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Calendar of Events - Mixon Fruit Farms

EVENTS
 Year Round
Current Hours are:

Mixon GROVESIDE MARKET is open 10:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Saturday. Closed on Sunday.

Mixon GROVESIDE CAFE is open 8:30am to 3:00pm Monday through Saturday. Ice cream will be available until 5:00pm. Closed Sunday.


Mixon’s Gift Shoppe & Groveside Cafe

Mixon Fruit Farms Gift Shoppe and Groveside Cafe is a favorite of locals and tourists alike. Come for breakfast or lunch, you’ll find great breakfast selections, delicious deli sandwiches of all sorts, unique salads and special made soups plus fresh bakery items and cookies. Florida Wines on hand to sample and purchase from local wineries. People come from all over for Orange Swirl Ice Cream and to browse the Gift Shoppe for all occasion gift items and gourmet foods.
 Year Round
Current Tour Hours & Pricing:

Mixon ORANGE BLOSSOM TRAM TOURS are 11:00, 1:00 & 3:00. They are approximately one hour, weather permitting.

Orange Blossom Tram Tours are $10.00 for Adults and $5.00 for Children 3 to 12. Children under 3 are FREE. Plus Tax.


Times may change without notice. Call ahead to verify departure times.
MIXON’S "ORANGE BLOSSOM" EXPRESS TRAM

Take an informative and educational ride on the Orange Blossom Tram, through the Orange Grove, past the Garden Oasis & Koi Pond with a stop at our Wildlife Rescue. You'll learn all kinds of interesting facts about Florida citrus and other tropical fruit. The stop at our Wildlife Rescue will provide an enjoyable interactive presentation about the current rescued Florida animals, reptiles and birds.
The tour will last about an hour and well worth your time.
 October
October 28, 2014
Tuesday 8:00am to 9:30am
Florida CFO - Jeff Atwater in Mixon

Jeff Atwater, CFO of Florida, is making a stop at our café with his campaign bus. He will be providing Mixon's Juice, coffee, muffins and biscuits for the people stopping in to see him to lend their support or to just to ask some questions. He handles our states money; actually our money, so please come by with your concerns.

Also, BE SURE TO VOTE NOVEMBER 4TH!
October 30, 2014
Thursday 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Concert in the Grove - Paisley Craze Band

Mixon's Halloween in the Grove - Dress in your best costume! You might win a contest.

Fun 60's Music with a Halloween flair enjoyed on the pavilion in the orange grove. $10.00 per person at the entrance.

Food and drink available for purchase.
No coolers please.
Free parking.
 November
November 8, 2014
Saturday 11:45
Support our Wounded Warriors

Come show your support for our wounded warriors who are back home from Iraq & Afghanistan! The Semper Fi group & their families will be riding the Orange Blossom Express Tram Tour at noon. Please come line up on the tram route and wave your Stars and Stripes to honor their service! They'll be enjoying our tram tour and having lunch after.
November 12, 2014
Wednesday 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Concert in the Grove - Paisley Craze Band

Fun 60's Music enjoyed on the pavilion in the orange grove. $5.00 per person at the entrance.

Food and drink available for purchase.
No coolers please.
Free parking.
November 14, 2014
Friday - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Mixon's Health and Business Fair

Come enjoy our Bi-annual Health & Business Fair. We'll have lots of vendors offering health screenings to keep you healthy and fit. Plenty of business offers and lots of drawings for prizes.
One of our most popular events, don't miss out!

Vendor contracts can be found under the Harvest Festival banner.
November 15, 2014
Saturday 11:00am to 3:00pm
Taste of Mixon - Mac and Cheese Cooking Competition

At "A Taste of Mixon's" we will provide you with a passport to travel around our unique store to sample all kinds of the yummy treats we are known for. There will be a station for Mixon's delicious homemade fudge, our fresh popped broughies, jelly and jam, BBQ sauces, Wisconsin cheese, McClain's salsa and chips, Mixon Select Wines and the Mixon Café will showcase our new pizza. Every customer will get a stamp at each station and a coupon for that item. Once you've tasted all the treats, your passport will be put into a drawing to win over $350.00 in prizes! The winner will receive a night stay at the Bungalow Beach Resort on Anna Maria Island, a $50.00 gift certificate to the Anna Maria Oyster Bar, and a Mixon's gift basket filled with items tasted at the event.

