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Weekend Picks Oct. 4-6

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  • Pumpkin 2 CROP

    A two-year-old leaves no pumpkin unexplored at the  Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Fest. HERALD-TRIBUNE ARCHIVES

    Weekend Picks Oct. 4-6

    From pumpkin and farm festivals to rock and country concerts, we have you covered for weekend fun.

  • Keith Urban 1 AP 2013

    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.

  • Sahib Shrine Circus

    7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; Sailor Circus Arena, 2075 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota; $12/$10 (children); 355-9805; sahibshrine.org

    Sahib 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.

  • Dakin Dairy Farms

    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.

  • Pumpkin 1

    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.

  • Chelsea Carlson CROP

    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.

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