CRESTVIEW — Here’s a calendar of upcoming events in North Okaloosa County and surrounding areas. 

23RD ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST IN BLUEWATER BAY: Friday, Sept. 29, 5 to 10 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Market Place near Winn-Dixie on Highway 20, Bluewater Bay, Niceville.Featuring live music, entertainment for adults and children, arts and crafts, soft drinks, bratwurst, hotdogs, baked chicken and beer. Sponsored by the Mid-Bay Rotary Club. All proceeds go to local charities. Free admission.

CRESTVIEW MANOR BUNCO BENEFIT: Doors open 9 a.m. Sept. 30 at the Senior Center in Old Spanish Trail Park, on Stillwell Boulevard in Crestview. Games begin at 9:30 a.m. $25 per ticket; catered lunch provided. Proceeds will be used to support Manor residents' needs to assist with their living expenses not covered by insurance or Medicaid. Tickets: Jean Shaw, 582-4030, or Kathy Neidig, 682-5324.

FORT WALTON BEACH COIN CLUB COIN SHOW: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 30 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Meridian at Westwood, 1001 Mar Walt Drive, Fort Walton Beach. Park in the White Wilson parking lot. Free admission. Everyone who attends gets a free new collectible quarter while supplies last. There will be dealers willing to buy, sell and trade coins, currency, gold and silver. Free appraisals. Dave, 512-4904.

HISPANIC FEST RESCHEDULED: The Hispanic Fest originally scheduled for Sept. 10 was postponed due to Hurricane Irma. The new festival date is 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center, Okaloosa Island. Proceeds benefit the 13th Annual Emerald Coast Christmas Miracle Needy Children’s Fiesta. Business sponsorships and vendor information are available. Call 368-3505 or email for details.

'KINGS OF HARLEM' PERFORMANCE: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. Layon Gray's off-Broadway play depicts the story of the Harlem Rens, the first all African-American basketball team formed in the 1920s and their struggles against the overt racism and discrimination encountered in establishing their legitimacy as a professional team. Tickets cost $37.50 at the theater box office,, or by calling 729-6000.

BRIGHT FUTURE COMMUNITY YARD SALE: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 7, Crestview Community Center, 1446 Commerce Drive, Crestview. Vendor booths cost $40 for a single booth or $60 for a double booth. Nonprofits get $10 off each price. Call 612-9271 or see the Bright Future Ministries Facebook page for a booth application.

ANN COULTER HEADLINES WALTON REPUBLICAN FUNDRAISER: 6 p.m. Oct. 12, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Miramar Beach. Coulter, a New York Times bestselling author, legal correspondent, syndicated columnist and frequent talk show guest, will be the guest of honor and keynote speaker at its Lincoln Day Dinner. The 6 p.m. VIP reception is followed by dinner and her keynote address at 7 p.m. A book signing follows the event. General tickets cost $125; $120 for active duty military or veterans, by check or online at or Make checks payable to and mail to Walton County Republican Executive Committee, P.O. Box 2283, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459, and postmarked no later than Oct. 6.

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HAUNTED HOUSE: 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 13, at the former Lakeside Hospital at 1290 Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. Debut of "An Evening with Jason – Long Night at Camp Blood," inspired by the “Friday the 13th” movies. Inner demons, hallucinations and rages result in high body counts as slasher Jason Voorhees avenges the decapitation of his mother at Camp Crystal Lake on Friday the 13th. Encore presentations are 7-10 p.m. Oct. 20 and 21, and 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 27 and 28. Tickets cost $13. Advance tickets are available at Email or call the Art Co-Op, 419- 3007.

NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1972 REUNION: Oct. 20-22, Niceville. The 45th reunion includes the following:

●5:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at LJ Schooners Dockside, 290 Yacht Club Drive, Niceville (pay for yourself,

●Barbecue buffet, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 21, Eglin Golf Course Clubhouse, 1572 Fairway Drive, Niceville. $35 per person, cash bar.

