The Cane Boil & FiddleFest is held each year the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and combines traditions of giving thanks and fall harvest with live fiddle, banjo and string-band music, which were major influences on American entertainment for more than 150 years.
Bring your holiday guests, friends and family out to Morningside’s beautiful Living History Farm to experience the making and bottling of sugar cane syrup, biscuits hot from the wood cookstove, live roots music, horse-drawn wagon rides and living history interpreters and demonstrators bringing a country day in 1870 to life.
The Longleaf Pine Youth Fiddle Contest awards cash prizes to first, second and third place winners in each division. Ribbons are also awarded to first and second runners-up in each division. Admission is waived for the contestants, contestants’ immediate family and one accompanist. The contest will be held at the Cane Boil from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., followed by traditional music from talented local musicians. Register online at www.friendsofnatureparks.org.