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January

  • A New Year at the Park
  • Camellias, daffodils in bloom

February

  • Black History Month

March - April

  • Antique Tractor and Car Day - The Antique Tractors Club will plow a field using antique tractors and plows. Many antique tractors and some antique cars will be on display.
  • Front yard in bloom: Roses, Amaryllis, Coreopsis, Crinums
  • Planting field crops and garden planting days
  • Cracker cows calving in March

April - May

  • Dudley Farm: A Show Place - Front yard in bloom: heirloom roses, lilies, and flowers
  • Earth Day

June - August

  • Fruit trees - Harvesting peaches, pears, and figs
  • August - Restoration and repair

September - October

  • Corn harvest, sweet potato harvest
  • Reconstruction Era event showcasing the period of history after the Civil War.
  • National Public Lands Day

October - November

  • Quilt Day
  • Corn shucking, shelling, winnowing & grinding
  • Pecan harvesting

November - December

  • Cane Day Festival - making syrup from sugar cane, 1st Saturday of December, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
National Public Lands DaySaturday, September 30, 2017 09:00am - 12:00pm

Join us as we remove exotic coral ardisia and air yam from the park, work in our Visitor Center butterfly garden or historic site. Groups, families and individuals are welcome. Please meet at the Visitors Center; bring clippers or loppers, bug spray, and water. Dress appropriately, wear closed toe shoes, and bring work gloves. A day to give, a lifetime to enjoy.

Quilt Day & Heritage Nursery Plant SaleSaturday, October 07, 2017 09:30am - 02:30pm

The Joy of Quilting - There will be a "Quilt As You Go" demonstration at 10:00 am.  The popular bed turning program will be held twice, at 11:00am and again at 1:00pm, and will feature quilts from Katherine Armstrong.   Also includes the Levy County Quilt Museum, the Quilters of Alachua Co Day Guild, quilt-related vendors and quilts for sale.  We are adding "collectors" to our theme this year.  If you or someone you know has an interesting collection, and would like to display it during the event please let me know!  We will also have some games. 

Heritage Nursery Plant Sale - We will have heritage plants from the original Dudley gardens including varieties of gingers, and also many species of Florida native plants.

Fall Farm & Cane FestivalSaturday, December 02, 2017 09:00am - 03:00pm

See an original Florida working farm from the post Civil War to the 1940s as they grind sugar cane using mule power and boil it into cane syrup. Old-time craft demonstrations such as grinding corn into cornmeal, ironsmithing, woodworking, and washday demonstration. Also children's activities and toys, old-time music, quilt drawing and vendors are featured on this living history day.

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