By Carrie Pack
If you’ve never been to Princess Place Preserve
in Flagler County
, this weekend is your chance when they host the 5th Annual Creekside Festival
On the shores of Pellicer Creek, Princess Place is one of Flagler’s most beautiful parks. And the Creekside Festival has become one of Flagler County’s most celebrated annual events in its short lifespan.
At the Creekside Festival, Oct. 10 and 11, you can expect live bluegrass music, arts and crafts, food, photography, demonstrations, scenic hiking, kayaking, storytellers and do-it-yourself crafts. The kids will love gemstone mining and even pumpkin painting.
For more information on the festival, call 386-437-0106.
But if you missed the festival, you should still take time out to visit the preserve. My favorite part is the homestead built by Henry Cutting in 1886. You can really imagine what it must have been like to live in Flagler County in the late 1800s. The gorgeous wood floors and wrap around porches really take you back.
History not your thing? You can also enjoy picnicking, kayking and camping at Princess Place as well. Primitive camping is offered for just $10 per night, and you can rent a kayak or even take a guided tour.
Princess Place is open daily from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.