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Polk County Hosts Wildly Successful IPSC World Shoot Championship

Posted on October 24th, 2014 by

Categories: Event, General, Sports

The closing ceremony has been held and preliminary figures are in. PCTSM, along with Universal Shooting Academy and numerous other partners and volunteers, hosted the most successful IPSC (International Practical Shooting Confederation) World Shoot in the organization’s history. More than 1,400 of the most elite handgun athletes in the sport came to Polk County October 3-19 […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Vintage Warehouse

Posted on October 23rd, 2014 by

Categories: General, Shopping

Vintage is in! For all you thrifty lovers, you’ve probably already discovered the treasures that lie within, but for those that haven’t, Vintage Warehouse located off of Wallace Road in Lakeland is a utopia for people like you and me who like to find a new purpose in the old. This vintage hotspot offers a […]

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Polk County Visitor Center to Host Fall Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 25

Posted on October 22nd, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, Upcoming

BOGO Ticket Specials: Buy one LEGOLAND® Florida or Bok Tower Gardens ticket and get one free, for tickets purchased at Polk Outpost 27 on the day of the event. Polk County’s official visitor information center, Polk Outpost 27, will host a Fall Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 25.  This FREE, family-friendly event will take place […]

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Bok Tower Gardens Breaks Ground October 24 with Largest Expansion in 85-Year History

Posted on October 21st, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Nature, Upcoming

The Board of Directors and executive staff of Bok Tower Gardens is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, October 24 at 11:00 a.m., representing the start of the largest garden expansion in the 85-year history of the National Historic Landmark. In February of this year, the Gardens announced the public phase of a $12 million […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on October 20th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Dining, Event, Nature, Shopping, Sports, Upcoming

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA OCTBER 20-28, 2014 Find a complete listing of October and November events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Lunch & Learn Lecture Series Date: Tuesday, October 21 Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow – The museum invites guests to bring lunch and listen to a guest speaker on the third Tuesday every month. – October’s […]

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Explore a Piece of Polk County’s Past in Kathleen’s Historic Socrum Community

Posted on October 16th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General

Did you know that Central Florida’s Polk County is rich with history? One historic spot in particular, a stop on the Heritage Trail, is the Bethel Baptist Church located in the historic Socrum community of Kathleen. Socrum was one of the earliest settled areas in Polk with families that arrived more than 150 years ago […]

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New Farmers Market at Polk Outpost 27 Visitor Center Boosts Daily Visitation

Posted on October 14th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, General, Nature, Shopping

The new Farmers Market being held on Thursday’s at Polk Outpost 27 (Polk County’s Official Visitor Information Center) in Davenport has resulted in heightened visitation for the center. The seasonal farmers market began on Thursday, September 4 and will continue there every Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., through May 2015. Visitor attendance at […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on October 13th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Event, Nature, Shopping, Sports, Uncategorized, Upcoming

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA OCTBER 13-21, 2014 Find a complete listing of October and November events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Quilts and Tea Festival Preview Date: Monday, October 13 – Saturday, October 18 Venue: Polk Outpost 27, Davenport – Polk Outpost 27 will host a preview of Davenport’s 12th Quilts and Tea Festival and Vintage Marketplace. Book […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Dixieland

Posted on October 9th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Dining, General, Shopping

Have you explored Dixieland? This historic part of Lakeland, located on South Florida Avenue, is a tight-knit community of shops, restaurants and art galleries. With its own unique vibe, this district, with origins dating back to 1907, offers something different from other areas in the county. Fresh, funky, vintage, thrifty, artistic, eclectic and majestic are […]

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Halloween Events and Autumn Festivals in Polk County This October

Posted on October 7th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Event, Nature, Sports, Upcoming

Halloween events are popping up across the county this month. We’ve compiled a list of these seasonal events, so you won’t miss out on the festive fun! Find each event arranged below by date in one of two categories: Halloween Fun or Fall Festival Delight. Halloween Fun Brick or Treat Weekends When? Saturdays & Sundays through […]

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