2016 Old Florida Festival
Saturday & Sunday, March 19 & 20
An Event 10,000 Years in the Making
You can live in the present any old time. Why not spend a day in the past with a Calusa Indian, a Seminole family, a Civil War soldier, Cracker cattleman or Spanish Conquistador and dozens of other costumed time-travelers at the Old Florida Festival, scheduled for March 19 & 20 at the Collier County Museum. The annual family-style adventure brings together over 100 of the state’s finest historical reenactors, craftworkers and living history presenters to recreate over ten centuries of everyday life on the Southwest Florida frontier.
Continuous all-day demonstrations will be offered by the blacksmith, soap maker, telegraph operator, flintknapper, basket weaver and other craftworkers, along with 1800s-style music and entertainment, cannon and musket firing, a Seminole War skirmish, and authentic military drills by soldiers from the American Revolution to World War II. Artists, sutlers and traders will also offer handmade gifts, toys and craft items for your homestead, as well as kettle corn, old-fashioned candy, Southern barbeque, and other traditional treats from the past.
- Stone Age Man
- Calusa & Seminole Indians
- Spanish Conquistadors
- Cannon Firings
- Children's Treasure Hunt, Gem Mining, and Face Painting
- Seminole War Soldiers
- Civil War Camp and Dances
- World War II Soldiers
- Cracker Cowboys
- BBQ, old-fashioned kettle corn and other delicious treats
- Live Music
- Demonstrations on broom-making, net-making, telegraph operation, soap-making, leather smith and more.
Admission: Adults: $10 | Children (10 to 18): $5 | Children under 10: Free
Event Parking is free of charge and offers accessible parking spaces. Museum is fully accessible.
For more information, please call 239-252-8476, or send us an email