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2020
January, 2020
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First Day Hike - Birding TourWednesday, January 01, 2020 09:00am - 11:30am

 Come for a fun morning walk to start the new year.

Join a bird-watching guide from the Alachua Audubon Society through the farmstead woods. Learn about, and perhaps catch a glimpse of, your favorite bird. You may hear or see a pileated woodpecker, bluebird or maybe a brown thrush! 

See this link for birds from a past birding tour: https://www.friendsofdudleyfarm.org/about-dudley-farm/photo-gallery/category-9

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Kids Day - Our Feathered FriendsSaturday, January 11, 2020 10:00am - 02:00pm

Our feathered friends are all around us, the wild and the domesticated.  Visit Dudley Farm and learn why birds are our friends, and why feathers are so unique and important.

Children can participate in educational demonstrations and crafts.

Join us at the farm on the second Saturday of the month for our Dudley Kids Day. Children and adults alike, ages 5 to 65, can join in the fun! There are hands on demonstrations, crafts, old fashioned games and even some education. Learn about history and a farming way of life.

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Dudley Farm Historic Park TourSaturday, January 25, 2020 10:00am - 11:00pm

Discover an authentic working farm owned by the Dudleys from post Civil War to mid-1940s.  Follow a park staff or docent in period clothing as they talk about the homestead consisting of eighteen restored buildings, farm animals, gardens and local history.

February, 2020
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Kids Day - GreybeardSaturday, February 08, 2020 10:00am - 02:00pm

Greybeard, Vegetable Horsehair, Native Americans called the plant Itla-okla, which meant "tree hair."  Spanish Moss (Tillandsia usneoides), a native and amazing epiphyte. What is that? What did people use it for in the old days?  Come find out!

Join us at the farm on the second Saturday of the month for our Dudley Kids Day. Children and adults alike, ages 5 to 65, can join in the fun! There are hands on demonstrations, crafts, old fashioned games and even some education. Learn about history and a farming way of life.

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A Twilight Walk Into the PastSaturday, February 22, 2020 06:00pm - 09:00pm

A night time walk by lantern light through the life of a 1894 farm family of Alachua County, Florida. A glimpse of conversations, the work, the plans, hopes and happenings during that time.

Actors, re-enactors will depict, through speech, dress and mannerisms, Sharecroppers, Travelers and Horse Traders. Family and neighbors will be conducting business and visiting in the Store. The farmhouse Front Porch was an active place to socialize, and here two men talk about the “bank panic”, other timely events, politics, etc. In the Parents Room, the young, busy parents talk of family, business and their plans. In the Kitchen while visiting and preparing a meal, women enjoy a lively talk including how times are changing. There will be seven ’stops’ (highlighted above) lasting approx. 5 minutes each, and each tour will last about 50 min. There will be12 tours of 10 participants. The first tour starts at 6pm and last tour starts at 8:45pm.  Please arrive 15 min before the start of your tour.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 7 and under.  ALL SALES ARE FINAL AND NON-REFUNDABLE.  TWILIGHT WALK PERFORMANCES WILL TAKE PLACE RAIN OR SHINE.

 

 

 

 

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Dudley Farm Historic Park TourSaturday, February 29, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am

Discover an authentic working farm owned by the Dudleys from post Civil War to mid-1940s.  Follow a park staff or docent in period clothing as they talk about the homestead consisting of eighteen restored buildings, farm animals, gardens and local history.

March, 2020
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Plowing Up the PastSaturday, March 07, 2020 10:00am - 03:00pm

See how fields were plowed for the spring plantings. See different types of field plows and antique tractors. These antique tractors are a display of farming equipment and a way of life circa 1930’s and 1940’s, a reflection of rural American history. Observe, as the participants work the land plowing and disking. Volunteers in period clothing will be at the farmstead demonstrating period crafts and interpreting the farms history.

The Southern Syrupmakers Assoc will be joining us for a Tasting Contest which anyone can join.  Let's see who has the best syrup.

Food truck "Eddie Q" will be here with his "classic" barbeque.

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Kid's Day - Old Fashioned PicnicSaturday, March 14, 2020 10:00am - 02:00pm

CANCELLED due to health concerns. Sorry.

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Dudley Farm Historic Park TourSaturday, March 28, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am

Cancelled due to health concerns. Sorry

April, 2020
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Partake of the PastSaturday, April 11, 2020 09:00am - 03:00pm

CANCELLED due to health concerns. Sorry.

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Earth Day & Heritage Nursery Plant SaleSaturday, April 18, 2020 09:00am - 02:30pm

CANCELLED due to health concerns. Sorry.

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Dudley Farm Historic Park TourSaturday, April 25, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am

Cancelled due to health concerns. Sorry

May, 2020
Kids Day - Water WorksSaturday, May 09, 2020 10:00am - 02:00pm

Join us at the farm on the second Saturday of the month for our Dudley Kids Day. Children and adults alike, ages 5 to 65, can join in the fun! There are hands on demonstrations, crafts, old fashioned games and even some education. Learn about history and a farming way of life.

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