Alafia Fat Tire Festival @ Alafia River State ParkFriday, November 4, 2016 - 1:00pm EDT to Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 5:00pm EST
Regular park admission fees are separate from registration fees
Ranger Station 813-672-5320
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.
For additional information on registration and event details please visit www.SWAMPclub.org
1876 Cow Camp @ Lake Kissimmee State ParkSunday, November 6, 2016 - 9:00am to 4:30pm EST
Free with regular park admission
Park Service Specialist Andi Henry, 863-696-1112, Andrea.Henry@dep.state.fl.us
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.
Offsite Cow Camps are available for groups of 15 or more, schools, community organizations, special events, etc. Call the Ranger Station for more information.
First Weekend Union Garrison @ Fort Clinch State ParkSunday, November 6, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EST
$2.50 Fort Admission in addition to regular park admission.
Fort Clinch State Park, 904-277-7274
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.
Beach combing @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State ParkSunday, November 6, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am EST
FREE with regular park admission
Ranger Station 239-597-6196
Join a Volunteer for a talk about beach treasures. Learn about sea shells, sea creatures and tidal movement. This is a great interactive event!
Beach combing participation requirements
Marjorie's Hoecake Hoedown! @ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State ParkSunday, 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.
Carrie Todd, Park Ranger (352) 466-3672
"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.
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 ParkSunday, November 6, 2016 - 2:00pm EST
Free with regular park admission.
Ranger station, 352-236-7148 ext.4
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.
Enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).