Florida Georgia State Festival 2024

Tallahassee York Rite Bodies
Thomasville York Rite Bodies
Presents the
First Florida-Georgia State Festival

July 26th & 27th 2024

Tallahassee York Rite Bodies
Florida Chapter № 1
Seminole Council № 30
Tallahassee Commandery № 12

Thomasville York Rite Bodies
J. M. Rishin Chapter № 23
Hunter Council № 20
Bethlehem Commandery № 30

Meals will be provided to all attendees. Voluntary donations are appreciated to help offset the cost of the meals and refreshments.

This festival is open to all candidates. A commemorative York Rite New Member Reference booklet will be provided to all candidates.

The Festival will be held at Jackson Lodge № 1, Florida’s oldest Masonic Lodge and its 200th anniversary. 2818 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32301


Friday – July 26th

  • 5:30 pm – Registration
  • 6:00 pm – Dinner (Sonny’s BBQ providing pork, turkey, brisket and sides)
  • 7:00 pm – Mark Master
  • 8:30 pm – Virtual Paster Master
  • 9:15 pm – Most Excellent Master

Saturday – July 27th

  • 7:00 am – Breakfast (Coffee, Doughnuts, Biscuits)
  • 8:00 am – Royal Arch
  • 10:00 am – Break
  • 10:15 am – Royal Master
  • 11:00 am – Select Master
  • Noon – Lunch (Sonny’s BBQ providing sandwiches, wraps, sides, and chips)
  • 1:00 pm – Order of the Red Cross
  • 2:30 pm – Break
  • 2:45 pm – Order of Malta
  • 4:15 pm – Break
  • 4:30 pm – Order of the Temple

Photos taken at the event will be added to this page.

Check back soon as more information will be published here.

For any who plan to attend, complete the RSVP form below so that we may order the correct amount of food. If you are traveling from out of town, John Kraniou will be reserving rooms at the three surrounding hotels and getting discounted rates for Friday Night, please indicate if you need a room or rooms when you RSVP. Rooms can be paid for at the time of the event by Cash, Check, or Credit Card. Also, if you have any dietary requirements, please let us know so that your needs can be accommodated.