What to Expect
Designed for Students in Grades 4-8
Bring your students to learn about Florida's industries as well as everyday pioneer life in our newly developed combined field trip experience!
Students will attend our Florida Industry Tours in the morning and our Rural Home Life Tours in the afternoon.
Dates: Tuesday - Fridays on the following dates:
Oct. 23 - Dec. 6
Student Cost: $14 per student
Chaperones: One adult (teacher or chaperone) per ten students is required and admitted for free. Additional adults pay the student rate of $14.
10:15 Florida Industry Introduction
10:30 Florida Cattle Ranching: 500 Years of Tradition
10:45 Pack Like a Cowhunter / Leather Craft
11:00 Florida Forest Discovery Center
11:15 Liquid Sunshine: Florida Citrus Display
11:30 The Power of Steam
11:45 What Is It? Industry Interactive Activity
12:00 Florida Waterways
12:15 - 1:00 Picnic Lunch
1:00 Cracker Country Introduction
1:10 General Store
1:30 School / Toys
1:50 Historic House / Butter Churning & Tasting
2:30 Twist a Rope / Dip a Candle
In the Cracker Country General Store you will find a wide selection of historical toys, games, candy, books, 1890s reproductions and much more. Prices start at an affordable $0.30.
The General Store accepts cash, Visa, Master Card, and personal checks with ID. No checks or credit cards accepted from students.
Proceeds from sales in the General Store help support Cracker Country's education programs.
Groups are welcome to bring a picnic lunch. Picnic tables and restroom facilities are provided for use after the morning tour ends at 12:15pm.
Please leave all lunches and coolers in a vehicle until it it time for lunch.
Please note there are no food services facilities on the Fairgrounds.
The Florida State Fairgrounds requires one adult (teacher or chaperone) per every 10 students. All required adults receive free admission for the field trip. Adults accompanying the group beyond the required number of chaperones pay $14 each.
Chaperones and adults are responsible for the behavior of the group and are required to supervise and stay with students at all times during the visit.
All adult chaperones must arrive on time and enter the field trip with the school. The gates into the Fairgrounds will be closed once the field trip program begins, so late chaperones CANNOT be admitted.
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