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Calling all adventurers, nature lovers, and curiosity seekers! Head out to the Visitor’s Center at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, February 1, 2020, and connect with nature in new and exciting ways. From 11 am until 4 pm, enjoy diverse activities, demonstrations, and exhibits as part of the family-friendly St. Marks NWR Wildlife Heritage & Outdoor Festival.

Something For Everyone

Every year, thousands of eager festival-goers converge on St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge to enjoy archery tutorials, turkey calling contests, wildlife exhibits, dog-hunting demonstrations and more. Organizations such as the Apalachee Audubon Society and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission will also be in attendance with live demonstrations and displays.

A variety of nature-based businesses will also be on hand to expand the fun and ensure that attendees have a well-rounded experience. Enjoy live music and stunning wildlife artwork from talented area artists. Local food vendors will make sure that no one goes hungry while they’re enjoying all that the festival, and Wakulla County, has to offer.

Wakulla County: The Natural Place To Be

Considered to be the largest display of outdoor culture in Wakulla County, the St. Marks NWR Heritage and Outdoor Festival has something for everyone, young and old, visitor and resident, science and animal lover alike. Set against the backdrop of Wakulla County’s natural beauty and bounty, this yearly event is a chance to explore and celebrate all the historic natural beauty that Wakulla County is known for.

From its earliest settled times, the Native Americans prized Wakulla County for its abundance of food resources thanks to its wildlife. The numerous creeks and small rivers, including the St. Marks River, Lost Creek, Ochlockonee River and the Sopchoppy River, that dot Wakulla County provide fertile ground for rare birds and animals to thrive.

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Is Just One Of Many Natural Attractions

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge is one of the oldest protected areas in the United States. Its establishment in 1931 demonstrates a dedication to preserving the unique natural environment that has always set Wakulla County apart.

Come for the annual St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Heritage and Outdoor Festival. Stay for the opportunity to explore the hidden gem of Florida’s natural landscape that is Wakulla County.