Make & Take Crafts - April 18, 2017 10am-2pm

Bring your families to discover the lives of settlers in rural Florida before the turn of the 20th century through hands-on activities that would have been familiar to a child growing up in a Florida farming community over 100 years ago.

Historically dressed interpreters will lead each activity discussing its historical significance.

Homeschool Day activities are designed to capture the interests of students of all ages. Groups can tour at their own pace and choose their level of participation. 

Knowledgeable interpreters dressed in period outfits at each site

Hands-on activities
to experience
rural Florida's history

13 original structures 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


Ticket Prices: $8 per person 4 years old and up, children 3 years old and younger will be admitted for free.
Parking: Enter the Fairgrounds via the Orient Rd Service Entrance for FREE parking.

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*Last ticket sold at 1:30pm.



Homeschool Day Festivities


Come make CRAFTS GALORE during our Make-and-Take Craft Day designed specifically for homeschool groups and families.  Learn about rural Florida communities and explore our historic buildings all while making toys, dolls and household items. More than 10 crafts included with your admissions ticket! Such as paper dolls, engineer caps, potpourri, felt, and cornhusk dolls. 

Candles - $1
Rope - $1


Sandwiches, chips, and drinks are available for purchase. Picnic tables are available for a picnic lunch.







Testimonials homeschool day

  • This was great! Homeschooling & Cracker Country was a great combination.
  • Ales liked the trains, Jonathan-the blacksmith and Mom-how easy my children & I have it today.
  • We loved the dress-ups in the Terry Store and learning about life back then in the different buildings.
  • I will always remember all the helpful crackers: making the experience life like.

Guest Experience: Homeschool Day

I just wanted to thank Cracker Country for such a terrific experience at the Homeschool Day... My children had such a wonderful time and did not want to leave. They are already asking when we will be going back. The hands on learning experiences and interpreters talks were just right, not too lengthy and keeping a variety of abilities and attention spans piqued. All of the interpreters were so knowledgeable and friendly. I hope the employees and interpreters found the homeschool families to be pleasant as well. I also found the pricing for entrance and memorabilia items to be very reasonable. A very well spent day--time and money. I would love to know about future Homeschool Days as they become available. Thank you again! Thank you for such a wonderful experience and for a beautiful recreation of Florida life in 1890! -- Patricia

Pets are not allowed in Cracker Country.  Service animals are allowed, as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or animals approved as part of an exhibition. Service animal means any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability.   Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

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