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‘Fan favorites’ return for Forest Festival


With Florida celebrating the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Ponce De Leon in its Viva Florida 500 efforts, the 58th annual Florida Forest Festival is honoring the state’s timber history and its ties to the state’s economy and culture with the theme “Viva Florida Forestry.”

In conjunction with this look back, several “fan favorite” events, including the Heritage Day Field Trip and the Great Race are returning this year.

More than 20,000 people from around the region are expected to converge on Forest Capital State Park on Saturday, Oct. 26, but the festivities officially kick off Wednesday, Oct. 23, when the carnival opens for business on Industrial Drive.

PHOTO: Casey Weston headlines this year’s Florida Forest Festival.

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