There's plenty to choose from this weekend for those wanting to spend some time in the great outdoors. Blues lovers, nature lovers, wine connoisseurs and auto aficionados alike have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of activities both close to home and perhaps a little off the beaten path. Take a gander at what's on the radar and get out and have some fun.
Nature and bluegrass lovers
Take in the local parks while enjoying kayaking, bird-watching, hiking, fishing, horseback riding and geocaching at Pasco EcoFest 2012 today through Sunday. EcoFest will offer a wide range of activities at six west Pasco parks and preserves and three sites in downtown New Port Richey. In partnership with EcoFest, Main Street New Port Richey will host Harvest Fest, also today through Sunday, featuring live bluegrass and Florida Folk music, a kids zone and more in Sims Park. For a complete schedule of events, go to pascoecofest.com and nprmainstreet.com.
Blues for the naturally inclined
Lake Como Family Nudist Resort in Land O'Lakes hosts Nudes, Blues and BBQ Fest, today and Saturday. The event features a blues jam led by the 2010 International Blues Competition semifinalist Josh Lamkin and other blues musicians. Admission is $10 per day. Go to lakecomonaturally.com.
A little wine with your blues?
Take a trek south of the Pasco border for the Dunedin Wines the Blues, today and Saturday in downtown Dunedin. It kicks off today with a Wine/Art Walk and entertainment sponsored by the Suncoast Blues Society, wine/beer tent and food vendors. A street party is from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday with the Selwyn Birchwood Band, Betty Fox and the Dirty Bastards and Bill "The Sauce Boss" Wharton. Admission is free. Go to dunedinwinestheblues.info.
Try a bottle of white or red
Enjoy entertainment by Patrick Foy at Florida Estates Winery's Wine Fest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 25241 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes. Participate in an informative wine tasting and shop local vendors. Go to floridaestateswines.com.