Visitors and vendors came to Micanopy for its 42nd annual Fall Festival this past weekend.
Cholokka Boulevard was closed off to accommodate hundreds of visitors, artists, organizations, crafters and vendors.
Libby Morgan came in from Ocala to enjoy the Fall Festival with her friend. They have been coming together to the Festival for four or five years. “We like to come here every year and just browse around and look at the creations and the neat things and the good food,” she said.
Vendors sold flower bouquets, wood crafts, art, along with Greek and Thai food.
Mike and Lisa Pitts came from Alachua to sell stuffed alligators called Gator Babies. They come with a soft body clothed in Gator gear. “We did have one person who thought it was the clothes we were selling rather than the whole deal,” Mike Pitts said. This was their first year selling items at the festival.
From Ray Charles' early years in Florida to homegrown stars like Linda Lyndell and Little Jake Mitchell, John Capouya shines a spotlight on the underappreciated contribution Florida has made to the history of soul music in America. "Race is really the context for almost all of the stories I tell." "When white kids started listening to soul music, it really helped the whole movement toward integration of this country that when that music was accepted by a generation, it’s something you can’t quantify, but I think it made a difference."