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Silver River Knap-In & Prehistoric Arts Festival

February 17 @ 9:00 am - February 18 @ 4:00 pm

Knap In

Knap In

Florida Black Bear National Scenic Byway

2018 Festival Overview: FLINT KNAPPING is the art of making stone tools by controlling how stone breaks in order to create specific shapes and sharp edges. Arrow and spear points, knives, axes, scrapers, drill bits and a variety of other tools can be made from flint (also called chert) by removing portions of the stone through various techniques. Before metal working was developed, this craft was extremely important.

Don’t miss the annual SILVER RIVER KNAP-IN AND PREHISTORIC ARTS FESTIVAL to be held at the Silver Springs State Park on February 16th (student day only), 17th and 18th. Expert flint knappers, archeologists, potters, hide tanners, bow makers and other specialists in prehistoric skills will gather from across the eastern U.S. to demonstrate and sell their arts. Vendors will offer reproduction stone tools, raw stone, flint knapping tools, unique crafts, food and more.

There will be archery, tomahawk and atlatl dart throwing demonstrations each day. A flint knapping competition and on-going prehistoric skills demonstrations will also take place. Besides the knap-in, visitors can explore the Silver River Museum, hike or bike the trails of the state park, take a tram ride through the woods, or canoe and kayak on the pristine Silver River.


February 17 @ 9:00 am
February 18 @ 4:00 pm
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Silver River State Park
1425 NE 58th Avenue
Ocala, 34470 United States
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(352) 236-7148