2021 - 2022 Upcoming Events

Please scroll to the bottom of the Page for Classes/Florida Nature Brunches/Cast Iron Cooking.


The Xtreme Faith Concert scheduled for September has been canceled.


Additional information for upcoming events coming soon! 

Upcoming Event/Festival Dates

Now accepting vendors and sponsors for events! Scarecrow has been closed for vendors. May allow one or two more food trucks, but that is it.



Oct. 9, 2021: Scarecrow Festival, 9 am - 5 pm
Spectacular Fall Festival, build your own Scarecrow, pumpkin patch and pumpkin painting (also instructions on growing your own pumpkins from the seeds and pumpkin pie recipes), free family photos, Sphere's- Blaise Bubble Magic Show (As seen on America's Got Talent), Florida Skunk Rescue will have skunks, games with prizes, children's arts and crafts - make and take home, wonderful vendors, live entertainment, food trucks, petting zoo, model trains, blacksmith demonstration, traditional craft demonstrations, pony rides, Soccer Collies, a costume contest, quilt raffle, docents inside buildings in time period dress ready to educate, and more!  Tickets at the gate only. (cash) Free parking with the Pasco County Sheriff's Mounted Posse (donations appreciated, but not required to park).
Sponsors contact: curator@pioneerfloridamuseum.org.

Huge Thank you to all our sponsors: Walmart Dade City, TECO, Solutions Thrift Store and Christine Hall with Florida Cracker Properties!

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"The Battle of Gainesville"

Nov. 19, Field Trip Day, Living History, Civil War (9 am - 1 pm) More information, registration and lesson plans

Nov. 20, 21, 2021 Living History, Civil War, 10  am - 4 pm, Reenactments at 2 pm



Pioneer Christmas 2021 GiGi

Dec. 4, 2021: Pioneer Christmas & Vintage Market, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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*Tickets sold at the gate only
*Free parking
*Wonderful, unique vendors for great Christmas presents
*Food trucks
*Live entertainment with GiGi and Friends and more! The multi-talented Gigi was formerly with Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus
*Craft demonstrations
*Children's reindeer games
*Make and take home arts and crafts, ornaments
*Cookie decorating
*Family photos
*Christmas Carols
*Skunk Rescue
*Buildings decorated for Christmas
*Docents in time period dress
*Quilt Raffle
*Model Trains
*Blacksmith demonstrations
*Pony Rides
*Gnome Scavenger Hunt with prizes
*Accepting canned goods for the hungry
More to come!

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GiGi and Friends Holiday Show! 


Seminole Wars 2021 FH

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Both authors will be a part of the program.



Dec.18-19, 2021, Living History, Seminole War, 10  am - 4 pm, Reenactment 3 pm both days

  • Featuring all 3 Seminole Wars, from 1817 - 1858, with an emphasis on the 2nd Seminole War
  • First-person impression of historical figures
  • Authentic native and pioneer skill demonstrations
  • Author and historian Dale Cox and author and professor Dr. Anthony Dixon 
  • This event is presented in special partnership with the Seminole Wars Foundation and a grant from Florida Humanities.
  • More information and schedule of events coming soon

Dec 17  Field Trip Day Living History, Seminole War (9 am - 1 pm). Students and chaperones only. Pre-registration required

Field Trip Day information, registration and lesson plans SW

Next Generation Sunshine State Standards
SS.4.A.1.1: Analyze primary and secondary resources to identify significant individuals and events throughout Florida history.
SS.4.A.3.10: Identify the causes and effects of the Seminole Wars.


Jan. 8 2022: Raising Cane Moonshine Festival,
 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sugar Cane Syrup Making, Syrup Tasting Contest, US Sugar presentation, vendors, great food, live music, tour our Moonshine Exhibition and hear local moonshine stories. More to come!

Feb. 5, 2022: Farm Festival and Quilt Show, 10 pm - 5 pm, Southern Draft Horse Pull at 12 noon, Quilt Show, food, vendors and more!  Quilt Show Form

March 5, 2022: Cracker Cowboy Day  10 AM - 4 PM (more details to come)

Mar. 26 2022: Jelly Bean Fling (Spring Festival)  9 AM - 5 PM

Apr 22, 2022 School Field Trip Day Living History WWII (9 am - 1 pm)

Apr 22-24., 2022 Living History WWII Event, , 10  am - 4 pm


craft workshops fall 2021
For the Pine Needle Basket Weaving Class, please bring: your favorite color of #5 or #10 Crochet thread, One pair of small scissors, a 1 1/2" to 2" sharp pointed large-eyed needle (no tapestry needles) 1",1 1/8" or 1 1/4" Cabone or plastic rings"
Florida Nature Classes/Brunches
and campfire cooking with Not a Clue Adventures
Brunches: 10 am - 12 noon
At each event we will offer a program focusing on a wild subject and offering a light meal and drinks. Limited Seating due to Covid-19.
$12-$18 per person - min 5/max 20
call 813-789-0904 with questions.
Registration for each event closes 48 hours in advance.
This intimate type of event will give you more opportunity to have questions answered and meet with organizers.
Pioneer Florida Museum & Village, Dade City 15602 Pioneer Museum Rd, Dade City, FL 33523 
Sept 22, 2021 Florida's Black Bear Brunch $12    TICKETS
Talk on our Florida Black Bears -  Cowboy beef stew (ground beef and baked beans) served with cornbread.
October 20, 2021 Bees Butter & Biscuit Brunch $18    TICKETS
- A speaker on bees, cook your own biscuits over a campfire, dutch oven breakfast, make your own butter, sample honey.
November 11, 2021 - Birding Brunch $12 -  TICKETS
December 22, 2021, Wednesday, 6 - 8 pm - Pie Iron Party $10 per person - make 1 savory and 1 sweet per person and learn about pie iron cooking over a campfire, families welcome. Registration will be available soon. Please check back.

Please wash or sanitize your hands often. The museum frequently sanitizes common areas and has hand sanitizer available.  Please socially distance from those not in your party. If you are sick, please stay home. The health and safety of our staff, guests and volunteers is our highest priority. masks are welcome, but not a requirement.