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Vintage RV show at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Oct. 5

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is hosting a Vintage RV show on Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Learn the difference between an antique, vintage, classic and modern campers while exploring 100 campers, representing 100 years of RV history. Attendees will also be able to enjoy camping related presentations and activities. To add to the fun there will be a 1959 Ellsworth Camper decorated with vintage holiday decorations so you can take your holiday photo with your phone....

Stargazing at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Oct. 5

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association (NWFASTRO) in celebrating National Astronomy Day. Come for “Topsail Under the Stars,” an evening of viewing the sun, moon and stars through telescopes on Sat., Oct. 5 from 3:30 – 9:30 p.m. Solar telescopes will be out until the sun sets for you to safely view the sun. Then the astronomy association will switch telescopes and assist you in viewing any constellations, planets and other celestial objects that...

Fallapalooza at Biophilia Center Sept. 28

The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center invites you and your family to Fallapalooza on September 28 from 9 am – 2 pm. The event will include bounce houses, concessions, fall games, animal encounters, and more. Admission is free for Biophilia members. For nonmembers, admission is $5 per child and $8 per adult. Membership information can be found at eowilsoncenter.org/bio-memberships. The Biophilia Center is located at 4956 State Hwy. 20, Freeport, FL. For more information call 850-835-1824. About the E.O. Wilson Biophilia...

History tour at Camp Helen State Park Oct. 5

Enjoy a history tour of Camp Helen State Park from 10 – 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month. Park guests will have the opportunity to learn about how recreation has been a part of the park’s heritage for nearly 100 years. From the first hotel built along the bluffs overlooking Lake Powell in the 1920s, to Camp Helen’s hey-day between 1945 and 1987 as a recreation camp for employees of Avondale Textile Mills, our park has been...

Williford, Pitt and Sylvan Springs Recreation areas now open seven days a week

The Northwest Florida Water Management District has returned Williford Spring and Pitt/Sylvan Spring recreation sites to normal operating hours (7 days a week, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.). The boardwalk and walking trails that connect Pitt to Sylvan are repaired and re-opened. The walking trails that connect Sylvan to Williford remain closed, but work is now underway to clear those trails. The boardwalk to the kayak/canoe launch at Williford is still closed. However repairs have begun and open again in...

Washington County Heritage Festival at Falling Waters State Park Sept. 27, 28

Florida Farm Bureau and Farm Bureau Insurance is proud to present the 5th Annual Washington County Heritage Festival. This year’s event will be held on Friday, September 27, 2019 and Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Come out and experience how life used to be lived by visiting with our demonstrators that will include anything from a blacksmith to a flint knapper to a full agricultural display complete with 4-H show animals, antique tractors and farm...

Fall Festival at Camp Helen State Park October 5

Camp Helen is hosting a fall festival on Sat., Oct. 5, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. This year’s festival will include fun, food, music, crafts and games for the entire family. The pumpkin patch will also be up and running, with over 1,000 pumpkins of all shapes and sizes for purchase through our Friends of Camp Helen Citizen Support Organization. Hay rides and face painting will also be available with a $1 donation. Parking is limited to those...

Pumpkin patch at Camp Helen State Park Sept. 28 – Oct. 31

Start the fall season off right with a trip to the Camp Helen State Park pumpkin patch. The Friends of Camp Helen are hosting the pumpkin patch daily beginning Saturday September 28th through the end of October (or whenever pumpkins are sold) each day from 9 am-4 pm. More than 1,000 pumpkins will make their way to the park to be sold throughout the month of October, supporting the Friends of Camp Helen State Park, a Citizen Support Organization that...

Walton County Fair Oct. 7 – 12, 2019

The Walton County Fair, a tradition since 1924, kicks off six days of family fun on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Sticking to its roots as an agricultural fair, there will be livestock competitions every day including rabbit, poultry, hog, horse, lamb, goat and cattle shows. The Fair also provides an opportunity for youth and adults to showcase their artwork, handicrafts, growing crops. Other activities will include a greased pig contest, hot dog and pie eating contests, baked goods for sale...

Stargazing at Eden Gardens State Park Sept. 27

Join the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association at Eden Gardens State Park for an evening of stargazing on the lawn on Sept. 27, 2019. Clear skies permitting, the beauty of the universe will be on display beginning at 5:30 – 9:30 pm, with NWFAA members setting up their telescopes for the public’s viewing pleasure. Normal celestial gazing includes bright galaxies, star clusters, and planets. Guests are also encouraged to bring their own telescopes, as NWFAA members will offer assistance with their use,...

Washington County Rodeo in Chipley Sept. 7

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is holding its first PCA sanctioned rodeo at the Washington County Equestrian Center on Sept 7, 2019. This is an 8 event rodeo including vendors, concessions, clown act, kids events with mutton busting and steer dressing by WCSO Deputies. Come for a family-friendly, fun-filled evening. All proceeds from the rodeo will be to assist the Sheriff’s Office in funding its community projects including the annual Christmas toy drive (Deputy Jingles Patrol), the upcoming Movie Night...

Chipley’s Scarecrow Express Celebrates Fall Sept. 21

The Chipley Garden Club and Washington County Historical Society are proud to announce the Chipley Scarecrow Express: 8th Annual Scarecrow Building Contest & History Festival will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019. The festival will be held on the lawn at the Washington County Historical Society in Downtown Chipley from 10-5pm. Beginning in August, the Garden Club’s collection of scarecrows will begin appearing around town and by September 22nd the stage will be set for the annual family-friendly festival....