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Travel 10,000 Years in Two Days

Travel 10,000 Years in Two Days

This weekend is a great time to grab the family and take advantage of our perfect “winter” weather, with the Old Florida Festival returning to the Collier County Museum March 8 and 9. Immerse yourself in a lively educational experience—more than 100 historic reenactors, craftsmen and living history presenters will take us back to a frontier past of cattle ranching, Calusa and Seminole life, Spanish conquistadors and more. Explore the past 10 centuries with 1800s-style music, barbecue food and Spanish colonial cooking, artists, traders with handmade gifts, American military drills and demonstrations by a costumed blacksmith, telegrapher operator, net- and soap-makers, flintknapper and basket weaver. If nothing else, the kids will love the kettle corn, old-fashioned candy and cannon firings. $10 per adult, $8 per senior, $5 per child age 10-18. 252-8476. oldfloridafestival.com

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