BAKER, Fla., Nov. 1, 2019–The Baker Block Museum will be hosting its 15th Annual Baker Heritage Day Festival Nov. 2 at the Jeanette and Charles Henderson Heritage Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Festivities include demonstrations of the types of skills used by early Florida panhandle homesteaders in the late 1800s to early 1900s.
These skills include cedar roof shingle making, arrowhead and other flint tool making, blacksmithing, quilting and spinning, beekeeping and rendering sheep wool.
Bluegrass and gospel music will be provided all day.
Along with demonstrations and music, vendors will be selling items ranging from jewelry, clothing, monogramming and wreaths and other home décor items, to candles, wood-burning art, rustic furniture and homemade banjos.
Food for sale includes cotton candy and popcorn balls, homemade bake sale items such as pies, cakes and cupcakes as well as hot boiled peanuts and homemade ice cream by the museum. Sherry’s Catering will be selling nachos with chili, hot dogs, chili dogs, hamburgers and smoked barbecue pulled pork sandwiches.
And there’s face painting and glitter tattoos for the kids, young and old alike.
The Baker Block Museum and Baker Mercantile will be open during the festival.
The 15th Annual Baker Heritage Day Festival is located on the northwest corner of State Roads 4 and 189 in Baker at the traffic light.
For more information, call the museum at 850-537-5714.