North Santa Rosa

Munson Community Heritage Festival set for Oct. 10, 11 at Krul Recreation Area

MILTON, Fla. – The saw mill, the cane press and the grist mill once were a part of near-daily life for many. The two were seen as a source of food, shelter or a job – to help provide food and shelter – for the majority of northern Santa Rosa County residents once upon a time. While these now are mostly just memories, they come back to life once a year during the Munson Community Heritage Festival.

The heritage festival will be October 10 and 11 from 9 am to 5 pm at Krul Recreation Area on Blackwater River State Forest. Krul is located about 1 mile east of the intersection of Florida Highway 4 and Munson Highway in Munson. There is a $10 parking fee per vehicle but no admission charge to the event. The parking fee is good for both days of the festival.

The festival is in its 12th year and continues to grow in crowd numbers, vendors, exhibitors and attractions and the Florida Forest Service is proud to be a partner. This year’s festival includes event staples such as the Riley saw mill, grist mill and Reed Family sugar cane kitchen as well as a classic car show on Saturday and archery and black powder rifle tournaments on Sunday. As always, live music will be featured both days at the stage on the south side of the lake.

In addition to be a supporting partner, the Florida Forest Service will be on hand with the Fire Prevention Kids Zone featuring games for the younger visitors as well as the Santa Rosa County Forester’s booth. Other partners who will be on site with displays and booths will include the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Red Rock Masonic Lodge, Munson Volunteer Fire Department, Santa Rosa County TDC, Escambia River Electric Cooperative and the University of Florida IFAS.

October also is Florida State Forest Awareness Month. Declared by the Governor and Cabinet of the State of Florida in October 1996 to encourage the citizens of Florida to increase their awareness of our unique state forest system.

The Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, manages 37 state forests on more than 1 million acres of public forest land while protecting 26 million acres of homes, forestland and natural resources from the devastating effects of wildfire.

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