Special Events


Writer's Series

 Writer's Series continues in 2020.

SAT JAN 18  | 1:30 PM | at the PARK.

Novelist Mallory O’Conner presents Epiphany’s Gift. Part mystery, part paranormal thriller and finally an environmental call to arms “from a writer well worth watching.” 

SAT FEB  16 | 1;30 PM | at the PARK

​Novelist  Susie Baxter presents Pumping Sunshine. Memories of a Suwannee River childhood which one reviewer calls “a treasure…touching and honest, leaving its mark indelibly on the heart.”

All talks are followed by refreshments, and “A Writer’s Life”—the literary tour of Marjorie’s orange grove and house. Marjorie Kinnnan Rawlings State Historic Park, South County Road 325, Cross Creek. Call 352-466-3672 for details.

Sunshine State Book Festival

Presented by the Writer's Alliance of Gainesville

Jan 24, 25 & 26 ,2020

A field trip is planned to MKR Historic State Park on SUN JAN 26

For more info, see   http://www.sunshinestatebookfestival.com/

Big Scrub Walk '19

February or March 2020

The annual Big Scrub Walk was held March 2, 2019, led by Anne Pierce. Twenty people gathered for the annual walk. Unfortunately, the Yearling Trail was again closed because of bear activity in the Juniper Prairie Wilderness. Nonetheless, Anne led the group through a 2-mile Salt Springs Run Observation Trail, Hopkins Prairie and Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area. All these sites are part of The Yearling near the Cal Long residence. After lunch at Silver Glen Springs, the group made its way to the "boils" and for a dip in the spring

Life and Times in

Cross Creek, by Donna Green-Townsend​​

SAT, DEC 7 | 2 PM | at the PARK

Donna Green-Townsend will present 'Life and Times in Cross Creek" of her life at the  Creek. Donna's talk will include photos and short video clips she recorded with Rip Torn, J.T. Glisson and Snow, and Ella Mae Slater.

Annual Holiday Party

SAT, DEC 14 | from 5-7 PM | at the PARK

Celebrate the holidays "cracker-style" at the farm. Ranger staff and Friends decorate the homestead with natural materials from around the area.

The Pound Party

Jim Stephens recently produced his play "The Pound Party" based on chapter 4 of Cross Creek. If you recall the Townsend family invited Marjorie to a party where everyone is to bring, "a pound of flour, sugar, " etc.  Of course Marjorie was asked to bring a cake.