Visit Arcadia

By | November 1, 2016

Click Here To Search The Sarasota MLS!

arcadiaA short drive east of Sarasota lies the quaint city of Arcadia. It is the county seat for DeSoto County.  Arcadia is famous throughout Florida for its historic downtown antique district. Additionally, on the fourth Saturday of each month, vendors from surrounding locations take over our streets with even more wares and precious finds. My husband and I decided to check out the town during one of these antique fairs recently. The town was buzzing with people strolling the streets, checking out the shops and the open air market at the end of the main block.

arcadia-antique-fairTucked between the shops, there are cafés, home cooking, a tea room and even an old fashioned ice cream parlor, complete with homemade delicious flavors, sundaes and shakes. We had lunch at Mary Margaret’s Tea and Biscuit on Polk Avenue. This was a great spot as the building and décor take you back to another time. They serve the typical tea room fair of hot tea, scones etc. but also have a generous menu with lots of choices. The food was delicious and the service was prompt and friendly. Click here to have a look at the menu.

arcadia-rodeoIn addition to the Antique Fair the town is also known for the Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo is held in March, the Annual Watermelon Festival in May at the height of the harvesting season, and car shows, parades, and special events take place throughout the year.

 

If you are in the mood for a taste of old Florida I highly recommend a trip to Arcadia. The next Antique Fair will be held on Saturday, November 26th from 8am to 3pm.

For more information on the Antique Fair click here.

For information on the All-Florida Rodeo click here.

 

 


Leave Your Comment

Your email will not be published or shared. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>