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2018 Brooksville Founders’ Week Events October 12-20, 2018

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on October 9, 2018

Please join the City of Brooksville in celebrating 162 years of history during Founders’ Week beginning October 12 and continuing through October 20.

The City of Brooksville was founded in 1856.  In fact, some of its homes and structures are registered with the National Historic Place and many date back to the 1800’s.

The schedule below details events being held throughout Brooksville’s Founders Week, and there is quite a variety to be had: Friday Night Live Concert, the Historic Cemetery Walking Tour, Brooksville Founders’ Day Victorian Tea, 2018 Great Brooksvillian Award Ceremony, Good Neighbor Trail Bike Ride and Movie in the Park just to name a few!

2018 Brooksville Founders’ Week Events Schedule

Friday Evening – October 12, 2018

5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Friday Night Live at the Hernando County Bandshell

205 E. Ft. Dade Ave. in Historic Downtown Brooksville
Live Music. Awesome Food Trucks. Games in the Park. Full Bar and Cocktails. FREE Admission

5:00-10:00 p.m.

Uptown Art Gallery Reception

201m Howell Avenue. City Hall 352-540-3810

Saturday – October 13, 2018

10:00 a.m.

Breast Cancer Awareness Walk with the Mayor

Our walk begins at the Courthouse and ends at the Tree of Hope in Tom Varn Park where participants can hang their pink ribbon in support of a friend or loved one & enjoy cake and refreshments. Best dressed breast cancer awareness participant wins a beautiful gift basket.  352-540-3830

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Wine Tasting featuring “Cranberry Chianti” wine

Brookstone Wines, 15 N. Main Street, 813-997-1495

11:30 a.m.

Brooksville Founders Day Victorian Tea

GFWC Historic Brooksville Woman’s Club Clubhouse 131 S, Main Street. ($18.00 at the door)
(352) 397-6158

Sunday – October 14, 2018

7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Good Neighbor Trail Bike Ride

Join us for the Inaugural Brooksville Good Neighbor Trail Bike Ride as we celebrate completion of the Brooksville section of the Florida Coast to Coast Trail! 360-359-0568

Tuesday – October 16, 2018

10:00 a.m.

Free Historic Cemetery Walking Tour

Brooksville Cemetery Gazebo, 1275 Olmes Road. 352-540-3806

Wednesday – October 17, 2018

5:30 p.m.

“2018 Great Brooksvillian” Award Ceremony

Brooksville City Hall, Council Chambers, 201 Howell Avenue, 352-540-3810

Saturday – October 20, 2018

10:00 a.m.

It’s Fall Y’All Business Celebration

Join Downtown Brooksville businesses come together to offer specials, food, snacks & refreshments during this It’s Fall Y’All Celebration!

10:00 a.m.

Free Historic Cemetery Walking Tour

Brooksville Cemetery Gazebo, 1275 Olmes Road. 352-540-3806

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Wine Tasting featuring “Cranberry Chianti” wine.

Brookstone Wines, 15 N. Main Street, 813-997-1495

7:15 p.m.

Movie in the Park: Monster House

Tom Varn Park, 301 Darby Lane on the front field.

Bring a chair or blanket. 352-540-3830

Week-Long Events

Uptown Art Gallery “Giving Thanks Art Exhibit Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m-5:00 p.m.

Various artists will be expressing themselves with stunning, diverse and surprising compositions for us to enjoy. Each artist will be sharing with us what they are thankful for in their artistic lives. Open daily 8:00 a.m.-5:00p.m. 201 Howell Avenue. City Hall 352-540-3810

Broad Street Market Saturday-Saturday 4:00 p.m.-close (closed Mondays)

Free fish and chips with the purchase of any dinner entrée. 4 N. Broad St. 352-678-6767

Rising Sun Bistro Saturday-Saturday

$2.00 Fall Sangria. Discounted Fall appetizers & cocktails. 10 S Main St. 352-345-4802

Patricia’s Boutique Saturday-Saturday

Offering a 15% off any jewelry purchase (in stock non sale) 11 S Broad St. opens 10:00 a.m. 352-799-4460

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