Event marks 10th anniversary at Falling Waters State Park

Legends & Lore Festival returns this weekend

This year's Legends & Lore Festival at Falling Waters State Park is dedicated to the memory of Raymond Smoker, a longtime volunteer and participant in the annual festival.

Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 11:38 AM.

CHIPLEY — Friday and Saturday, the past will come to life at Falling Waters State Park.

This year will mark the tenth year that the Friends of Falling Waters, with the help of many great demonstrators, crafters and volunteers been able to give young and old a like a glimpse of a more carefree time.

The festival will take place from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. both days.

The festival will have a wide variety of unique and seldom seen sites and well as great arts and crafts, live music and great food.

The annual event will feature Civil War Re-enactors, a blacksmith, candlemakers, basket weaving, live alligator, wood crafters, storytelling and much more.

“You sometimes don’t know where you are going until you get there. The Legends & Lore Festival started out as a Saturday night program in the fall of the year and now we are celebrating the 10th Annual Legends & Lore Festival,” said Park Service Specialist Scott Sweeney.

“The event now takes place the third Friday and Saturday in April and has grown into one of the most significant cultural and historical events in the Florida panhandle,” he said.

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