●Potluck picnic, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 22, Turkey Creek, 340 W. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. Bring something to share.

Contact Mary Ann Aldridge Rierson, for details.

BLUE ANGELS HOMECOMING AIR SHOW: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 10 and 11 at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Sky Hawk Drive. Gates open at 8 a.m. both days. Admission, parking and blanket seating are free. Other seating tickets may be purchased at The Friday Night Air Show is 4-6 p.m. Nov. 10 at NAS. The non-Blue-Angels event features aircraft that light up the sky with full afterburner and pyrotechnics. Performances include Bob Carlton in a Vertigo Air Shows Jet Glider;  Paul Wood in an A-4 Skyhawk; a Mig-17 with pilot Randy Ball; the Super Stearman, with Greg Shelton and Wing Walker Ashely Shelton; and John Klatt in the Screamin’ Sasquatch Jet Waco. The Navy Leap Frogs Parachute Team; Chris Darnell, driving the 300-plus-mph Shockwave Jet Truck; and other acts will perform. Food and memorabilia will be available at numerous concession stands. Pets and coolers are not permitted.



3 p.m. Oct. 19, Robert L.F. Sikes Center, Northwest Florida State College, 805 E. James Lee Blvd., Crestview.
3 p.m. Dec. 14, training room of the Okaloosa County Administration Building, 1250 Eglin Parkway, Shalimar.

Meeting schedule and location are subject to change. For updates and agendas, visit or email, or 332-7976, extension 217.

BLACKMAN FIRE DISTRICT BOARD: 7 p.m. first Mondays, 1850 U.S. Highway 2, Baker.

CRESTVIEW CITY COUNCIL: 6 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, City Hall, 198 N. Wilson St., Crestview.

CRESTVIEW HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD: 5:15 p.m. third Mondays, 371 Hickory Ave. W, Crestview. Open to the public.

CRESTVIEW CITY COUNCIL: 6 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, City Hall, 198 N. Wilson St., Crestview.

MILLIGAN WATER SYSTEM BOARD: 6 p.m. second Tuesdays, 5340 U.S. Highway 4.

BAKER FIRE DISTRICT COMMISSION: 7 p.m. second Tuesdays in the Baker Area Public Safety Building, 1375 19th St.

REP. JAYER WILLIAMSON OFFICE HOURS: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Okaloosa County Extension office, 3098 Airport Road, Crestview. Call 995-3698 for an appointment.

LAUREL HILL CITY COUNCIL: 6 p.m. first Thursdays, City Hall.

DORCAS FIRE DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS: 7 p.m. first Thursdays, 5232 Deer Springs Drive, Crestview, off Highway 90.

HOLT FIRE DEPARTMENT: 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, fire station, 490 W. U.S. Highway 90, Holt.

ALMARANTE VOLUNTEER FIRE DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS: 7 p.m. second Thursdays, Almarante Fire Station, 3710 Old California Road, Laurel Hill.

OKALOOSA-WALTON NORTH OKALOOSA FIRE DISTRICT: 6 p.m. third Thursdays, fire station 82, 5549 John Givens Road, Crestview.

HOLT FIRE DISTRICT COMMISSION: 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays, 490 W. U.S. Highway 90.

HOLT FIRE DEPARTMENT: 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, fire station.

LAUREL HILL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT: 7 p.m., second Fridays, in Laurel Hill City Hall's fire department office.



CRESTVIEW AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EVENTS: for chamber members and their employees. Details: 682-3212 or

HACKERS GOLF TOURNAMENT: 8:30 a.m. Sept. 30, Blackstone Golf Course, 108 Blackstone Lane, Mossy Head. Call 682-3212 or visit for sponsorship opportunities. The chamber is also selling $5 raffle tickets for a propane Broilmaster Grill with a retail price of $1,597. Purchase tickets at the chamber office, 1447 Commerce Drive, Crestview. Winner announced after the golf tournament, and need not be present to win.