Fall Festivities in Ocala/Marion County, Florida

Fall is here and it’s the perfect time to be outdoors enjoying Ocala/Marion County. Everything from pumpkin patches and fall markets to history reenactments and arts festivals are returning to the area. Here are some of the fun events happening this fall.

McIntosh 1890’s Festival

Travel back in time at the McIntosh 1890’s Festival celebration held on Nov. 6th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Discover the area’s rich history while walking down tree-lined streets filled with unique vendors, music, face painting and great food. McIntosh is located in northern Marion County, on Highway 441.

Visit FriendsofMcintosh.org for more information about the quaint town. For vendor information, call (352) 591-4038

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Civil War Reenactment / Ocklawaha River Raid

Spend a day at the beautiful Florida Horse Park for a dramatic reenactment of the Ocklawaha River Raid, the only battle of the Civil War that occurred in Marion County. The completely free event takes place Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 6-7, and is reenacted by the 7th Florida Infantry Regiment. The grounds are open all day for the event, with living history demonstrations, activities for the kids and food throughout the weekend.

Chili Cook-Off

It's not autumn without a bowl of hot chili and the community is serving up the best at the 40th Annual Marion County Chili Cook Off! Spend the day at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion sampling chili, listening to live music, tasting craft beer and voting for your favorite car at the newly added car show. The cook-off is from 10 am – 5 pm on Nov. 6.

Ocali Country Days

For another step back in time, on the second weekend of November each year, Ocali Country Days festival revels in the history of the area at the Silver River Museum for a family-friendly time. November 13-14, celebrate the pioneer spirit with live music, various vendors and skilled craft activities from early settlers like blacksmithing, spinning, marking sugar cane syrup and more.

Looking for Halloween specific events this fall? Check out some of the Halloween happenings in Ocala/Marion County -- like a trunk-or-treat, candy crawl and Halloween 5K.


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