We'll also have more fun in our packing house! Enjoy South Florida DJ playing hot tunes. Dancing and other activities including a hula hoop contest at 1:30pm, macaroni art, games, bounce house, and all other kinds of fun for the kiddos. Special appearance by Marty Marauder and Miss Teen Manatee County: Madison Carney!!! Madison will be doing “selfies” at the Mary Kay Princess photo booth. Bring the kids for a day of fun, food, and prizes. The Event in the packing house will have an entrance fee of $5.00 for adults only (ages over 14). This entrance fee is a fundraiser for Bayside Community Church for their mission project. *Children must be accompanied by an adult!

Contestants are invited to enter a dish in our 1st annual "Mixon Menu Cook Off"! (Entry fee is $25.00). This years dish is MAC & CHEESE. The winner will have their dish named after them and will be put on our menu with a picture of them and their dish for one year! They will win a $150.00 gift certificate and a trophy! To enter call Sheri Gooby at 748-5829 ext. 280.



>> Download Registration Flyer <<


November 19, 2014
Wednesday 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Concert in the Grove - Yesterdayze Band

The Yesterdayze are all about peace, love and rock and roll! Come celebrate the songs of the sixties - and wear your tie dye!
$5.00 per person, cash at the entrance. Beer, Wine, Food & Drink available for purchase. Free Parking
November 22, 2014
Saturday - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Mixon Harvest Festival

Mixon Harvest Festival is fun for everyone - adults 13+ $3.00 per person or 2 for $5.00. Mixon's is thrilled to be bringing a brand new Tiger and Elephant Show! The Loomis Brother's Circus will have 6 Tigers and 3 Elephants performing various stunts and acts. There will be 3 half hour shows at 10:00, 12:00, and 3:00. You don't want to miss these amazing animals.
To add to the fun, we will have ELEPHANT RIDES. Also enjoy Pony Rides, Bungee Jumping, Rockwall, Bounce Houses, local entertainment, delicious food offers like Sausage Burgers, Pizza, Philly Cheese Steak, Famous Amish Donuts, and Churros. They'll be over 100 crafters with wonderful products. Miss Teen USA Manatee County, Madison Carney will be here to greet visitors.



Also on hand will be Racecar Driver Scott Lagasse Jr. with one of his racecars 12:00 to 4:00! Scott Lagasse Jr. is one of the Sports Future Talents and has caught the attention of race teams, racers, spectators, and companies interested in racing. Come by for an autograph!

http://scottlagasse.com/

We'll be opening our brand new "Mixon's Kids Gamin' Grove". We'll have all kinds of citrus themed games, including....Orange Pickers Toss, Juicin' Bottle Bust, Whippin' Fruit and many more. Let the kids pretend to farm on our real tractors, and interact with animals. $3.00

Wonderful news! For the kids enjoyment - Anna and Elsa from the movie "Frozen" will be here in the Kids Gamin' Zone for pictures and autographs in the Wedding Gazebo at 11:00, 2:00 & 3:30.


Come make some memories and have some down home country fun at the farm.

Entertainment Schedule:
9:00 - Wakeland Chorus & Dance
9:30 - Southeast Orchestra
10:30 - Southeast Guitar Ensemble
11:00 - Bella School of Ballroom Dance
12:30 - Starfire Dancers
2:00 - Manatee School of Arts Dance
3:30 - Can't Turn Left Band (Middle School Band)

And last but not least - enjoy old fashioned music with a Car Show near our Wedding Pavilion. We'll have approximately 40 Antique Cars on hand for a trip down memory lane.
November 23, 2014
Sunday - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Mixon Harvest Festival

Mixon's is thrilled to have a brand new Tiger and Elephant Show! The Loomis Brother's Circus will have 6 Tigers and 3 Elephants performing various stunts and acts. There will be 3 half hour shows at 10:00, 12:00 and 3:00. You don't want to miss these amazing animals.
To add to the fun, we will have ELEPHANT RIDES. Also enjoy Pony Rides, Bungee Jumping, Rockwall, Bounce Houses, local entertainment, delicious food offers like Sausage Burgers, Pizza, Philly Cheese Steak, Famous Amish Donuts, and Churros. They'll be over 100 crafters with wonderful products.

