Bob Berg of Thunderbird Atlatl will be in Florida for two weekends attending shows at two state parks.
The first show is this weekend March 18, 19 and 20 at Ochlockonee River State Park from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. This is the park’s fourth annual Stone Age and Primitive Arts Festival.This program is designed to introduce visitors to primitive arts through family interaction. Participants and their families will experience demonstrations in flint knapping, the atlatl and the art of projectile point fashioning, along with deer hide tanning, bone, wood and antler carving. Admission for the event is free with regular park entrance fee. For further information contact: 850-962-2771. Ochlockonee River State Park is located four miles south of Sopchoppy on U.S. 31
The second show is March 26 & 27 at Silver River State Park. This is the first Silver River Knap-In and Stone Age Arts Festival. The program runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
This weekend event will feature flint knappers from across the Southeast making stone tools like the Native Americans did thousands of years ago. Visitors can watch as stone tools are created from various flints by expert flint knappers. Other artists and crafters will demonstrate how bows and arrows are made, hide tanning, pottery manufacture and firing, how to make shell tools, fire making and other native skills. Vendors will sell replica stone tools and other creations. Archery and atlatl dart-throwing demonstrations will take place both days. Admission is $5.00 per person with children under six and active US military personnel free. State Park admission, museum and parking are free for this weekend. Fees: $5.00 per person; park entry fee waived
Silver River State Park is located east of Ocala, 1 mile south of S.R. 40 on S.R. 35. From Interstate 75, take exit 352 onto SR 40 east, about 9 miles to SR 35. From Interstate 95 take exit 268 to Route 40 west, about 60 miles to SR 35.