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10th Annual Mayhaw Berry Harvest Festival

Saturday, May 7 & Sunday, May 8
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Both Days

Come and experience North Florida at its finest at the 10th Annual Mayhaw Berry Harvest Festival. Enjoy our 60-acre, working goat and sheep ranch, and the largest, native Mayhaw Berry Stand in Jefferson County. It’s a fabulous farm experience for the whole family that you won’t soon forget!

Remember! This would make a Great Mother’s Day Destination!

Berry Barometer

As the Festival approaches, there are always questions of how good the harvest will be, if there even is one (!), and will the berries ripen on time! This year, we thought we’d share the anticipation with you.

The Harvesting has Begun! We’ll all start participating now and the berries are ripening faster and faster. Whether on the pond, at the drying rack or in the kitchen, there’s plenty of work for everyone. To learn more about the harvesting process, go to our “Farm News” post HERE.

Christine
You can find previous photos in the Gallery and videos on our YouTube channel.

Farm Fun for Everyone

Events are open throughout this 2-day event, so come any time to enjoy the farm, pastures, livestock, pond and games. There’s plenty of farm fun for all ages.

Hayrides

Hear the newest stories about what is going on at the ranch, and stop at all the different fields to see sheep, goats, dogs and the Mayhaw pond. Bring the whole family for a country ride on the wagon. It is always fun!

Petting Place

March-born lambs and goat kids, even new puppies!

Our Famous Phony Pony

Still swinging, and still in action. It is always popular with young children.

Corn Hole Games

There will be a Corn Hole game again this year. Challenge rivals and win a prize. Or you can just play the game and hone up on your skills.

Country Store

  • USDA-Approved Goat
  • Fresh Eggs
  • Mayhaw Berry Jelly
  • Mayhaw Berry Cake
  • Blueberry Jelly and Mayhaw Pepper Jelly
  • Tupelo Honey

Early Bird Raffle

The fun starts now! Enter our online raffle for your choice of several prizes. Only people who enter from this page will be in this raffle. Then show up anytime during the two days to claim your prize.

We will be having several raffles during the two days of the festival. As the Early Bird winner, you will get to choose from Jelly, Mayhaw Cake, a dozen eggs or a Gift Certificate to spend with anyone at the Festival.

The Raffle is Closed! Come on out and see if you’ve won.

Learn from the Experts

Come and learn skills and techniques from local artisans and experts. Whether you are a novice or an expert yourself, there will surely be something new for you to learn about farming, ranching, crafting and growing.

Jefferson County Extension

This year, the extension will be conducting two youth projects in the tool room; seed necklaces and biodegradable seed pots. Jed Dillard will be available to answer all your questions about weeds, grasses and toxic plants. The Jefferson County Extension provides a lot of services you may not know about yet.

Monticello Volunteer Fire Department

A crew from the Fire Department will be near the Welcome tent doing safety demonstrations. They have been so helpful setting up, bringing extra tables and chairs. Thanks guys!

Wool Felting

Felting has turned out to be so much fun! We will show you how it’s done and how we are washing and carding the raw product.

Camellia’s Garden Club

Talk to the club members about anything gardening, an purchase a pair or so of their gloves. The bright colors make them easy to find when you put them down. They are prctical, and washable when dirty after a day of gardening. They are great gifts for all your gardening friends – and they support the local 4-H.

Local Artists and Vendors

Do you love local growers, produce and art? So do we! You are sure to enjoy seeing, tasting and supporting these local artisans.

Full Moon Apiary

Honey, soaps, candles and all types of other specialty wax products. Becky and son Sam are experts on beekeeping and can answer all your questions.

Sweet Bay Soaps

Melissa, the owner of Sweetbay Soaps, will be here again with her lovely product. All of the soaps are homemade and hand-cut.

Charissa’s Felt Critters

Charissa washes the sheared product, colors it and cards it to make batts. She then felts the batts of wool into country critters – perfect for your French country or farmhouse décor.

Cryptic Creations by Faye

Faye will be here with her handmade jewelry, Pom Pom Pals, Mini Mates key chains and crocheted items.

Tennessee Fainting Goats and Mini-Myotonic Goats for Sale

Sharon Rhodes Baked Goods

Naked Ewe

3 Sisters Jellies

Livingston Productions

Pecan Hill Coffee Roasters

Spunky Chicken Ranch Eggs

Flour Power Bread

Where to stay. What to see.

Come for a lovely day trip in Monticello, or consider making it a weekend in Jefferson County. There are always wonderful things to see in addition to the Mayhaw Berry Festival.

Tour the many heritage roads. Start at the Courthouse in the roundabout and go any direction to find historic homes and buildings which include the Opera House and the Old Jail Museum.

Bed & Breakfast Inns in Monticello

Spaces for RVs

Whether you are with Harvest Hosts or just in the neighborhood, call ahead and a reserve your spot. Want a ‘working vacation?’ We can accommodate!

Thank You! To Our Sponsors!

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors without whom we could not provide this great community event!

Farm Credit of Northwest Florida
Farmers and Merchants Bank - Community Banking Since 1906


GPS is getting better about finding us!

Monticello is just east of Tallahassee with easy access off of I-10 or US 90. Our ranch is just 17 miles south of Thomasville. Check the driving directions on our Visit Us page for specific information.