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Weekend Adventures: August 23-25, 2013


BRADENTON – Arts and crafts fairs, and the sampling of fine wines and beers can all be had this weekend. It's a treasure hunter's paradise at Mixon Fruit Farms when it hosts the August installment of its Summer Antiques, Arts and Crafts Fair. And if you're in the mood for a crafts fair with a little wine tasting and grape picking, Rosa Fiorelli Winery & Vineyard's August Harvest Festival has you covered all day on Saturday. That evening, the annual Sarasota Beer Fest awaits hops lovers at Robart's Arena. So binge on arts and craft hunting and savor local fine wines in Bradenton, then experience some of the best beers in the world in Sarasota: it's time for a Weekend Adventure!

Inside Mixon's Arts & Crafts Fair

Mixon Fruit Farms is having the August installment of its Summer Antiques, Arts and Crafts Fair. There will be many amazing artists and collectors in the back of the plant and on the front porch selling all those wonderful things every one needs, from pot scrubbers & household items to necklaces and purses. 

After shopping, stop in at Mixon’s Deli and try their famous Cuban sandwich and Orange Swirl Ice Cream. Mixon also has Tram tours running all day that take visitors through our grove and learn about our 75 year History before ending at our Wildlife rescue preserve. Mixon Fruit farms is a place to make memories!

Summer Antiques, Arts and Crafts Fair

August 24, 9am - 3pm

Mixon Fruit Farms

2525 27th Street East



Come out and experience the time honored tradition of harvest time at the Rosa Fiorelli Winery & Vineyard! There will be a whole day of grape picking, wine tasting, food and beverage and arts and crafts vendors. You can harvest grapes straight from the vine and when you're done doing that, you can have a go at grape stomping! This event is open to all ages and is great fun for the whole family. The admission is $10 and that includes a Rosa Fiorelli Winery wine glass and a 5-wine sampling. For more information, visit www.fiorelliwinery.com.

August Harvest Festival

August 24, 9am - 5pm

Rosa Fiorelli Winery & Vineyard

4250 County Road 675



If you'd rather be sampling fine beers from all over the world, then head to Robart's Arena in Sarasota for the annual Sarasota Beer Festival.

With admission comes free unlimited samples of more than 100 of the world's greatest beers; free and unlimited tasty treats from area restaurants, and live music from Paper Airplanes. Admission is $35 at the gate; $25 advance tickets are being offered at various Sarasota and Bradenton pubs.

2013 Sarasota Beer Festival

August 24, 5pm - 9pm

Robart's Arena

3000 Ringling Boulevard


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