Event Highlights

     Tired of the big city? Need a little relaxing time out in the country away from the hustle and bustle? Just 5 miles, 15 minutes, outside of Dade City, Fl.
     Sit at one of the picnic tables arranged under the shade of the giant majestic grandfather oak tree that sits in front of the earth stage, as you listen to the beautiful, soothing, healing voice of the Native American style flutes. There will also be singing, as well as other instruments, and story telling for your pleasure. The entertainment is truly non-stop all weekend. There will be Native American food, home made ice cream, roasted corn, drinks, caramel corn for meals or snacks. GOOOOOD stuff.
     Take a walk through the vendor's circle and view the beautiful arts, crafts, jewelry, blankets, Painted Ponies for sale, not missing anything coming from the earth stage. I have it all arranged for the pleasure of the public. Good time for gift buying.
     Looking for a Native American style flute? Now is the time to settle that desire. There will be several flute makers there, some national award winners, as well as a guitar maker.
     Take a walk through the 1800s settlement and see authentic log cabins, general store, church, and school house of long ago.
     Stroll along the beautiful Withlacoochee river and enjoy some of the most beautiful Florida woodlands around. This was all Creek Indian land at one time, you can still feel their presence. Climb the tower for a better view. Feel like camping? There are facilities for primitive all the way up to R. V. camping.
     This is a music event with all the extras, vendors, food, and all. Come for a couple of hours, a day, or all weekend. You will have a wonderful time.
     Stick around at closing time Saturday for the "Friendship Fire". A fire will be built and those who are inclined can join the circle for an informal evening of flute playing, singing, story telling, talking and fellowship. Everyone is encouraged to participate. Bring your own chair or blanket to sit on.
     Sunday at closing there will be an American Indian devotional, time and weather permitting.
     In 2003 a back yard BBQ for the Central Florida Flute Circle was planned for that Labor Day at my house. Word got around to other flute circles and I began getting calls from people wanting to know if it was only for our flute circle or was it open to anyone. I said it was open to everyone. It quickly became obvious there would be too many people to have it at my house, and so Labor Day of 2003, the first Silverhawk Flute Gathering was born at the Withlacoochee River Park. It is also known as the Silverhawk Flute Circle.
     I am just an old country boy and have managed to keep that down home back yard BBQ flavor in it. I can promise you one thing. Come join us, you will have a good time. You will reunite with old friends. You will meet new friends. The Silverhawk Gathering is like a family reunion.

Dock Green Silverhawk