• Ready for some seafood

    Head over to the 34th annual Yankeetown Arts, Crafts and Seafood Festival to enjoy all the event’s name implies, plus live music along the scenic Withlacoochee River.

     The annual pre-Thanksgiving the festival is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

    The Inglis-Yankeetown Lions Club has hosted the event for more than 30 years, with all net proceeds benefiting charitable causes. 

  • Ropin', racin', rodeo time

    Calling all cowboys and cowgirls! Time to giddy up and head to the 20th annual Citrus Stampede Rodeo, benefiting Citrus County 4-H. 

    The Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) event is coming to Inverness Nov. 20 and 21 with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. and the competition starting at 8 p.m. at the Citrus County Fairgrounds. 

  • Dragon boats ready to glide once more

    The Dragon Boat Festival roars into Hernando tonight with fun and competition continuing through Saturday.

  • Play it by Ear: Celebrating musical events across Citrus

    By Jim Davis


    This month we celebrate the bountiful harvests of musical events across the county.  Here are seven of the best events upcoming this month.

    On Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, the Nature Coast Community Band presents the first of its free concerts. The “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans” performances are at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Citrus Springs Community Center, and Sunday, Nov. 1, at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness. More information: 352-601-7394.

  • Ringing in a new event

    Music will fill the air at the Hand Bell Happening at 4 p.m. Nov. 8 at Crystal River United Methodist Church. 

    This is the first year that three churches are joining together to create a beautiful sound for the community’s enjoyment. The three participating churches are First Baptist of Crystal River, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, and Crystal River United Methodist Church. 

  • Fest to feature wild woodworks

    The Inverness Festival of the Arts is coming up on the weekend of Nov. 7 and 8 on Courthouse Square. Those who stroll through the displays of fine arts and unique creations may stumble upon on impressive woodcrafts in Barrie Harding’s booth. 

  • Agatha Christie mystery opens at Art Center

    Special to the Chronicle

    One of Agatha Christie’s best-loved plays, “And Then There Were None,” will open Oct. 30 at the Art Center Theatre, 2644 N. Annapolis Ave., in Citrus Hills. Christie is one of the world’s best-selling novelists. Her books have sold over 2 billion copies worldwide.

  • Go Greek!

    The Greek Festival at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church in Lecanto is one of the oldest ethnic festivals in Citrus County. The festival began in 1984 with the core principles of the Hellenic culture of tradition and

    hospitality, and runs today through Sunday. 

  • Rock at Cooterfest

    This year, the Great American Cooter Festival will be larger and louder with its fresh move to Liberty Park. In the spirit of Woodstock, Inverness is calling this year’s event — which runs the night of Friday, Oct. 23, through Sunday, Oct. 25 — “Cooterstock.”
    Inverness director of special events Sharon Skeele-Hogan said, “This is a three-day music festival that evokes Woodstock, without getting dirty.”

  • Festival of the Arts on the Square

    The 44th annual Inverness Festival of the Arts is coming soon to Courthouse Square.
    Regardless of “little birds” saying the event might have to relocated, the festival will be continuing as it has for most of its 44-year history — on the downtown square.
    The streets will be filled with arts, crafts and unique creations on the weekend of Nov. 7 and 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    The Inverness Festival of the Arts brings more than 100 craftsmen and artists to exhibit and sell their works. This is the longest juried art festival in the county.