On the Scene November 2021

2 | Notting Hill Stables Invitational

Florida Horse Park
November 2-3 | 12:30-4:30pm

Top riders and jumpers from around the country compete in a invitation-only show.
Spectators are welcome and admission is free. For more information visit the calendar at fl horsepark.com

6 |  McIntosh 1890’s Festival

Downtown McIntosh

The popular fall festival returns with arts and craft s vendors, antiques, toys and food and drink vendors set up in the quaint northern Marion County town.
Visit fb .com/mcintoshfestival for more information.

6 | Marion County Chili Cook-Off

Southeastern Livestock Pavilion

Now in its 40th year, the event hosted by The Cornerstone School draws individuals and businesses competing for titles such as People’s Choice Champion. Family-friendly fun will include kids’ games, craft s and inflatables, microbrew beer garden and car show.

Visit marioncountychilicookoff .com


6 | Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau

Appleton Museum of Art
November 6–January 9, 2022 Tuesday- Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm

New exhibit features vintage lithographs, original drawings, paintings, books and other works by the man considered by many as the creator of the Art Nouveau style. VIP and Director’s Circle Opening Reception will be held November 5 at 6pm.

Visit appletonmuseum.org for more information.


6 | Gilbert Gottfried

Reilly Arts Center

Whether you recognize this comedian’s distinctive voice from Saturday Night Live and MTV or as the voice of Iago the parrot in Disney’s Aladdin, he’s sure to crack you up in his live standup performance.

reillyartscenter.com for tickets and more information.


7 |  Veterans Light the Stars

Ocala/Marion County Veterans Memorial Park

Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band performance; includes fi reworks. Free admission. Visit kingdomoft hesunband.org


11 | Veterans Day Program

Ocala-Marion County Veterans Memorial Park

11am Annual ceremony to pay honor and tribute to all veterans. For more information, call
(352) 671-8422 or visit fb.com/fmcvp




13 | Ocali Country Days

Silver River Museum
November 13-14 | 9am-4pm

This celebration of Old Florida includes music, historical displays, reenactors,  craft demonstrations and food. Visit silverrivermuseum.com for more information.


20 | Light Up Ocala

Ocala Downtown Square

The official local start of the holiday season brings attendees together under thousands of twinkling lights around the downtown square for merriment including arts and craft s, kids’ activities, entertainment, food vendors and a visit by Santa Claus. Visit ocalafl .org/lightup for more information.


20 | Variations on Opening Night

Reilly Arts Center
November 20-21 | Saturday 7:30pm, 
Sunday 3pm

The Ocala Symphony Orchestra returns to the stage, revealing the Reilly Arts Center’s expansion and kicking off a season of music with a concert including Charles Ives Variations on America and Sergei Rachmaninoff ’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, featuring guest pianist Jasmin Arakawa. Visit reillyartscenter.com for tickets and more information.


20 | HOG Toy Run and Food Drive

War Horse Harley-Davidson

Harley Owners Group War Horse Chapter 4695 event includes escorted ride with Santa, music, food and 50/50 drawing. Registration is $5 and unwrapped toy and canned food donation. For more information call (352) 227-1606.


20 | Ride Run Roll Relay

Florida Horse Park

Form a team of one equestrian, one mountain biker and one runner and join in the race to benefi t the Cross Florida Greenway. Food trucks, vendors and raffle prizes. Call (352) 307-6699 


20 | Sunshine State Open Pleasure

Championship Florida Horse Park
November 20-21 | 9am

Youth and adult riders show their equestrian skills in this series competition featuring Western and English styles. Spectators welcome. Visit

sunshinestatepleasureshowseries.com for more information. Photo courtesy of Silver River Museum

23 | Conversations About Conservation

Ocala Breeders’ Sales

Horse Farms Forever’s annual summit focuses on preserving the area’s farmland and upholding Ocala’s designation—The Horse Capital of the World. Keynote speaker John C. Malone is a conservationist and the largest private landowner in the country. Lunch is included in the ticket price. Participants also may attend virtually.


Visit horsefarmsforever.com/summit-2021


26 | AHAF Holiday Festival Show

World Equestrian Center
November 26-28 | 8am-6pm

The Arabian Horse Association of Florida’s regional qualifying show will include sport horse, performance, halter, dressage and academy classes. Visit ahafl orida.org


26 | It’s a Wonderful Life

Ocala Civic Theatre
November 26-December 19 | 2 & 7:30pm

The heartwarming holiday classic will be performed as a 1940s radio play by a small cast of actors lending their versatile voices and special sound eff ects. Visit ocalacivictheatre.com for tickets


27 | MTRA Holiday Arts & Crafts Market

Marion Therapeutic Riding Association

Kick off your Small Business Saturday holiday shopping at this free familyfriendly outdoor event to benefit MTRA’s therapeutic riding for disabled individuals, veterans, foster children and at-risk youth. The market hosts 40+ arts and craft s vendors, a live DJ, a holiday photo booth, games and a car show. Visit fb .com/mtraocala for more information.

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