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alligatorbattleThe entire family will enjoy the annual Alligator Festival which celebrates the early history of Columbia County, before 1859, when Alligator Town was renamed Lake City. The event take place Oct. 29 - 31 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Visitors will experience a Native American gathering with dancers, musicians, artisans and traders and a living history event including a reenactment of the September 1836 Seminole War Battle of San Felasco Hammock.  The event will feature the renowned FiddleWorks Keili Kids playing 19th Century American music; traditional Indian and Pioneer skills demonstrations; handcrafted and factory items; and food vendors as well as daily donation raffle drawings and fund raising auctions after the battle.

The park is located at 410 SE Oleno Park Road, High Springs.  From I-75 take exit #414 onto US-441 south, go about 5 miles and turn left onto SE Sprite Loop which is a frontage road. Take the first left onto Bible Camp Road and then a right into the O'Leno State Park entrance. GPS 29.54.55N x 82.34.52W. Visit alligatorfest.org for more information.

This event is free with paid park admission. For more information, call 386-454-1853.