Explore the Outdoors Festival Oct. 6


The Explore the Outdoors festival will include everything from great horned owls to butterflies to fishing — all in the scenic backdrop of Live Oak Landing.

Special to The Sun
Published: Monday, October 1, 2012 at 08:00 AM.

Imagine a day dedicated to just kids enjoying outdoor adventures. Learning to fish, kayak or stand up paddle board for the first time, and learning about and seeing wildlife first hand. Well, excitement is in the air and fun is in store as Walton Outdoors is hosting the Explore The Outdoors Festival on Oct. 6. The event will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the beautiful waterfront location of Live Oak Landing Outdoor Destination, 229 Pitts Avenue in Freeport.

This fun-filled day is geared towards introducing children to the wonders of exploring the outdoors. Hands on activities will engage the attendees in learning and just having fun. The first 180 children interested in learning to fish will receive a free rod/reel combo from Fish Florida! So come join in. It’s going to be a great day exploring the outdoors.

The water activities are geared for children 6-years-old and up. Register upon entry for great giveaways. The event is free, and open to the public. Donations will be accepted at the door.

Activities and presentations include:

• Fishing basics and ethics with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission  

• Learn to cast with Bass Pro Shop fishing pro

• Fishing with Wounded Warrior Fishing Charter

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