Enjoy tasty soup prepared by local chefs at the third annual Citrus Empty Bowls event to benefit the Community Food Bank of Citrus County (CFBCC). Local restaurants will be providing a bounty of tantalizing soup selections served in ceramic bowls handcrafted by the talented art students from Lecanto High School. Read More
Winterfest is back with a great lineup! Headliner Slippery When Wet is a top-rated Bon Jovi tribute band with their own set of fans and tours throughout the U.S. and even USO tours in Western Asia, SPF 40, an electrifying Tarpon Springs duo brings the fun to the Sunshine State,… Read More
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Floral City Heritage Days
December 6, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
One event on December 7, 2019 at 10:00 am
Re-live days gone by at this annual event with historic tours, authentic folk vendors, entertainment, and delicious food throughout an historic town in Florida’s beautiful Nature Coast. Friday, December 6, you can join in Candles & Carols, an old-time Florida family gathering complete with music, carols, decorated historic homes, and horse-drawn carriage rides down beautiful Orange Avenue in Floral City, Florida.
Since 1993 the Floral City Heritage Council has sponsored and managed the annual Floral City Heritage Days. This educational event is held the first weekend in December, beginning Friday evening. Floral City Heritage Council volunteers dress in period costume of the 1890s and act as guides to the historic home tours and the museum/country store.
The Friday night event, Candles & Carols, features an ‘all-you-can-eat’ Fish Fry with night rides in horse-drawn wagons down the mile-long Orange Avenue lined with luminarias. Attendees enjoy singing carols from the open front porches of historic homes under the venerable century-old oak trees.
The Saturday events focus around Florida Folk Life Day with early Florida daily living exhibits, demonstrations, and The Blue Banner Tour of Historic Homes.
The day of festivities and education will include the Model ‘A’ Club’s Antique Autos, the Friends of Library Heritage Book Sale, children’s activities in the Floral City Library, Folk Music and stories.
Country Food will be served, including Roasted Pig-On-A-Spit, Olde Tyme BBQ Chicken, Corn on the Cob, Boiled Peanuts, Bottled Soda Pop, Homemade Lemonade, Funnel Cakes, Kettle Corn and more!
Florida Folk Life Day – Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 am — 4:00 pm
- Early Florida Daily Living Exhibits & Demonstrations
- Blue Banner Tour of Historic Homes*
- Folk Music
- Country Food*
- Heritage Museum & Country Store Open
Candles & Carols – Friday, December 6 from 5:30 — 9:00 pm
- All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry*
- Night Rides in Horse-drawn Wagons Down Orange Ave*
- Music and Carols from Front Porches of Historic Homes
- Heritage Museum & Country Store Open
*- This event has a cost
Lori McCombee, “Alpaca hair” spinning
Floral City Team Green 4-H, Petting zoo, Kids games
J Shilling, Blacksmith
Creative Quilters Of C.C., Quilters
Kathleen Barnes, Chair Caning
Richard & Kay Smith, Antique Sewing Machines
Helen Gray, quilting
Erwin Wunderlich, Heritage books
Nancy Turner, Tatting
Tom Gallagher, woodworker
Treasures from the Hives
Dot Lehman, Pine needle work
Tom Ritchie, Cane Mill, Peanut sheller
Rodney Miner, Cowboy/Pioneer Camp
Dee Collier, Story telling
Mt. Carmel Church, BBQ Chicken dinners & sweet potato pie
Maw N Paw’s Kettle Corn, Kettle corn
4-H Club, BBQ, Hamburgers, hotdogs, Baked goods *
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