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Annual Civilian Conservation Corps Festival Happens November 13

Annual Event Open to Artisans and Craft Vendors, Authors and Photographers

Outdoor lovers are invited to attend the 35th Annual Civilian Conservation Corps Festival scheduled for November 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Highlands Hammock State Park.

Festival highlights include featured guest speaker Florida folklorist Robert Stone, who will speak about Cattle King William B. Hooker and present Florida Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition Two members of the Florida Artists Blacksmith Association will forge a fish wall sculpture as a silent auction work.

Musical entertainment includes the Sebring High Jazz Band who will be performing traditional numbers from the 1930s and 40s.

The CCC Festival is the park's signature event and a wonderful opportunity for artisans to sell original artwork and other items in advance of the holidays. Vendors from throughout the greater Heartland and neighboring counties are invited to participate in this truly unique festival, one which celebrates history, art, nature and music and shares traditions and skills across the generations. Heritage exhibitors demonstrating palm art, pinecone basketry, spinning, quilting, hide-tanning and other traditional skills may demonstrate, display and sell their items.

Arts and crafts vendors and heritage demonstrators and vendors, offering unique hand-crafted items which meet the standards of juried art fairs are welcome. Paintings, prints, photography, pottery, jewelry, leather goods, glasswork, soaps, candles, wreaths, baskets, weaving and fiber arts and other original items including toys and puppets for children are in demand. Mass-produced items, flea market goods and resale merchandise are not accepted. Authors promoting and selling their books are also invited.

A classic and antique car show will also mark the day. Vehicles dating from the late 1920s through 1949 will be featured in an antique car show, and collectors are welcome to exhibit their prized classic cars, trucks, and tractors.

For more information & vendor entry forms, please contact Carla Kappmeyer-Sherwin, Park Services Specialist, via email: [email protected].

Highlands Hammock State Park is located at 5931 Hammock Road, Sebring FL., 33872


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