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2019 starts at The Orange Park Market Sunday Jan 6, 2019

The second half of this Craft Season starts this Sunday at “The Orange Park Market” where almost 100 vendors with hand made crafts will be displaying their wares…  JaxWhirligigs will be there, along with our Friends Monroe, The Chairman of the Gourds, Evergreen Exotics, Carolina CologneCorny CookColleen’s Confections, Windchimes by Jo, G’s Jams and many many others…

The weather this Sunday may just be about the perfect day to take your time and stroll around the Park at the Orange Park Market, Sunny and 70 !

Here are some highlights of events JaxWhirligigs will be attending in the 2nd half of this Calendar Year…

Ormond Beach Granada Grand Festival of Arts
Lake City Olustee Battle Festival
Palatka Florida Azalea Festival
St Augustine Epic Flower and Garden Show
Bostwick Blueberry Festival
Windsor Zucchini Festival

You can see more details of these as well as all our upcoming events on our Calendar…

Oh and one other thing… Drumrollll please…   The WhirligigGuy is finally Semi Retired LOL   As of January 1, 2019 I am working part time at my old full time job, so i am calling it Semi Retired and that leaves me every afternoon and evening as well as weekends to work on Whirligigs Weeeeeeeeeeee   🙂   <- Did that make you think of a commercial featuring a Pig?  LOL

See you Sunday at “The Market”
Bob & Selene

Saturday Dec 15 Orange Park Winterfest – Sunday Dec 16 Orange Park Market

Another busy weekend coming up…

First up we will be at the 5th Annual Orange Park Winterfest. Which is held on the Service Road outside of Sears at Orange Park Mall.  There will be about 20 vendors and kids activities and if you will be anywhere near the mall this Saturday make sure you stop on by.  You should be able to see our Whirligigs along Blanding Blvd during the day 🙂

Sunday is the Last Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market for 2018 and we, along with about 100 other vendors will be participating in our last event for this calendar year.  And your last chance to grab a unique gift for someone on your list!

Hand made crafts provide some really unique gifts for those hard to buy for on your list so make it a point to stop by one of these events, or both, this weekend.

Hope to see you there,
Bob & Selene

Orange Park Hometown Holiday Friday and Saturday 5 PM – 9 PM

Our only night appearance this year is this weekend, Friday/Saturday Dec 7 & 8, 2018 from 5 PM to 9 PM at Orange Park’s Hometown Holiday at Carrie Clarke House on Kingsley Ave.  1039 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, Florida

“There will be a shopping vil­lage, hay rides through decorated trail of lights, live entertainment, Clarke House tours, photos with Santa and more! It may even snow! ”

JaxWhirligigs will be there, with two new Whirligigs, a Large Manatee (it is big) and a New Larger Dragonfly, both were the result of Whirligig Lovers asking for new versions 🙂  Along with us will be about 15 other Craft vendors and a number of Food Vendors, one of which I know will have Hot Chocolate 🙂

The weather is looking pretty good for this time of year and we hope to see many of you there.

Bob & Selene

Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market Sunday Dec 2, 2018

Tomorrows Market has all the makings of one of the best markets of the year so far, over 100 Vendors are scheduled and the weather couldn’t be better for December. The Market will be from 10 AM to 3 PM and this will be a great chance to find something special for someone on your Christmas List 🙂

As always JaxWhirligigs will be at the Market and we have some Whirligigs back in stock we have been out of so hopefully we will see you tomorrow.

Until Then,
Bob & Selene

Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market Nov 18, 2018

Sunday November 18, 2018 from 10 AM to 3 PM JaxWhirligigs will be at the Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market along with about 100 other vendors…

The days are counting down to Christmas and one of the best places to find Christmas Presents is a Craft Show and The Orange Park Market is the place to find them.   Unique, Hand Crafted gifts for the those you find hard to buy for.

Take some time tomorrow and stop by, it’s FREE admission and in addition to those hand Crafted Items there are always good Food vendors too!

See you there,
Bob & Selene

Moosehaven Chili Cook-off, Car Show & Craft Show Saturday Nov 10, 2018 10 AM – 4 PM

JaxWhirligigs will be participating in the Moosehaven Chili Cook-off, Car Show & Craft Show tomorrow, Saturday Nov 10, 2018 from 10 AM to 4 PM.  This will be our first time attending this event and we are looking forward to it.

We setup our Booth this afternoon and it looks like there will be a pretty good number of vendors in addition to the Chili Cook-Off and Car Show.  Admission is FREE and we all love that word, the weather looks like it will be simply perfect, 70 degrees and more sun than clouds.

So if you don’t have plans tomorrow make sure to come on out to Moosehaven and check out the Chili, Cars and Vendors, and don’t forget to stop by JaxWhirligigs booth 🙂

Selene and I will be looking for you…

Mandarin Garden Club Fall Craft Fair Saturday Nov 3, 2018

Busy weekend for Selene and I, on Saturday we will be at the Annual Mandarin Garden Club Fall Craft Fair from 9 AM to 4 PM ET, which I am told is completely full of vendors this year and the weather couldn’t be any more perfect.

Another great chance to do some Christmas shopping for those hard to find items, like Whirligigs 😉

Then on Sunday we will be at the Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market at Park and Kingsley Ave’s in Orange Park, from 10 AM to 3 PM ET.  The Market is always a great place to spend an hour or two looking at all the hand made items that the vendors offer.

And of course we will have our newest Whirligig, The Flying Pig…

So hope to see you this Saturday or Sunday or even Both 🙂

Till then,
Bob and Selene

36th Annual Orange Park Fall Festival Oct 20 – 21, 2018

Well folks it is almost that time again…  The 36th Annual Orange Park Fall Festival is this weekend and Selene and I will be setting up our Booth tomorrow and will be all set at 10 AM on Saturday Oct 20th, 2018 for the start of this years Fall Festival.

Saturday Oct 20, 2018 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday Oct 21, 2018 10 AM to 5 PM

We have been working hard to have lots of Whirligigs this year including some that we don’t always have, like T-Rex’s, Painted Buntings, Santa’s and Snowmen AND a brand new Whirligig that will be seen for the first time from JaxWhirligigs…

So what is the new Whirligig, well there is a story there… I have probably been heard a few times saying that I would make this Whirligig when…

PIGS FLY…

Well they are now flying I guess LOL   We have always had a Cute Pig that I like to point out doesn’t fly, it runs and that Pigs don’t fly, now we also have a Flying Pig, after so many of you have asked for it Selene said I better make a Flying Pig, so we now have one.

However we only have a few of the special Whirligigs like the Flying Pigs so if you want one you better get to our booth, #131, early each day 😉

Oh and don’t forget to download the FREE Orange Park Fall Festival App, for Android and hmmm iPhones, you can see what vendors are there as well as a map to locate your fave vendors AND Vote for the Peoples Choice Award, you know like VOTE for JaxWhirligigs Booth #131 🙂 The Fall Festival’s Facebook page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/OPFallFestival/

Ok enough about our stuff, there will be over 200 vendors Including some really great crafts from Solar Clay Pot Lighthouses by Carolyn, in Booth #7, unique great planters and plants by Al of Macrame Garden, Booth #47 and from our buddy Monroe, Awesome Birdhouses, Walking sticks and Brooms from Chairman of the Gourds  in Booth #63.

There will also be plenty of food and our favorites are Colleen’s Confections, Booth #37, where Tracy and Ed make some awesome Pulled Pork and Cheese Steak sandwiches and I always look forward to a good Wood Fired Pizza from Pele’s Fire Pizza in booth #25 plus plenty of other food selections.

All in all this is a great event each year, and admission FREE, you don’t even have to pay for parking.  A great way to spend a few hours looking at beautiful crafts, find some great Christmas Presents and eat some fun food.  OH and they have plenty for the kids to do, Inflatables, Rock Wall, Atomic Bungee, Pony Rides or Aqua Bubbles as well as face Painting and Tattoos.

So make sure you plan to attend The Annual Orange Park Fall Festival this weekend!

See you then,
Bob & Selene

2018 Orange Park Fall Festival…

The 2018 Orange Park Fall Festival is just a week away and Selene and I are working our ……  off getting whirligigs ready for the big event.   This will be the 36th Orange Park Fall Festival and the 4th Fall Festival that JaxWhirligigs has participated in.  This is the biggest event we attend each year and look forward to it like no other event.  Saturday and Sunday Oct 20 & 21, 2018 from 10 AM to 5 PM each day…

The Orange Park Fall Festival has it’s own App for your Phone which is really cool, it lists all the Vendors and Food Vendors as well as information about each and where their booth is located as well as a map of the booths.  It also lists the Entertainment and times they will be appearing.  There will be over 200 Craft and Food Vendors this year as well as Kids Activities and the best part is admission is FREE!

Android Users:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.grandstand.opfallfestival

Apple Users: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/orange-park-fall-festival/id1294775557?mt=8

Check out the Orange Park Fall Festival Facebook page here:  https://www.facebook.com/OPFallFestival/

So make sure you make plans to come by the 36th Annual Orange Park Fall Festival next weekend, a great opportunity to find those special Christmas gifts or unique items for yourself, not to mention some great food and just a fun day…

See you then,
Bob & Selene

Creekside Music and Arts Festival Oct 6 & 7, 2018

The 14th Annual Creekside Music and Arts Festival is this weekend, Saturday Oct 6th 10 AM – 5 PM ET and Sunday Oct 7th 10 – 4 PM ET and JaxWhirligigs will be there 🙂

Bring a lawn chair and enjoy live music, soak in the scenery of one of Flagler County’s gems, PRincess Place Preserve, shop rows of unique arts & craft vendors, bring the kids to have fun in the free kids zone, grab a bite in the flavorful food court, enjoy fall festival brews in the beer garden, or explore the Princess Lodge featuring a photography contest. There’s something for everyone to enjoy!

They have a heck of a Music Line up, not one but two stages all day Saturday and Sunday, not to mention Food vendors and for the 1st time a Fine Arts show in addition to the Crafts, like our Whirligigs. Their Facebook page is located at https://www.facebook.com/events/1907640912621080/

Hopefully we will see our Friends from St Augustine as well as the fine folks of Flagler County this weekend, and Jacksonville and Orange Park Whirligig lovers it is only about an hour long trip down 95, well worth the time for a day full of Music and Fun, so hop in your cars and trucks and come join us 🙂

See you then,
Bob & Selene