Fall is in the air for North Central Florida. Football is in full swing, fire pits are filled with wood and pumpkin spice is everywhere you turn. Luckily, for residents in Columbia and her surrounding counties, there is an array of options to keep you and your family busy. This seasonal article will depict just a few of the services and scenes North Central Florida has to offer.
The Landing is a locally owned and operated buffet-style eatery located on Highway 90 about 3 miles before Florida Gateway College. Serving southern-style cooking that would make your mama jealous they are open not only for lunch but breakfast as well. The atmosphere of the restaurant tends to mimic that of your own family table. So, next time your stomach is rumbling stop by for a plate of crispy fried chicken or biscuits smothered in sausage gravy.
The Suwannee Roots Revival
Looking for fun in a family-friendly environment? Well, the Suwannee Roots Revival has exactly what you’ve been searching for. This 4-day (Oct. 12th-15th) Folk/Americana festival is held at the “Spirit of the Suwannee” music park. Kids under 12 are admitted free and single day passes can range from 50-85 dollars. Camping is included in the purchase price of 2 and 4 day passes. This years line-up is available at www.suwanneerootsrevival.com but just a few of the artist include Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, the Woods Brothers, and Mother’s Finest.
406 on Duval
This modest vintage architecture doubles as one of the highest quality experiences available in Live Oak. The 406 is an American-style fine dining restaurant, boasting fresh seafood from the Gulf of Mexico and hand cut steaks at reasonable prices. Spectacular customer service really encompasses the idea that you are more than a customer; you’re a guest. If you’re looking for a perfect place for a first date or trying to up for that special occasion, look no further than the 406.
Mark your calendar for Oct. 27th-29th Hulaween is back for its 5th annual EDM/Jam/Indie/Hip-Hop festival located at the “Spirit of the Suwannee” music park. Hosted as always by String Cheese Incident, and set to surpass last years attendance of 25,000. With no restrictions on how you’re allowed to camp, you can live it up in an RV or rough it with your tent. Tickets for the entire weekend are currently at 259.00 dollars. With Hulaween’s expansive and star-studded lineup (https://www.suwanneehulaween.com/lineup/), it would be worth every penny to any die-hard fan of the included genres.
This unique gastropub has done an outstanding job of integrating the classic feel of Lake City’s historic downtown with a crisp, modern look. The menu includes favorable classics as well as some delicious yet diverse choices. Also, Wednesday night is open mic night, so rest up your vocals and give it a try. Thursday – Saturday they provide a platform for local musicians of all genres to perform. With a great selection of higher quality spirits and a myriad of craft beers, there is no place better to relax with a cold one.