Oct. 20-22: St. Augustine WEEKEND events

DRESSING DOWNTON AT LIGHTNER MUSEUM

Oct. 4-Jan. 7: The Dressing Downton exhibit opens Oct. 4 in Lightner Museum’s Grand Ballroom Gallery, 75 King St., downtown St. Augustine. Dressing Downton, Changing Fashion for Changing Times is an exquisite exhibition of 36 costumes and accessories paired to perfection in engaging vignettes, immersed amongst Otto Lightner’s collection of turn of the century fine art and furniture. Many museum pieces in storage and others presently being restored will be on view for the first time as a part of the exhibition, masterfully displayed in the Museum’s Grand Ballroom Gallery. Admission is $19.99 for adults, $14.99 for military/students/seniors, $9.99 ages 12-17, and free for ages 11 and younger. Go to www.lightnermuseum.org/dressing-downton/

CORN MAZE & MORE

Oct. 7-29: Nine acres of a local farm becomes Sykes & Cooper Corn Maze each year — the maze, hayrides, food and games, live animals and more at 5995 Brough Road in Elkton, off State Road 207. Hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Cost is $10 for ages 3 to 64; $8 for seniors and military with ID; and free for ages 2 and younger. Admission is CASH ONLY. Homeschool Day set for Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Live music will be offered from 7 to 10 p.m. on certain Saturday nights. Go to www.sycofarms.com for more details.

HAUNTED BARN AT RYPE & READI

Oct. 20-21:  Edge into a shadowy stable and creep by a haunted pumpkin patch to a labyrinth of haunted chambers. The Haunted Barn opens at 7 p.m. Oct. 20-21 at Rype & Readi Downtown Farm Market,
115 La Quinta Place, near downtown St. Augustine. Glide past a chilling asylum scene, if you can, and ascend the rickety stairs to discover the ghosts, goblins and spirits waiting there. Giggling ghouls with things that go bump in the night, will escort you as you attempt to find your way out. Principally to benefit local food banks, ages 9 and up are welcome to join in the fun. Cost is $5 and 3 canned good (for Shepherd’s Haven of Hastings Food Bank and the Salvation Army). Price will be $10 if no can donations are offered. *Advisory: There will be strobes and flashing lights  

ST. AUGUSTINE SPANISH WINE FESTIVAL

Oct. 20-22: The 6th Annual St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival is set for Oct. 20-22 at the St. Augustine Shipyard. 100+ Fine Spanish Wines, food, and music. 100% of ticket sales benefit local charities, with this year’s going to Tag Children’s Museum of St. AugustineK9s United, and The St. Augustine Record Empty Stocking Fund. Go to www.spanishwinefestival.com for information and tickets.

SAINT BENEDICT BLUES FESTIVAL

Oct. 20-22: The Fifth Annual Saint Benedict Blues Festival will take place from 4-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20; and from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at St. Benedict The Moor Catholic Church, 86 ML King Ave., downtown St. Augustine. Admission is $5 and includes parking. Beer from Ancient City Brewing, and food includes New Orleans gumbo, pulled pork, ribs, desserts, water, and soda. For the full schedule, go to www.stbensbluesfest.com/schedule/
BLUES MUSICIANS
Pat Murphy
Billy Buchanan
Willie Dixon and Friends
Amy Hendrickson
Gene Johnson Road Blues Band
John Allison
Duffey Bishop Band
Little Mike and the Tornadoes

RUMORS AT PONTE VEDRA HIGH SCHOOL

Oct. 20-22: Neil Simon’s Rumors is on stage this weekend at Ponte Vedra High School. Directed by Jason Nettle, with a cast of drama students. Show times are 7 p.m. Oct. 20-21, and 2 p.m. Oct. 22. Tickets are $10 at the door.

COLONIAL OAK MUSIC PARK

Oct. 20 and Oct. 22: Local band I-Vibes will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 at the the Colonial Oak Music Park, 33 Saint George St., downtown St. Augustine. On Oct. 22, the Jimmie Coleman Band will perform at 2 p.m.

HAUNTED MASQUERADE ART SHOW

Oct. 21: THE Fourth Annual Haunted Masquerade Art Show will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at DoubleTree by Hilton St. Augustine Historic District in the Anastasia Ball Room. Artists of all mediums from all over Florida will exhibit their work.  There will be a beer and wine cash bar as well. Sponsored by Aunt Matilda’s Steampunk Trunk, with entertainment by Blue Lotus World Dance Company LLC, and live music  by Shea Birney and Victoria Parizo

58th ANNUAL CRACKER DAY

Oct. 21: The St. Johns County Cattlemen’s Association hosts this day of horse games, food, and fun at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds, 5840 State Road 207, in Elkton. Throughout the day, attendees will have the opportunity to compete in or watch horse games, and enjoy barbeque and other great food provided by our vendors. Children are welcome. Gates open at 8 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. Cost is $5 per car charged at the gate, cash only.

AN EVENING WITH THE AVETT BROTHERS

Oct. 21:  The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly welcomes the return of  The Avett Brothers live in concert on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The Avett Brothers last visited the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on November 15, 2013.  Gates 6:30PM | Starts 8:00PM // Go to staugamphitheatre.com for more details.

