Tallahassee to Host First-Ever Taloofa Fest

State Capitol
Posted at 3:10 PM, May 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-04 12:21:47-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- Before there was Tallahassee, there was Tallahassa Taloofa -- a name given to the present-day capital city before Florida became a state.

On Saturday, May 16, runners will literally race through the city's history in the inaugural Tallahassee Taloofa Fest, organized by the Midtown Merchants Association.

The challenge starts at 3 p.m. in Lafayette Park, where participants will be split into two teams: Team St. Augustine and Team Pensacola. As they race, they'll be confronted with trivia questions about Tallahassee's history. A wrong answer results in completing an extra task about that history.

After the race, the festival will feature live music, food, vendors and activities for kids -- all on the 1300 block of Thomasville Road. To register for the race, check out