Upcoming events

    • 22 Feb 2020
    • 10:00 AM (EST)
    • 23 Feb 2020
    • 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Rainbow Springs State Park

    Once again it is time to prepare for our Cracker Days event.  It will be held on February 22 & 23, 2019 from 10am to 4pm.

    As we have done for the last couple of years we will be in the “Cracker Camp” area of the park and will have the tram transporting guests from the visitor center back in time to the Cracker Camp.

    We will have musicians, food vendors and demonstrators, demonstrating and selling their wares. If you are actively demonstrating or interpreting a skill or craft, please dress in period clothing reminiscent of the 1800s. Demonstrators may sell items directly related to their craft or skill without having to donate a percentage to FORS provided you are in period dress and demonstrating. Please complete and sign the enclosed Vendor and Demonstration Authorization Forms to allow you a point of sale in the park and return it with your completed application. Demonstrators that are not selling anything only need to complete the event application.

2020 Calendar of Meetings & Events

1/6/2020: Executive Board Meeting

1/13/2020: Board of Directors Meeting

1/25 - 2/2/2020: GIFT SHOP CLOSED. Our gift shop will be closed in order to have new flooring installed. Come see us once the project is completed.

1/25 & 1/26/2020: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to move furniture out of Gift Shop for re-flooring.

2/1 & 2/2/2020:VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to move furniture back into the gift shop after flooring is completed.

2/3/2020: Executive Board Meeting

2/10/2020: Board of Directors Meeting

2/12/2020: CRACKER DAYS Organizational Meeting

2/22-2/23/2020: CRACKER DAYS 10am-4pm

3/2/2020: Executive Board Meeting

3/7 & 3/8/2020: SPRINGS FEST BOOTH @ Silver Springs Wildlife Park...Come see us at our booth.

3/9/2020: Board of Directors Meeting

3/14 & 3/15/2020: MASTER GARDENERS SHOWCASE @ Extension Center...Come see us at our booth.

4/6/2020: Executive Board Meeting

4/13/2020: Board of Director's Meeting

4/8 & 4/9/2020: KINDERGARTEN DAYS

5/4/2020: Executive Board Meeting

5/11/2020: Board of Director's Meeting

6/1/2020: Executive Board Meeting

6/8/2020: Board of Director's Meeting

9/8/2020: Executive Board Meeting

9/14/2020: Board of Director's Meeting

10/5/2020: Executive Board Meeting

10/12/2020:Board of Director's Meeting

11/2/2020: Executive Board Meeting

11/9/2020: Annual Board of Director's Meeting


Various special events are held at the park to bring forth park awareness, increase FORS memberships and raise funds for park operations and projects. FORS is continually developing new events which could be added.

Cracker Days

CRACKER DAYS 2020 is scheduled for 2/22 & 2/23/2020. Each Spring, FORS helps sponsor Cracker Days at the park. Cracker Days brings to life the history of Florida in the late 1800’s. Participants in the event dress in era attire and present practices that were normal in those days. Vendors are on hand to sell arts, crafts and other items as well as food.  To find out more about this event, contact Park Services Specialist, Michael Good at 352-465-8518.

Santa Over the Rainbow

Santa over the Rainbow is the most popular event that is hosted at Rainbow Springs State Park headsprings. The park is decorated with thousands of holiday lights and décor that visitors can view. Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus and their elves arrive by boat and are available for pictures. The event includes various activities, games and storytelling to create an overall fantastic holiday experience. To find out more about this event, contact chairperson, Connie Santoro at 352-209-1883.

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Friends of Rainbow Springs (FORS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 19164 SW 81st Place Road, Dunnellon, Florida 34432
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