October Newsletter


We're all about the tricks and the treats here at Simply Events, so much so that we overloaded ourselves with a plethora of Halloween/Fall events, because why not? Tis' the season!
October is by far our favorite month and our busiest month! It's the start of cooler weather which means it's also the start of festival season! With back-to-back events every weekend, there will not be a single dull moment.

Upcoming Shabby Chic Markets

The Shabby Chic Vintage Markets & Artisan Days are back!
We know you missed them and were waiting for your next opportunity to shop from unique, local artisans.
This month the Shabby Chic Markets will be in three locations, and if you've never shopped at a Shabby Chic Market before we recommend you lose your Shabby Chic virginity at the Safety Harbor market on October 13th. The Safety Harbor market was the location that started it all. We hosted our very first market on Main Street a few years ago, and at the time we took up only a few blocks of main street, but today we take over ALL of Main Street! We partner with the Market on Main, and together we host about 160 artisans, which makes this location the LARGEST of all the Shabby Chic Market locations and the most special.
Shop the LARGEST Shabby Chic Market!
Coastal Chic Vintage Market & Artisan Day
This Sunday, the Shabby Chic Vintage Markets are going nautical at the Coastal Chic Vintage Market & Artisan Day. The Coastal Chic Vintage Market & Artisan Day is dedicated to unique Florida-chic style and decor. On deck, you'll find artisan-made features, fabulous food items, original art, painted furniture, up-cycled pieces, antique and vintage collectibles, and more.
If nautical decor and beachy vibes are your things, then you won’t want to miss the Coastal Chic Vintage Market this Sunday at SunWest Park from 10 AM - 4 PM!
Get your coastal fix this Sunday!
Fall Wesley Chapel Shabby Chic Vintage Market & Artisan Day
We cannot think of a better way to close out this year's Shabby Chic Vintage Markets than at The Grove at Wesley Chapel. The Wesley Chapel Shabby Chic is the second-largest market that showcases 100 vendors from all over Florida, and it is also the hub for all things rustic, farmhouse, and vintage decor.
The Fall Wesley Chapel Shabby Chic Market is your last chance for 2019 to shop from Tampa's Most Unique Shopping Experience.
Are you a farmhouse or rustic style fan, or are you looking for that unique furniture piece? Shop the Wesley Chapel Shabby Chic Market on October 20th!

Wesley Chapel Fall Festival

The Wesley Chapel Fall Festival presented by Suncoast Credit Union returns this month, and we're ringing in the 15th year in a bigger, more SPOOKTACULAR way!
This year's festival will host a 3-day carnival, Pet Parade and Costume Contest sponsored by Dear Madison Pet Services, a Trunk or Treat sponsored by San Antonio Federal Citizens Credit Union, and the Miss & Mr. Pumpkin Pageant sponsored by Tampa Premium Outlets and The Learning Experience. 
Along with the event activities, the festival will also host a vendor market and business expo, award-winning food trucks, live music, a family fun zone, a pumpkin patch with proceeds benefitting The Stano Foundation, and more!
We are still open spaces for the Trunk or Treat and the Miss. & Mr. Pumpkin Pageant, so if you would like to get more involved in the event, you can register by clicking the button below.

November Events- Spend Your Weekend With Us

You think October has a great lineup of events? Just wait until you see our November lineup! Not only can you celebrate Fall, but you can also celebrate Veteran's Day, and BBQ!
20th Annual North Tampa Bay Awards Gala
Tampa Palms Country Club
November 7, 2019 | 6 PM - 10 PM
Join the North Tampa Bay Chamber at their annual awards banquet. The chamber will present various prestigious awards to acknowledge the accomplishments of small and large businesses, volunteers, civic organizations, and company leaders for the contributions they make to our regional economy. This event will host 260 business and community leaders for an unforgettable evening.
Westshore Plaza, Tampa
November 9, 2019 | 3 PM - 8 PM
FREE Entry
If you came to our Boo n' Brew craft beer event last year, you would be excited to hear that we are bringing it back but in a more patriotic way. This Veteran's Day Weekend, we are hosting Red, White & Brew inside Westshore Plaza. 
What better way to honor those that have kept our country safe than with tasty brews and live music? 
Guests can indulge in award-winning food trucks, several craft beer samples from Coppertail Brewing Co and 3 Daughters Brewing, live music, a veterans and active military lounge, a Touch-of-History area containing war memorabilia, kids area, and live music from The Petty Hearts! 
Join us for an evening of celebrating those who served.
SunWest Park, Hudson
November 16, 2019 | 11 AM - 6 PM
$5 Entry Fee
To keep the patriotism going strong, we are also hosting a Great American BBQ at SunWest Park in Hudson this November. We figured you might enjoy some delicious red meat before you're all stuffed up on turkey and mashed potatoes.
The Great American BBQ costs $5 to enter, but with that ticket, guests will receive an endless option of Florida's best BBQ food trucks and restaurants, live bands including a Justin Timberlake Tribute Concert, access to volleyball and corn hole games, eating competitions, and more!
The $5 ticket entrance fee benefits the Hudson Elementary School. Without support from the event, the school might not be able to stay open, so each ticket purchase helps the local Hudson families and students. Come out and enjoy a day of fun for the whole family!
Peace, Love & Funk Festival ft. Bizarre Bazaar
Land O' Lakes Heritage Park, Land O' Lakes
November 30, 2019 | 1 PM - 7 PM
$5 Entry Fee
You made it through the two holidays of the year so now it's time to have fun! The Peace, Love & Funk Festival is a day where adults can be a kid again. We are encouraging individuals to get their groove on, dance, and participate in flow art! Spin poi, hula hoop, or just get jiggy with it while burning off those unwanted Thanksgiving leftover calories. 
The Peace, Love & Funk Festival's mission is to support our community with love and music, and with local acts like George Pennington III, Shevonne and the Force, and The Black Honkeys you'll be sure to have the time of your life.
Along with the festival, there will also be a Bizarre Bazaar market featuring 30+ local vendors specializing in a variety of rare items and oddities. 

Last Month's Events

Last month was the month of Wellness Expos, and our hearts are full (and strong), because we can't thank you all enough for making this year's expos the best so far. We had a total of 4 Wellness Expos at different Westfield Malls all over the east coast of Florida and every one of them was fantastic.
We also had several free activities available for the guests including the Sage Creation Station, Eat Well Station, DIY Tea Station, and the Spa Bath Creation Station. All the activities were made possible with the help of our sponsors. We'd also like to thank the attendees! We hope you found the wellness resources you were looking for while having a blast.
As always, thank you for attending and supporting our events and our mission. We look forward to seeing you this upcoming season.
Sonya & Drew | Co-Owners
Kevin, Brett, Gabby, Sean & Craig

Next Event:

Shabby Chic

Vintage Market

Grove at Wesley Chapel

October 20th