11 Bands for 11th Creekside Festival at Princess Place This Weekend
FlaglerLive | October 9, 2015
Held under the majestic oaks of Princess Place Preserve, the Creekside Festival is an annual tradition that celebrates the natural beauty of Northeast Florida with live bluegrass music, a delicious variety of food, arts and craft vendors, historic re-enactors, family friendly activities, and of course every politician running for office this side of the Suwanee River.
The event is the principal fund-raiser for the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce, which also contributes a substantial share of revenue to Flagler County government for the continued preservation of Princess Place. Last January, Chamber President Rebecca DeLorenzo presented a $4,284.43 check to county government. The chamber has donated some $35,000 in the past decade.
Drawing upwards of 15,000 guests each year, the two-day festival now in its eleventh year, offers exhibits and activities to appeal to all tastes. This year’s event, set for Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11, will include old favorites, new additions and an appreciation for our area’s historical significance.
What’s the best way to enjoy the festival? Pack your beach chairs and a blanket, arrive early and leave late because there’s much to see, do and enjoy.
This year’s guests can enjoy live music from 11 bands over two days with performances on two stages.
Outdoor enthusiasts can explore nearby hiking trails, bring a kayak, or fish in the salt marshes along the Matanzas River and Pellicer Creek. History buffs will appreciate the continued partnership with Heritage Crossroads that brings historical demonstrators and exhibits to the festival, sharing stories of the area’s rich heritage and giving Princess Place the historical recognition it deserves.
If live music, a serene natural setting and educational opportunities are not enough, visitors can shop for handcrafted treasures at arts and crafts booths, walk through a photo exhibit featuring work from Flagler Palm Coast High School students, enjoy a delicious meal or snack from one of the 15 food vendors (leave your calorie counters at home, for yours and God’s sake), and tour the hunting lodge. Flagler Parent Magazine will be back with a kids’ zone with inflatables, and the Flagler Home Builders Association will sponsor an expo of home-related products and services.
The Creekside Festival will be open Saturday, October 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 per carload per day. Visit the chamber’s website or call 386.437.0106 for more information.
Here’s the Main Stage Schedule: