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Friday, November 19, 2021

Festival at Fort King brings Ocala to 1800s next month

The Festival at Fort King is bringing Ocala back to the 1800s next month.

The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department is hosting the Festival at Fort King on Saturday, December 4 and Sunday, December 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fort King National Historic Landmark (3925 E Fort King Street in Ocala).

The historic-themed festival is 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 was previously known as Attack on Fort King: A Fight for Freedom. This year’s event is expanding to offer hands-on activities, cast iron cooking, axe throwing, a kids’ area, bird hike, Fort King trail tours, home brewed beer, craft vendors, and more.

Admission to the event is $5 per person. Veterans and children under 5 get in for free.

Earlier this month, the Friends of McIntosh held a festival that brought attendees back to the 1890s.

For more information on the upcoming event, visit the Festival at Fort King website.