The annual Caverns Cultural Celebration & Battle of Marianna reenactment takes place tomorrow (Saturday, 10/7)

The annual Caverns Cultural Celebration & Battle of Marianna Reenactment are set for tomorrow (Saturday, 10/7/2017) at Florida Caverns State Park in Marianna.

Activities got underway today with living history demonstrations, live animals, exhibits, food vendors, live entertainment and more. More than 350 area school students visited the event to learn more about Florida history, science and the environment. The annual event is sponsored by the Friends of Florida Caverns and Florida Caverns State Park.

Activities resume tomorrow (Saturday) at 9 a.m. Central/10 a.m. Eastern. The Battle of Marianna Commemorative Reenactment is set for 10 a.m. Central/11 a.m. Eastern. Reenactors were already arriving on-site for the battle which promises to be the largest in recent memory.

The North Florida Wild West Show from Broken Horn Ranch & Town will also be on hand to relive life in the Old West with gunfights, an authentic cattle drive camp and more!

The park is located at 3345 Caverns Rd, Marianna, FL 32446. Scroll down for a map. Here are some photos from today’s events plus the 30-second video promoting this year’s Caverns Cultural Celebration:

Timothy Powell, a state and county registered beekeeper from Alford, demonstrates how honey is made.
Capital City Carvers show off some of their remarkable creations.
The battlefield is ready for Saturday’s reenactment.
Lionel and Sheilia Young are on hand with their fascinating collection of American history memorabilia.
Bryan Dickson will fight in the battle reenactment as a member of the Marianna Home Guard.
Stan Schneider of the Walton Guards spent the day educating school students about the Civil War and will be fighting with the Union side on Saturday.
Union troops setting up camp ahead of Saturday’s reenactment. The fighting begins at 10 a.m.
Beautiful examples of flint knapping are on display.

Click play below to watch a short preview of this year’s event?


 




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