About Christmas in the Country

December 8, 2018 · 10am-4pm

Bring the family for a great day experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of an old fashion country Christmas. Learn how the holiday traditions of the 19th century differ from those of the 21st through hands-on historical interpretations, carols, traditional decorations and more!

Knowledgeable interpreters dressed in period outfits at each site

Holiday Crafts
Partake in
Holiday crafts
and ornament making

Christmas Decorations
Explore our historic stuctures decorated with simple decorations of the past

Crafters and Demonstrators
Hand-made crafts
and demonstrations

Familes and Groups
Great for families,
senior and scout groups,
and more

General Pricing: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and children (6-12), children 5 years old and younger will be admitted for FREE.
Parking: Enter the Fairgrounds via MLK Parking Entrance and park near Gate 2. $8.00 per car. $15 bus or RV.  Parking is cash only.

We are currently planning our 2018 event. Come back in November for more information.

2017 Activities:

Tour our simply decorated historic buildings and grounds, see our model trail display, print a post card on our antique printing press, help with everyday chores like churning butter, and learn about Florida's Governors. Plus help us with our holiday crafts and chores:  make salt dough ornaments, pop popping corn over the fire, design Christmas card ornaments, decorate our school house with paper chains, and more!
$2 Dip a beeswax candle -- cash only
$2 Twist a rope -- cash only
$2 Decorate a stocking -- cash only

Crafts & Demonstrations

Leather working demonstrations
Bee keeping & honey demonstrations
Pine needle basket weaving
Cigar box dulcimer making


Trail Dogs Bluegrass Band - 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Here the Story 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

General Store

There are lots of unique holiday gifts to be found at the General Store! The store features nostalgic and reproduction items, historical toys and games, books, candy, and many other unique gift items.


Lunch: Sandwiches, chips, and drinks are available for purchase. Picnic tables are available for a picnic lunch.


  • I will always remember The history and the setting to show children life 100 years ago.
  • The knowledge of the volunteers was amazing and I learned so much!
  • Getting to do all the crafts and make candles, but mostly the PRINTING PRESS!!
  • The friendliness of everyone. Everything is so well preserved, and everyone is very knowledegable.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the different ways people made a living & the way the families lived way back then.
  •  I made a Christmas tree decoration that I love!
  • I will always remember popping popcorn and painting cookies :-)
  • I will always remember the church--the history of FL and the old time songs.
  • This gave my granddaughter a chance to see old Florida.
  • Beautiful day--relaxing atmosphere, friendly staff.
  • I will always remember the old fashioned root beer and crackers with sugar cane syrup.

Pets are not allowed in Cracker Country.  Service animals are allowed, as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or animals approved as part of an exhibition. Service animal means any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability.   Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

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