FLAGLER COUNTY – It’s a step back in time at Family Farm Days this Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Florida Agricultural Museum, 7900 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast. Admission is $5 per person.
The family-friendly event offers hands-on demonstrations, re-enactors, Florida folk music, Southern cooking and a look to the past.
Re-Wenactors that will show you, and teach you how people lived on the Florida farm in the mid 1800’s. Storytellers will tell about the past. Cracker Encampments will have artifacts on display. Also, Native encampments, representing the Seminol and the Timucuan nations will offer looks at other cultures.
Representatives from businesses in our community will provide hands on experiences teaching all aspects of agriculture in Florida. Line-up includes basics of planting a Florida garden plus some new inventive ways; good bugs vs. bad bugs; hydroponics, sugarcane, herbs, tinctures, baby rabbits and chicks for sale. You can learn palm frond weaving, crocheting, corn grinding and the basics of hoe cakes, turpentine, and moonshine making. Learn how to incubate a chicken egg, play old-fashioned games or try quill and ink. Model train booths and tractor displays are planned as well as a mini-auction. Pony rides available for a small fee.
Over by the Caldwell Dairy Barn, there will be a Florida State and Eastern U.S Territorial Championship Fast Draw Competition both days. Sponsored by http://www.crackercowboys.com, the Cowboy Fast Draw Association, and the Flagler Gun/Archery Club the championships benefit the CFDA Scholarship fund, and the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches.
Both days you can celebrate Florida Folk Music with 22 acts performing. Three acoustic stages will be in use with half-hour sets all weekend. A jam tent and workshop tent offer the chance for festival goers to bring their instruments and take part.
A fresh Southern menu includes barbecue, peppers and onions; catfish dinner with collard greens, and cornbread; fried chicken, french fries; woodfire pizza; fresh corn on the cob with real butter;rozen fruit ice pops; strawberry and blueberry shortcake; watermelon slices; and fresh squeezed lemonade.
For more, go online to www.floridaagmuseum.org/ family-farm-days.html