Visit Pinellas Folk Festival
Celebrations continue at Heritage Village with the Pinellas Folk Festival on Saturday, January 26th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dozens of the Tampa Bay area’s premier folk musicians will spread the sounds of traditional folk, gospel, country and bluegrass music on stages throughout the village.
This year, the St. Pete Shanties and the Keystone Gospel Group will join bands such as “Juniper” and the “Native American Flute Circle”. The music won’t stop playing when the bands do. Two jam sessions, one bluegrass and one folk, will keep music flowing throughout the festival.
German and Scottish dance groups will join in the fun during the day with their stylish steps.
The McMullen-Coachman Log Cabin will also house storytellers during the festival. A group of retired train lovers, Four Men and Their Trains, will roll into the festival with their model trains, complete with accessories, to display and run on the platform of the Sulphur Springs Depot train station all day long.
Guests can take a look at the antique cars. The Folk Festival will also have traditional craft demonstrations, sugar cane grinding, a traditional fiber arts show and “Fleece-to-Shawl” activities. Pioneer soup making will also be demonstrated over an open fire.
The event will have a food court with a large variety of vendors to satisfy guests. Philly cheese steak sandwiches, Indian fried bread and chicken platters will be just some of the choices, as well as hotdogs, hamburgers, ice cream, kettle corn and gourmet coffee.
Free parking and shuttle to the event entrance is located on 119th Street between Ulmerton and Walsingham roads. Handicapped parking and drop-off is located in the parking lot at 12211 Walsingham Road.
A $5 donation is suggested for adults and children older than 12. Admission is free for children younger than 12. Heritage Village is located at 11909 125th Street N. in Largo.