Special Events - Ocala

Due to the current conditions, all HITS Showgrounds are closed to the general public until further notice.  This means NO Spectators are permitted.

Please contact HITS by phone at 845.246.8833 or by email to info@hitsshows.com with any questions. We will provide updated information through our website as needed.


Best Barn Area Contest  -
Sponsored by Showcase Properties of Central Florida

  • Awards by 6 Catagories - Best Landscaping - Most Functional / Businesslike - Best Construction Design - Most Curb Appeal - Best Fun or Party Place - Judges Choice
  • More Chances to WIN 
  • No Cost to Enter
  • Final Judging - Saturday, March 13, 2021
  • Awards - Sunday, March 14, 2021


Exhibitor Parties

Our exhibitors can look forward to Exhibitor Parties on Fridays. This is a great time to relax, catch up with friends and eat some delicious food. HITS is excited to continue this tradition in 2021. The following Partners will be catering the exhibitor parties this year!

Ocala January Classic - Week l   |   Friday, January 22, 4-6 pm  |  Stop by the @manewayz HotSpot near Hunter 3 this Friday!

Market Kitchen & Bar - We’re kicking off the 40th Anniversary of the #HITSOcala Winter Circuit with a Post Time Party! Stop by the @manewayz HotSpot near Hunter 3 this Friday, 4-6 pm, for a complimentary tasting brought to you by Hilton Ocala! Hope to see you there!

 Ocala Festival - Week ll   |   Friday, January 29                                                                    

Mesa De Notte will sponsor the Week II Exhibitor Party.

 Ocala Premiere - Week III  |   Friday, February 5                                                    


Tony's Sushi will sponsor the Week III Exhibitor Party. 

 Ocala Winter Classic - IV  |   Friday, February 12, 4-6 pm  |   Manewayz HotSpot

Movex will sponsor the Week IV Exhibitor Party.         

 Ocala Winter Classic - IV  |   Saturday, February 13   

Dever Golf Car Valentine’s Day Decorating Contest!  |  Saturday, February 13, 3 pm  |  Hunter 1 Schooling
1st Place is a 3-Day Rental  |  2nd Place is a 1-Day Rental


Rules & Restrictions:

  • Carts must be lined up by 2:45 pm on 2/13 for peer judging
  • Judging will end at 3:30 pm
  • Strong adhesives such as but not limited to duct or shipping tape, staples, glue or any materials that cause permanent damage are strictly prohibited and cause for disqualification. Individuals will be responsible for any permanent damages.
  • Decorations must be removed before cars are returned to Dever.
  • All are encouraged to participate
  • Peer-based voting: Drop your ballot in the Dever ballot box next to where carts will be lined up next to the Hunter 1 Schooling Area for voting
  • Décor should be Valentine’s themed, see below for creative inspiration.

 Ocala Winter Classic - Week VII   |   Friday, March 5                                                            

Brick City Southern Kitchen will sponsor the Week VII Exhibitor Party. 

Ocala Winter Celebration - Week IX   |   March 12 & 14 

Best Barn Area Contest  - Sponsored by Showcase Properties of Central Florida

  • Final Judging - Saturday, March 13, 2021
  • Awards - Sunday, March 14, 2021