Friday, May 22, 2009

57th Annual Florida Folk Festival is this Weekend

This weekend offers a great opportunity to learn more about pioneer life in Florida as it was lived at the time of Civil War.

The 57th Annual Florida Folk Festival takes place this weekend at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs. Located just off I-75, just north of the I-10 interchange, the park hosts the outstanding event each year.

Considered one of the finest festivals of its kind in the country, this year's version of the Florida Folk Festival features more than 200 Florida folk artists, classic Florida cooking (yes, including cornbread and collard greens and shrimp gumbo), pine needle basket making and a variety of other demonstrations as well as venders of traditional crafts. Many of the traditional activities on display this weekend date back to before the Civil War and give visitors a great chance to learn more about life in early Florida. Plus the music and food are just outstanding!

Admission is $25 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6 to 16. Children under 6 are admitted free.

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