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Discover Critter Creek Farm Sanctuary

September 27, 2019 by Corey A Edwards

Critter Creek Farm Sanctuary in Gainesville FLCritter Creek Farm Sanctuary, in Gainesville, FL, is unlike any other animal preserve you may have ever seen. Instead of exotic animals like chimpanzees or pythons, they rescue and provide a forever home to cows, pigs, donkeys, and other domestic farm animals!

Lions, tigers, and bears may get all the press but they’re not the only animals that find themselves in need of rescue. Critter Creek Farm Sanctuary rescues the animals most of us take for granted, if we think of them at all: domestic farm animals.

Just like their more exciting cousins, domestic “work” and “production” animals like pigs and chickens can get injured or be abused and neglected. This is where Critter Creek’s 200-acre farm sanctuary and wildlife preserve, just north of Gainesville, comes in.

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NHRA Gatornationals 2019 – 50 Years and Counting

February 8, 2019 by Corey A Edwards

NHRA Gatornationals 2019The NHRA Gatornationals celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with a colossal blowout featuring a who’s who from the NHRA’s early days of drag racing. A ‘bucket-list’ event for any devoted drag racing fan – March 14th through the 17th, 2019.

Gainesville Raceway held the first Gatornationals in 1970, less than a year after it opened in 1969. The Gainesville Raceway is one of the NHRA circuit’s fastest tracks, known as a place where records are both regularly set and broken.

NHRA Gatornationals are held each March at the Gainesville Raceway but this year is really going to be something special. The event is the pinnacle of the NHRA Legends Tour, and many iconic figures from the sport’s early days will be on hand. Legends like “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, Shirley Muldowney, Kenny Bernstein, Joe Amato, Ed “The Ace” McCulloch, “The Bounty Hunter” Connie Kalitta, and “Big” Jim Dunn are all expected.

Of course, each race at Gatornationals is a star all on its own.

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Don’t Miss Hoggetowne Medieval Faire 2019

December 15, 2018 by Corey A Edwards

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire 2019Travel back in time, space, and imagination to a world of knights and wizards at the 33rd annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire! Alachua County Fairgrounds January 26th-27th and February 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2019.

Get a taste of fantasy and just a bit of history at Hoggetowne Medieval Faire 2019. This year’s theme is “Tales of King Arthur,” bringing Camelot and its Round Table of knights to the Alachua County Fairgrounds.

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire is 9 stages of live entertainment, including musicians, jugglers, acrobats, belly dancers, and more. You’ll see jousting knights, living chess board battles, and real falconry. There will be wandering performers, games to test your strength, and various push and animal rides.

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Sample Local Craft Beers On A Gainesville Brewery Tour

September 22, 2017 by Corey A Edwards

Enjoy a Gainesville Brewery Tour!The local craft beer scene is really hopping (no pun intended) and one of the best ways to discover it is on a Gainesville brewery tour!

The craft beer craze has taken the nation by storm over the last decade and Florida is no exception. Craft breweries are popping up all over the place with excellent and unique local beers on tap. While many local brewers bottle and keg their beers for outside consumption, one of the best ways to sample a beer is at the brewery.

While not all craft breweries offer tours, most do and they are almost always worth your while. Learning about the brewing process, meeting the brewmaster, and seeing the brewery adds personal value to any beer. Brewmasters tend to love to talk about their beers and you can learn fascinating things about their particular process. There is more than one way to brew a beer and many craft brewers love to experiment.

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