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State Park to Host Rural Folklife Days

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park is proud to present Rural Folklife Days November 4 through 6. More than 16 demonstrators will be on hand showcasing Florida traditions of yesterday and today during this three-day show.

Rural Folklife Days celebrates the region’s rural past with demonstrations and hands-on learning activities. Visitors can taste jellies, play traditional games, churn butter, sing songs, hear storytelling, quilt on a frame, sample sugar cane, assist a blacksmith, learn about lye soap and watch demonstrations of old-fashioned, horse-powered cane grinding which is then boiled to become cane syrup.  

This event is a long-standing tradition at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park. For decades, students have enjoyed field trips to the park to experience this event.  This year, the event has been expanded to include Saturday, November 6, to give greater access to families and homeschoolers who may not be able to attend the event during weekdays. Everyone is welcome to visit on any of the three days during the event.

Admission is $5 per person. For more information, please call toll free 1-877-635-3655 or visit

This event will take place:

  • 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 4 - Saturday, November 6, 2010
  • Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
  • 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive / Hwy 41
  • White Springs, Florida 

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