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Explore The Outdoors Festival comes to DeFuniak Springs Oct. 11

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  1. Teresa

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    [h=1]A great day of outdoor fun in store[/h]OCT 11 | 10am - 3pm
    Lakeyard in DeFuniak Springs on Circle Drive behind First Presbyterian Church


    Walton Outdoors is excited to announce we will be hosting our annual Explore The Outdoors Festival on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. The event will be held from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. along the beautiful lakeyard in DeFuniak Springs on Circle Drive. The activities will be held behind the First Presbyterian Church.

    This fun-filled day for all ages is geared towards introducing children to the wonders of exploring the outdoors. Hands on activities will include fishing, boating, kayaking, wildlife encounters, interactive educational exhibits, nature-based crafts and much more. The event is free. The water activities are geared for children six-years-old and up. Food vendors will be on hand.

    Activities and exhibits include:
    • Fishing from the pier with the pros
    • Fish Florida fishing rod giveaways
    • Fishing education with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
    • Kayaking with Snaggy Bend Outfitters
    • Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge wildlife exhibit
    • Birding with the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society
    • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wildlife exhibit
    • Wildlife and education with E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center
    • South Walton Turtle Watch exhibit
    • Topsail Hill Preserve State Park exhibit
    • Henderson Beach State Park exhibit
    • St. Andrews State Park exhibit
    • Northwest Florida Astronomy club
    • Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance touch tank
    • Smokey the Bear and his friends from Forestry
    • Deitrich’s Honey Farm
    • Mattie Kelly Environmental Institute
    • Eglin Aero Modellers demonstrations
    • Boy Scout “Leave No Trace” campsite exhibit
    • Tri-County Head Start fun
    • Florida Public Archeology Network
    • Emerald Coast Science Center
    • Bicycle helmet fittings and giveaways
    • Geocaching fun with Florida Panhandle Geocachers
    • Nature based crafts
    • Vacation raffle and giveaways
    • Live music by Dismal Creek

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