Fall is beautiful in St. Johns County. Lovely cool air replaces the harsh summer sun. While fall brings with it shorter days and longer nights, it is a great time to enjoy the outdoors. If you’re looking for something to do in St. Johns County, or you’re visiting the area this fall, attend one of these 5 St. Augustine festivals and have an unforgettable experience.
1. 52nd Annual St. Augustine Art and Craft Festival
This amazing festival will take place at Francis Field on November 25th and 26th, Saturday and Sunday. It draws residents and visitors and hosts artists, art collectors, and holiday shoppers looking for the perfect gifts. More than 150 artists display their work so you won’t have a hard time finding something special. The admission fee is $2 and is paid at the gate. Proceeds from the festival go to the St. Augustine Art Association that supports the area’s art scene. Find more information about The St. Augustine Art and Craft Festival.
2. 6th Annual SEA Rails to Trails Festival
Hikers and bikers come together to celebrate hiking and biking trails that were created from old railroad tracks. The festival takes place at Armstrong Park on December 2nd (12pm-7pm) and 3rd (12pm-6pm). There will be plenty of food, music, outdoor activities, and arts and crafts. Enjoy hiking, bike riding, browsing arts and crafts, a farmer’s market, and home cooking. The bike tour is led by Bike Florida and begins at 9am on Saturday. Admission is free; simply register for The SEA Rails to Trails Festival.
3. 13th Annual Creekside Festival
This festival is a fall favorite and draws more than 10,000 visitors every year. It takes place at the Princess Place Preserve and showcases arts and crafts, bluegrass music, and photo exhibitions. There are many kids’ activities and plenty to eat and drink. This year, it will take place on November 11th and 12th, Saturday and Sunday. Bring a picnic blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy the day. Admission is $7 per car per day. Get more information about The Creekside Festival here.
4. The Florida Tiny House Festival
This is an exhibition of tiny houses that aims to promote and educate people about the Tiny House lifestyle. There will be model homes, house tours, workshops, and entertainment. There will also be kids’ activities, live entertainment, and speakers. The event will take place at St. Johns County Fairgrounds on November 17th, 18th, and 19th. Admission charges to The Florida Tiny House Festival differ.
5. 2nd Annual St. Augustine Makers Fest
This festival will take place at Mark Lance National Guard Armory on the 10th of December (from 11am-5pm). It will feature talented artisans, crafters, musicians, bakers, potters, jewelers, and other makers. The festival is all about people who create and make things. Local musicians will offer entertainment and there will be goods, food, and drinks for sale. The admission fee to St. Augustine Makers Fest is $1 per person.
Fall festivals in St. Johns County celebrate food, music, art, history, and much more. St. Augustine is a great place to see the best of St. Johns festivals. There is something for everyone – from arts and crafts festivals to heritage festivals. They enable people to come together and celebrate common interests. Whether you’re looking for a great outdoor activity or simply want to learn more about a certain culture or craft, be sure to go to one of these festivals.