CHIPLEY – From encounters with baby gators to a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus in front of their Ford Model A, the Fourth Annual Washington County Heritage Festival is exactly a month away.
The event will be held 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29 at Falling Waters State Park. The event is presented by Florida Farm Bureau and Farm Bureau Insurance.
"Come out and experience how life used to be lived by visiting with our demonstrators that will include anything from a blacksmith to a flint knapper in our Native American village to a full agricultural display complete with 4-H show animals, antique tractors and farm implements," a spokesperson stated in a news release. "Chad Gainey will be giving live chainsaw art demonstrations throughout both days. We will also have plenty of local arts & crafts vendors selling their homemade wares."
The North Florida Artillery will reenact a Civil War camp with two cannons that will fire every 45 minutes during the festival. Besides experiences of rich heritage, a kid zone will be setup for children to enjoy pony rides, and a bounce house and inflated slide.
Live entertainment will be provided by The Two Brothers, the release stated.
Cost for entry to the park is $5 per vehicle. Offsite parking will be at RiverTown Community Church on State Park Road. Shuttle service will be available and handicap parking will be available inside the park.
For more information, visit
www.floridastateparks.org/fallingwaters , www.visitwcfla.com or call 638-6130.