Just 12-miles from Gainesville, Florida, you’ll find the sleepy town of Micanopy. It’s home to less than a thousand people, but every November, over 10,000-people flock to this destination for the lovely Micanopy Fall Festival. Come and celebrate the commencement of the season with locals and visitors alike! Plan your trip to the area using our free Vacation Guide, and begin your relaxing getaway.
Everything About the Micanopy Fall Festival
Delicious Dining Options
Make sure to go to the Micanopy Fall Festival with an empty stomach! The festival allows over 250-vendors to set up food and arts and crafts booths all along Cholokka Boulevard. You’ll find traditional fair foods like juicy burgers and hot dogs, and soon, you’ll be reminiscing about Southern cookouts with offerings like seared steak, shrimp, and barbecue. For dessert, let the sweet aromas of kettle corn and funnel cake guide you through the venue. Also, be sure to stop by booths run the community church, a local nonprofit that will be selling slices of homemade pie!
Enjoy Entertainment for All Ages
Throughout this weekend event in the town of Micanopy, you’ll hear amazing music performed by local musicians on the main stage. Enjoy the soft tunes that set the mood for the lively festival while browsing through the arts and crafts booths. Then, grab a snack like a bag of boiled peanuts and take a seat in front of the stage to watch the musicians live!
Another highlight of the festival is the old-fashioned auction that usually takes place on Saturday afternoon. Vendors donate goods to raise money for approximately 15 local non-profit organizations, including historical associations, churches, and student groups, that split the event’s proceeds. It’s a great way to support the community, and you may even walk away with a cool prize!
Bring Home Some Florida Memorabilia
Everything sold at this local festival on Cholokka Boulevard is required to be handmade. That means no matter what you’re shopping for, you’ll always purchase a truly unique piece! In the past, vendors have sold items like purses made from repurposed cowboy boots, hand-hammered metal art, and organic soaps. There are also fantastic arts and crafts booths like fall-themed pumpkin decorating for kids. If you want first pick on some of the best items, make sure you arrive early, because this popular event gets busier and busier throughout the day!
Sweetwater Branch Inn is just 20-minutes from the Micanopy Fall Festival, so it’s the perfect place to stay while you’re in town. Reserve a spacious retreat in Lilly’s Cottage, which is detached from the main house, offers a full kitchen, a dining space, and a private back porch to enjoy the lovely Florida weather. This accommodation also features both a king and queen-size bed, so it’s perfect for the whole family. Join us at Sweetwater and begin planning your trip to the lovely town of Micanopy, Florida.