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    HOPE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
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    HOPE SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
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    HOPE INTERNSHIPS

    HOPE Fuel Program

    UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA ORAL HISTORY

    WHITE SPRINGS LIBRARY (386-397-1389)

Events:

 

 

This federal holiday honoring the civil rights leader is observed on the third Monday in January.

 

February

Hamilton Humane Society
Spay-ghetti Dinner and Silent Auction - More HERE

 

March
Azalea Festival

Wild Azalea Festival 3rd Saturday in March
White Springs, FL. Celebrate the blooming of Florida’s wild azaleas with music and dance by Florida entertainers, arts and crafts and regional foods, contests and other outdoor activities. Festival goers can purchase azaleas and other local plants to take home. Annually, the third Saturday in March. Poster HERE
For info: Elaine McGrath, Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, PO Box G, White Springs, FL 32096. Phone (877) 635-3655. Fax: (386) 397-4262. E-email: elaine.mcgrath@dep.state.fl.us. www.FloridaStateParks.org/stephenfoster.

 

April 3-4-5

Annual Antique Tractor & Engine Show

Antique tractors and farming equipment reflecting 200 years of rural American history will be on display. Demonstrating the craftsmanship and durability of American farm machinery, the show’s participants will operate working equipment and compete in tractor races. Visitors will be able to watch demonstrations of wheat threshing, shingle milling, corn grinding and unusual engines for everyday purposes. Exhibits will include collections of flywheels, hit and miss engines, water pumps, vintage pedal tractors, antique cars and farm equipment.


May 23-25
Florida Folk Festival
A three-day celebration of folk songs, music, dances, legends, crafts and other forms of traditional expression which reflect the folklife of Florida. Co-sponsored by the Department of State.
Advance tickets call 1.877.635.3655

 

October
Annual Jeanie Auditions and Ball

A two-day event cosponsored with the Florida Federation of Music Clubs to select outstanding Florida female music students who compete for a total of $4,500 in music scholarship.

Tel: 386.397.2733
Time: Ball is held Friday at 8:30 p.m.
Public auditions Saturday at 10:00 a.m.

 

October 25-27
Suwannee Bike Association
Fat Tire Festival, December 6-8 Secret Santa and open house

 

Suwannee River Quilt Show and Sale

Quilters from around the southeastern United States gathers to display their magnificent quilts. Quilt mall, demonstrations many other features. Sponsored by the Stephen Foster Citizen Support Organization and local quilters guilds.
Tel: 386.397.7009 for entry forms. Admission is $3.00 per person.
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

November 
Rural Folklife Days

Featuring Florida's rural past with farm traditions that remain part of family and community life. Quilting, cane grinding, syrup making, lye soap making, hand-made cow whips 
Time:  9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

 

December
Festival of LightsChristmas Festival of Lights

A one-day celebration of the holiday season. Features decorations, music and much more. Highlight is a parade down Main Street, with the tree and park lighting for the season. Donations of canned goods and small toys accepted as admission for the program to be distributed to needy families.Tel: 386.397.2733 - Email: specialeventsws@gmail.com
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 9 p.m


AREA ACTIVITIES:

Old Jail Historical Museum
Jasper, Florida Haunted Old Jail Tours – 386-792-2725

 

Blackberry Festival
Jasper, Florida
386-397-1212

Hamilton County Rodeo
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Woodpecker Mud Bog
386 292-4720

White Springs Historic Waling Tour (Pick up brochure at Town Hall or at the Tourism Center.)

Withlacoochee Trail Ride
New Year’s Eve Hosted by
McCulley Farms
386-938-3011

AZALEA FestivalMarch

Azalea Festival

Enjoy music, arts & crafts, children's activity area, Suwannee River Duck Race, Wagon Rides and Little Miss Wild Azalea Contest.
For more information call: 386.397.2310
Email: specialeventsws@gmail.com

FlA Folk FestivalMay

Fal Folk Festival

A three-day celebration of folk songs, music, dances, legends, crafts and other forms of traditional expression which reflect the folklife of Florida. Co-sponsored by the Department of State. Advance tickets call 1.877.635.3655

Quilt showOctober

More than 200 quilts will be shown during the three-day show

Folk Life DaysNovember

Folk Life Days

Rural Folklife days celebrates farm and household traditions that remain a part of family and community life, especially here in North Central Florida.  Local residents demonstrate how to preserve fruits and vegetables with home canning, how to plait a cow whip by hand and how to make a hand sewn quilt.