Happy Friday everyone! From Gator sports to outdoor festivals, this weekend has a little for everyone.
If you like food, and especially chili, then Lake City might be the place for you Saturday. The Lake DeSoto Farmers Market is hosting the Second Annual Chili Cookoff. You can bring your own chili or sample the offerings there. The event runs from 9 am to 1 pm Saturday in Wilson Park. If you not familiar with the area it's located along Lake DeSoto between the Columbia County Courthouse and Shands Lakeshore Hospital. Website
The City of Hawthorne is celebrating the past this weekend. The Annual Hawthorne Heritage Day will feature lots of old time activities (like candle dipping, for example)...in addition to antique cars. There'll be music and some good local barbecue. The event is free and goes from 11 am to 4 pm Saturday in downtown Hawthorne. Website
To the south in southern Levy County, music will be the focus of activities in Inglis. The Withlacoochee Gulf Area Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Inglis are hosting the first Inglis Music Festival. You'll hear the sounds of Bluegrass throughout the day. There'll also be music workshops if you'd like to fine-tune your mandolin, fiddle and guitar playing. The festival also includes local food and arts and crafts. The Inglis Music Festival runs from 10 am to 8 pm Saturday at Inglis Central Park behind Town Hall. Website
The Nonprofit Center of North Central Florida is holding its annual Nonprofit Expo Sunday. It's an event designed to generate awareness and connect people with many of the local nonprofit organizations. The Expo goes from 1 to 5 Sunday afternoon at the Hilton UF Conference Center on SW 34th Street in Gainesville. Website
It'll be an active weekend on the UF campus. The Gator gymnasts take on Missouri tonight at 7 in the O'Connell Center. There'll also be men's and women's basketball, swimming and diving, and tennis as well. Check the link in the Weekend Planner story at wcjb.com for details. Website
Enjoy your weekend! Mike Potter, TV20 News.