11909 125th St. N., Largo, FL
10:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013
Heritage Village hosts the Pinellas Folk Festival on Saturday, Jan. 26, featuring traditional folk, gospel, country and bluegrass music on stages throughout the village.
Celebrations continue at Heritage Village with the Pinellas Folk Festival on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dozens of the Tampa Bay area's premier folk musicians will spread the sounds of traditional folk, gospel, country and bluegrass music on stages throughout the village. This year, the St. Pete Shanties and the Keystone Gospel Group will join bands such as Juniper and the Native American Flute Circle. The music won’t stop playing when the bands do. Two jam sessions, one bluegrass and one folk, will keep music flowing throughout the festival.
German and Scottish dance groups will join in the fun during the day with their stylish steps.
The McMullen-Coachman Log Cabin will also house storytellers during the festival. A group of retired train lovers, Four Men and Their Trains, will roll into the festival with their model trains, complete with accessories, to display and run on the platform of the Sulphur Springs Depot train station all day long.
Guests can take a look at the antique cars. The Folk Festival will also have traditional craft demonstrations, sugar cane grinding, a traditional fiber arts show and “Fleece-to-Shawl” activities. Pioneer soup making will also be demonstrated over an open fire.
The event will have a food court with a large variety of vendors to satisfy guests. Philly cheese steak sandwiches, Indian fried bread and chicken platters will be just some of the choices, as well as hotdogs, hamburgers, ice cream, kettle corn and gourmet coffee.
Free parking and shuttle to the event entrance is located on 119th Street between Ulmerton and Walsingham roads. Handicapped parking and drop-off is located in the parking lot at 12211 Walsingham Road.
A $5 donation is suggested for adults and children older than 12. Admission is free for children younger than 12.
A video on a past folk festival can be viewed on www.youtube.com/pcctv1.
Heritage Village is located at 11909 125th St. N. in Largo. This living history museum brings more than 150 years of local history to life. Tour 28 authentic buildings and structures, and experience historical Pinellas County through hands-on exploration. Paths wind through 21 acres and connect with the Florida Botanical Gardens and the Florida Gulf Coast Center for Fishing and Interactive Museum.
Heritage Village is open Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. It is closed all Pinellas County holidays. For more information about Heritage Village visit www.pinellascounty.org/heritage, or call (727) 582-2123.
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