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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Alafia Fat Tire Festival @ Alafia River State Park

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 1:00pm EDT to Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 5:00pm EST

Regular park admission fees are separate from registration fees

More Information:
Ranger Station 813-672-5320

Located in the Southwest region at:
Alafia River State Park
14326 S CR 39
Lithia, FL 33547

Join the SWAMP mountain bike club in celebrating their 16th annual Fat Tire Festival at the park. This year the event has expanded and opened to the public. Visitors can enjoy a volunteer village, guided bike rides, skills clinics, food trucks and more.

Additional Information:

For additional information on registration and event details please visit www.SWAMPclub.org

1876 Cow Camp @ Lake Kissimmee State Park

Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 9:00am to 4:30pm EST

Free with regular park admission

More Information:
Park Service Specialist Andi Henry, 863-696-1112, Andrea.Henry@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Central region at:
Lake Kissimmee State Park
14248 Camp Mack Rd.
Lake Wales , FL 33898

As you roam down the short trail to the Cow Camp, you will travel back in time to 1876. At the end of the trail, you will find a Florida Cow Hunter in a frontier camp along the route of a cattle drive. He will be cooking, making coffee, tending to the cattle or just resting up until the next roundup or cattle drive. The Cow Hunter will be very happy to share stories about what his life is like and the challenges he faces.

Additional Information:

Offsite Cow Camps are available for groups of 15 or more, schools, community organizations, special events, etc. Call the Ranger Station for more information.

Participation Requirements

 

First Weekend Union Garrison @ Fort Clinch State Park

Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EST

$2.50 Fort Admission in addition to regular park admission.

More Information:
Fort Clinch State Park, 904-277-7274

Located in the Northeast region at:
Fort Clinch State Park
2601 Atlantic Ave
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

This program will allow visitors to interact with living historians to experience life in the fort as it was in 1864. The grounds will be bustling with soldiers in period costumes involved in firing demonstrations, marching drills, cooking and daily activities. Ladies in their dresses, sutlers displaying their wares, fife players and drummer boys bring every part of the civil war era to life. Come join in this unique, family friendly event.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Beach combing @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am EST

FREE with regular park admission

More Information:
Ranger Station 239-597-6196

Located in the Southwest region at:
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
11135 Gulfshore Drive
Naples, FL 34108

Join a Volunteer for a talk about beach treasures. Learn about sea shells, sea creatures and tidal movement. This is a great interactive event!

Additional Information:

Beach combing participation requirements

Marjorie's Hoecake Hoedown! @ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 10:00am to 3:00pm EST

Park entry fee of $3 per vehicle is required for the outdoor tasting event at 2:30PM.

Park entry fee of $3 per vehicle PLUS tour fee of $3 per adult/$2 per child (6-12 years) is required for the historic house tour. Historic house tours which include the cornbread cooking demonstration on this day will be at 10AM, 11AM, & 1PM only.

Payment may be cash or check.

More Information:
Carrie Todd, Park Ranger (352) 466-3672

Located in the Northeast region at:
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park
18700 S. CR 325
Cross Creek, FL 32640

"If I asked a neighbor for some bread in an emergency, I should receive a pan of cornbread.  It is the staple bread and the young Townsends were correct in believing that one must have it to grow on." (Cross Creek, 1942.)

From hushpuppies to hoecakes, come and sample the varieties of cornbread Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings described in Cross Creek & Cross Creek Cookery.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Join Stefanie Samara Hamblen of Hogtown Homegrown (a supporter of using local fresh food, lovingly cooked and shared with family & friends,) the Woodstove Sisters, park staff & volunteers for a cornbread tasting event inspired by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' Cross Creek & Cross Creek Cookery.

This cornbread extravaganza will be held outside in the farmyard at 2:30PM, followed by a chance-drawing for prizes sponsored by The Friends of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm Inc., our citizen support organization.  They will also make copies of Cross Creek and Cross Creek Cookery available for purchase.

Cross Creek Honey company whose motto is "honey the way bees intended," will be there to educate us on this important species and to display their products.

Cornbread cooking demonstrations will be done during historic house tours only at 10AM, 11AM & 1PM prior to the tasting event.

 

 

 

Ranger Program: Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 2:00pm EST

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Ranger station, 352-236-7148 ext.4

Located in the Central region at:
Silver Springs State Park
1425 NE 58th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34470

Take part in a park ranger program, which occurs every Sunday. Topics vary, with each program offering an opportunity to learn something new about Silver Springs State Park and Florida’s unique environment.

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).

Participation requirements.