Cracker Country is a Florida State Fair tradition, welcoming guests every day of the annual fair since 1979. We invite you to drop in during your visit to the fair and experience a slice of rural Florida history.
Knowledgeable interpreters dressed in period outfits at each site
Musical entertainment throughout the day
13 original stuctures to explore each with interpreters and demonstrations
to see, make,
and take home
Shop for old-fashioned souvenirs in the
General Pricing: Entrance to Cracker Country is included with your Florida State Fair admission.
Please visit www.FloridaStateFair.com for more Florida State Fair information.
Cracker Country Fair time Hours: TBA
Please check back in early 2018 for the 2018 Florida State Fair schedule.
Throughout the Florida State Fair, Cracker Country comes to life with skilled artisans and historical educators who demonstrate crafts and life skills that would have been important to Florida settlers of the 19th century.
As you stroll through the museum grounds, you will meet artists who create baskets of pine needles, sweet grass, vines and other plants that grow wild in the southern states. You will experience soap making, kickwheel pottery and delicate shaker boxes cut on a treadle-operated scroll saw. You can watch the blacksmith and saddlemakers practice their ancient and practical craft.
You may learn a valuable skill, like how to hand-tie a sturdy broom, shape a sponge from the Gulf or turn a beautiful chair leg using a lathe made from a bent sapling.
You may take home a carved wooden treasure, a handmade cow whip or an antique rose plant for your garden, or create your own little doll on an antique sewing machine.
Discover all of this and more as you enjoy Cracker Country during the fair!
Dip a Candle $2 and Twist a Rope $2 - daily until 5:45pm
Enjoy boiled peanuts, kettle corn, beef jerky, pork rinds, and lemonade. Old fashion soda and candy available for purchase inside the General Store.