Celebrate Earth Day at the Farm and Forest Festival on April 19


GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is proud to announce the 36th Annual Farm and Forest Festival Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Morningside Nature Center, which is located at 3540 E. University Ave., just three miles east of downtown Gainesville.

Celebrate Earth Day at Farm and Forest Festival 2014! This event will focus on sustainable opportunities that are available in our community, neighborhood and home, with special emphasis on historical people and practices that help balance modern trappings.  Enjoy food, music, demonstrations, environmental displays and activities, live animals, guided walks and talks and wagon rides in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere.

Admission to the festival is $5 for adults and $3 for children age three to 12. Admission is free for children under three.

For more information about this festival and celebrating Earth Day, please contact Sally Wazny, environmental and cultural history programs coordinator, at  or 352-334-3326, or visit This event has been funded in part by a Tourist Development Tax Grant from the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners in conjunction with the Alachua County Tourist Development Council.

Download images from previous Farm and Forest Festivals at