Hand Water Pump by D Hackett
Ocali Country Days festival, hosted by the Silver River Museum and Environmental Education Center.
Each day, festival visitors get to experience life as it was in 1800s Marion County through a wide variety of displays and activities. Historical re-enactors give guests a taste of life on a farmstead from the area, and traditional craft demonstrations will showcase blacksmithing, sugarcane syrup making, woodworking, quilting and spinning, among other period pursuits.
The event will also feature storytellers, folk art, old-time music, food and hard-to-find books from Pineapple Press and University Press of Florida. Guests will have the chance to tour a Civil War encampment, ride a jeep tram through the Silver River State Park and learn about Native American culture from members of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.