Oakland Heritage & Wildlife Festival 2019

Celebrating our natural and cultural history.

October 26th, 2019


The Oakland Heritage & Wildlife Festival is held each fall in the heart of Oakland Florida. This free festival celebrates the cultural and natural history of the Lake Apopka basin and Central Florida. Join us for this great day of food, entertainment, merchants, live entertainment, and family fun!

Vendor applications Open may 1st!

Would you like to be a vendor for this year's exciting festival?

Complete our application online using the link, or print and mail to Oakland Nature Preserve, PO Box 841, Oakland FL 34760

This is the Preserve’s largest annual fundraiser.
Proceeds benefit the Preserve and our environmental education programs.
We truly appreciate your support.
— Jim Peterson, Board President

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!

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Bidding starts at 11 am and ends at 4 pm.   Items up for auction include:

4 One-Day Park Hopper Passes to Walt Disney Worldfrom Mayor Kathy Stark

4 tickets to Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavillies from Commissioner Betsy VanderLey 

Gift Pass for 2 people to attend 2 Universal Orlando parks, thank you Universal Orlando

Gift Pass for 2 people to attend 3 Universal Orlando parks, thank you Universal Orlando

$545 Gift Certificate from Sea Glass Photography 

Orlando Pride gift Basket

Spring Training and Babe Ruth Bobblehead

Gift Certificates from Cut Up Hair Salon

Jewelry Sets, thank you Jimmie Atwill

Oakland Nature Preserve Fall Canvas, thank you Conservation Arts

Various Nature framed prints, thank you Mona Phipps

Gift Basket with Town of Oakland Goodies

Gift Basket with ONP Goodies & Membership from Oakland Nature Preserve

Two $10 Gift Certificates, thank you Scoops

This Little Piggy went to Plant Street Market Gift Certificate

Victor Russel Gift Certificate

4 Rose Bushes

A selction of hand-made Bird Houses

“The Beast” 2,000 lumen light, thank you Battery Plus

Shutterfly Gift Basket, thank you Pamela Dwyer 

Butterfly Garden Gift Basket

and much more....

Oakland Heritage Festival 2017

Thank you to everyone who helped make our 2017 Oakland Heritage Festival such a memorable and successful event! The generosity of our sponsors & donors, along with more than 75 volunteers, 50 vendors and 2000 attendees made this a VERY successful event. This annual fundraising event is held at Speer Park, Oakland, all proceeds benefit Oakland Nature Preserve. 

2017 Festival sponsors

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2016 Festival sponsors


2015 Festival sponsors