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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.
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Plowing Up the PastFriday, March 01, 2019 - Saturday, March 02, 2019 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.

Also the Southern Syrupmakers Assoc will be joining us for a Tasting Contest that anyone can join. Let's see who has the best syrup. Sat Mar 2 only.

Our food vendor is Eddie Q - Classic Southern Barbeque.

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Earth Day & Heritage Plant SaleSaturday, April 20, 2019 09:30am - 02:00pm

We are having our annual Earth Day and Heritage Nursery plant sale at Dudley Farm Historic State Park.  We will be having tables on various topics such as:  Pollinators, why we need them, Invasive Exotic Plants, Building a Bee House, Zero Waste Gainesville, Love Our Springs, Growing a longleaf pine. Also GRU will have information on electric cars and Sweetwater Wetlands Park and more.

Our annual Heritage Nursery plans sale features heritage plants which have been grown for decades in the Dudley flower gardens, and many species of native plants.

We have 250 longleaf pine seedlings to give away (one per family) til they are gone. Please be ready to plant your seedling..

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National Public Lands DaySaturday, September 28, 2019 09:00am - 12:00pm

Dudley Farm Historic State Park will host a volunteer day on September 28, 2019. National Public Lands Day is the nations largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve America’s public lands.  Join us as we pull invasive plants and work in our historic gardens area.  Groups, families and individuals are welcome.  Please meet at the Visitors Center; bring clippers, bug spray, work gloves and water.  Dress appropriately and wear closed toe shoes.

 

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Quilt Day & Heritage Nursery Plant SaleSaturday, October 05, 2019 09:30am - 02:30pm

Quilt Day. Quilt Day - Scrappy Quilts. 10 - 10:30 a speaker will talk about "Scraps - Love 'em & USE 'em. At 11 - 11:30 a speaker will talk about "Frugal Quilting, Use Every Scrap". By Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild. Many varieties of quilts will be exhibited. Also there will be various demonstrators and vendors including the Levy Co Quilt Museum.

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.

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Fall Farm & Cane FestivalSaturday, December 07, 2019 09:00am - 03:00pm

Enjoy watching the traditional method of making cane syrup, including our cane mill and syrup complex.  Other acitivities include traditional craft demonstrations, blacksmithing, wood working, cross cut saw demonstrations, children's games, a quilt drawing, old-time music and much more!

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