Friday, May 22, 2009

57th Annual Florida Folk Festival is this Weekend

If you are in the Deep South or will be traveling to Florida over the Memorial Day weekend and want to experience one of the finest heritage events in the region, be sure to check out the 57th Annual Florida Folk Festival.

The event takes place this weekend at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs (just off I-75, just north of the I-10 interchange).

Featuring more than 200 well-known Florida folk artists, as well as pine needle basket making, crafts, demonstrations, traditional Florida food (yes, including cornbread and collard greens as well as shrimp gumbo), and much more, the event is one of the most outstanding folk culture festivals in the country.

Gates open at 8 a.m. each day this weekend, including Monday, and admission prices are $25 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6 to 16. Children under 6 are admitted free.

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