Explore the Outdoors Festival in DeFuniak Springs OCT 11

September 16, 2014 by SoWal Staff

Walton Outdoors will host their annual Explore the Outdoors Festival on Saturday, OCT 11 from 10am–3pm along the beautiful lakeyard on Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. Activities will be held behind the First Presbyterian Church, and the event is free and open to the public.


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, and nature-based crafts, to name a few. 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
Walton Outdoors is the online resource for outdoor adventure in Walton County, Florida and surrounding area. Our mission is to educate and share news about great places to explore and showcase outdoor family-oriented events. For more information, call (850) 267-2064, or visit


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