Havana Florida's Bead, Jewelry, Antique, & Art Extravaganza
Outside in the Fun & Sun of historic Havana Florida (
Just north of Tallahassee)
Florida's longest running Bead & Jewelry Festival Since 1996
Spring 2015 April 18th & 19th
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a Biannual Event for all Bead, Jewelry, & Art Lovers
The Forcast for This Weekend is
Beads!, Jewelry!, Art!
& Live Music by local Tallhassee band
"The Blue Mile"
all With Sunshine .. we hope ::))
The Blue Mile is a Surf Rock Trio of Guitar, Bass, and Drums
showcasing blues rhythms and themes of reggae island nights.
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Please Note: The Blue Mile will play Saturday Only 12 noon - 3pm
Saturday April 18th (10am - 5pm)
(Please Note NEW Show Hours)
Sunday April 19th (11am - 4pm)
The Planters Exchange
204 2nd Street NW
Havana, Florida 32333
4.00 admission children 12 and under Free
All shops in town will also have special sales for the weekend
You will also love the Small Restaurants
Come Visit Florida's Hidden Past in Havana
Havana Florida Bead & Jewelry Extravaganza
a Rain or Shine event will all dealers under our cover or theirs
so please don't let that weather man scare you. We will be there rain or shine
with Beads, Jewelry, Art, and Live Music.
Come out and Join us for a Fun Bead Fest
Sponsored by The Planters Exchange a designated National Landmark in beautiful downtown Havana Florida. Promoted by The Down The Street Bead Show Inc.
Havana is located just 15 minutes north of Tallahassee the state capital of Florida.
Havana is a old railroad town with a hidden past that is just waiting for you to explore it.
Such a quaint town that you might not even find it on a map.
In Havana's shopping district you will find beautiful antiques, gifts
and collectibles in one of the many retail shops. You will find exquisite furnishings, marvelous artwork,
vintage clothing and much more. Havana is truly a shopping experience that you will never forget.
Combine the above with The Havana Bead & Jewelry Extravaganza and what a fun day it will be for all.
You will be able to purchase handmade beads and jewelry direct from the artists who made them. You will also find a world wide selection of beads and supplies for making you own jewelry. Antiques too making this a fun event for all.
So stop on by and see the hidden past of historic Havana Florida
and meet some of the South East's finest Bead & Jewelry Artists.
Vendor List Below
Donna Smith - Cat Feet Designs
Vintage Inspiried Jewelry
Mohammed Jawara's African Trade Beads
Oriental Secret Garden
Mary Ann's Mixed Metal
Kathy Gordon "Blue Water Arts"
..and more vendors by show time
The Planters Exchange Story
The year is 1928 and The Planters Exchange is the new farm supply and hardware store on Havana's corner of 7th and Main. The store's warehouse is located by the old depot back on 2nd Street (where the current complex sits today). The business
becomes a booming success, and the first of many evolutions is about to occur. With a chronological hop to 1932, a new 3000 square-foot store and warehouse combination has been erected. The growth continues during World War II and into the fifties until the complex expands to it's current size of 34,000 square feet spanning a city block.
During the subsequent years, the business evolves into plants, gifts, and garden decor. It later takes on a completely new face with retail shops before temporarily closing it's doors.
On May 1st, 2001, the sleeping giant was re born as a shopping mall emphasizing antiques and collectibles. the complex was designated a National Landmark
in 1999. In record time, the 14,000 square-foot renovated section now boasts over 60 dealers, a large consignment area and a Southern Charm Tea Parlor and full restaurant.
The outside pavilion houses Rudy' Produce, Preserves, and Plants. The greenhouse located next to the front of the mail entrance offers garden and patio furniture and accents.
The Art Trail Shops boarding 9th Avenue house a dry-cleaning business and alteration shop, a tanning center, beauty supply store, a Dixie Outfitter outlet, and office space.
Second generation owner, Wayne Gregory, is proud of the building's history and it's role in the Shade Tobacco era. the concept which is unique to Gadsden County and inspired by techniques used in Havana, Cuba. Mr Gregory hopes to preserve the memories of those times by establishing a museum in one of the original buildings on the property.
He also plans to continue expanding the renovation effort to include a meeting center and more.
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Havana Herald Newspaper >>HavanaHerald.net
Promoted by The Down The Street Bead Show Inc.
Orange City, Florida * 866-667-3232 *
Sponsored by The Planters Exchange
204 2nd Street NW, Havana, Florida 32333 *850-539-6343*
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