The Friends of Silver Springs State Park

Citizen Support Organization - celebrating our 10th year in 2015!

2017 Silver Springs State Park Knapp In

When: Sunday February 18th - 19th 2017
Where: Silver River Museum
Time: 9:00 - 4:00 P.M

Don't miss the 2017 Silver River Knap-In and Prehistoric Arts Festival. Expert flint knappers, archaeologists, potters, hide tanners, bow makers and other specialists in prehistoric skills will gather from across the eastern U.S. to demonstrate and sell their arts. Vendors will offer reproduction stone tools, raw stone, flint knapping tools, unique crafts, food and more.

There will be archery, tomahawk and atlatl dart throwing demonstrations each day. A flint knapping competition and on-going prehistoric skills demonstrations will also take place. Besides the knap-in, visitors can explore the Silver River Museum, hike or bike the trails of the state park, take a ranger-led tram ride through the woods, or canoe and kayak on the pristine Silver River.

Flint knapping is the art of making stone tools by controlling how stone breaks in order to create specific shapes and sharp edges. Arrow and spear points, knives, axes, scrapers, drill bits and a variety of other tools can be made from flint (also called chert) by removing portions of the stone through various techniques. Before metal working was developed, this craft was extremely important.

All proceeds from the Silver River Knap-In benefit the educational programs of the Silver River Museum & Environmental Education Center.


2016 Photos