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Thursday, January 27, 2022

Festival at Fort King coming to historic landmark this fall

The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host the Festival at Fort King later this fall.

The event will take place on Saturday, December 4 and Sunday, December 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fort King National Historic Landmark, located at 3925 East Fort King Street.

Previously known as Attack on Fort King: A Fight for Freedom, the event is expanding to offer hands-on activities, demonstrations, crafts, food trucks, live music and more.

The Festival at Fort King is a historic-themed event set in the 1800s and will feature a full-scale re-enactment of the events that fueled the start of the Second Seminole War. The festival seeks to bring the local history of Ocala and Marion County to life in an engaging way for all ages, reads a press release from the City of Ocala.

Admission to the event is $5 per person. Veterans and children under 5 are free.

Vendors, historic re-enactors, and demonstrator applications are currently open.  The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, September 24. Digital and hard copy applications are available. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

For more information, visit the Festival at Fort King webpage.