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    • September 09, 2022
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • September 11, 2022
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
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    Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park will host the 15th Annual Stephen Foster Old-Time Music Weekend on September 9-11, 2022 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. Instructors include Chuck Levy, Tommy Bledsoe, Jim Strickland, and The Reed Island Rounders;  Betty Vornbrock, Billy Cornette,  Hilary Dirlam, and Scott Whitney.  Along with Jim Strickland, Frank Lee, Tommy Bledsoe, Pete Sucsy, Sarah Carleton, and Phil Levy. Mary Allgire will also be joining to teach a clogging class!     


    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 Andrea at the park (386) 397-7005.

    • October 21, 2022
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • October 23, 2022
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

    You’re invited to join us at the Stephen Foster Quilt Show and Sale October 21-23, 2022 at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs, FL.


    Quilts of all shapes and sizes using both traditional and modern techniques will be on display! This year’s theme is ‘Remember When…’.


    There will be demonstrations, workshops, and a special exhibit in our museum.

    The Fiber Muse Group and Vendors will be doing demonstrations daily. Quilting supply vendors and handmade textile artists will be available all weekend long. 


    We are looking for quilts and fabric art to display and would love to have yours! Don’t want your quilt professionally judged? That’s okay – just mark the box on the registration form for entry into the “People’s Choice Award Only.”


    If you are interested in registering your quilt(s), or being a vendor or demonstrator, please contact us at (386) 397-7009 for more information.


    What: Stephen Foster Quilt Show & Sale

    When: October 21-23, 2021 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

    Where: Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

    11016 Lillian Saunders Drive

    White Springs, FL 32096

    Information: (386) 397-7009


    • November 11, 2022
    • 11:00 AM (EST)
    • November 12, 2022
    • 11:00 PM (EST)
    • Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
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     Come enjoy a weekend of music and fun at the Dulcimer Retreat on November 11 & 12, 2022 at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in historic White Springs, Florida. The weekend offers workshop sessions taught by foremost mountain & hammer dulcimer instructors from throughout the United States.

    Concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:00 pm that will feature your favorite musicians and workshop instructors. The entire retreat costs $110.00, which includes entrance to both Friday and Saturday concerts & workshops.

    After October 21, there is a $15.00 late registration fee. For more information on the Stephen Foster State Park Dulcimer Retreat call 386-397-7009.

    REGISTRATION AVAILABLE SOON!

    • December 09, 2022
    • 5:00 PM (EST)
    • December 24, 2022
    • 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

    The 2022 Festival of Lights will begin on Friday December 9 and end Friday December 24.

    December 9 through the 23 will be all Holiday Magic Nights!    Complimentary popcorn, hot cocoa, marshmallows by the bonfire, Santa, food and craft vendors, kids crafts and more. 

    The lights come on at dusk and the last ticket sold nightly will be at 8:30 pm. Festival Entrance Gates close at 8:30 pm and the park will close at 9 pm.

    December 24th will be our only Silent Night.

    The cost is $4.00 per person and children under 3 are free.


    • March 30, 2023
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • April 01, 2023
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive

    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

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