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“There’s nothing to do!”

Written by: Bobbie
October 4, 2013

Mays House in Monticello, FL

The Mays House

Have you ever heard that phrase? Most of the time it is coming from the mouth’s of babes or a teenager, but I have heard it from adults that you would think know better. It certainly doesn’t apply here in Jefferson County and our wonderful city of Monticello.

There are plays at the Opera House, exhibits at Jefferson Art Gallery, Ghost Tours, dining at hometown restaurants.

Now who would ever think that the local pizza house would host a sold out “Lobster dinner”? Just wait until you hear about our Dining Trail Events this upcoming season.

Then there are all the shops located in our quaint downtown. We’re even going to have a auction of antiques, collectibles and such from estates and downsizing by locals. Vintage Treasures is having an auction on Oct. 12th.  To view some of the items up for bid simply CLICK HERE. There’s something for everyone. Location is 2077 S. Jefferson, Monticello, Fl. 32344 (about 2 miles south of the Court House on US 19). Just watch for the AUCTION flags. Preview is at 9:00am and the auction begins at 10:00am. Concessions will be furnished by The Brick House Eatery.

Carrie Ann & Co. have started Tuesday Evening Dinners every week at The Mays House, 925 East Washington Street, Monticello. 5 – 8 pm. No reservations required. Beer and Wine available. Check our Facebook Page for menu items.

There is the Old Jail Museum newly renovated and opened with lots of local history. The historic Wirick-Simmons House and its inviting garden spot which will host Santa Claus during our Around The Downtown Christmas.

The Halloween Haunting celebration for the youngsters will be on Friday, October 26th this year. It has to be done on a weekend night and the tradition is the Friday before Halloween. Kids of all ages in a costume parade, decorated windows, and lots of handouts for the candy bag.

Main Street Monticello recently sponsored the John Moran Wildflower exhibit and there will be a Smithsonian event starting in January 2014. Keep up with Monticello’s events on the Facebook Page.

Travel our heritage roads and enjoy the ambiance of the rural setting. There is such diverse topography from the rolling hills of cotton fields, the cattle grazing, the pine wood forests and a glimpse of history in the character of the old churches along the roads.

There are great Bed & Breakfast accommodations in several well-known historic homes built in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. I’m told the Bethlehem scene in Monticello will be back again this year.

How can you find out particulars? Just click on to one or more of the website links above, or try out Discover Monticello’s Facebook Page. We are so happy to share.