About the Florida State Fair

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

Crafters and Demonstrators
Hand-made crafts
to see, make,
and take home

General Store
Shop for old-fashioned souvenirs in the
General Store

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: Feb. 7-18, 2019 open daily until 6pm

Fair's Festivities

We are currently planning the 2019 Florida State Fair. In the mean time, check out what happened at the 2018 Florida State Fair.

Activities, Crafts and Demonstrations

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.  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

2018 - Crafts, Activities, and Demonstration Map & Schedule


2018 - Cracker Country Main Stage Schedule

2018 - Community Performance Schedule


Enjoy boiled peanuts, kettle corn, beef jerky, pork rinds, and lemonade. Old fashion soda and candy available for purchase inside the General Store.

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