A two-year-old leaves no pumpkin unexplored at the Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Fest. HERALD-TRIBUNE ARCHIVESWeekend Picks Oct. 4-6
From pumpkin and farm festivals to rock and country concerts, we have you covered for weekend fun.
7 p.m. Friday; MidFlorida Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. Hwy. 301, Tampa; $38-$73; (800) 745-3000; livenation.com.Keith Urban
“American Idol” judge Keith Urban is bringing his smooth, Australian croon and highly polished country hits – “You Gonna Fly,” “Long Hot Summer” and “Without You” are a few of his recent number ones – to Tampa with openers Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch. No word yet about Urban’s movie star wife Nicole Kidman being in attendance.
7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; Sailor Circus Arena, 2075 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota; $12/$10 (children); 355-9805; sahibshrine.orgSahib Shrine Circus
The Sahib Shrine Circus will be offering family entertainment featuring high-soaring trapeze, aerial acrobatics, motorcycle stunts, performing stallions, a trick roper and, yes, clowns. Pony rides and moon bounce available one-hour prior to each show.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; Dakin Dairy Farms, 30771 Betts Road, Myakka City; $15; 322-2802; dakindairyfarms.com.Dakin Dairy Farms
The fifth annual Farm Festival at Dakin Dairy will feature a bevy of activities like cow train rides, pony rides and a 5-acre maze as well as a mac ’n cheese tasting and a performance by Parrish-based country music performer Kim Betts and her Gamble Creek band.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Oct. 12-13; Oct. 19-20; Oct. 26-27; 7410 Fruitville Road, Sarasota; free; 377-6766; fruitvillegrove.com.25th annual Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Fest
The 25th annual Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Fest features hay rides, pony rides, pumpkin painting, face painting, mini train rides, a petting zoo, plus Halloween decorations for sale as well as food available for purchase.
6-9 p.m. Sunday (October 6); Soma Creek Side; 1401 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton; $15 (includes hors d'oeuvres); 567-4001.Benefit bash
Dave Shiplett’s Soma Creek Side restaurant will celebrate its grand opening in style with a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer benefit featuring a performance by rock musician Chelsea Carlson, recently named Top New Female Act in New Jersey. Read my interview with Chelsea.
Weekend Picks Oct. 4-6
/ Thursday, October 3, 2013