DeSoto County Florida | Economic Development Office | 201 E. Oak Street | Suite 201 | Arcadia, FL 34266 | Phone: 863-993-4800 | Fax: 863-993-4808


Our travel guide contains all the information you need to know before scheduling your next trip to beautiful DeSoto County.

Check out DeSoto County’s vast array of area attractions, lodging, dining, activities and organizations. One simple location to find everything you need to know.

89th Annual Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo
March 9 - March 12
Arcadia Rodeo Arena, 124 Heard Street
Arcadia, FL 34266
The Grandaddy of 'em All! Times shown are for all 4 days. Gates open at 11 am. Shootout starts at 1 pm. Rodeo starts at 2 pm. 

Welcome to DeSoto County.

DeSoto, done to perfection.

You don’t earn the title of Florida’s Best Hometown Dining unless you know a thing or two about recipes. And here in DeSoto County, that includes the recipe for the perfect travel package.

It starts with the right ingredients: Like variety the whole family will love, from fun under the sun - boating, swimming, canoeing, camping, golfing - to the city delights of treasure hunting in Florida’s Best Antiquing Town, feasting your eyes on our historic architecture and yes, simply feasting on our award-winning dining.

Come for a day, a week, or a week-end. Stay in a historic inn, or a charming b&b. Take home a trophy - a century-old Tiffany vase, perhaps, or a two-thousand-year-old shark tooth from our fossil-rich river beds. Maybe you’d enjoy Florida’s oldest rodeo, or our exotic animal refuge. Of one thing you can be sure: Life is always sunny side up, here in a natural paradise and a friendly city steeped in history and charm.

So take a look over our menu of options to find the just-right blend of fun and relaxation, and always unbeatable hospitality, that’s exactly to your taste.

For More Information, call 855-REAL FLA
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Calendar of Events

Feb 25  |  Downtown Antique Fair- February 2017 One of the largest antique fairs in the state,...


Feb 25  |  AYRA Youth Rodeo Admission is FREE!   Date:     February 25,...


Mar 09  |  Arcadia All-Championship Rodeo   March 9, 2017 - March 12, 2017 The...


Mar 11  |  Friends of Arcadia Airport for the 4th Annual Rodeo Weekend Fly-In/Camp-Out   Make plans now to join Friends of...


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