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
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,
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.
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.