It’s festival time again in Baker


Quilting is one of the many skills demonstrated at the 2018 Baker Heritage Day festival Nov. 3.

HOLT, Fla., Nov. 2, 2018–Baker is celebrating its heritage tomorrow at the Baker Block Museum Heritage Park.

Heritage Day festivities run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and admission is free.

This is the 14th year for the one-day event that celebrates the pioneer history of the northwest Florida panhandle area.

Music, food and demonstrations such as spinning, quilting, blacksmithing, flintnapping and more pack the day.

Peanuts are boiled at the 2017 Baker Heritage Day festival Nov. 4, 2017.

Hot-boiled peanuts are available during the festival.

Festival food staples of hot boiled peanuts and homemade ice cream will be available.

Sherry’s Catering will provide mullet plates with baked beans and coleslaw, hamburgers and hot dogs.

New this year, Spirit Stables from Milton will be offering Amish wagon and carriage rides along routes from the park to areas around Baker for $5.

In addition, the Baker Block Museum will have a used book sale to include the 2019 calendar titled “Lost North Okaloosa” featuring photographs of long-gone sites from around the area.

The calendar and other local historical books are available for purchase at the book sale tent.

The cabins on the grounds will be open where visitors can watch quilt making, sample food from the open-hearth cooking or play a game of checkers in the old post office.


Antique cars will be on display at the Baker Heritage Day festival Nov. 3.

Antique cars will be on display in front of the museum, which will be open during the day’s activities.

Vendors will be on hand with items for sale such as handmade jewelry, handmade candles, handwoven baskets, horseshoe art, local honey and soaps.

Festivities end at 3 p.m.

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