Special Events

Strawberry Festival- February 12-13, 2022 at
Red, White, and Blues Farm

22 Adventures in Levy in 2022

  1. Visit TWO State Parks– Fanning Springs State Park and Manatee Springs State Park floridastateparks.org
  2. Swim in Levy’s Blue Springs or Henry Beck Park levycounty.org/department/parks_and_recreation
  3. Boating on Gulf or Rivers- Gulf of Mexico, Suwannee, Waccasassa, Wekiva, Withlacoochee Rivers
  4. Salt Water Fishing and Scalloping- myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater
  5. Fresh Water Fishingmyfwc.com/fishing/freshwater
  6. Stay on the Suwannee River- visitflorida.com/travel-ideas/articles/along-the-suwannee-river/
  7. Eat Famous, Fresh Cedar Key Clams-visitnaturecoast.com/eat-2/
  8. Eat 3 time World Champion Clam Chowder-tonyschowder.com/
  9. Kayak the Island of Cedar Key-paddleflorida.net/cedar-key-paddle.htm
  10. Kayak the Rivers of Levy- http://floridanaturecoast.org/County/Levy/WaccasassaBay/WaccasassaBay.aspx
  11. Visit Museums in Levy County- https://visitnaturecoast.com/museums/
  12. Visit an Elephant Farm- https://allaboutelephants.com/
  13. Compete in the Tour de Melon- https://tourdemelon.raceroster.com/
  14. Attend the 67th Chiefland Watermelon Festival-https://chieflandwomansclub.org/watermelon-festival
  15. Stop by the Central Florida Peanut Festival-https://visitnaturecoast.com/event/central-florida-peanut-festival/
  16. Sample Seafood at Two different Seafood Festival, Cedar Key Seafood Festival and Yankeetown Seafood Festival-https://visitnaturecoast.com/event
  17. Visit a Botanical Garden in a Quarry- https://cedarlakeswoodsandgarden.com/
  18. Dive into Levy at Devils Den or Blue Grotto-http://www.devilsden.com/ or https://divebluegrotto.com/
  19. Have a U-Pick Experience at Red, White and Blues Farm-https://redwhiteandbluesfarm.com/
  20. Relive the Six Gun Territory at Kirby Farms-https://www.kirbyfarm.com/six-gun-territory-wild-west-weekend
  21. Ride a Christmas Train through Christmas lights in the woods – https://www.kirbyfarm.com/the-christmas-express
  22. Tour Seahorse Key Light House-https://ncbs.ifas.ufl.edu/open-house/


 New Event Coming to Levy County!!

Black Prong Equestrian Village
Zoe Bowden
(352) 565-4540
[email protected]

September 8th, 2021


Bronson, FL: This fall, Black Prong Equestrian Village (BPEV) will kick off a series of carriage driving competitions recognized by the American Driving Society and organized by Jennifer Matheson. The event series begins November 17th, 2021 and ends with the Finals on March 30th, 2022.  These events, include a Driving Derby series, Combined Driving Events, and the inaugural Black Prong Dressage Festival.

Spectators will be welcome to visit BPEV to watch the action, following American Driving Society covid-19 safety guidelines. Competitors may choose to reside onsite with their horses in one of BPEV’s nine cottages, each with five stalls and a tack room attached. Stabling for horses is also available for those who stay in RVS or campers at BPEV throughout the competition season.

Carriage driving is an equestrian sport which involves a driver seated on a vehicle that is pulled by a single horse, pair, or team of four horses. A Combined Driving Event is a three-day competition that includes three different disciplines: dressage, marathon and cones. Driven Dressage is where the horse and driver team complete a pattern and are judged on precision and quality of movement. Marathon involves an obstacle course which is a test in speed and endurance, and Cones is a test of agility and obedience where the driver carefully navigates between 20 cones. Driving Derby involves an obstacle course that combines marathon and cones and is driven at speed. 

Black Prong Equestrian Village Upcoming Driving Events:

  • November 17, 2021 – Combined Test
  • November 18, 2021 – Driving Derby
  • December 8, 2021 -Combined Test
  • December 9, 2021 – Driving Derby
  • December 29, 2021 – Combined test
  • December 30, 2021 – Driving Derby
  • January 14-16, 2022 – The Nature Coast Combined Driving Event
  • February 11-13, 2022 – Black Prong Dressage Festival
  • February 23, 2022 – Driving Derby
  • March 9, 2022 – Driving Derby 
  • March 18-20, 2022 – The Black Prong Combined Driving Event
  • March 30, 2022 – Black Prong Driving Derby Finals

Event registration information can be found on our website.

BPEV is an elite, five-star agritourism operation designed to offer a home-away-from-home for the competitive equestrian, casual horse lover, cyclist and outdoor enthusiast. Nestled in the Goethe State Forest, BPEV offers access to miles of trails in Florida’s longleaf pine flatwoods to be explored by hiking, biking or horseback.

Nine fully-furnished single bedroom cottages contain full kitchens, full bathrooms, living rooms, washer/dryer units, and screened-in porches. Airstream campers and custom tiny homes offer unique ways to stay. Lodging is available at daily, weekly, and monthly rates for both in-season and off-season times of the year. All Long Term RV Pads have cobblestone pavers inlayed with a cookout area and ample space for your truck and golf cart. All have electric pedestals with 30 & 50 amp full-service hookups. Short Term RV pads are situated on level grass footing and are located near the pavilion and pool area. Black Prong also has stabling for guests’ horses. There are permanent stabling options across the property that are both attached and detached from our cottages. All stalls are 12′ x 12′ and have solid clay bases with mats, sliding stall doors with windows, and a rubber paver aisle way. Large grassy paddocks are included with each stall rental. 

Visit our website to book your next stay!