Feel Good Friday: Sarasota Medieval Fair

SARASOTA — In this week’s edition of “Feel Good Friday,” SNN’s Grant Boxleitner spent time at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds, where organizers are preparing for the annual Sarasota Medieval Fair. The event features dozens of time-period shows, including jousting, along with food such as turkey legs. There are also chances for visitors to win prizes. The Sarasota Medieval Fair is open for the next three weekends. Artistic director...

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Feel Good Friday: The Ringling’s Extraordinary Animals

SARASOTA — In this week’s edition of “Feel Good Friday,” SNN’s Grant Boxleitner spent time at the new exhibition, “Extraordinary Animals,” on display now at The Ringling. The exhibition pays tribute to the domesticated animals that have been part of the U.S. circus fabric for decades. Dogs, cats, goats, donkey and more are featured on circus posters, showcasing their many talents. The exhibition runs through January 14th. Jennifer...

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Feel Good Friday: Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens

PUNTA GORDA — In this week’s edition of “Feel Good Friday,” SNN’s Grant Boxleitner spent time at the Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens. The attraction opens to the public for the first time Friday, featuring thousands of plants and at least 10 sculptures. The first phase of the gardens includes 11 acres with future plants to expand to 26 acres. Rev. Bill Klossner, the president of the board, talks about the project along...

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Feel Good Friday: Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival

MANATEE COUNTY — In this week’s edition of “Feel Good Friday,” SNN’s Grant Boxleitner spent time at Hunsader Farms. The facility is getting ready for its annual Pumpkin Festival. Lots of vendors, pumpkins and a corn maze are just some of the highlights. The festival is held every Saturday and Sunday for the rest of October. Manager Rachel Hunsader-Sliker talks about the event. Catch “Feel Good Friday,” weekly on SNN, the Suncoast News...

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Feel Good Friday: Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival

SARASOTA COUNTY — In this week’s edition of “Feel Good Friday,” SNN’s Grant Boxleitner spent time at Fruitville Grove, where staff is getting ready for the annual Pumpkin Festival. Pumpkins of all colors, shapes and sizes are on the display, and dozens of vendors, a rock-climbing wall and hay rides are just some of the features for the event. The Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival runs Saturdays and Sundays during the month of October....

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Feel Good Friday: Suncoast Oktoberfest

SARASOTA COUNTY — In this week’s edition of “Feel Good Friday,” SNN’s Grant Boxleitner spent time at Geier’s Sausage Kitchen in south Sarasota. The business organized the annual Suncoast Oktoberfest that runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Westfield Sarasota Square mall parking lot. Nakita Geier of Geier’s tells SNN the event went so well in 2016 at the mall — the first year it was held there — that a third...

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