Pierced Ciderworks owner Jon Nolli talks about his new business, the Treasure Coast’s first cidery, on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Fort Pierce. Nolli opened in February at 411 N. Second St., the former location of Sailfish Brewing Company. XAVIER MASCAREÑAS/TCPALM Wochit


For most people, Labor Day means a day off from work.

It also gives us an extra day to check out Treasure Coast events this weekend.

Try new ciders at a rat rod and Jeep show. Learn how to grill and fry. Party with the community. Watch a skim boarding competition. Do the hula at a luau. Go back to the 1980s. Find family fun on a farm. Drink local beer.

Enjoy these fun things to do in St. Lucie, Indian River and Martin counties.

Try new ciders

The Jeepers & Creepers Car Show Block Party is 3-9 p.m. Saturday at Pierced Ciderworks at 411 N. Second St., in Fort Pierce.

The Treasure Coast’s first and only cidery is closing the street for a rat rod and Jeep show and the release for 12 new ciders that day only. The flavors include cilantro lime jalapeno, cream soda, mimosa and bloody mary. Each cider is $6, or you can buy a $25 wristband for unlimited cider from 3-6 p.m.

The rat rods are from Colonial Metalworks in Fort Pierce and the Jeeps are from the Treasure Coast Jeep Club. Plus, there will be a food truck with island-style barbecue.

Live music begins Friday and lasts through Monday. For more information, call 772-302-3863 or go to www.facebook.com/piercedcider.

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Learn how to grill and fry

The Labor Day Festival at Bass Pro Shops is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at 2250 Gatlin Blvd., in Port St. Lucie.

The festival has activities for kids, including an archery range challenge, a bait toss challenge, a duck pond game, a photo download and a patriotic craft. Starting at noon, frog visors will be given to the first 150 kids who participate in the activities. Kids also have the chance to win prizes.

It also has face painting, as well as funnel cake and cotton candy samples, from 1-4 p.m. and hot dogs from noon to 2 p.m. both days.

There also are seminars and product demonstrations. On Saturday, learn about smokers at 1:30 p.m. and grills at 3 p.m. On Sunday, learn about Dutch ovens at 1:30 p.m. and fryers at 3 p.m. A zippered insulated tote and key chain bottle opener will be given to the first 25 people who attend each seminar.

All activities are free. For more information, call 772-785-7600 or go to www.facebook.com/bassproshopsportstluciefl.

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Party with the community

The Community Block Party is 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Genesis Community Church at 602 E. Weatherbee Road in Fort Pierce.

The party includes human foosball tournaments with teams of six people, a bounce house, games and music. Bring canned goods for a food drive.

Admission is free. For more information, call 772-882-4914 or go to www.mygenesislife.com.

Watch skim boarding

Mulligan’s Skim Jam competition starts at 8 a.m. Saturday at Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill at 1025 Beachland Blvd., in Vero Beach. Riders check in at 7 a.m. and have a mandatory meeting at 7:30 a.m.

The after-party is 6-10 p.m. at Walking Tree Brewery at 3209 Dodger Road. It includes an awards ceremony, live music, food trucks, raffles, prizes and a street course with a quarter pipe, ramps and rails.

The skim boarding entry fee is $30 for amateurs and $100 for professionals. Proceeds benefit the Vero Beach Lifeguard Association. For more information, call 772-360-7166 or go to www.facebook.com/shorelb.

The weekend ends with the Race to the Wreck beginning at 7 a.m. Sunday at Waldo’s at 3150 Ocean Drive. It includes a 1,000-yard swim and a 3-mile paddle. The cost to compete is $25. For more information, call 772-360-7166.

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Hula at a luau

The End of Summer Luau is 6-10 p.m. Saturday at Heaton’s Reef Bar & Grill at Vero Beach Hotel & Spa at 3500 Ocean Drive.

The luau features a feast with a slow-roasted pig, as well as Polynesian fire and hula dancers. Tickets are $45 each. They can be purchased in advance at the restaurant or the night of the event. For more information, call 772-469-1060 or go to www.facebook.com/heatonsreef.

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Go back in time

A Totally Awesome ’80s Howl Party is 6-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Riverside Theatre at 3250 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach.

Sing along to songs from the ’80s that you request from the talented musicians playing the Howl at the Moon dueling pianos. Wear ’80s attire for a chance to win prizes. Plus, there are drink specials.

The party begins with live music in front of the theater starting at 6 p.m. before it moves inside for the dueling pianos. Reserve your table with seating times of 7:30 or 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $12-$22 each. For more information, call 772-231-6990 or go to www.riversidetheatre.com.

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Find fun on the farm

Family Day Out Farm-style is 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at Sunny Creek Ranch at 25401 S.W. Tommy Clements St., in Indiantown.

The event includes a bounce house, $5 pony rides, $1 feed cups and drinks and snow cones for sale. Cash and credit cards are accepted. Proceeds benefit the care of the animals. Bring sunscreen. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/sunnycreekranchllc.

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Drink local beer

The Sailfish Brewing Company Tap Takeover & Open Mic Night is 6-11 p.m. Saturday at The Twisted Craft & Creamery at 4745 S.E. Desoto Ave., in Port Salerno.

Beers include the White Marlin Wit, Sunrise City IPA and Don’t Poke the Bear Imperial Honey Blonde. Every beer you buy enters you into a raffle for giveaways.

Bring your guitars, drums and dancing shoes for open mic night. For more information, call 772-600-7239 or go to www.facebook.com/twistedcraftcreamery.

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