Bands on the Blackwater and Riverwalk Market

 The popular summer music series and market resume this fall. A variety of artists perform each week and a variety of vendors and food concessions will be on hand. Friday, The Blenders describe their sound as a “soulful groove biscuit with jazz gravy.” The band performs tunes by Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Prince, Elvis, and Steely Dan among others.

Contact: Kyle Kemp at 850-983-5466 or email at

Event information is also available online through its website:

When: September 25, and every Friday in October, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: South Willing Street

Sonshine Farms maze

New to the tour this year is the Sonshine Farms corn maze and pumpkin patch. The maze theme is “A Tribute to First Responders.” Partial proceeds from the event will be donated to the Santa Rosa Kid’s House. The event features a kids’ maze with a finger coloring game to play while inside and a big maze with a word find game and picture find game to play while proceeding through the maze.

When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: 6270 Oglesby Road

Cost: $8 for ages 3 and up

Contact: Vernon Borders, 418-5897 or email at

Panhandle Community Theater’s “Don’t Touch That Dial”

The show is a television comedy musical variety show, directed by Barry Shuck with musical direction by Jennifer Chepan.

When: September 24 through 27 with 7:30 p.m. evening shows and 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinee

Where: Historic Imogene Theatre 6866 Caroline St (Highway 90)

Cost: $15, Special Low Dough Show Thursday September 24 for $12


Country on the Sound

This first-year concert will be staged at the NavarreBeachCountyPark. Headline acts include country legends Trace Adkins and Big & Rich plus a half-dozen other up-and-coming artists.

When: September 25 and 26 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Where: 8740 Gulf Blvd., Navarre Beach

Cost: $35 for a single-day pass; $50 single-day VIP Party Pit; $55 single VIP seats. Two-day tickets start at $65 general admission; $94 VIP Party Pit and $99 VIP seats

Contact: Cortni Bird (256) 328-4843 or email at

Event website:

Sweet Season Farms Corn Maze and Fall Fun Festival

The maze this year honors the Pensacola Wahoos baseball team. The event gives families the opportunity to enjoy a day on a working Santa RosaCounty farm. Visitors can spend time navigating their way through an eight-acre corn maze and playing on 20 types of fun farm-themed equipment including a playground, hayrides, cow train rides, farm animals, corn popper jumping pillow and more. The farm is available for group bookings, field trips and other special events.

When: September 26 through November 1, Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Fridays 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in October with the exception of Oct. 31 for Halloween

Where: 2260 Horn Road

Cost: Tickets start at $8 for “half cob” which includes corn maze, children’s playground, farm games, picnic area and hay bale maze. The “whole cob” admission includes unlimited access to all attractions ($5 fee for pony rides.) Flashlight maze (Friday nights) is $10 and a season pass $23.

Contact: Trent or Sharon Mathews 675-3573

Holland Farms Pumpkin Patch and Maze

The maze theme this year is “True Heroes” featuring firefighters, police, and military. Attendees can also go on hay rides and see the pumpkin cannon in action. They’ll also get a free cup of peanuts. Tours will be available of the new 5000-square-foot rustic barn wedding venue and special event space.

When: September 26 through November 1 Monday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: 2055 Homer Holland Road

Cost: $10 for all activities, pumpkins only $6. Maze only $6. Kids under age 2 are free.

Contact: BJ Holland at 675-6876 or email at

Event website:

Birding Gulf Breeze Zoo

Explore the Gulf Breeze Zoo’s Walk-in Aviary and native bird observation area. Enrichment programs and meet-and-greet events scheduled throughout the month.

When: All tour, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with last admission at 4 p.m. in September

Where: 5701 Gulf Breeze Pkwy., Gulf Breeze

Cost: adults 13 to 64 are $15.95, seniors are $14.95, children 2 to 12 are $11.95, and children under 2 are free

Event website: visit

Gulf Islands National Seashore, Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center

Millions of visitors are drawn to the islands in the northern Gulf of Mexico for the white sandy beaches, the aquamarine waters, a boat ride, a camping spot, a tour of an old fort, or a place to fish. Be sure to stop by and pick up a Beaches to Woodlands schedule map. Ongoing programs are all month long

When: All Tour

Where: 1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze. Contact: 850-934-2600 and visit