The 2015 Horse Creek Festival and Florida Heritage Invitational Art Show date to be announced

Davenport was originally named “Horse Creek” and the creek still runs clean and clear a little outside of town. This year's festival will feature many of the same events as the first two festivals and art show. The Horse Creek Corral has been one of the fun venues to visit for ages young and old. Lots of stories to share about Horse Creek and Davenport's early years. Florida Foods will be featured throughout the historic district and all things Florida old and new will add to the celebration.

Florida Heritage Invitational Art Show.

The work of dozens of the state's finest artist competing in the area's 3rd annual invitational art show was held held in conjunction with the Horse Creek Festival in 2013. From painters to sculptors, jewelers to photographers, the main streets of Davenport will be lined with booths displaying the products of the best of the best in this juried and judged show focusing on anything and everything Florida. Stunning wood carved horses, butterflies, birds and animals by fame woodcarver Bill Snyder and his students along with students from nearby schools added a selection of fine arts of today and future artisans. Memorial and Honorary Special Ribbons were presented along with the traditional First Place, Second Place, Third Place and Best of Show monetary awards and ribbons at this outstanding Florida art show. For additional information on the Art Show, contact TBA at rcastillo@mydavenport.org.

The Buffalo Soldiers were at the Horse Creek Festival to share their heritage and told the story of the first regiments in Florida.

The 9th & 10th Regiment Cavalry Horse Association was the first to register a chapter of Buffalo Soldiers in the State of Florida. They were created after the Civil War and embarked from Tampa to the battlefield in Cuba. They distinguished themselves on the battlefield in Cuba and the Philippines earning 5 Medals of Honor for Valor at San Juan an El Caney.

Please click HERE for some photos of the Horse Creek Festvals and see an award list for 2013 HERE.

 

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