Cracker Day Celebration 2021

Saturday, October 16, 2021, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. at St. Johns County Fairgrounds

Enjoy a celebration of cowboy "cracker" heritage at the 62nd Annual Cracker Day Celebration at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds.

West of St. Augustine on State Road 207
5840 S.R. 207, Elkton, FL, 32033
  • The St. Johns County Cattlemen's Association will host its 62nd Annual Cracker Day Celebration on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds in Elkton.

    Cracker Day showcases and honors cracker horses, which were brought to the Americas by the Spanish. "Cracker" also refers to a cowboy who uses a whip to round up cattle, which makes a cracking sound.

    This family-friendly event includes horse and cattle games, such as the popular barrel roll. There will also be a whip-cracking contest and games for children.

    Food and drinks will be available for purchase, including barbecue. Each year, the St. Johns County Cattleman's Association names a special honoree, which is announced at the celebration.

    Parking is available.

    Admission: $5 per car (cash only). Registration to compete in the horse games ranges from $5 to $15.

    When:  8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, October 16, 2021. Gates open at 6 a.m.

    Where: The St. Johns County Fairgrounds is located at 5840 State Road 207 in Elkton, FL 32033.

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