Florida Folk Festival - Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Sun 5/26, 8:00am, Florida Folk Festival - Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White Springs, FL:  We will meet at McDonalds on Chaffee Road off I-10 and leave shortly thereafter to head for Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park.  We will carpool, but be sure that you are riding with someone who does not have a time schedule other than yours; ex:  I will be staying late to hear the last performer at 10:00 p.m.  You may want to bring a chair and/or a blanket, hat, rain gear, suntan lotion, and a cooler for food and drink (no alcohol) if you want your own instead of the great food offered by vendors.  There is a beer garden.  I usually take a cooler to save money. Now, what is the festival about?  "Somewhere between the Seminole fry bread, African crafts, Appalachian folk music and Cuban dance, you'll discover that the state of Florida enjoys one of America's most diverse cultural landscapes.  And the Florida Folk Festival celebrates it all.  Over 400 singers, dancers and storytellers will entertain on 15 stages, and numerous artists, crafters and cooks will share their talents.  Plus, statewide fiddle and banjo contests and a wide array of hands-on activities..."  It is a three-day festival, but Sunday is when the featured performer sings.  You can choose the amount of exercise you get.  You can sit for hours listening to music at one stage or you may wonder back and forth across the park listening to performers at various stages (in doing that you will not lack for exercise.)

Usually the day is hot and you will be tempted to buy some of the best homemade ice cream you have ever tasted. The festival is $25 in advance and $30 at the gate.  If you would like, contact me via Meetup.com or bring your money/check to the May 1st meeting of Sidetrackers, and I will order our tickets.  You may also order your own ticket by calling: [masked]-3655.  For further information, check-out www.floridafolkfestival.com

Leader: Marta Winters, cell[masked]-7170.  If you are not at McDonalds by 8:00 a.m., please notify the leader by phone so we will know you are on your way.  White Springs where the Festival is located is 59 miles from McDonalds and about an hour's drive.

Sidetrackers,Outdoor Club for Northeast Florida Singles, usesMeetup.com/Sidetrackers as a tool for providing information for our events.  Sidetrackers Club Members (those who have signed the annual release and paid the $[masked] dues) are covered by our supplemental insurance policy.  All non-members must sign a guest waiver/release form for each event. Please print, fill out, sign and bring a guest waiver form with you.

 

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  • Maureen

    I'd like a ride. Will be happy to share gas expenses. Thanks. Mo

    1 · May 25, 2013

    • Ken H.

      I can take three people and would love to have you.

      May 25, 2013

    • Ken H.

      Good Morning!

      May 30, 2013

  • Bill

    Alan if you are ready to leave i will be at our seats .at 330.

    1 · May 26, 2013

    • Ken H.

      Good to meet you, Alan. I hope you got enough pictures of our strange American customs!

      1 · May 26, 2013

    • Alan,Wei

      LOL

      May 27, 2013

  • Michelle

    Wow! I loved Aztec fire dance! Awesome costumes! Good food, good music and good fellowship:)

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • Alan,Wei

    I am glad to meet you guys,the music was awesome.

    May 26, 2013

  • Jim N.

    [masked] phone

    May 26, 2013

  • Jim N.

    On the way

    May 26, 2013

  • Janet

    We are going to meet you there.

    May 26, 2013

  • Ken H.

    I am looking high and low for a release or a membership application. HELP??!

    May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Don't wait for me. I just realized I failed to line up dog care for the day. Have a great time everyone. Sorry to miss you.

    May 25, 2013

  • Ken H.

    I will be at McDonalds, at 0800, and I can take three people.

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • beverly m.

    i will be there but will not meet at mac donalds i will not leave jax until after 10am

    May 25, 2013

    • Marta W.

      I'll have my cell phone, but if I don't hear it, my chair and others will be in front of the Amphiteather. My cooler will have a patriotic balloon on it.

      May 25, 2013

  • Alan,Wei

    Me too.I can take 2 or 3 more.Nice economic advise.

    May 25, 2013

  • Jim N.

    I can take 3 others, will not be drinking, and can leave when the majority wants to go.

    May 25, 2013

  • Marta W.

    See my comment of May 17. I ordered my ticket that day via www.floridafolkfestival.com, and they emailed me my ticket to print. You can try to order yours as I did, but you may have to purchase your ticket when we get there now. Look forward to meeting you. Don't forget the guest waiver.

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • Tim S.

    Going to the Jazz Festival in town - maybe next year!

    May 25, 2013

  • Alan,Wei

    Do I need to buy tickets on line?

    May 25, 2013

  • Marta W.

    Looking forward to having each of you join me to enjoy the great music and sunny day wandering from venue to venue in the beautiful Stephen Foster State Park along the Suwannee River. For those not members of Sidetrackers, be sure to bring your Guest Waiver as I do not have a printer and will not have any. See you in the morning!!!

    May 25, 2013

  • Ginny

    Working, have fun everyone!!

    May 25, 2013

  • Laura D.

    I will see you guys down there. I'm going with my boyfriend

    May 24, 2013

  • Jim N.

    My phone/text # is[masked]

    May 23, 2013

  • Alan,Wei

    Sounds fun to me.

    May 23, 2013

  • Sharon J

    Janet is my guest.

    May 22, 2013

  • Marta W.

    By telephone,[masked], I ordered my ticket ($25) for Sunday, May 26th, and I have it in hand via e-mail. You can order your ticket online at www.floridafolkfestival.com; however, I have never used this method -- or, you can buy your ticket at the gate for $30. Will not have access to my computer till Thursday, May 23rd; so, if you have any questions, I'll get back with you then. Look forward to seeing you; and as always, being at the Festival.

    May 17, 2013

  • Tim S.

    Don't think I'll be up at 8, but I can meet you out there.

    May 7, 2013

  • Erik S.

    Out of town - West Coast

    April 18, 2013

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