May 25, 2014 Alicia Turner
May 25, 2014
Guitars were playing and people were dancing on the banks of the Suwannee River. The 62nd annual Florida Folk Festival is a one and a half mile stretch of music...food and florida culture
Kayla Douglas is a musician and she’s been going for several years. Douglas said it’s about more than just the music.
"I think one of the most important things is the heritage involved in this, if we don’t protect and work towards our heritage it'll vanish and a lot of music that we play is the old time music"
This festival remains one of the oldest in the nation. The celebration is a three day long affair. and it's been named as one of the top twenty events in the southeast. With hundreds of vendors and thousands of people this festival has been lighting up the area for more than half a century. Douglas said.
Andrea Thomas is the media director for the festival and she wanted to know how important to know that it’s about more than just history.
"You can have frog legs, gator tail Mediterranean, Greek, we've got lime fizzes that are hand squeezed, some fantastic root beer floats that are all homemade there just so much, I mean we’re really trying to do it up out here." Thomas said.
Between the music and the food the Florida Folk Festival would make any visitor feel right at home.
This festival honors diversity in the state and the beautiful land it sits on.