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Correction to May 16, 2020 Post – OP Market Info

We reported that the Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market would be bringing back Crafters for last Sunday’s Market, May 17, 2020.  However that proved to be a miss communication and Crafters were not permitted to participate.

The next Market is scheduled for Jun 07, 2020 and at this time it is still planned to be a Mini Market Only with essential type vendors, Farmers, produce and Craft Food.

If and when this changes we will post that information and hopefully will be participating.

As always if you need a Whirligig, and yes there are times when one MUST have a New Whirligig 😉 , just give us a Shout, Call or Text, 904-302-1791 or email WhirligigGuy@JaxWhirligigs.com

Till we see you again Stay Safe,
Bob & Selene

Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market is BACK! May 17, 2020

This Sunday May 17, 2020 the Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market will include Crafters for the first time since March.  While the Market will not have as many Vendors as normal, due to increased distancing, there will be a number of Crafters and while I haven’t seen a list I have been told that the Market will be at capacity for Vendors.

Unfortunately JaxWhirligigs will not be participating in this Market, due to personal decisions, but we are considering returning in June.  However even though we will not be attending we certainly hope that many of you that enjoy spending an hour or so walking around the Market each month will stop by this Sunday and support the Vendors participating.

Also the Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market will not be taking a Summer hiatus this year, there are plans for markets in July and August and as soon as we have more details regarding those dates we will pass them on.

I will be working on Whirligigs this Sunday in my shop, as I am trying to use this extra time to really build our inventory, which many of you know is always an ongoing battle for us.  And don’t forget you can contact me anytime, Call Me, Text Me or Email Me and arrange to pick-up Whirligigs here at our house on the Westside of Jax 😉

See you soon 😉 ,
Bob & Selene

Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market Cancelled Mar 15, 2020 (and others)

This Sunday’s Orange Park Farmers and Arts Market, Mar 15, 2020,  has been cancelled by Orange Park due to the COVID-19 virus concerns.

Other local events that have been cancelled (these are not events that JaxWhirligigs was participating in):

Carrie Clarke Day at Clarke Park, Orange Park, FL  Mar 14, 2020


Riverside Arts Market Mar 14, Mar 21 and Mar 28, 2020

Lions Seafood Festival   Mar 20 thru Mar 22, 2020

Kanapaha Spring Garden Festival  Mar 21 & 22, 2020

Saturday Farmers Market at St. Augustine Amphitheatre Mar 21, Mar 28, Apr 04, 2020

Rotary Club’s Rhythm and Ribs Festival  Mar 27 thru Mar 29, 2020

Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival, Mar 28 & 29, 2020

Epic Flower & Garden Expo, St. Augustine, FL Mar 28 & 29, 2020  JaxWhirlgigs was Attending

Riverside Garden Club Blooms Galore and More Apr 04, 2020  JaxWhirligigs was Attending

Clay County Agricultural Fair  Apr 2 thru Apr 11, 2020

52nd Annual Mandarin Art Festival  Apr 11 & 12, 2020

Bostwick Blueberry Festival Apr 25, 2020  JaxWhirlgigs was Attending

Windsor Zucchini Festival May 09, 2020  JaxWhirligigs was Attending

As we hear about any additional cancellations we will post them in the above list.

Note that as of the time of this post, Mar 13, 2020 11 AM ET the Epic Flower and Garden Expo in St. Augustine scheduled for Mar 28 & 29, 2020 has NOT been cancelled. Cancelled on Mar 15, 2020

-Bob and Selene


73rd Florida Azalea Festival Saturday and Sunday, March 7 & 8 2020 10 AM – 5 PM

The 73rd Annual Florida Azalea Festival is this weekend in Palatka, Fl from 10 AM to 5 PM Saturday and Sunday March 7 and 8, 2020.

JaxWhirligigs along with almost 100 other vendors will be participating, this will be our 3rd year at the Azalea Festival and it is one of our favorites.  There are always unique items and great food.  Entertainment is usually top notch as well, and it is FREE 🙂

JaxWhirligigs will have 150 Whirligigs with us, so for best selection the earlier on Saturday the better 😉

Looking forward to seeing YOU this weekend,
Bob & Selene

Mar 1, 2020 Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market

JaxWhirligigs will be at this Sunday’s Market Yippie 🙂

The Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market is consistently one of the best local Markets for Hand Crafted items and if you haven’t ever been, or haven’t been recently you certainly should make plans this Sunday to attend.  It is always FREE and there are usually close to 100 vendors along with some great Food Vendors.

Sunday March 01, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM at Orange Park Town Hall.

Selene and I hope to see YOU there this Sunday 😉  The weather is forecast to be great this Sunday, High 60s and Mostly Sunny 🙂

Bob & Selene

42nd Annual Olustee Battle Festival Friday and Saturday Feb 14 & 15

Friday and Saturday, Feb 14 and 15, 2020 from 9 AM to 6 PM we will be at the 42nd Annual Olustee Battle Festival, in it’s new venue at Wilson Park on Lake Desoto, Lake City Fl.  We set up today and it is a beautiful venue and I believe will be so much nicer for both the Visitors and Vendors.

Over 200 Vendors and over 20 Food Vendors, you cannot beat this Festival for the diversity of vendors and food and it is FREE!  The weather looks pretty good mostly sun and in the 60s both days and can I say again, what a beautiful venue…

I haven’t seen so many different vendors at one Festival in quite some time and if you have the time it is worth the trip.

And we will have over 70 different Whirligigs with us this weekend, maybe the widest selection we have had all year 🙂

Hope to see you this weekend,
Bob & Selene

2nd half of Season starts with Busy Weekend

The 2020 part of the 2019-2020 Craft Season starts this weekend for JaxWhirligigs, and a busy few months ahead 🙂  This is the part of the season where we get to some other parts of the state, starting with Ormond Beach, then Lake City, Palatka, St Augustine, Bostwick and Widsor, FL.  Just keep an eye on our Calendar for our upcoming events

This Saturday Feb 01, 2020 we will be in Ormond Beach at the Granada Grand Festival of the Arts.  This is a free event starting at 9 AM until 5 PM.   Over 70 Crafters and Artists as well as Food Trucks, Interactive Arts for Kids and a Wine Tasting Event.  This will be our third visit to Ormond Beach and we have had a fabulous time at the last two events and we hope to see many friends from that neck of the woods this weekend.

Then on Sunday we will be back at the Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market for our first appearance in 2020.   The Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market may just be the best market in the state, every 2 weeks there are anywhere from 80 to 100 hand made Crafters and Artists and a number of Food Trucks and Produce and Farm vendors..   If you have never visited, or not recently, it really is worth the visit.  It is always FREE and you never know what treasure you will come across,  like a new Whirligig maybe 😉

Hope to see you this weekend, or at one of our other upcoming events.

Till then,
Bob & Selene

2020 is here… 2nd half of season is upon us.

I am sitting here writing this on New Years Eve, trying to compute that tomorrow will be 2020, whewwww, hard to believe…

Our 1st show in the New Year will be on Feb 01, 2020 in Ormond Beach, FL.  The Granada Grand festival of the Arts. Then we will be back in Orange Park and then our Annual trip to Lake City for the Annual Olustee Festival & Craft Show.  In March we will be in Palatka and St. Augustine and in April, Bostwick 😆  Check our Calendar for our show schedule and updates.

We will be spending January building new Whirligigs as the 1st half of this season has been very successful and quite honestly we are out of almost a dozen different Whirligig designs right now, so for me it is build, build and build some more 🙂

For you folks in Ormond Beach and Lake City (and surrounding areas) if you are planning on coming to see us at one of the shows and you have a specific Whilrligig in mind, please contact us and let us know so we can try and bring an extra to make sure you get the Whirligig you are looking for.  We can only take so many Whirligigs and many of our larger Whirligigs we usually only bring one or two…

So until we see you at one of the shows in 2020…

Happy New Year to everyone from Selene and I, and Thanks for being a Whirligig Lover 😉

Last Shows of 2019 this weekend, Sat Dec 14 and Sun Dec 15.

This Saturday Selene and I will be at The 6th Annual Orange Park Winterfest being held in the Orange Park Mall Parking Lot (outside of Sears facing Blanding Blvd) from 11:30 AM until 5:30 PM. The Winterfest benefits The HealthyU Now Foundation!

There will be a number of Crafts vendors, Food trucks and a HUGE Kids Zone with bounce houses, train rides and more.  The event is FREE admission and you cannot find a more convenient location.  If you are out shopping this Saturday make sure you pull into the Mall and check out this event 🙂

On Sunday we will be at The Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market at Orange Park Town Hall from 10 AM to 3 PM along with about 100 other hand crafted vendors and a number of food trucks.  This is a great place to stop by and look for that special or unique gift, remember Whirligigs make GREAT Gifts 😉

The weather this weekend should be great for both shows, on Saturday the rain should be over before the show starts and Sunday it is forecast to be Sunny all day, and in the upper 60’s on Saturday and 70 on Sunday!

Selene and I hope to see you this weekend 🙂

Avonlea Holiday Handmade Market – Sunday Dec 8, 2019 Noon – 4 PM

Selene and I will be at the Avonlea Holiday Handmade Market tomorrow, Sunday Dec 8, 2019 from Noon until 4 PM.  This will be our only Market in that neck of the woods this year and we are looking forward to seeing some new faces this Sunday.

The Market is located at 8101 Phillips Highway, near Baymeadows…

This is an All Handmade Market that takes place the 2nd Sunday of each month and if you are going to be out and about this Sunday we sure would like to see you stop by and check it out.

Bob & Selene