Join members of the Brooksville City Council for a one-mile walk to Tom Varn Park; visit the Tree of Hope where supporters may honor loved ones lost and offer words of encouragement and hope to survivors. Wear pink. Well-behaved canine companions welcome (responsible clean up is a must).
The five-acre corn maze features more than 3 miles of twists and turns along with a petting farm, Maize-O-Poly, 70-foot jumping pillow, cow train ride, pumpkin bowling, games and a pumpkin patch. Runs through Nov. 5.
Price:$11.95, 2 and younger free.
Recent weather eliminated this year's corn maze, but the festival goes on with hay rides, hay maze, hay play area, farm animals, pig racing, pitcher pump duck race, spider maze, tree house, story teller, tumble weed rolls, crafts and a U-pick area. Runs through Nov. 5.
Price:Cash only: $9.50; $5 ages 3-11; 2 and younger free.
Three days of blues music under the stars (rain or shine) with bands including Memphis Rub, Backtrack Blues, Kat Riggins, Andy T, Wendy Rich, Bubba Can't Dance Blues, Mark May, Big Al and the Heavyweights and many more bands. Bring your own instrument and join the campers acoustic jam each day. Camping available, about 200 RV hookup sites.
Price:Adult daily tickets: $15-$30 advance/$25-$40 at the gate; Adult weekend passes: $65 advance/$90 gate; Ages 13-17: $5-$10 advance/$10-15 gate; Ages 13-17 Weekend passes: $20 advance/$25 gate; ages 12 and younger free with paying adult.
This is a road house in the truest sense of the term, a clapboard building three miles south of downtown Brooksville on what was formerly the main north-south highway in western Florida, U.S. 41. It has been open since 1970, and boasted a jukebox packed with country music classics even when 45 rpm records allowed for a relatively small selection. Look for the sign perched on the top of the 15-foot-high oak tree, where it was moved about a decade ago when U.S. 41 was widened to four lanes.