PALM COAST, Fla. — Snow doesn’t typically fall in Florida, but that’s changing this year.
After a brief — and legitimate — snowfall in Tallahassee in early January, snow will fall from above in March as part of the Flagler County Snowfest. The snow is manmade, but it's real.
The Flagler County Snowfest will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Flagler Palm Coast High School. Cost is $10 for unlimited rides.
The event will benefit the Flagler County Education Foundation.
This year will mark the first time the Snowfest will be held in Flagler County.
Joe Mullins, president and CEO of The Mullins Companies, has been organizing the Columbia County (Georgia) Snowfest for the last six years. He said he’s excited to finally bring it to Flagler.
"This event gives kids the chance to see something that they never have in their life, and that's real snow," Mullins said. "It's sentimental to me to give kids this chance to see real snow while raising money for a great cause."
More than 15,000 people visit the Snowfest held annually in Augusta, Ga., and Mullins expects a large turnout in Flagler's first year.
The event will feature two snow slides, two snowfields, arts and crafts vendors and stage performances.
If you're interested in becoming a vendor or getting involved with Flagler County Snowfest, contact Kelsey Long at 706-463-8696 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out video from the 2014 Columbia County Snowfest below: