The annual Caverns Cultural Celebration & Battle of Marianna Reenactment turned out great despite the offshore threat posed by Tropical Storm Nate!

The event drew hundreds of people to Florida Caverns State Park for a day that featured living history, exhibits, food, live entertainment and the annual reenactment. The weather held off and the crowd enjoyed a great day in the outdoors.

We will have more coverage from this year’s event over the next few days but for tonight here are some photos from this year’s celebration:

Jason Dehart explains Florida’s Spanish history to visitors.
Cub Scouts had a great day at Florida Caverns.
Billy Bailey of Florida Caverns State Park shows off a possum!
The 7th Vermont (portrayed by the Walton Guards) fires during the battle reenactment.
Confederate militia fights it out with a Union force.
Union troops advance past Confederate “dead” during the reenactment.
Rachael Conrad of Two Egg TV records some of the action.
Butterflies, particularly Monarchs, are in season and one exhibit provided a great place to learn about them.
Dale Cox, author & historian, prepares to dig in to some hot boiled peanuts!
Spectators enjoy the reenactment.