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Fall in North Florida is unique for a variety of reasons, but a favorite reason for many is the weather. It’s the time of year you get to avoid the bone-chilling cold and the brutal summer heat for a few months, and enjoy crisp air and sunny skies. As the weather starts to cool down, Black Prong Equestrian Village is the perfect place to experience this captivating fall weather.

While it might get too chilly to visit the beach or North Florida’s many natural springs during your stay here at Black Prong Equestrian Village, there are many attractions to visit nearby to soak up a true Florida fall experience. Check out these local fall festivals within driving distance from Black Prong Equestrian Village!


Women pulling a wagon full of pumpkins

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Amber Brooke Farms Fall Festival

Amber Brooke Farms, formerly known as Red, White and Blues Farm, will be hosting its second annual Fall Festival this year starting on September 24th!

With live entertainment on the weekends, tasty food trucks and several fall-themed activities for the kids, this fall festival is perfect for guests of all ages. Whether you stroll through the pumpkin patch or adventure in the corn maze, you will see why this event is a favorite for many locals.

Located just a short 12 minutes away in Williston, Florida, the festival will run through November 13th on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with a pumpkin destruction day on November 5th!





A small pile of peanuts.

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The Williston Famous Peanut Festival

Peanuts are a big deal for Levy County, Florida, so it is no wonder they created a Peanut Festival to celebrate the major source of income for farmers in the area. This six-hour celebration will take place on October 15th, from 9 am to 3 pm. With live music, more than ninety vendors, and the crowning of Williston’s peanut royalty, this unique event will be a day you never forget.




photo of the scary train flyer.

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Kirby Family Farms

Looking for something spooky to get in the Halloween mood? The Scary Train at Kirby Family Farms is one of the most unique haunted attractions in Florida. The Scary Train is not the only haunted attraction Kirby Family Farms has to offer. Spread out over 110 acres, the five haunted attractions are spooktacular! Take a quick 16-minute drive into Williston any Friday or Saturday during the month of October to check it out!






Pumpkins growing in a patch.

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Mayhem Ranch Fall Festival

The Mayhem Ranch Fall Festival is unlike any other, known for its homegrown U-Pick Pumpkin Patch! Stroll through the locally grown pumpkin patch and select your perfect pumpkin straight off the vine. With a plethora of events and activities, there is something for everyone. Mayhem Ranch also raises miniature cows and other exotic animals, offering unique animal experiences each day! This event will run on Saturdays and Sundays, starting on September 24th through October 30th.





Photo of crab legs, corn, potatoes and more.

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Cedar Key Seafood Festival

Florida is most known for its beaches, and with that comes delicious seafood dishes. The 52nd Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival celebrates one of Florida’s favorite cuisines and the history behind the significance of seafood for the area. During the festival, there will be live music, over one-hundred arts and craft exhibitors and of course, opportunities to taste the locally prepared seafood dishes. The two-day festival will take place on October 15th and 16th from 10 am to 5 pm both days.