Art, woodworking, fudge, spices, jewelry, kitchen products, candles and other specialty items were among the merchandise and food for sale at Oakland Heritage Day, held Saturday, 28, in historic downtown Oakland. About 100 vendors participated in the day, which celebrated the town’s history that spans 135 years.
The day began with Westly’s 6th Annual Virtual 5K at 9 a.m. and continued the celebration of the town’s charm, unique history, nature, wellness and the arts with live music, food trucks, fine arts and crafts, vendors, interactive children’s activities, and more. An exhibition at the Healthy West Orange Arts and Heritage Center spotlighted art recognizing Black History Month.
The Oakland Nature Preserve sponsored Historic Florida, which featured blacksmiths, animal ambassadors and a silent auction benefitting the preserve. Gatorland brought live alligators, snakes and exotic reptile encounters.