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Bacon Fest, Rally for the River, TC Wine & Ale Trail Festival top events this weekend

 

Here are the best things to do in Vero Beach, Sebastian, Stuart, Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach, Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie.

It’s still a couple weeks until Thanksgiving, and some Christmas and holiday events are starting to pop up on the Treasure Coast.

But this weekend is packed with a wide variety of things to do in Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie counties.

Here’s What To Do in 772.

Indian River County
The Treasure Coast Bacon Fest is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Riverside Park, 3200 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach. It includes interactive bacon games, live entertainment, a children’s fun zone, vendors and bacon-infused drinks and food for sale, including thick-cut, deep-fried bacon, chocolate-covered bacon strips, bacon-wrapped scallops, bacon macaroni and cheese and bacon-wrapped pickles. Admission is free. For more information, call 561-792-9260 or go to facebook.com/treasurecoastbaconfest.

The Treasure Coast Bacon Fest is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Riverside Park, 3200 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach.Buy Photo
The Treasure Coast Bacon Fest is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Riverside Park, 3200 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach. (Photo: JEREMIAH WILSON/TCPALM)

The Medieval and Renaissance Fair is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Indian River Charter High School, 6055 College Lane, Vero Beach. It features music, interactive events, jousting, games, feasting, mythical beasts, a scavenger hunt, dancing and photo booths. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children older than 3 and free for ages 3 and younger. Also, a sponsor night with medieval-inspired small plates is 7-9 p.m. Friday for $35 per person. To get tickets, go to irchs.org.

The Schacht Groves Farm Festival is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 6100 12th St., Vero Beach. It has bounce houses, a food truck, a petting zoo, packinghouse tours, a fire truck, hayrides, children’s crafts and farm store demonstrations and samples. Bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Treasure Coast Food Bank. For more information, go to facebook.com/schachtgroves.

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The Screen on the Green featuring “Happy Gilmore” is 5:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday at Sandridge Golf Club, 5300 73rd St., Vero Beach. It includes food trucks, glow golf at 5:30 p.m. and the movie at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, go to facebook.com/ircrec.

The Friends of St. Sebastian River 30th anniversary picnic is 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Dale Wimbrow Park, 11805 Roseland Road, Sebastian. It has live music, games and kayaks for rent. Cooked turkey, water and soda are provided. Bring a dish or dessert to share and lawn chairs. For more information, call 772-202-0501 or go to fssr.org.

Florida Oceanographic Society’s Rally for the River is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Flagler Park, 201 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart.Buy Photo
Florida Oceanographic Society’s Rally for the River is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Flagler Park, 201 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. (Photo: MOLLY BARTELS/SPECIAL TO TCPALM)

Martin County
Florida Oceanographic Society’s Rally for the River is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Flagler Park, 201 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. It features oyster shell bagging, mangrove planting, educational booths, water quality demonstrations, a marine mammal rescue ambulance, children’s activities, face painting, Executive Director Mark Perry’s “Florida’s Water Story” program at 10:30 a.m. and noon, oyster reef tours at 11 a.m. and 12:30 pm., and shoreline cleanups at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 772-225-0505 or go to floridaocean.org. Also, two special Schooner Lily guided nature sails leave at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. from the Riverwalk dock. Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for children. To get tickets, go to treasurecoastsailingadventures.com.

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The weeklong 12th annual Festival of Trees & Lights kicks off Sunday at Flagler Place, 201 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. The hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 22 and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 23. It has about 80 trees, wreaths and holiday decor items on display and available for raffle, silent or live auction. On Nov. 23, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive on a fire truck for breakfast and photos from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 772-220-3439 or go to tykesandteens.org.

The 12th annual Festival of Trees & Lights kicks off this weekend at Flagler Place, 201 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart.Buy Photo
The 12th annual Festival of Trees & Lights kicks off this weekend at Flagler Place, 201 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. (Photo: HOBIE HILER/SPECIAL TO TCPALM)

PineFest, The Pine School’s 50th anniversary celebration, is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at 12350 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound. It includes field games, bounce houses, food trucks and a time capsule. For more information, go to facebook.com/thepineschool.

The Wild West Children’s Ball is 6-9 p.m. Saturday at The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. It features western-themed crafts, games, activities, a dessert bar, silent and live auctions and a performance. Tickets are $40 for adults and $30 for children. They include a barbecue buffet, and adults get two drink tickets to the saloon bar. For more information, call 772-225-7575 or go to childrensmuseumtc.org.

The St. John Chrysostom Greek Festival is 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 10605 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound. It features Greek food, desserts, vendors, handmade crafts, dancing and entertainment. Admission is free. For more information, call 772-546-8180 or go to facebook.com/stjohnchrysostomhobesound.

Welcome Santa to Treasure Coast Square from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Old Navy court, 3174 N.W. Federal Highway, Jensen Beach. It also has face painting, crafts, music, cookies and hot chocolate. Admission is free. For more information, go to facebook.com/treasurecoastsquare.

St. Lucie County
The second annual Treasure Coast Wine & Ale Trail Festival is 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery, 4200 Johnston Road, Fort Pierce. It features live music, food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, lawn games and local beer, wine and cider. Breweries include Side Door; Hop Life; Sailfish; Islamorada; Pareidolia; Mash Monkeys; Orchid Island; American Icon; Walking Tree; and Ocean Republic, as well as Pierced Ciderworks and Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery. Admission is free. Tickets for unlimited tastings are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. To get tickets, go to summercrushwine.com. For more information, go to tcwineandaletrail.com/festival.

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The second annual Treasure Coast Wine & Ale Trail Festival is 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery, 4200 Johnston Road, Fort Pierce.Buy Photo
The second annual Treasure Coast Wine & Ale Trail Festival is 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery, 4200 Johnston Road, Fort Pierce. (Photo: XAVIER MASCAREÑAS/TCPALM)

The 39th annual Indian River State College Holiday Bazaar is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. It includes food trucks, live music and more than 100 vendors selling crafts, gifts, holiday decorations, toys and fabric. Proceeds benefit the President’s Challenge Scholarship Fund through the IRSC Foundation. For more information, call 866-792-4772 or go to irsc.edu.

The Port St. Lucie Holiday Arts & Crafts Expo is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday outside the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place. It has more than 200 booths, live music and food and drinks for sale. Admission is free. For more information, go to artandcraftexpo.com.

The Mac ‘N’ Cheese Fest is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Renaissance Charter School of St. Lucie, 300 N.W. Cashmere Blvd., Port St. Lucie. It features carnival-style games, inflatable rides, vendors, entertainment and food. Admission is free. Wristbands for inflatable rides are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets for games are $1 for five in advance and $1 for three at the door. Macaroni-and-cheese samples are $1 each. For more information, go to facebook.com/stluciecharter.

Santa’s Arrival at Bass Pro Shops is 5-8 p.m. Saturday at 2250 Gatlin Blvd., Port St. Lucie. It includes stocking decorating, photos, hot chocolate, giveaways, a tree lighting and the unveiling of Santa’s Wonderland. For more information, go to facebook.com/bassproshopsportstluciefl.

Laurie K. Blandford is TCPalm’s entertainment reporter and columnist dedicated to finding the best things to do on the Treasure Coast. Follow her on Twitter at @TCPalmLaurie or Facebook at faceboook.com/TCPalmLaurie.

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