Environment & Cultural Heritage Exhibitors
Environmental and Cultural Heritage Awareness Exhibitors
Visit the Environmental and Cultural Awareness Exhibits to discover the people and organizations devoted to conserving Florida's cultural heritage and natural resources, from endangered species and vital rivers, to artists, educators and historical sites. The 2023 exhibitors list will be published closer to the festival. In the meantime, take a look at exhibitors from previous festivals.
- Florida Banjo Society is dedicated to the preservation and teaching of the Old Time Banjo styles that were popular prior to the early part of the 20th Century. The Banjo Society annual hosts the Old-Time Banjo Contest and seeks contestants that honor and preserve this part of our culture and perform it publicly. Located near the Under the Oaks Stage, Sunday afternoon during the Banjo Contest.
- Florida Fiddlers Association works to increase communication among fiddlers and other old-time musicians in the State of Florida. They hold an annual convention and conduct the Florida State Fiddle Contest. The fiddle contest is held Saturday of the Florida Folk Festival at the Under the Oaks Stage. Members of the Fiddle Association are happy to provide information at the Under the Oaks Stage during the fiddle contest.
- Florida Gateway College provides affordable, high-quality postsecondary educational opportunities to the community members of North Central Florida drop in to see what they have to offer.
- Florida Historical Society was established in 1856. The Florida Historical Society is dedicated to preserving Florida's past through the collection and archival maintenance of historical documents and photographs, the publication of scholarly research on Florida history, and educating the public about Florida history through a variety of public history projects and programs. Visit their exhibit during the festival to discover information about the life and work of writer, folklorist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston. Books relating to Florida’s history and culture will be sold.
- Florida Memory – State Archives of Florida is a digital outreach program providing free online access to select archival resources from collections housed in the State Library and Archives of Florida. Florida Memory digitizes materials that illuminate the state’s history and culture. Stop by their exhibit during your visit and help the identify people and events related to various historical Florida Folk Festivals. Join their presentation on the Folklife Stage Friday and Saturday.
- Florida Trail Association develops, maintains, promotes and protects the Florida National Scenic Trail and other hiking trails in Florida while educating the public about conservation of the natural beauty of Florida.
- Friends of Florida Folk is an advocate for all things Florida Folk. They work to identify, protect, preserve and promote folk arts, crafts, dance and music. Located at the Merchandise Tent. They will have Friends of Florida Folk merchandise and are also selling performer cds and festival t-shirts.
- White Springs Public Library’s mission is to bring an awareness of the local library and services provided.
- Will McLean Foundation for Florida Heritage in Music presents material designed to educate about environmental protection and cultural preservation through the works of Will McLean and other Florida artists influenced by him. Located at The Will McLean Stage.