Walton Outdoors will be hosting their ninth annual “Explore The Outdoors” festival on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. The event will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the beautiful waterfront location of Live Oak Landing 229 Pitts Ave. in Freeport. This fun-filled day will introduce children to the wonders of exploring nature and the outdoor experience. Hands on activities will include fishing, kayaking, boating, wildlife, archery, interactive educational exhibits, giveaways and much more. The event is free for all ages. The water activities are geared for children six-years-old and up. Food will be available for purchase.
Activities and exhibits include:
• Learn to fish on Black Creek with the pros
• Florida Fish and Wildlife fresh water fishing exhibit
• FISH FLORIDA fishing rod/reel giveaways
• Freshwater fishing education with Florida Fish and Wildlife
• Emerald Coast Hydrobike cruises
• Boating with Wounded Warrior Fishing
• Boating with Backwater Tours
• Birding with the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society
• Wildlife exhibit with Florida Fish and Wildlife
• Ponce De Leon Springs State Park exhibit
• Topsail Hill Preserve State Park exhibit
• Eden Gardens State Park exhibit
• Rocky Bayou State Park exhibit
• Northwest Florida Astronomy Club stargazing
• Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance touch tank
• Smokey the Bear and his friends from Forestry
• Florida Sea Grant exhibit
• Freeport Town Planters Society crafts
• Beekeeping exhibit with Jeff Chesser
• Walton County Master Gardeners activity
• Crafts with Glendale Memorial Nature Preserve
• Nonie’s Ark Animal Encounters
• Florida Public Archaeology exhibit
• Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge exhibit
• Americorps exhibit
• Food available from City Streets Food Truck
About Walton Outdoors:
Walton Outdoors is the online source for outdoor adventure in Walton County and northwest Florida. Their mission is to share great spaces to explore the outdoors, and to educate readers on the wonders of nature.
For more information call (850) 267-2064 or go to waltonoutdoors.com/explorefest.
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