This Saturday, February 25, the will combine folk culture and outdoor education in Barberville, a crossroads community along SR 40, the Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway. Here are the details from the festival coordinator!
Barberville, FL – The Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway, along with the Barberville Pioneer Art Settlement, will be hosting an event to raise awareness of both the Black Bear Scenic Byway and the Pioneer Settlement, on Saturday, February 25th, 10am to 5pm, at the Barberville Pioneer Art Settlement.
The highlight of the day will be The Great Southern Cracker Roadshow (from 2pm to 4pm), hosted by author and historian Dana Ste. Claire, along with Janis Owens, and Keith Bass & The Florida Bluegrass Express. The show is a combination of humor, stories, music and the Cracker culture.
The day will also feature other musical acts, southern food, crafts, food trucks, and book signings by several local authors including: Dana Ste. Claire (Cracker Culture), Rick Tonyan (Guns of the Palmetto Plain), and Janis Owens (Cracker Kitchen; The Schooling of Claybird Cats).
“Meet us on the Byway” is designed to do just that….. get people to the Ocala National Forest and the Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway” by bike, motorcycle, hike, car or boat, and convene at Barberville by lunchtime. Several ecotourism events are scheduled to meet on the byway …such as an interpretive hike with a forest ranger, a guided photo hike with a professional photographer, a mountain bike ride, a kayak tour, and boat tour of the St. Johns River.
The Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway is a National Scenic byway and one of only six national byways in Florida. The event also is designed to promote the byway, its recreational and scenic places and the current Master Plan project for the byway. Come out and join us!
To learn more about this event, along with the mini-events scheduled for that morning, please visit our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/FloridaBlackBearScenicByway.