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The Taste of Thomasville Food Tour is a culinary exploration of the charming, historic town of Thomasville. Covering approximately 1.4 miles over the course of three hours, the tour introduces visitors to delicious foods as a guide entertains them with facts and anecdotes about local history. The tour’s eateries rotate frequently, but past stops have included Jonah’s Fish & Grits, Grassroots Coffee, Moonspin Pizza, and Sweet Grass Dairy Cheese Shop.
157 Wood Duck Lane
Cairo,
GA
US
Art of the Catwalk, an AFAA-certified pole-dance and fitness studio, is a venue for all women to tap into their wild sides regardless of age or build. The team of experienced dancers and coaches lead a diverse lineup of classes designed to stretch, tone, and choreograph. The team compliments pole-dancing classes with Zumba, yoga, belly-dance, and boot-camp courses for every fitness level. They cap class attendance at 40 participants (or around 10 for pole-dancing classes) to ensure personalized attention and enough space for clients to wear razor-edged tutus if they wish. Art of the Catwalk can also gussy up physiques outside of the fitness studio with an onsite nail salon and products for purchase. It also employs Catwalk Kittens from Pretty Kitty Productions, a promotion company bent on spicing up most any event, to infuse personal parties with gravity-defying dance moves and infectious DJ beats.
505 West Pensacola Street
Tallahassee,
FL
US
In an effort to banish the long waiting lines and spread-out obstacles of other mud runs, the organizers of Armageddon Ambush, The Extreme Mud Run, have designed a fun and unique competition that is extreme and unpredictable with more than 15 professionally constructed obstacles built by licensed contractors, including climbing walls and tire pits. To keep things unpredictably colorful, they also set up powdered color ambushes throughout the course. An after-party with beer, food, and live music offers participants an opportunity to dance off the mixture of mud and paint, a much more fun alternative to showering and a much safer one than rolling around on a cop's freshly washed squad car. (However, washing off is also available.)
16258 U.S. 301
Waldo,
FL
US
It’s common for people to explain that one has to crack some eggs to make an omelet, but less so to say that one has to stomp some grapes to make wine. Though unrecognized as an aphorism, the process is celebrated at 2013 Grape Stompin' Wine Festival, where attendees get the chance to unleash their wrath on the unfortunate fruit, all between tastings and activities. Throughout the day, guests embark on tours of downtown restaurants and bistros to sample pairings of wines, craft beers, and food. A silent auction encourages clandestine bidding wars, while local vendors peddle arts, crafts, food, and oversized novelty foam feet.
1227 W University Ave.
Gainesville,
FL
US
Current and former Gators from across the Sunshine State converge upon Gainesville for the Gator Stompin' 5K, a charitable precursor to the massive Gator Stompin' pub crawl held each spring. During the race, participants scamper along the traditional route, weaving through historic downtown and back across the University of Florida campus, stopping only to refill on beer or stalk gazelles sipping at the city fountain. Proceeds from the philanthropic pavement-pounding benefit the Pledge 5 Foundation, a nonprofit organization that holds food, clothing, toy and pet-adoption drives throughout the year.
18 SW 2nd Ave.
Gainesville,
FL
US
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