The City of Inverness along with the Hernando/Citrus Florida Farm Bureau and local agricultural groups come together to present this 1-day event with fresh foods, local goods, petting zoo and live concert by La Grange Band, a notable Florida Bluegrass band. The festival is set for Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, at Liberty Park, 286 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness.
In coming weeks, as the nation gathers for the Thanksgiving holiday, there is national movement called Farm City Week that recognizes the hard work of ranchers and growers that bring food from the farm to the city. This event is a way for locals to meet the many groups who are producing food and handmade products in Citrus and Hernando counties. Featured local agriculture groups include M&B Dairy, Ferris Farms, Honey Bee Sweet Apiary, the Path of Citrus County, Citrus County 4-H and Citrus County IFAS Extension. New this year, the Citrus County Cattlemen’s Association presents a “Cracker Country” with antiques, farming displays and whip demonstrations. There’s also an expanded petting zoo with horses, llamas, chickens and rabbits. Attendees will want to arrive early because there will also be a tractor parade at 10:30 a.m.
The Farm City Festival is a biennial event that rotates between Inverness and Brooksville. The next time this event will be held in Inverness is November 2018. More information available at SmallTownDoneRight.com or 352-726-2611 option 7.