In their 17-year history, The Avett Brothers have evolved from the rustic sounds bred in their hometown of Mount Pleasant, N.C., to the mainstream rootsiness influenced by producer Rick Rubin to near pop crossovers on their most recent release, True Sadness. They earned a pair of GRAMMY nominations this year and have been on quite a musical journey of evolving their sound over the past decade, going from a trio playing acoustic guitar, banjo and stand-up bass to what is now a seven-member lineup that can build considerably on the group’s scrappy, stripped-back acoustic beginnings.

OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL FALL FESTIV’ALL

Oct. 22: Our Lady of Good Counsel will hold the annual Fall Festiv’All & Car Show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. October 22 at the church, 5950 SR 16
St. Augustine, in the World Golf Village area. A pumpkin patch, games and inflatables, a country store, food, beer and wine, live music, a 50/50 raffle, and other fall fun will be part of this event. To enter the car show, click here.

ONGOING EVENTS

ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE FARMERS MARKET

Every Saturday: Find fresh produce, plants, bread, cheese, handmade products, fine art and crafts from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South, just south of the St. Augustine Lighthouse. Also at the market, art classes and live music. Free parking and admission. Go to staugustinefm.com

JACKIE KNIGHT’S COMEDY CLUB AT GYPSY CAB

Friday & Saturday: Comedians are on stage every Friday and Saturday night at Jackie Knight’s Comedy Club at the Gypsy Corner Bar, 828 Anastasia Blvd., next to Gypsy Cab Restaurant in St. Augustine. Show starts at 8:30 p.m. on Fridays, and cost is $10 per person. Saturday shows begin at 9 p.m. and tickets are $12. For reservations, call 904-461-8843. Go to thegypsycomedyclub.com to view the upcoming schedule.

CORAZON CINEMA & CAFE

Weekends: The Corazon Cinema & Cafe, 36 Granada St., will screen movies throughout the weekend. Lunch is served beginning at 11 a.m. daily, with dinner, drinks (beer and wine) available during all screenings. Go to www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com to see movie times and listings.

SALT AIR FARMERS MARKET

Every SundayThe Salt Air Farmers Market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday year-round at the Marineland Marina, 101 Tolstoy Lane, from A1A South, across the street from Marineland Dolphin Adventure. The market features locally grown produce, seafood, bread, fruit, honey, soaps, tide clocks, art and more. Free admission and parking. Go to www.saltairfarmersmarket.com

HISTORIC WEAPONS DEMONSTRATIONS

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: National Parks Service personnel demonstrate the weapons and relate the experiences of the Colonial Spanish soldier stationed in St. Augustine in 1740s. Demonstration times are 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Firing times are subject to change depending on weather conditions and staff availability. The Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry fortification in the U.S., was built by the Spanish in 1672 to help protect their empire in the New World. The Castillo is open 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. daily. For details, go to www.nps.gov/casa

ST. AUGUSTINE FLEA MARKET

Saturdays and Sundays: The St. Augustine Flea Market, 2495 State Road 207, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. More than 100 vendors offer a variety of items including fresh produce, datil pepper sauce, prepared foods, antiques and collectibles, instruments, cell phones, jewelry, art and everything in between. Free admission and parking. On the third Sunday of each month, a motorcycle swap meet is held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 904-824-4210 or go to staugustinefleamarket.com

FLAGLER COLLEGE TOURS

Daily: Take a tour of Flagler College that highlights the architectural heritage of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon. Built by millionaire developer, Henry Flagler, in 1888, the hotel is considered one of the finest examples of Spanish Renaissance architecture and houses the largest collection of in use Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass windows. Located at 74 King Street, tours depart from the Rotunda at the top of each hour between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $1 for children, and FREE to St. Johns County Residents. Call 904-823-3378 or go to legacy.flagler.edu/Tours

SCHOONER FREEDOM SAILING

Daily: The Schooner Freedom sets sail daily from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. The tour provides guests with an unforgettable two-hour sailing adventure. Daytime sails are $35 for adults, $25 for kids ages 2-12, free for under age 2. Sunset sails are $45 per person and once each month there’s a full moon sail for $35 per person. All sails are weather permitting. Call for reservations and departure times. Call 904-810-1010 or go to www.schoonerfreedom.com

ST. AUGUSTINE ECO TOURS

Daily: St. Augustine Eco Tours take nature enthusiasts of all ages on guided tours of the waters and salt marshes surrounding the Oldest City. See coastal birds like ospreys and herons, marine mammals including bottlenose dolphin and an occasional manatee. Daily tours aboard a special explorer vessel take 2-6 guests through 12 miles of tidal creeks and coastal waters to listen for dolphin conversations using the vessel’s underwater microphones. Call 904-377-7245 or go to www.staugustineecotours.com

ST. AUGUSTINE SCENIC CRUISE

Daily: The Victory III sets sail at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. The St. Augustine Scenic Cruise family have been giving visitors to St. Augustine a unique view of the city and a way to enjoy historic landmarks and natural beauty by water since the early 1900s. Cost is $16.75 for adults; $9.75 for ages 9 to 13; $7.75 for ages 4 to 12; $13.75 for ages 60 and older. Cruises are weather permitting. Reservations are recommended. Go to www.scenic-cruise.com or call 904-824-1806

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