Ocali Country Days started in 1995 as a fundraiser for the Silver River Museum and Environmental Education Center and has become a very popular annual event. The first three days of the festival are open to school groups only and the public is invited on the weekend.
Visitors experience old time music, storytellers, and historical re-enactors portraying North Central Florida during the 1800’s. Traditional crafts such as sugarcane syrup making, blacksmithing, quilting, spinning, woodworking, and more are demonstrated. Vendors also offer unique crafts and food for sale.
While here, visitors may tour the Silver River Museum, ride on a jeep tram through the state park, tour a Civil War encampment, or meet Seminole Tribal members to learn about Native American culture in Florida.
All proceeds benefit educational programs at the Silver River Museum and Environmental Education Center.
Enter the park through the camping & museum entrance, 1425 NE 58th Avenue, (also known as State Road 35 or Baseline Rd.) to access the Silver River Museum.
A shuttle service will run both days that will shuttle visitors between the main entrance and the museum entrance. You can avoid the congested parking at the festival entrance by parking at the main entrance on 5656 E Silver Springs Blvd. The shuttle will run between 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. There are no parking fees at either entrance and there are no fees to use the shuttle.