Thursday, February 12, 2009

Olustee Battle Reenactment is this Weekend


The annual festival and reenactment commemorating Florida's largest Civil War battle will take place this weekend in Lake City and at the nearby Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park (13 miles east of Lake City on U.S. 90).

Events get underway in Lake City tomorrow as the annual Olustee Festival begins with the annual Festival and Craft Show in downtown Lake City. There will also be a square dance, 5k and 10k runs and more. The annual parade will take place on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Lake City.

The 33rd annual reenactment of the Battle of Olustee will take place on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the battlefield park. You can park and ride the shuttle from either the Lake City Airport or the Baker County Prison Center on U.S. 90 just east of the battlefield.

The battle actually took place on February 20, 1864. Beginning tomorrow, we will look back on events associated with Olustee. To learn more about this weekends events, please click here. To learn more about the Battle of Olustee, please visit www.exploresouthernhistory.com/olustee.

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