Calendar of Events

September 2017

  Swamp & Stomp Mud Run - 09/30/17 - (visit website) The SWAMP & STOMP MUD RUN is a 5K-ish run, with an added bonus of down and dirty obstacles! Created for those with an adventurous spirit, the Swamp & Stomp is definitely NOT your average 5K! Participants may run, walk, or even skip through our course - whatever it takes!

We are proud to partner again this year with KRATOS training facility who has developed a course unlike anything else offered in the region. It's good - real good!


October 2017

  31st Annual Goat Day Festival - 10/21/17 - (visit website) 31st Annual Goat Day at Sam Atkins Park & Pioneer Day at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement are set for Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017.

Arts, crafts, food, games, spiderman, face painting, hay rides, great live entertainment starting at 9 a.m., FREE attractions & games for all ages, coin dig, chicken chase, greased pig chase, and horse shows at the Skeet Davis Arena by Star Chasers.

FREE parking. Handicap parking available.

ADMISSION is $5.00 per person, children under the age of 2 are FREE.

VENDOR information and application can be found at http://www.blountstownrotary.com/goat-day/.

QUESTIONS - call 850-643-7082 or 850-556-3073.


December 2017

  Altha Christmas Parade & Celebration - 12/01/17 - Altha will hold their annual parade on Friday evening, Dec. 1st at 5:30 p.m. this year. The Blountstown parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 2nd at 5 p.m. CENTRAL.

ALTHA Parade will be FRIDAY, DEC. 1st AT 5:30 P.M. There is no entry fee. Participation is FREE.

- Line up for the Altha parade will be at ALTHA CHURCH OF GOD. Entries MUST be in place absolutely no later than 5 P.M.

- Please remember that this is an evening event, and lights should be used if you would like spectators to be able to see the entry.

- A tree lighting ceremony with Santa and free hot chocolate will be held immediately after the parade.

- Anyone interested in vendor space should contact Carol at Town Hall at 762-3280.

Sign up details and entry forms can be downloaded at www.CalhounCo.org. Happy Holidays!
  Blountstown Christmas Parade - 12/02/17 - The Blountstown parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 2nd at 5 p.m. CENTRAL.

- There is no entry fee for the parade. Participation is FREE.

- Please remember that this is an evening event, and lights should be used if you would like spectators to be able to see the entry.

- Line up will be along Evans Avenue and in the Blountstown Middle School Gym parking lot.

- If you would like for your entry to be judged, you must be onsite by 3:30 P.M. Judging will begin at 4:00 P.M. and the winners will be presented certificates at 4:30 P.M.

- Non-judged entries should line up at 4:00 P.M.

- Blountstown Parade entries: Certificates will be presented to the Overall, First, Second and Third place winning entries.

- If you are with a horse unit, please coordinate cleanup i.e. a cleanup wagon or other means of removing any waste from the roadway.

- “SANTA” CLAUSE: There is a “Santa Clause” in our participation agreement - Since there is only ONE Santa, the Chamber of Commerce vehicle is the ONLY vehicle for Santa and Mrs. Claus. Please respect this request in consideration of any children who may be confused by other “helpers.”

- The deadline to submit registration forms is Nov. 30, 2017.

Sign up details and entry forms can be downloaded at www.CalhounCo.org. Happy Holidays!


April 2018

  North Florida Wildflower Festival - 04/28/18 - The North Florida Wildflower Festival is held annually on the last Saturday of April. The festival promotes wildflowers and gardening, and features plants, flowers, arts & crafts, yard art, home decor, and kids activities.

The event is organized by the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Florida Wildflower Foundation, Florida Panhandle Wildflower Alliance, University of Florida IFAS, RiverWay South Choctawhatchee Apalachicola, and the Native Plant Society/Magnolia Chapter.

Calhoun County 4-H will offer FREE kids activities! The Blountstown Rotary train will take guests from Magnolia Square down to the M&B Train Depot and Park throughout the day.

The festival will be held on Magnolia Square in downtown Blountstown, FL from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. CENTRAL time.

Keep up with festival news on facebook at www.facebook.com/NFLWildflowerFest