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Yesterdays Festival

“Take a Walk Back in Time”

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park, and the Gold Head Friends group, present the 17th annual Yesterdays Festival on Saturday, January 28th, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Come on down to this unique, affordable, and family friendly event. The festival is free to attend with the purchase of park admission, $5 per vehicle, up to 8 people in a vehicle.

Meet hobbyists, collectors, and enthusiasts as well as professional museum curators, archivists, archaeologists, and historians. Antique cars, tractors, tools, and weapons of all kinds will be on display in the picnic area. Take a tram ride tour of the park, guided by a park ranger. Churn butter, grind corn, feel the heat of antique camping lanterns and watch cast iron cooking over a wood fire. Live music will be performed on stage throughout the day. The Third Florida/Thirty Fifth Mass. Heritage company will perform weapon firing demonstrations and The Kirby-Smith SCV Camp 1209 will fire confederate weapons and cannon.  Replica of the Hunley Submarine will be on display as well.

Food will be available from local vendors.  A silent auction will be ongoing throughout the day in the park Recreation Building.

A scenic drive through the park’s rolling sandhills will lead to the picnic area where the festival takes place.

For additional information, contact the park at (352) 262-8129 or visit


January 28, 2023

9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

6239 Hwy 21- 6 miles north of Keystone Heights, FL