A fun family event at Crowley Natural and Cultural Center
What a perfect day we had this year to enjoy the 1st Annual Sugarcane Harvest at Crowley Museum in Myakka, Florida. The morning had a bit of a chill but soon the cloudless skies allowed for a prefect December day! This was a first time event for Crowley and it was an instant hit. Free admission and a 2 dollar donation for parking got you and your family a full day of fun and history.
All the farm critters were on their best behavior, there were many wonderful folk music performers, and lots of demonstrations. Black-smithing, taffy pulling, sugarcane grinding and cooking were just a few of the great displays. There were many vendors in “period apparel”, soldiers, Indians and my favorite…the cowboys… There was horseback riding on the trails, soap making, chair weaving and more. There is no way I can tell you how much we seen and did on one short blog so after reading follow the link to our additional photos to see more!
The food was wonderful! Pancakes with wild hog sausage and cane syrup, Big Reds BBQ and Boy Scout Troop 89 had all kinds of lunch foods prepared. Local honey, jams, cakes, and kettle corn really topped of the selections of treats. Fiorelli Wines were also available for tasting – very yummy!
It was a magical day and I am very much looking forward to their Heritage Festival coming up in Feb. We will be camping out there for that weekend and we are really looking forward to a fun evening round the campfire!
For more photos from the Sugarcane Harvest click here
For more information on events at Crowley and their Folk School schedule