Firefest this Saturday for the whole Family!

This Saturday!

Bring the family to…



Saturday, January 31, 2015

10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Rain or Shine)

T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve

1800 Mabry Carlton Parkway, Venice

Free event for the whole family!


Bring the family to see a first-hand look at how prescribed burns protect our communities, families and property from wildfires, maintaining Florida’s natural ecosystems for present and future generations. Lots of exhibitors, games and live demonstrations for your family to enjoy.


  • Prescribed Burn Demos – live!
  • Special guest speakers
  • Fire equipment on display
  • Helicopter 1 water drop demo
  • Guided nature walks
  • Kids games
  • Food and exhibitors:


Just a few of the exhibitors that you will be enjoying:

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC), Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office – Air One, Sarasota County History Center, Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office – Mounted Patrol, Sarasota K-9 Search and Rescue, Florida Forest Service, Friends of the Carlton, Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD), Wildlife Center of Venice, Wildlife Inc. and many more!


Call the Sarasota County Contact Center if you have any questions: (941) 861-5000.