Event re-creates 19th century Florida life - FOX 13 News

Event re-creates 19th century Florida life

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Turn up the heat. It is going to get cold Friday night, and you certainly wouldn't want to be camping out, right?

More than 2,000 people will be sleeping in tents at the Alafia River Rendezvous for the next week or so, and, incredibly, they love the idea of the temperature dropping.

"We will be able to wear our furs and our wool," said Tamera Beisler, who is running the encampment this year. Beisler talked to FOX 13 on Friday afternoon wearing a coat made from roadkill. It has raccoon, wolf, skunk and other pelts.

At night, most people ward off the cold by stoking up their wood burning stoves. Over the course of the event, the frontiersfolk will use six semi trucks of wood.

The event is closed until next Friday and Saturday, when it will be open to the public.

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