Don't miss the annual Silver River Knap-in and Stone Age Arts Festival. Expert flint knappers, archaeologists, potters, hide tanners, bow makers and other specialists in prehistoric skills will gather from across the eastern United States to demonstrate and sell their arts. Vendors will offer reproduction stone tools, raw stone, flint knapping tools, unique crafts, food and more.
There will be archery, tomahawk and atlatl dart throwing demonstrations. A flint knapping competition and ongoing prehistoric skills demonstrations will also take place. Besides the knap-in, visitors can explore the Silver River Museum, hike or bike the trails of the state park, take a tram ride through the woods, or canoe and kayak on the pristine Silver River.
Flint knapping is the art of making stone tools by controlling how stone breaks in order to create specific shapes and sharp edges for arrow and spear points, knives, axes, scrapers, drill bits and other tools. Before metal working was developed, this craft was extremely important.