'Fire Fest' Will Educate Public About Prescribed Burns

The family-friendly event will take place on Saturday, Jan. 29.

By Staff January 4, 2022

Sarasota County's prescribed burn program has helped protect more than 60,000 since 2002.

Sarasota County's Fire Fest returns for its eighth year at T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve in Venice from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29. The festival is run by Sarasota County's Parks, Recreation and Natural resources staff, who will educate the public about the importance of fire to the area's ecosystem. The event is free and will include live demonstrations of prescribed burns, local exhibitors, games for children, hayrides and refreshments.

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