Held every year the Saturday after Thanksgiving, this event combines traditions of giving thanks and fall harvest with live fiddle, banjo and string-band music, major influences on American entertainment for more than 150 years.
Bring your out-of-town guests, local relatives, friends, and family out to Morningside’s beautiful Living History Farm to experience the making and bottling of sugar cane syrup, biscuits hot from the wood cookstove, live roots music, and living history interpreters and demonstrators bringing a country day in 1870 to life.
As always, the Longleaf Pine Youth Fiddle Contest portion of the Cane Boil is for musicians 18 years old and younger who may enter in one of three age group divisions:
? Sprouts Division (Beginners 7 or younger)
? Seedlings Division (8 to 12 years old)
?Saplings Division (Advanced players or those 13 to 18 years old).
Contestants may register on site the morning of November 29 between 9 am and 10 am. Pre-registered contestants should also check-in at this time. The contest starts at 10 am, concluding with judging and presentation of prizes, awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners and runners-up in each of the three divisions. Traditional music played by talented local musicians all afternoon will follow.
For registration and complete rules, and more information about judging, and prizes visit http://www.friendsofnatureparks.org or call (352) 334-3326.
Morningside Nature Center is located at 3540 E. University Ave., approximately three miles east of downtown Gainesville.
Plan to round out your holiday weekend with a relaxing and enjoyable day at Cane Boil & FiddleFest!
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