2016 Festivals and Events

The Settlement's annual family-friendly activities are designed to teach today's generation about the lives and lifestyles of past generations. (All times are Central.)

February 2016

Sweethearts Soiree
Get in the mood for Valentine's Day during this evening of live entertainment and a variety of homemade desserts, from cakes and pies to tarts and cookies.
February 6, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Sacred Harp Singing
Old style singing A Cappella from shape notes with dinner on the grounds.
February 20, 2016
Starts at 9:30 a.m.

March 2016

Rummage Sale
The area's largest multiday rummage sale, which always packs the Settlement's Frink Gymnasium with items ranging from electronics and kitchen wares to clothing, linen, furniture and more.
Saturday, Tuesday, & Thursday thru Saturday
March 5, 8, 10-12, 2016
7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day

April 2016

Panhandle Folk Life Days
The Settlement's annual spring festival, featuring demonstrations of various aspects of the lives of Florida's pioneers.
Friday & Saturday
April 8-9, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Custom Knife Show & Sale
With one-of-a-kind custom knives.
April 23, 2016
8 a.m. - until...

May 2016

Quilt Show
Now is the time to show off your treasured quilts. Please RSVP.
May 7, 2016
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Bat Night
Watch a colony of bats depart
for their nightly flight.

May 13, 2016
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Pioneer Classes

For information on educational pioneer classes which are scheduled throughout the year, please visit Pioneer Classes at the Settlement.

August 2016

Ice Cream Social
Homemade ice cream and live entertainment!
August 12, 2016
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

September 2016

Archaeology Day
A fun-filled day of exploration with historical and educational displays, Indian & rock artifacts, and more.
September 10, 2016
Noon to 4 p.m.

Peanut Boil
FREE boiled peanuts and
live entertainment!

September 24, 2016
5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

October 2016

Pioneer Day
The Settlement's annual fall festival, featuring vendors, food, music and demonstrations of cooking and other aspects of pioneer life. Held in conjunction with the Blountstown Rotary Club's annual Goat Day.
October 15, 2016
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

November 2016

Craft Fair
All kinds of handmade crafts - pottery, leather works, iron works, wood works, soap making, soapstone carving, shell carving, needlepoint, quilting, candle making, Native American, basket weaving, jewelry makers, crochet, glass, knives, and so much more.
November 12, 2016
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Antique Tool Show & Sale
Vendors please RSVP.
Saturday before Thanksgiving
November 19, 2016
7:30 a.m. to noon

Sugar Cane Syrup Making Day
A delicious demonstration of the pioneer way of making syrup - served with a country breakfast. Syrup making DVD will be available for purchase.
Saturday after Thanksgiving
November 26, 2016
Starts at 8:00 a.m.

December 2016

Christmas Celebration
Following the Blountstown Christmas Parade.
December 3, 2016