Upcoming Events at Stephen Foster

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Stephen Foster Old-Time Music Weekend @ Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 11:00am EDT to Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 2:00pm EDT

$199.00 registration includes all workshops, jam sessions, discussion groups, concerts and meals.

A spouse program is also offered for just $85.00 and includes two concerts, jams and all meals.

 

More Information:
Events Team (386) 397-7009

Located in the Northeast region at:
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive/ US HWY 41
White Springs, FL 32096

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

 

Additional Information:

Friday

Registration Begins at 11:00 a.m.

Group Orientation: 1:00 p.m.

Workshops begin at: 2:00 p.m.

Florida Masters Concerts: 7:00 p.m.

Evening Jam: 8:30 p.m.

Saturday

Workshops begin at 9:00 a.m. • Jams and individual instruction  

Instructors Showcase Concert:  7:00 p.m.

Evening Jam: 8:30 p.m.

Sunday

Workshops begin at 9:00 a.m. 

Event closes at 2:00 p.m.

 

Participants please bring your instruments, tuners, a notepad with pen/pencil and be prepared to have a great time!

 

Participation Requirements

REGISTER HERE

Weekend Schedule of Classes

 

Tie Dye And Pie @ Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm EDT

Free with park admission.

More Information:
brandy.nethery@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Northeast region at:
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive/ US HWY 41
White Springs, FL 32096

Join Ranger Brandy at the open-air barn in the Craft Square, at 6:30 p.m., for tie dye and dutch-oven apple cobbler. All you need to bring is something white to tie dye and your sweet tooth!

Additional Information:

Participation Requirement

Art In The Park @ Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm EDT

Free with park admission.

More Information:
janeen.mayes@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Northeast region at:
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive/ US HWY 41
White Springs, FL 32096

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park and Cousin Thelma Boltin's Gift Shop and Craft Square will host Art in the Park, Saturday October 6, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join in on a Family- Friendly day of Art! Featuring, Sidewalk chalk, squirt gun chalk painting, sun catcher painting, Pinecone Flowers, bird house making and a book signing from Henry Duggan III (Author of Silver's Odyssey). The Gainesville Civic Chorus Chamber Singers "Music of the America" will be at 1 p.m. in the Carillon Tower. Home Depot will be in the park sponsoring the Kids Corner. Art work displayed throughout the cabins and in the gift shop, as well as, an abundance of vendors selling their items including Stain glass, wood work, yard art, cutting boards, paper quilts, windchimes and more. Food Vendors will be on site. For more information and instructions for registration, please call the Gift Shop at (386) 397-1920.

Additional Information:

 Participation Requirement

Camper's Coffee @ Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT

Free with park admission.

More Information:
andrea.thomas@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Northeast region at:
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive/ US HWY 41
White Springs, FL 32096

Have a cup of coffee, meet a park ranger, hear what is happening at the park and in the craft square and get to know your neighbors!

Additional Information:

 Participation Requirement

Quilt Show and Sale @ Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 9:00am EDT to Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 5:00pm EDT

$5.00 per person

More Information:
Events Team (386) 397-7009

Located in the Northeast region at:
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive/ US HWY 41
White Springs, FL 32096

Quilts of all shapes and sizes will be on display. The tranquil setting along the historic and famous Suwannee River is the perfect place to shop, display, sell and enter into a judged showing or just to show off your quilting skills and treasures. Throughout the park you will enjoy boutiques, quilting supply vendors, demonstrations, lectures, door prizes, food and more.

Additional Information:

We are also looking for kids that have a quilt they would like to enter. Please enter all quilts by October 12, 2018.

Buses are welcomed. Register your group bus and we will have goodie bags with door prizes ready for you upon arrival.

Participation Requirements

Register your quilt here!

This event is sponsored by the Stephen Foster Citizen’s Support Organization.

Camper's Coffee @ Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT

Free with park admission.

More Information:
andrea.thomas@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Northeast region at:
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive/ US HWY 41
White Springs, FL 32096

Have a cup of coffee, meet a park ranger, hear what is happening at the park and in the craft square and get to know your neighbors!

Additional Information:

Participation Requirement

Camper's Coffee @ Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT

Free with park admission.

More Information:
andrea.thomas@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Northeast region at:
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive/ US HWY 41
White Springs, FL 32096

Have a cup of coffee, meet a park ranger, hear what is happening at the park and in the craft square and get to know your neighbors!

Additional Information:

 Participation Requirements

Rural Folklife Days @ Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 9:00am EDT to Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:30pm EDT

$5.00 per person

More Information:
Kim Rivers, 386-397-7005

Located in the Northeast region at:
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive/ US HWY 41
White Springs, FL 32096

Demonstrators will be on hand showcasing Florida traditions of yesterday and today during this two day event. 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, learn square dancing, quilt on a frame, taste sugar cane, assist a blacksmith, learn about lye soap, watch demonstrations of old-fashioned cane grinding and learn to fish. 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. Schools are encouraged to attend this event and pre-register.

Additional Information:

Schools which do pre-register get into the Florida Folk Festival Education Day in May free.

Participation Requirements

Camper's Coffee @ Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT

Free with park admission.

More Information:
andrea.thomas@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Northeast region at:
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive/ US HWY 41
White Springs, FL 32096

Have a cup of coffee, meet a park ranger, hear what is happening at the park and in the craft square and get to know your neighbors!

Additional Information:

 Participation Requirement

Dulcimer Retreat @ Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 11:00am EST to Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 10:00pm EST

Weekend Package: $105.00 (includes workshops and concerts)

Friday Workshops Only: $45.00

Saturday Workshops Only: $60.00

Weekend Workshops Only $95.00

More Information:
Events Team, 386-397-7009

Located in the Northeast region at:
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive/ US HWY 41
White Springs, FL 32096

This event invites participants to a weekend of fun and fellowship along with workshops, jam sessions and evening concerts. The Stephen Foster State Park Dulcimer Retreat will be hosted by dulcimer master David Beede. The retreat will offer in-depth instruction and techniques on the mountain dulcimer and hammered dulcimer instruments. Traditional music is celebrated with workshops offered for beginning, intermediate and advanced students, taught by nationally recognized instructors. 

Additional Information:

After October 20, there is a $15.00 late registration fee.

Participation Requirements

Register Here

Schedule available after October 1

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