We'll be opening our brand new "Mixon's Kids Gamin' Grove". We'll have all kinds of citrus themed games, including....Orange Pickers Toss, Juicin' Bottle Bust, Whippin' Fruit and many more. Let the kids pretend to farm on our real tractors, and interact with animals. $3.00


Wonderful news! For the kids enjoyment - Anna and Elsa from the movie "Frozen" will be here in the kids Gamin' Zone for pictures and autographs in the Wedding Gazebo at 11:00, 2:00 & 3:30.


Come make some memories and have some down home country fun at the farm.

Entertainment Schedule:
10:30 - Diamonds & Pearls Dance Team
11:15 - Shifts End Singers
12:30 - Salute to America
1:30 - Caitlin (Fabulous Teen Singer)
3:30 - Can't Turn Left Band (Middle School Band)

And last but not least - enjoy old fashioned music with a Car Show near our Wedding Pavilion. We'll have approximately 40 Antique Cars on hand for a trip down memory lane.
November 29, 2014
Saturday 11:00am to 1:00pm
U. S. Constitution Classroom Instructions

In the Mixon Honeybell Hall, Jake MacAulay will be hosting classroom instruction on our Constitution.
The objectives are to insure those present can:
*Understand the American View of Law and Government.
*Effectively Combat Common Core with School Campus American Clubs.
*Appreciate the Importance of our country's foundations for restoring and maintaining a lawful government.
*Articulate the Biblical purpose of civil government.

Jake MacAuley is the current director of national reach out, in addition to being the former co-host of the syndicated talk show, The Sons of Liberty. He is an ordained minister & has spoken to audiences nation wide, including college & high school campuses.

November 29, 2014
Saturday 2:00pm
Santa is coming to Mixon!

Santa has been a big help to Mixon Fruit Farms this summer. Some of his chores were watering the grove, tending to the wildlife rescue and taking fruit orders for the holidays. What a big help!!!
Santa will be riding in from the grove on his tractor to greet all of the little boys and girls before heading to the North Pole to get ready for Christmas. Come on by, say hello & give him your Christmas wish list! He loves having his picture taken with each and every one of you. Be sure to enjoy an orange swirl ice cream cone too!
 December
December 5, 2014
Friday 6:00pm to 9;00pm
Concert in the Grove - Oceans Eleven Big Band Christmas

Oceans Eleven" is an exciting 11 piece jazz band dedicated to promoting and continuing the great jazz traditions as practiced by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Bennie Goodman, Buddy Rich and Quincy Jones among others. This swingin' band will play a great collection of other Music. The band is led by drummer Bryan Post and features great soloists and stunning vocals by internationally renowned vocalist June Garber.
$5.00 cash at the entrance.
Soft drinks, food, beer and wine available for purchase.
 January
January 9, 2015
Friday 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Concert in the Grove - Dale Ann Bradley & The Walker Brothers BlueGrass Band

Four time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year: Dale Ann Bradley & IBMA Award winners: Phil Leadbetter and Steve Gulley with The Walker Brothers Bluegrass Band will perform in Concert on January 9, 2015. The show will start at 7:00 p.m. Plenty of seating available, and is covered with heating as needed. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the concert.

$15.00 at the gate.



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Mixon GROVESIDE MARKET is open 10:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Saturday. Closed on Sunday.
Mixon ORANGE BLOSSOM TRAM TOURS are 11:00, 1:00 & 3:00. They are approximately one hour, weather permitting.
Mixon GROVESIDE CAFE is open 8:30am to 3:00pm Monday through Saturday. Ice cream will be available until 5:00pm. Closed Sunday.
Mixon OFFICE hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday.

Friday, October 24, 2014


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