Cane Boil

Cane Boil & FiddleFest

Free admission! Held every November on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Celebrate Bygone American Traditions at Cane Boil & FiddleFest on Saturday Nov. 30, 2019 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Enrich your Thanksgiving holidays with merriment among the piney woods of Morningside Nature Center at the annual Cane Boil & FiddleFest!

The Cane Boil & FiddleFest continues the age-old traditions of celebrating the fall harvest and live home-spun music. Be transported to bygone days by the rustic setting of Morningside’s Living History Farm. Hear the enchanting sounds of the youth fiddle contest as they twine through the pines and across the meadow to the kettle where sugar cane juice is boiling down into our yearly supply of sweet, rich cane syrup! Other old-timey musicians will join in the melodies all day as visitors watch demonstrations of historic skills, shop our vendor’s wares and join in traditional games and crafts. Don’t forget to visit the log cabin and talk to our historic interpreters as they go about a day in the life of 1870. 

The Longleaf Pine Youth Fiddle Contest

For muscians18-years-old and younger who may enter in one of three age group divisions:

  • Sprout Division (beginner to nine years-old)
  • Seedling Division (10-13 years-old)
  • Sapling Division (advanced or age 14-18)

Read all the contest’s rules thoroughly before arriving and be sure to pre-register

Online

Step 1.Download the registration form

https://tinyurl.com/2019FiddleFest 

Step 2.Email completed forms

 info@FriendsOfNatureParks.org 

Step 3.Check-in day of Saturday, Nov 30

Living History Farm’s Schoolhouse from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The contest starts at 10 a.m. and ends at noon with the judging and presentation of prizes, awarded to first, second, third place winners and runners-up in each of the three divisions will conclude the contest.

Step 4.Questions?

Please call us at 352-393-8240.

In person

Step 1.Check-in day of Saturday, Nov 30

Living History Farm’s Schoolhouse from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The contest starts at 10 a.m. and ends at noon with the judging and presentation of prizes, awarded to first, second, third place winners and runners-up in each of the three divisions will conclude the contest.

Step 2.Questions?

Please call us at 352-393-8240.

Enjoy the afternoon as local talented musicians accompany your exploration as you sample fresh cane syrup and biscuits, experience cane grinding and mid to late nineteenth century traditional skills demonstrations, and live historic-breed farm animals. Make this event part of your Thanksgiving weekend tradition! Bring your out-of-town guests, local relatives, friends and family for a taste — literally! — of old-time Florida (ca. 1870) as the sugar cane boils into syrup and the musicians play their foot-tapping, hand-clapping best! Lots to see and do from 10 a.m. -4 p.m. See you there!  Please note, pets are not allowed in the park.