By Jenny Carle

HOAFishHawk-RanchMarket Day Returns to FishHawk Ranch

FishHawk Ranch will kick off its farmers’ market season on Sunday, October 5 at Park Square from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Over 40 unique artists will attend on the first Sunday of each month from October through May. Items for sale will include fresh produce and one-of-a-kind hand-crafted products.

Some of the vendors include: A Slice of Life, The Angel Maker Creative Cross Stitch and More, Basket Fairy, Bear Cakes, Bob Bachman Photography, Body Silk by Robin, Bows for Me, Brooklyn Knish,  C Whimsy, Camarra’s Landscape, Cheese Lodge, Choo-Choo’s Express, Crossroads Produce, Denebi Designs, Distressed Nest,  D&G Products, LLC, Emily’s Cool Stuff, Famous Fudge, Farmer Pete’s Produce, Fresh From The Boat Seafood, LLC, Funny Face Farms, Jay’s Marketplace, Just Crazy Good Dips, Latin Creations, Lutz Nutz Company, The Manic Beader, Miss Vi’s Cook-Up, My Pop’s Toy Shop, My Sweet Bees Apiaries, OG Andrews Coffee, Ol’Kentucky Concessions, Patuzis Boutique, Positively Aloe & Ruff Life, Reclaimed Faith, LLC, Sassy Scarves, Saxony Farms, Steve Lambert’s Crosses and Write Turnz.

Fall Community Garage Sale

The FishHawk Ranch semi-annual fall community garage sale will take place on Saturday, October 18 from 8 a.m.-12 Noon. Residents interested in participating as a merchant no longer need to register. This is now a free event to participate in. There will be a Goodwill Suncoast Industries donation truck set up at Park Square, the Osprey Club and Hawk Park to take donations during and after the garage sale until 3 p.m. Contact the Resident Services Office at 657-6629 with questions. This is a rain of shine event.

Meet the Candidates, Know the Issues

On Wednesday, October 8 attend the Palmetto Club’s “Candidates Meet & Greet” at 7 p.m. This Meet & Greet will help the community learn more about the candidates they are voting for. This is a free community event designed to enlighten the voters of Precinct 701. All candidates, regardless of party affiliation or political views, running for public office on the national, state or local level in Hillsborough County have been invited to come and meet the people they wish to represent. The Meet & Greet will be in the Grand Ballroom. Candidates will speak briefly about their qualifications and goals if elected. Attendees will be able to meet directly with the candidates so guests should come prepared with questions. For more information, visit or call 657-6629.

Members of the media are encouraged to come. Candidates interested in attending can RSVP to Jennifer Carle at

Celebrate Fall in FishHawk Ranch

On Saturday, October 25 welcome in the fall season with a fun-filled day of good, old-fashioned entertainment at Park Square.

The celebration will feature a children’s costume parade, pie eating contest, mini pumpkin decoration, candy apples, cider, music and more.

Children through age 12 are invited to participate in the costume parade that begins at 12 Noon. Following the costume parade is the pie eating contest for children at 1 p.m. and adults at 1:30 p.m. A special treat will be given to each winner.

The fun continues with the pumpkin decoration. Pumpkins will be available for purchase, where guests can select and decorate it.

Stay tuned to or call 657-6629 for more details.

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