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Most of the Florida Forest Festival events are held, quite naturally, at Forest Capital State Park, located at 204 Forest Park Drive in Perry, Florida.

Home to Forest Capital State Museum, the park is part of the Florida State Park system overseen by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

The museum celebrates the heritage of Florida’s forest industry. The heart of the museum is dedicated to longleaf pines and the 5,000 products manufactured from them. The 50-plus-year-old longleaf pines growing on the museum grounds provide a majestic canopy and create an enjoyable walking trail for visitors. Adjacent to the museum is an authentic 19th century Cracker homestead, much like those scattered throughout Florida at the turn of the century. Rangers lead interpretive tours during special events and upon request. Three covered pavilions, that seat up to 60 people each, are available.

Parking Info

Florida Forest Festival officials remind everyone to be mindful of traffic concerns when traveling to the Forest Festival this year. A limited number of reserved parking tickets are available at the festival office located at the Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce for $5. They will be go on sale in October. (Tickets will not be available festival day.)

Reserved and handicap parking on festival day will be at Taylor Technical Institute. Law enforcement asks that all handicap parking permits be prominently displayed for easy identification. Reserved parking is by permit only.

Due to safety and security concerns, the amount of through-traffic on Industrial Drive festival day will be restricted. Free parking areas will be located in front of Perry-Foley Airport and a free shuttle service will be provided throughout festival day.

Festival-goers are also reminded that no golf carts, go-carts or ATVs will be allowed on festival grounds. Drivers are asked to "please be patient" during any traffic delays.