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Explore the Outdoors Festival

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What: Explore the Outdoors Festival
When: Saturday, October 10, 2015
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

The 6th Annual Explore The Outdoors Festival kicks off Oct. 10 from 10 am – 2 pm at the beautiful waterfront location of Live Oak Landing in Freeport. This fun-filled day is geared towards introducing children to the wonders of exploring nature and the outdoor experience. Hands on activities include fishing, kayaking, wildlife encounters, interactive educational exhibits, nature-based crafts, giveaways and more. Hosted by Walton Outdoors, the Explore the Outdoors Festival is free and open to the public. Water activities are geared for children six-years-old and up. Food vendors will be on hand.
Activities and exhibits include:
• Fishing on Black Creek 
• Fish Florida fishing rod giveaways
• Fishing education with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
• Kayaking with Snaggy Bend Outfitters
• Emerald Coast Hydrobikes
• Archery with Freeport Parks and Recreation
• Boating with Wounded Warrior Fishing
• Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge wildlife exhibit
• Birding with the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society
• Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wildlife exhibit
• Topsail Hill Preserve State Park exhibit
• Henderson Beach State Park exhibit
• Eden Gardens and Camp Helen State Park
• Northwest Florida Astronomy club
• Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance touch tank
• Smokey the Bear and his friends from Forestry
• Sweetbay Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society
• Falling Waters State Park snake exhibit
• Washington County exhibit
• Tri-County Head Start fun
• Florida Public Archeology Network
• Emerald Coast Science Center
• Friends of South Walton Turtle Watch
• Nature based crafts
• Do it yourself wood crafts with Lowe's
• Deitrich's Honey Farm
• Washington County Tourist Development Council exhibit
• Food purchases available from Grayton Beach Catering
Walton Outdoors is the online source for outdoor adventure in Walton County, Florida and surrounding areas. Their mission is to share great places to explore the outdoors and educate readers on the wonders Northwest Florida’s natural world. For more information go to: or call (850) 267-2064.

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