Selected Community Events


Sugar Can Syrup-Making Day

Nov 24, 2012 8am - Until CST

Panhandle Pioneer Settlement Blountstown, FL
Sugar Cane Syrup Making Day:
Rural Traditions of the Panhandle

Come out and experience one of the yummiest traditions of our past, syrup making. We do it all, from start to finish, on the Settlement grounds. The Syrup Mill House on the 40 ac. Farmstead houses a 1905 cane mill, built in the southern tradition, and a pre-civil war kettle.

“Papa’s Best Syrup” is made in the traditional manner at the syrup house and bottled on the spot from locally grown sugar cane. Syrup & Syrup makers DVD will be for available.

This FREE event, with fun for the entire family, takes place on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, which is November 24, 2012, at the Farmstead, on the Settlement’s grounds. It starts at 8 AM (CT) and lasts until the last drop of syrup is bottled, around 3 PM.

There will be no fee, but voluntary contributions are gladly accepted.

The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is located in Sam Atkins Park, about 1 mile west of the intersection of Hwy 71 and Hwy 20. Follow Hwy. 20 West out of Blountstown. Look for signs for Sam Atkins Park. Turn North at Lindy’s Fried Chicken (Silas Green St.). Go to the Farmstead behind the Settlement – Follow “Syrup” signs along the Pioneer Settlement Road. Plenty of parking!

The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of rural life in the Florida Panhandle.

For further information on the Settlement call: 850-674-2777
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement