cubes: Electric City Wheels and Grinds

Posted: May 31, 2019
Business Profile

Electric City Wheels & Grinds Storefront in Monticello, FL

You can get a good bagel in Monticello – a really good one, too. I know my bagels: I prepare dozens of bagel and cream cheese sandwiches each year at the Jewish Food and Cultural Festival in Tallahassee. So you can trust me. When it comes to bagels, I wouldn’t steer you wrong. So what … 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

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

Girlfriend Getaway to Charming Monticello

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Local Venues

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

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