Around The Bend: Washington County Upcoming Fall Events

by September 29, 2009 • 1 comment

If you’re looking to get as much out of the fall season as possible, look no further than Panama City Beach neighbor, Washington County who will host several festive events and welcome Panama City Beach residents to enjoy what is to be a fantastic fall.

October 2009

Legends & Lore in the Fall Festival
Date: Saturday, October 10th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Description: (850) 638-6130 LEGENDS IN THE FALL –Historic Interpretation of Falling Waters and Area– CHIPLEY – The Department of Environmental Protection’s Falling Waters State Park along with The Friends of Falling Waters, Inc. will be sponsoring The Washington County Historical Society “Legends in the Fall” event, a return to the original format of the program Legends & Lore that is presented annually. In its inception, Legends was a forum for sharing local stories about early industries, pioneer families, Native American ways of life in this region and sharing folklore from the area. Park entrance fees waived to participants. Donations will be appreciated.

Pulling for Education – October 10th

This event features antique tractor pulls, garden tractor pulls, as well as pedal tractor pulls for the children. A completely restored, operational 1912 Case Steam Traction Engine, is also featured. Just think back, if you are a little older than most, bus still young at heart, about how it would be entertaining to watch a grist mill grind corn, a blacksmith at work, cane syrup being made, or even seeing a sawmill run by a stationary engine. You can eat cornbread that was shelled in a hand-cranked sheller, then ground in a grist mill and cooked on a wood cook stove in a cast iron skillet.

The Trust is a 501(c)3 organization so all proceeds from the event go to scholarships for students who participate in this program from the Chipley and Vernon high schools. Come have a great day out with the family, reminisce or just create new memories of “how things used to be”.

Seacrest Wolf Preserve’s “Howl-O-Ween” – October 23-25th

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Free admission at front gate. Activities include: wolf encounter tours, activity table for kids, hay rides, bonfire with story-telling, Dog-O-Ween Costume Contest, and more. The Oaks Farm is at 3449 Bonnett Pond Road. Call 277-0489 or visit

Downtown Chipley’s Downtown Trick or Treat’ – October 31st

Dress up, have fun and eat candy. Downtown Chipley’s opens its doors for a safe environment for kids to enjoy the Halloween festivities.

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1 Regina Franklin September 29, 2009 at 8:45 am

Thank you for including Washington County in your Fall Events!