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Upcoming events

    • January 27, 2023
    • (EST)
    • March 10, 2023
    • (EST)
    • 7 sessions
    • Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

    Stephen Foster Craft Demonstrations are Back!

    Friday Demonstrations: Pottery, Weaving, Woodworking, Crochet, Knitting, and Gourd Art

    Current Demonstrations (January- March 15) take place Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Mondays! Visit or call the Park Store for more information: (386) 397-1920





    • January 28, 2023
    • (EST)
    • March 11, 2023
    • (EST)
    • 7 sessions
    • Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

    Stephen Foster Craft Demonstrations are Back!

    Saturday Demonstrations: Pottery, Weaving, Woodworking, Crochet, Knitting, and Gourd Art

    Current Demonstrations (January- March 15) take place Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Mondays! Visit or call the Park Store for more information: (386) 397-1920


     



    • January 29, 2023
    • (EST)
    • March 12, 2023
    • (EDT)
    • 7 sessions
    • Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

    Stephen Foster Craft Demonstrations are Back! 

    Sunday Demonstrations: Woodworking, Crochet, Knitting, Gourd Art

    Current Demonstrations (January- March 15) take place Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Mondays! Visit or call the Park Store for more information: (386) 397-1920


     



    • January 30, 2023
    • (EST)
    • March 13, 2023
    • (EDT)
    • 7 sessions
    • Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

    Stephen Foster Craft Demonstrations are Back! 

    Monday Demonstrations: Pottery, Weaving, Woodworking, Crochet, Knitting, Gourd Art

    Current Demonstrations (January- March 15) take place Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Mondays! Visit or call the Park Store for more information: (386) 397-1920


     


    • February 11, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    • Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
    FOLK ART VENDORS, CRAFT CABINS, DEMONSTRATIONS
    A bi-monthly Art in the Park will be held the second Saturday of each month beginning February 11 in the Craft Square behind the Gift Store in Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park. The inaugural event is I Love Art and we would love to have you join us.
    If you are interested in becoming a vendor please contact Carol at artinmypark@yahoo.com
    • March 30, 2023
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • April 01, 2023
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive
    Register

    33rd ANNUAL ANTIQUE TRACTOR & ENGINE SHOW

    Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park will host the 33rd Annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show March 30-April 1, 2023. Antique tractors and farming equipment reflecting 200 years of rural American history will be on display.

    Compete in the tractor pulls and watch demonstrations of shingle milling, corn grinding, home canning and more. Unusual engines for everyday purposes with exhibits and collections of flywheels, hit and miss engines, water pumps, vintage pedal tractors, antique cars, and farm equipment.

    On Saturday morning, an antique tractor parade will feature everything from customized lawn tractors to restored farm machinery. Try your luck at our raffle prizes, shop and eat with our vendors.  We have tons of family fun activities and a kid's area on Saturday!

    Admission to the public is $5 per vehicle with up to eight passengers.

    If you would like to participate, please contact Andrea at (386) 397-4478. 

    For more information, call (877) 635-3655 

    Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

    11016 Lillian Saunders Drive

    White Springs, FL 32096

     (Located on US 41, three miles from I-75 and nine miles from I-10)

    (386) 397-2733

    • May 26, 2023
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • May 28, 2023
    • 11:00 PM (EDT)
    • Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

    Visit Florida Folk Festival for details and tickets

    71st ANNUAL FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL

    ~ The Best of Florida Music, Arts & Culture ~

    WHITE SPRINGS –The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park invite you come celebrate the diverse culture, food, music and arts - everything that makes Florida unique! The 71st Annual Florida Folk Festival, happening along the banks of the historic Suwannee River in White Springs Florida.  The festival will be held on Memorial Day weekend, May 26 – 28. Gates open at 8 a.m., Stages open at 10 a.m., and opening ceremonies will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 26th.

    Named a “Top 20 Event” in the Southeast, this festival has activities for everyone. In addition to a full schedule of performances, visitors may also participate in jam sessions, take workshops, enjoy local eats, see educational exhibits, visit with various vendors, take a dance lesson, and hear stories from all over the state.

    Folk artists have come together for this event since 1953. There will be more than 300 performances by Florida’s greatest artists, including national recording artists, songwriters, and musicians of folk, blues, gospel, country, Latin, jazz, bluegrass, Caribbean, and zydeco music.

    The Department of State’s Folklife Area will be celebrating the Elements and this year’s element will be fire. Visit the Folklife Stage to experience foodways, demonstrations, traditions, superstitions and weather lore.

    Advance tickets for the Florida Folk Festival are $35.00 per day or $70.00 for the weekend for adults. On the day of the event tickets will be $40.00 per day or $80.00 for the weekend at the gate. Children under six years of age are admitted free of charge. Ticket prices for children between the ages of six and 16 for the entire weekend $5.00.

    Camping is not offered on the festival grounds but do not worry there are plenty of places to camp in the area. Camping and lodging are also available at Suwannee River State Park, O’Leno State Park, Ocean Pond, Jennings K.O.A. and Spirit of the Suwannee to name a few. For a listing of local public and private campgrounds, cabins and motels in Hamilton County, nearby Columbia County, and Suwannee County visit SpringsRus.org  

    The Florida Folk Festival is a rain or shine event.

    Pets are not allowed at the Florida Folk Festival.

    Personal golf carts are not allowed at the Florida Folk Festival.

    For more information, please call 1-877-6FL-FOLK (1-877-635-3655) or visit www.floridastateparks.org/stephenfoster or www.FloridaFolkFestival.com.


    • September 08, 2023
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • September 10, 2023
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

    Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park will host the 16th Annual Stephen Foster Old-Time Music Weekend on September 8-10, 2023 on the banks of the historic Suwannee River. 

    This three-day event offers participants in-depth instruction in old time music techniques on the banjo, guitar, and fiddle for all levels. 


    Meals will not be provided this year. Please plan accordingly. 

                                 

    Registration for the three-day event is $210.00 (add $15 after August 31) which includes all workshops, jam sessions, discussion groups, and concerts.  For more information and instructions for registration and camping reservations, please call John at the park (386) 397-7005.


    Check out last year's, 15th Annual, Stephen Foster Old-Time Music Weekend Program and Schedule! https://issuu.com/floridafolkfestival/docs/2022otm_program_issu


    Lodging Information: http://www.springsrus.com

    CAMPING: This year we reserved a limited number of campsites for participants. Please call John (386) 397-7005 after you register to reserve your site.

    On-Site Camping costs $36.40 (includes tax and fees) per day. Cabins are also available at the park for $113.70 per day (includes tax and fees). The purchase of concert tickets alone does not meet the eligibility requirements for the use of the reserved campsites.

    *No Refunds


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