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By Pat Andrews
posted Mar 28, 2014 - 10:50:15am
Get ready for an all-out country good time. The folks at Barberville Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts are set for the 10th annual Spring Frolic 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Saturday, March 29, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, March 30.
The settlement is at 1776 Lightfoot Lane, just off State Road 40.
Covered in the admission cost of $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12 will be an outside tour of the oldest brick home in Volusia County: the Joseph Underhill House, built in 1879. The house is undergoing restoration.
This year's Spring Frolic will feature a couple of new happenings, along with traditional events.
Coordinator Shiloh Thomas invites everyone to "come meet the Moo."
Moo is a miniature Brahman steer who's getting used to life on the Pioneer Settlement Farm.
"We're getting him involved in events," Thomas said.
A silent auction during the Frolic will raise funds to restore the Astor Bridgekeeper's House, circa 1926, which serves as the greeting area at the Settlement.
The Spring Frolic is a festival of music and dance, with plenty of music. Folk, bluegrass, Celtic, gospel, and old-time country will be performed by 150 musicians on six stages. Jam tents, music workshops and old-fashioned barn dancing will offer toe-tapping opportunities for enthusiasts and novices.
Arts-and-crafts vendors, food vendors, drawing for prizes and children's activities will round out the offerings. On Saturday, March 29, Crankin A's Antique Cars will be on display, as well.
A full day of fun is in store, so the Pioneer Settlement folks invite you to come on up to Barberville.
The Pioneer Settlement includes a 30-acre historical village and museum with more than 10,000 artifacts, a schoolhouse museum and an Indian Village, among its attractions.
The Settlement was was established to promote educational and cultural services by conserving and exhibiting the cultural heritage of the Barberville area. It sits on the grounds of the Central School of Barberville, built around 1919, which the Pioneer Settlement began restoring when it was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1976. The Settlement has kept a teacher on site to fulfill its educational heritage.
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