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This is the event for all gardeners out there ready to kick start the season with new idea’s and hopefully some new and colorful additions to your garden. Great way to spend the day and they also have entertainment, food and drink vendors as well and all of this is just a 2 block stroll from the Williams House Inn! Come join the fun!
March 2 & 3, 2013
Central Park, 1100 Atlantic Ave,
Fernandina Beach, Florida
Perfect for those with a passion for plants and landscape design, the 3rd annual Amelia Island Garden Show features over 50 growers and nurseries selling a full assortment of flowers and plants, fruit trees and palms, orchids, herbs, container gardens, native plants, garden accessories and more. Also, there will be Ask the Expert demonstrations, live birds of prey exhibit, and the award winning Amelia Farmers Market.
Adults $4 for (1) day or $5 for (2) days
Parking is Free
Thanks for the photo Dan Voll!
Don’t forget to get you tickets for the B&B Holiday Cookie Tour ahead of time before Nov. 1st!) to save a few bucks!
Tickets are available online at www.ameliaislandinns.com
We will have the halls decked with boughs of garland and all the fa-la-la-la as well!
Don’t miss out on this chance to kick start the holiday season!
We always enjoy seeing new shops open in downtown Fernandina Beach and North Third Trading, located at 13 North Third St. is no exception. Featuring booths from numerous local artists and craftsmen there is something for everyone. From humorous and silly to artistic and serious, many selections are there to temp everyone’s taste in Island inspired artworks. One of their specialties is flamingo related art work, which Deborah collects from time to time (more than 200 items so far). Soo we had to spend a bit of time surveying the various booths. Owners Robert and Iris Lannon are going to be adding yard art to their shop in the spring as well. It’s another interesting and unique shop for gests of the Williams House to explore and enjoy.
We love to see the downtown area of Fernandina Beach being restored and maintained. Don Shaw owns a building he built further west on Centre Street that houses his own book store, Books Plus and Magna’s Salon. Recently he purchased the former Bank of America building and is now in the process of renovating it for its next life. The plan the last I talked to Don is to establish both a restaurant and retail option within the building. It appears they are going to add old brick to the exterior as well as completely reworking the interior. We wish Don much success and are pleased to see his dedication to continuing to utilize and maintain this historic area. We also look forward to the potential for both a new restaurant and more shopping!
Fernandina’s Farmer’s market began a couple of years ago and has steadily grown in members and variety. It operates every Saturday on 6th street between Centre and Alachua streets and has a variety of interesting vendors. So far we have enjoyed baked goods, fresh vegetables and fruit, purchased garden plants, enjoyed the local music, and experienced the interesting dry pasta varieties. There seems to be something for everyone and it gets busier every week.
I noticed this past weekend, it is also a gathering place for folks to bring their dogs and we saw a large variety of sizes and types. There were two different musical groups playing this past week and of course, it was basically country.