Suwannee Democrat


March 13, 2014

Wild Azalea Festival starts tomorrow-Come eat, dance, walk among artists and run by the river

Jasper — The 14th Annual Wild Azalea Festival in historic White Springs begins Friday, March 14, with a guided hike along the Suwannee River from 4-6 p.m. A Sweets & Eats Tasting Party will also be held at the Community Center from 5-7 p.m. where a $5 donation is requested.

On Friday night the Adams Store Street Dance starts at 7 p.m. with live music by DV3, which will be emceed by a local disc jockey.

Then on Saturday morning, March 15, the 5K Wild Azalea Run by the River starts at 8 a.m.. There will also be a Fireman’s Breakfast from 7-10 a.m., presented by the White Springs Volunteer Fire Department. All the main downtown activities will start at 10 a.m. and run until 4 p.m.

Come see handmade arts and crafts featuring on-site demonstrations and marvel at the artistry of original Florida Highwayman R.L. Lewis, who will be demonstrating and displaying his works in the tourism center.

The Adams Country Store will be open for viewing. Craft demonstrations will be taking place in the Adams Store compound that include a blacksmith, wood turner, potter and multimedia craftsman.       

Throughout the day there will be live music featuring local musicians onstage from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. A special children’s area will also be set up at the entrance to Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park.

The grand finale will be the selection of Little Miss Azalea 2014. First place winner receives a $250 gift card to Walmart.

Don’t forget to purchase a duck for the annual duck race along the Suwannee River. First prize is a brand new kayak.

The Wild Azalea Festival is proudly brought to you by the town of White Springs Special Events Committee and Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park.


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